2nd Place for Queso and Guacamole (Audience and Jury Awards)
In 2002, when Laney DeJonge and Clark Lopez founded Rojo, a bar and restaurant in Highland Park serving Latin and American food, DeJonge had no desire to start a chain.
She said she wanted the new restaurant to become part of the community and a unique Birmingham place. Read More.
Clark Lopez, co-owner of longtime Highland Avenue’s Rojo, has been in business in the Magic City for almost 15 years and is enjoying watching the transformation of Birmingham. He has even been a part of the restoration of the Magic City by getting invested in the Highland area of Southside and taking the leap to live in Avondale. Read Full Article.
Almost every Tuesday, Rojo, a neighborhood restaurant in the Highlands Park area, holds a 10% Tuesday night for local charities.
As the 2016 calendar year comes to an end, more than 40 nonprofit organizations have benefited from the weekly events, raising over $26,000. Read full article.
Possibly one of the best things about Birmingham’s restaurant scene is the generosity demonstrated by the people who run the eateries. Not just focused on profit, they regularly make way for various charitable endeavors.
One of the most consistent in this regard is Rojo, which, every single week, gives a portion of its profits to one nonprofit organization or other. Read full article.
Winner: Juror’s Choice for Best Salsa
Winner: Juror's Choice for Best Specialty Salsa (Mango Habanero Salsa)