We're food reporters who just spent two weeks eating at steakhouses all over Alabama to find the best one. (And can still fit into our pants!) Ask us anything!
We’re Haley Laurence and Jared “Jay B” Boyd, and we ate at seven different steakhouses this month (guided by our readers’ nominations and votes) to find the best one in Alabama. We’ve done the same for Alabama’s best oyster bars and meat-and-three restaurants. (Spoiler alert: Alabama is really, really good at the food thing.) Every few months, we travel the state, writing and facilitating conversation around Southern food. We often find the most important story to tell isn't the flavor on the menu, but the stories of the people behind Alabama's restaurants.
About Haley: I'm Haley Laurence, and I travel across Alabama to find the best food the state has to offer. From frog legs to crocodile bites to deer stew, I've (probably) tried it all. I also have a blog about mac and cheese. (Seriously.) Find me on Twitter at @haleyleigh.
About Jared: My name is Jared Boyd. But, since we're friends now, you can call me "Jay B." I'm a Life and Culture Reporter for Alabama Media Group based in Mobile, Alabama. Most of my content is published on AL.com. Like many of my colleagues, my job is to highlight human interests in the corners of the state many people might overlook. My main focus is music, particularly Southern hip-hop and the the aspects of culture that revolve around it. I gained an affinity for the art form, growing up as an artist in Memphis, Tennessee. The best place to catch me is on a Twitter timeline @JaredJayBBoyd.
You can see some of our most recent adventures here.
And here's our announcement (published today) of our selection for Best Steakhouse in Alabama.
PROOF: Haley's Twitter announcement
Ask us anything!
UPDATE at 12:15 p.m. central:
Hey, guys! It looks like things are tapering off here, so we'd like to thank you for all the great questions and wonderful engagement. This is my first time using Reddit, and we'd love to thank the guys at Reddit who made this possible, as well as AL.com and our Rebecca Walker, who brought this to the table on our end.
Again - our reveal of our favorite steakhouses published this morning here: http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/06/alabamas_best_steakhouse_is.html
Haley and I will likely pop in to this thread again later in the afternoon and evening if there are any other questions asked. But, if you'd love to talk more, we're always tweeting at @JaredJayBBoyd and @HaleyLeigh!
Thanks again, guys! This was a blast - JB