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Reporter Food: Mad Hatter in Birmingham

Reporter Food: Mad Hatter in Birmingham

(Crystal A. Proxmire, March 7, 2018)

Birmingham, MI – For a whimsical and tasty lunch in Downtown Birmingham, Mad Hatter was a good choice.  I met a source there for a story and was impressed with the cuteness of the decor. Long royal-colored curtains, and cheerful artwork made it a neat little place for a quiet lunch.

Plus, my drink had a little Sweedish Fish on the rim and a glass with a zig zag stem.  What can I say, I am delighted by little details that make local restaurants like Mad Hatter unique.

The “Pom and Circumstance” was made with vodka, pomegranate, pineapple, pear and garnished with the Sweedish Fish.  I had that along with an incredible sandwich  called “Dodo’s Egg.”  This was a fried egg on sourdough bread with bacon, spinach, avocado, and pickled red onion.  The combination was delightful.  I also had mac and cheese which is cavatappi with a three cheese blend and herbed breadcrumbs on top.

The informant, whose identity I am obligated to protect, had a chicken panini with tomato soup.  The panini is made with all natural chicken breast, avocado, roasted pepper, Flagship Cheddar, and pickled red onions on Focaccia bread.

It was a great place to talk about an upcoming story, and on the way out there was a picture on the wall that really made me feel happy about doing journalism.  The picture said “We all have a story to tell.”

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