Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Huge Thanks to All

2011 has been such an exciting year so far at Bettola, and it feels like things are just getting started. Beginning last fall with USA Today's “Great American Bites” column naming Bettola as one of the best pizza places in the country, and leading up to our chef's, James Lewis, recent Food & Wine “Best New Chefs” award; the response has been incredible. We have seen a lot of new faces coming through the restaurant, and of course, our regulars could not have been more supportive.

In February, Food & Wine's nomination for “People's Best New Chef” came as a complete surprise. We had so much fun connecting with the community on the polls; and thanks to your support, we won the regional portion of the competition. Now, to have been named one of the 2011 “Best New Chefs” by the Food & Wine staff - wow, we couldn't be more grateful.

The truth is we could not have done any of this without you. All of the support from local media, and you, the patrons, spreading the word and encouraging us every step of the way is what made all of this possible.

We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for being a part of all of this. We take great pride in being a part of the Birmingham community, and work hard to bring you authentic Italian recipes, using fresh, local ingredients as our base. Though we are consistently reinventing the menu, and working to challenge your taste buds, we are committed to staying rooted to our values of respecting the food and the community.

We are your restaurant, a family restaurant, and we'd love to hear from you. Drop us a line - tell us what you like, how we can serve you better, and what you'd like to see Bettola doing. We are always up for the challenge of trying new things.

Buon appetito
- The Bettola Staff

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