That evening, Finebaum took Tessitore and Feldman to Highland's, the most acclaimed restaurant in Birmingham, and quickly found out that the East Coast lifer knew as much Iron Bowl history as a 30-year Alabama native -- and even more about the cuisine. "He turned the meal into a religious experience," said Finebaum. "I introduced him to Frank Stitt, the owner, and [Stitt] never looked at me again. They were talking about vegetables from Italy."Joe Tessitore gets the profile treatment, and is apparently EDSBS-ready thanks to his stomach-first approach to life.