Homewood Gourmet (formerly Franklin's Homewood Gourmet) is a casual restaurant and caterer located at 1919 28th Avenue South in Homewood's Merchant's Walk shopping center. It was opened in July 1997 by chef Franklin Biggs. It is best known for its "Baby Blue Salad" and offers meals to go and cooking classes in addition to its daily menu.
Biggs decided to sell the restaurant in 2010 while he was undergoing treatment for oral cancer. The treatment resulted in the loss of his sense of taste. Chris and Laura Zapalowski, veterans of the Hot and Hot Fish Club, bought the restaurant and plan to keep the same menu.
- Carlton, Bob (May 15, 2010) "Chef Franklin Biggs to sell Homewood Gourmet." Birmingham News
- Homewood Gourmet website