2018 was the year that a Birmingham restaurant took home the top prize. After being a finalist for 10 straight years, Highlands Bar & Grill won the James Beard Award for Most Outstanding Restaurant. However, that was only one story in a year full of praise for Birmingham’s culinary scene. Food enthusiasts and top chefs are traveling to Birmingham to get a taste of what’s going on at the Dinner Table of the South. The Birmingham Business Journal put together an early preview of 19 exciting food opportunities coming to the Magic City in 2019.