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Local restaurant featured in photo book

Published 10:28am Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Mercedes special skillet at Las Vias Restaurant in Hartselle is featured in a new photo book titled “Alabama Food” that goes on sale Dec. 3. More than 225 restaurants in the state are included.

The 128-page book was produced in cooperation with the Alabama Tourism Department and covers the food scene in the state by geographic region. starting in North Alabama and ending with the Gulf Coast. It’s based on the popular “100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die” brochure and emphasizes unique and original Alabama Restaurants. The growth of the farm-to-table movement and native Alabama foods.

The book has sections devoted to farmers markets, u-pick it farms, food festivals and Alabama wines and craft beers. It also profiles 11 of the state’s award-winning chefs.

Alabama Food is the official book for the state tourism department’s “The Year of Alabama Foods” promotion.

Copies are available at Books-A-Million stores and online at and Amazon-com.

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