October 20, 2006
151 Industrial Rd
Alabaster, AL 35007
Beef Tips over Rice with Macaroni and Cheese, Cornbread, and Pecan Cobbler ($6.48)
The Astronomer and I were drawn into Capers Comfort Foods after perusing the Birmingham News Readers’ Choice Awards. Capers won Best Inexpensive Food and Best Take-out and was the runner-up in a number of categories including Best Restaurant, Best Chef, Best Desserts, Best Meat and Three (meat and three vegetables), and Best Pie! This restaurant had our names written all over it.
We drove down Industrial Road, but had the most difficult time locating the restaurant. The Astronomer gave Capers a call and was informed that the restaurant was located inside the BP gas station! How could we have known that one of Birmingham’s best was inside the kwik mart? In order to give this restaurant a fair shake, I had to put the snob within aside.
The food at Capers was terrific! Really! The beef tips over rice were moist and flavorful. The mac and cheese was creamy and delicious. The cornbread was crispy on the outside and warm on the inside. And the pecan cobbler was full of sweet and buttery goodness. One entree, a side, and cornbread or roll was priced at $6.48. We received a free dessert since it was our first visit. While the food was amazingly great, the hospitality was even better. The owner asked us on a three occasions how the food was and shook my hand twice. I have never encountered such warmth and happiness from anyone in a restaurant before. Loved it!
I will definitely return to Capers on my next Alabama visit.