1623 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203 (205) 730-1907



Chef Brandon Cain has been dreaming up the Roots & Revelry concept for several years before it became a reality. He knew he had to include an amazing team in his vision to fulfill the task of creating a phenomenal experience and great restaurant. He hand-selected some of Birmingham’s most talented food and beverage professionals to help him carry out his vision and make his dream restaurant a reality.

Brandon Cain


Brandon Cain

Owner | Executive Chef
Originally from the west coast, Chef Brandon Cain cut his teeth in the fine dining scene in New Orleans. It wasn’t until he was working at J Williams in Auburn that he knew he was going to be a chef. Inspired by the owners of J Williams, Brandon went to culinary school in Birmingham, Alabama. Following his graduation, Brandon was invited by George Reis to be the Chef de Cuisine of Ocean and 26 where he stayed for seven years.  In 2012, Chef Cain joined Mike Wilson (Saw’s BBQ) to open Saw’s Soul Kitchen, a casual BBQ joint in the historic Avondale neighborhood. The success of Saw’s Soul Kitchen led the duo to team up with Chef John Hall to create Post Office Pies, a pizzeria which opened in 2014 in the former post office next door.
Chef Cain’s current project finds him returning to his fine dining roots at Roots & Revelry. Roots & Revelry is the anchor restaurant of the renovated Thomas Jefferson Tower in downtown Birmingham. The Leer Tower originally opened as The Thomas Jefferson Hotel, a 20-story structure with 350 rooms, in 1929. With an amazingly diverse culinary background, it appears Chef Cain has come full circle. Roots & Revelry was just named Best New Restaurant of 2017 in Birmingham Magazine. Chef Brandon Cain was also named Man of the Year of 2017 after completing a successful fundraising campaign for the Leukemia . Chef Cain and his team help raise over $100,000 collectively benefitting this great cause.
Chef Brandon Cain says he wouldn't be where he was today if it wasn't for his rock his beautiful wife, Amy and his adorable one year old daughter, Cecilia Gray better known as Ceci.

Scott Cohen
Chef De Cuisine

Craig Olack
Sous Chef

Janét Lee Norman
Pastry Chef

Robby Greenwood
General Manager

Carmen Winfield
Events | Business Manager

Michael Bishop
Beverage Manager

Michelle Willard
Dining Room Manager

Brian Beshara
  • There was nothing not to love. The food, the atmosphere, the service, the decor, even loved the dishes and linens.
    Cheryl Stone-Hamilton
    Cheryl Stone-Hamilton
  • The hummus was the best I have ever had, with toast points brushed with olive oil. The poke tuna was divine and cold with fresh cilantro bursting with flavor! Highly recommend
    Patti Badham
    Patti Badham
  • No other restaurant like it in Birmingham. The service was impeccable—Brian, Brandon, and their staff bent over backwards to make sure everyone had everything they needed.
    Matthew Moore
    Matthew Moore



1623 2nd Avenue N
Brimingham, Alabama 35203


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