By Mary Johns
Special to The Tribune
FLORENCE — Now that the flour dust has settled following the first round of competition, four breakfast joints remain in the quest to earn the title of Bama’s Best Breakfast.
The first semifinal match-up on Dec. 17 pits Tater’s Restaurant in Luverne against Staggs Grocery in Florence. A second Florence establishment — Big Bad Breakfast — will compete Dec. 18 in the semifinal round against Ray’s Restaurant in Dothan. Semifinal winners move to the final round vote on Dec. 20.
To vote, visit Facebook.com/SimplySouthernTV on the appointed day and look for the poll near the top of the page. Click the gif of the corresponding restaurant. Only one vote per Facebook account is allowed.
The winner of Bama’s Best Breakfast will receive $300 and a plaque, along with the chance to be featured in “Simply Southern TV’s” fifth season.
Eight restaurants were selected for the competition based on number of nominations received through comments on the Facebook post announcing Bama’s Best Breakfast contest.
Final tallies from first round matchups:
- Dec. 10
- Tater’s Restaurant in Luverne – 615 votes
- Biscuit King Cafe – 214 votes
- Dec. 11
- Big Bad Breakfast in Florence – 358 votes
- Walters’ Gas and Grill in Opelika – 270 votes
- Dec. 12
- Ray’s Restaurant in Dothan – 343 votes
- The Waysider in Tuscaloosa – 179 votes
- Dec. 13
- Staggs Grocery in Florence – 405 votes
- Chris Z’s in Birmingham – 326 votes
Bama’s Best Breakfast is sponsored by the Alabama Wheat & Feed Grain Producers.
Simply Southern TV is a production of the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alabama Farmers Cooperative. The show airs Sunday mornings on broadcast channels across the state and Wednesdays at 5 p.m. central on RFD-TV. For more information, visit SimplySouthernTV.net.