Breakin' Bread, The Local Flavor Festival 2015


Foodies rejoice! Breakin’ Bread, Alabama’s premier food festival, is returning for its 13th year to showcase the best of Birmingham’s culinary talents. Presented by the Birmingham Originals, Breakin’ Bread, The Local Flavor Festival, will take place at the historic Sloss Furnaces on Sunday, September 27, from 1-5pm. This year’s event will feature unlimited food sampling, craft beer and wine, a kids zone, and a live cooking competition hosted by Morgan Murphy, one of the culinary world’s best known food critics and author of Off The Eaten Path. Breakin’ Bread will donate a portion of the event’s proceeds to Make-A-Wish Alabama and Camp Smile-A-Mile. 

Established in 2003, Breakin’ Bread has been named as one of the signature experiences for “The Year of Alabama Food” by the Alabama Board of Tourism and counted as one of the Top 10 attractions in Alabama in 2014. Foodies will get the chance to experience unlimited samples of signature dishes from the finest local restaurants the Magic City has to offer. In addition, the event will also include live musical entertainment from Matt DeVine, wine tasting seminars, showcases featuring Alabama craft brews, and a live cooking competition featuring a few of our member chefs. VIP guests will also enjoy the benefit of unlimited beverages, lounge areas, gift bags, and sampling food from the Gourmet Food Fast Competition. This year, the event will also have a dedicated children’s area featuring cookie and pumpkin decorating, face painting, a bounce house, and live animals thanks to the Birmingham Zoo. 

•Breakin’ Bread is a food festival taking place September 27, 2015 at Sloss Furnaces featuring the 35 members of the Birmingham Originals

•Tickets will be $99 for VIP tickets featuring unlimited drinks, lounges, gift bags and samples from the Gourmet Food Fast competition

•General admission tickets will be $35 and include unlimited food sampling and 2 drink tickets

•Special zone for kids featuring pumpkin and cookie decorating, face painting, a bounce house, and live animals brought by the Birmingham Zoo 

•Event hosted by Morgan Murphy with live musical performance by Matt DeVine 

Established in 2002, the Birmingham Originals is comprised of 35 of Birmingham’s finest restaurants, who believe that an energized and independent restaurant community makes our city a better place to live—and not just because of the food. The dollars spent in local restaurants stay in Birmingham, providing economic growth, which, in turn, allows local restaurants to support, among other things, vital local charities and cultural programs. For more information on the Birmingham Originals, contact