Two words, people: Hot. Brown.
Maybe we missed the elusive "brookie" crowd that's often discussed when Dram comes up, but I enjoyed the environment of this place. Dram is considered a whiskey bar and coincidentally, whiskey is my favorite liquor so I was in drink heaven. The old-fashioned and the Blackberry Winter mixed drinks were perfect, and I contemplated stealing my husband's Toronto (but didn't).
I couldn't decide on what to order as my entree and our server basically insisted I get the hot brown. Thank you, wise waitress, for the amazing recommendation. The hot brown consists of layers of toast, thick slices of roasted turkey, an amazing cream sauce, and thick-cut bacon. I know it sounds weird, but this dish was amazing.
My husband got the bluegrass burgers and I thought the Henry Bain's sauce really made an otherwise normal burger stand out. Our waitress convinced my husband to order the truffle fries from the Avo menu as his side and we were very pleased with this decision. The huge plate of fries were demolished and let me tell you, that is no small feat.
We don't get over to this area of Birmingham very often, but maybe we'll have to make a point to every once in awhile for the hot brown.