Pepper Place’s newest and highly anticipated tenant is opening its doors on June 19th. B3, a project from Chef Dean Robb and Chef James “Huck” Huckaby, will be Birmingham’s newest Southern brasserie—a dining experience that promises to blend a casual atmosphere with high-end cuisine made with quality ingredients.
As Robb and Huckaby tell the Alabama NewsCenter, this is a project a decade in the making. After getting their culinary starts under renowned Chef Frank Stitt. “Robb hired the then-inexperienced but enthusiastic Huckaby when Robb was managing partner at Bottega. Huckaby then moved down the street to Stitt’s flagship Highlands Bar & Grill, and then helped Stitt open Chez Fonfon before leaving for other opportunities.”
After careers that spanned the South, Huckaby and Robb have come together to create what they call a “perfect marriage” of a menu with exciting offerings from a BLT tortellini with oven roasted tomatoes, bacon, wild watercress and garlic to duck and dumplings with locally grown mushrooms, spring Vidalia petals and charred carrots.
(Image courtesy of Alabama NewsCenter)