I have several favorite...
I have several favorite restaurants. The Highland Market for outdoor casual dining and people watching. Kobe Steak House for Japanese and Sushi, Surin West for great Thai food, The Pancake House for breakfast, Arman's for fine dining, and Taj India for great curry. There are too many.
Birmingham, AL The Beautiful
"Birmingham's Botanical Gardens"
During your travels thru or around Birmingham, stop and see Birmingham's Botanical Gardens. Gardens is comprised of 67 acres from a Japanese Garden to a large rose garden, included is a vegetable and herb garden. It is beautiful. The Gardens is maintained by donations; thus, free to the public. Birmingham Zoo is located next door.
"Garden's Artistic display"