6 places to get ramen in Birmingham, including Bamboo on 2nd

How good does this bowl of ramen look from Pho Pho in The Pizitz Food Hall?! Photo via The Pizitz on Facebook

Ramen: the ultimate noodle soup, my personal comfort food and the cure to any rainy day blues. Here are 6 places to find a warm bowl of ramen in Birmingham, plus our top menu picks from each.

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Want to experience the loft life? Check out these 5 iconic lofts in downtown Birmingham

Residents in The Denham get natural light in every room. Photo via Matthew Niblet for Bham Now

If you love being in the middle of all the action in Birmingham, there’s no better place to live one of downtown’s many lofts. Can’t wait for Mercantile on Morris or The New Ideal to be completed? Check out one of these five iconic lofts in downtown Birmingham.

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From Silicon Valley to Birmingham. Alabama Futures Fund brings new businesses to the Magic City

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Founder Peter Vogt has started building his Birmingham team with local talent. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Prepaid2Cash is a Silicon Valley startup that made it onto our radar last summer following an investment from the Alabama Futures Fund (AFF). Since then, the AFF has stayed busy—keep reading to check out their four most recent ventures.

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3 things you need to know about the EPA’s soil cleanup in N Birmingham

Meet Keisha Brown. She lives in the Harriman Park neighborhood that’s been declared part of the North Birmingham Superfund Site. Photo via Kimberly Chandler for NBC News.

Back in 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency designated neighborhoods in the vicinity of 35th Avenue North as a Superfund Site. Areas that once thrived with industry turned out to have contaminated soil.

After a long delay, city leaders and the EPA have begun the cleanup process in North Birmingham. You can help spread the word.

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Birmingham dates around $20 for couples on a budget

I’m not crying, you’re crying. Marketing Coordinator Lexie Dillard soaking up a Birmingham sunset with boyfriend Chase Williams. Photo via Lexie Dillard.

I’ve never been the type of person who can sit at home on date night, but those Italian dinners and trips to the movies start to add up QUICK. Birmingham is the perfect city for an inexpensive date that’s just as fun, if not more, than a $100 one.

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The World Games 2021 CEO Nick Sellers on “huge opportunity” for Birmingham

Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games 2021 Birmingham. Photo courtesy of The World Games

We’ve almost reached the 500-day countdown to The World Games 2021 Birmingham. This event is going to be big. We talked with CEO Nick Sellers about The Games and the impact on our city. Check it out!

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A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club opens new clubhouse on CrossPlex campus

The A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club opened the Walter Howlett, Jr. Clubhouse on February 19, 2020. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Earlier this week, city leaders officially opened the much anticipated 24,300 square-foot A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club clubhouse on the grounds of the CrossPlex campus in Birmingham.

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9 places to hear live music in Birmingham every night of the week

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Would you ever think Redemptive Cycles is a place to catch a live show? Photo via Sofar Sounds Birmingham’s Facebook.

We love catching a concert at Iron City or the BJCC, and it’s pretty hard to beat the historic Alabama Theater. However, if you’re looking for a place to enjoy live music on a whim pop into one of these spots for local tunes and national acts around Birmingham. 

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Band of brothers: Birmingham’s Dads of Kids with Special Needs group celebrates first year

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Dads of Kids with Special Needs at Dread River. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

On the first Tuesday of every month, at 6:00 pm, 10 to 15 dads meet up at a local Birmingham area restaurant. They have one thing in common.

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Food Network names Heavenly Donut Company’s “Nutella” doughnut one of the best in America

Birmingham’s Heavenly Donuts “Nutella” doughnuts named one of the best in America by the Food Network. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Whenever I walk into the Heavenly Donut Company store on 4911 Cahaba River Road, I experience a flashback from the movie Field of Dreams.
Remember when Shoeless Joe Jackson asked Kevin Costner’s character… “Is this heaven?”

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Bassmaster Classic returns to Birmingham for 50th anniversary March 5-8. Free admission.

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The ultimate catch by Chris Zaldain. Photo courtesy of B.A.S.S.

Grab that rod and reel. The Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk returns to Birmingham March 5-8 for its Golden Anniversary. Admission is free!

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