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O’Carr’s Restaurant: Restaurant Showcase

Cameron and June Carr hold their famous chicken salad and fruit plate. Photo by Brooke Boucek.

By BROOKE BOUCEK

Women flock to O’Carr’s in downtown Homewood for their chicken salad and fruit plate.

“This is where I tell all my single friends to come to lunch and meet all the pretty girls,” owner Cameron Carr joked.

Even so, this popular girly lunch spot has its roots in rock n’ roll.

After opening an ice cream parlor/deli on 18th Street in 1975, Cameron and his wife June started catering for Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffet, Dolly Parton, Styx, Little River Band and other various performers on tour in Birmingham. The couple, who had started off working for Kentucky Fried Chicken, often worked from 5 a.m. until 1 a.m. to feed the crew and performers.

“I remember Styx wanted green M&M’s so we had to go through packages of M&M’s just to pull out the green ones for the show,” Carr said. “We even catered a requested Thanksgiving dinner for Billy Joel to eat with his crew.” Continue reading

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