Evelyn’s Southern Fare tells a story of perseverance

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (WBRC) – After 18 months of questions, sacrifice and uncertainty, Birmingham Restaurant Week is celebrating 60 local restaurants and supporting local businesses.

They say the southern route is to put on your boots and go through the mud, and that’s what they did at Evelyn’s Southern Fare in Mountain Brook.

Evelyn’s opened in Mountain Brook just months before the COVID shutdown.

“We were all completely stunned and didn’t know what to do,” said Christie Lowe, co-owner.

The Lowes have vowed to keep going, making their restaurant a southern sanctuary.

“I tell people, I chose from day one to take it well. You can lie down and do nothing or get up after being knocked down and say then, ”Lowe said.

She credits Birmingham Restaurant Week last year for helping them persevere, shining the spotlight through a tough time.

“Mainly because it’s for the love of the local and us [being] local, that’s really what we needed.

Take out or curbside, he encouraged people to try their southern cuisine.

“We were so new, we had to get our name out there! She remembered.

Today they stand taller, create traditions like BRW, and have a heart of gratitude.

“Nothing has been spared by COVID. Restaurants have been hit hard by COVID – but everyone has been. “

Now everyone at Evelyn’s gets more than just a meal.

“We’ve had a lot of things that divide us, and I have a lot of tables to sit down together,” Lowe said.

Birmingham Restaurant Week lasts until August 29, and you can see all 60 attendees and their BRW menus at BHAMRestaurantWeek.com.

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