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This Grit Bar is one of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama

If we were to hold an election for the most quintessential Southern food, grits might be at the top of the ballot.

As with many things, homemade grits are almost always better than what you can find at a restaurant. But the Hotel Finial in Anniston is trying to change that perception when it comes to grits. Starting with hot and creamy grits that don’t skimp on the butter, the hotel offers its Grit Bar as part of its breakfast buffet. Patrons can add as few or as many toppings as they would like to create the perfect grit bowl for themselves.

The Grit Bar at Hotel Finial from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.

The historic building that is now a hotel receives visitors from all over the country, so for many it can be the first introduction to grits. Hotel Finial is presenting this Southern favorite in all of its glory and the result has earned a spot on the Alabama Tourism Department’s list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama.

The Hotel Finial is a historic building that has been renovated and expanded into a boutique hotel in Anniston. (Chad Allen / Alabama NewsCenter)