Hot & Hot Fish Club and OvenBird Are Back

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After months of being closed due to the pandemic, Hot and Hot Fish Club and Ovenbird – two acclaimed Birmingham restaurants operated by Chris and Idie Hastings – will reopen on Wednesday, October 7th. Here’s the inside scoop on what you can expect:


After nearly 7 months of closure, both Hot & Hot Fish Club and OvenBird Restaurant will be opening back up on Wednesday, October 7th. Both restaurants new hours will be Wednesday-Saturday from 5:00pm-10:00pm. They are thrilled to finally get back to business and Pepper Place has been counting the days! Safety is their first priority and their teams are following all protocols put in place by local and federal governments as well as the CDC. Enjoy spacious seating inside or the great fall weather and fresh air on the patio!

You can book your reservation online with Resy or call 205-957-6686 for OvenBird and 205-933-5474 for Hot and Hot!

Cooking the Cookbook

During their temporary closure for COVID-19, the Hastings decided to dive into new ways of bringing the essence of Hot & Hot Fish Club to you at home. Every Monday night you can invite Chef Hastings and his recipes into your kitchen. From 5:30pm to 6:30pm Chef is streamed live on Zoom as he demonstrates and cooks your preselected meal. You can purchase your ticket to these classes here.

Outside of these Monday classes, the Hastings also offer customized private cooking classes on Tuesdays. These are available for all shapes and sizes, making them perfect for small supper clubs, larger corporations, or charitable organizations. Email to schedule your private class with Chef Hastings!

OvenBird 5 Year Celebration

Come celebrate OvenBird’s 5th birthday on Wednesday, October 14th with a Paella Party on the patio from 5:30pm to 7:30pm! Tickets are all inclusive at $60 per person. This includes hors d’oeuvres and paella by Chef Hastings and wine with Mark Weeber of Trellis Beverage. Campesino Rum will also be onsite and available for purchase! Enjoy the great food, fine wines, and best of all…fall weather on the patio! Call 205-957-6686 to purchase your tickets!

OvenBird Private Dining

COVID-19 may have put a dent in your plans, but the Hastings are here to help! OvenBird is the perfect location to host your next private dining event. They offer private dining Monday through Saturday for brunch, lunch, and dinner! Our spacious Warehouse Room and Patio are great for social distancing! Whether it’s a baby shower, corporate dinner, or holiday party, we will meet your every need! Email for more details.