A UFO in the Israeli culinary landscape, Alabama is situated right in the middle of an industrial zone. It’s decidedly unconventional with its cafeteria-style, minimal decoration and unusual setup. Here the waitresses handle the starters, dessert and the dishes, while grilled meat specialists take the orders and handle the service. There is no wine menu-it’s BYOB. The starters, including perfectly dressed salad, tajine-style white beans, and baked potatoes, accompany the meat. The only special here is of course meat. We choose a tasting menu of 7 kinds of meat, all wood grilled in an oven that resembles a massive antique armoire, which gives the meat an intense smoky flavor. With its novel, no-frills concept, this restaurant focuses entirely on the meat and how it’s cooked. It is best to reserve a long time in advance. Alabama is so successful that the waiting list is two months long!