Over Christmas my family was in Birmingham for the day and decided to eat at Newk's. I had heard great things about it from friends, but when we ate there we were all a bit disappointed. I had chili and I think there was mushrooms in it, but I didn't realize it until I scooped up an oddly shaped piece of food. My mom got the Newks signature salad and she was pleased and my sister got the chicken noodle soup and she was pleased as well. If you aren't picky about restaurants this one would suffice, but there are many better options in Birmingham. I would recommend looking elsewhere for food.