2 Restaurants
In Birmingham, AL, 2021 BKI grantee and restaurant Eugene’s Hot Chicken brings a Nashville staple to his adopted town.

Eugene’s Hot Chicken


After a lifetime spent in kitchens – his family's, after-school gigs, and as an executive chef – Zebbie Carney made the leap to a kitchen and restaurant of his own in 2017. He specializes in the hot chicken of his youth, bringing a Nashville staple to his adopted home in Alabama.

Lannies Barbeque


Family is everything at Lannie's Bar-B-Q Spot in Selma, AL, where the late Lannie and Will Travis started firing up hogs in a cinder-block pit next to their house way back in 1944. Decades on, their children, grandchildren and great-grandkids have kept the fire burning ever since.