5 Must Try Birmingham Food Trucks

Serving food on wheels is the next big thing in Birmingham. From Mexican to Gourmet Grilled Cheese, there are many diverse options for yummy food on the go. Make sure to check these out:

  1. Los Dos Hermanos Taco Truck                      11380729-large                                                                                                                                                                                          If you have yet to try out this awesome food truck you are missing out on a Birmingham gem. They are well known for their carnitas and tacos. Make sure you avoid getting there around noon or you’ll be stuck in a long line.

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UAB Football Breaks Ground on New Training Facility

It has been quite a journey for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Football team. It’s been two years since the program was shut down and nearly one year since it was reinstated because of the public outcry from the UAB and Birmingham community.

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Fireworks and Johnny Cash

This Friday, the Birmingham Barons are hosting the Pensacola Blue Wahoos to begin closing out this dynamic baseball schedule.

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Haven’t been to a Barons game this summer? Do you live under a rock?

None the less, you do not want to miss Friday’s game as it will feature hits by Johnny Cash synced to the exciting firework show!

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Life on the lake with Nick Saban

“Enjoy the Moment” – Coach Nick Saban

Tim Tebow and Marty Smith ‘invited’ themselves to Coach Saban’s lake house.  When asked what’s the greatest threat to excellence?

Complacency (is the greatest threat to excellence).  Being satisfied with where you are.  Complacency creates a blatant disregard for doing what’s right.  You can’t do what you feel like doing.  You have to choose the things that are going to help you achieve the goals that you have.  When you get complacent, you lose respect for winning. – Coach Nick Saban

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UAB – Not Your Father’s Commuter School

UAB President Ray Watts welcomed the largest freshman class ever to UAB, located in southside Birmingham.  UAB is breaking out of the commuter school image.  Most students live ON campus now, lured by dorms, fraternities, sororities and local social opportunities.  Go Blazers!

 

Lottery Bill Back from the Dead!

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The vote will go to the public in November after all.

Thursday the bill was dead on the vine in the House.  Friday, a second vote was taken and three representatives shifted to the ‘Yes’ side agreeing that the lesser of the evils (gambling versus medicaid shortfall) would be gambling.

If passed, 10% of the proceeds will go to the Education Fund with the remainder going to the General Fund.  The first $100M of the General Fund will go to fund Medicaid.  How will you vote?

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NOLA dinner combines the best of Creole and Gullah traditions

Howard Conyers, a South Carolina native who moved to New Orleans, is organizing a dinner in NOLA that celebrates two cultures derived from West Africa – the Gullah and Creole. When he moved to NOLA, he realized how similar the food was to what he ate back home. He accredits the similarities to the influence enslaved Africans had on the food we eat today.

Conyers notes some differences in the culture, one being that Creole has additional influences from the French and the Spanish, whereas Gullah “is more purely West African influenced.” He thinks understanding where food really comes from and it’s history is important, especially since most people aren’t aware of the kind of influence enslaved Africans had on Southern cuisine.

He believes that food can help cross culture lines and bring people together.

He’ll have a chance to do just that at his “From the Low Country to the Bayou” dinner on Sept. 4th at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans. Guests will have the opportunity to try a number of dishes, including goat that Nigerian chef Tunde Wey will roast whole. Other dishes include pig, okra, maque choux, cala and boudin.

Learn more about the dinner here.

 

Singing to Preemies can Affect Their Health

Moms who sing lullabies may do more for their newborns than expected.

Studies in music therapy show when mothers sing to their premature infants, it can stabilize the baby’s heart rate and breathing. Full-term babies are able to recognize their mothers’ voices once they’re born, so allowing preemies the chance to gain this connection outside of the womb is important.

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Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15

Dear college students,

The freshman 15 is very real.

What they don’t tell you is that the sophomore 10 and the junior what’s-happening-to-my-body are just as real. There are a few things that contribute to the weight gain many people experience once they get to college. So, here are some ways to avoid gaining too much weight while chasing your degree. Continue reading “Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15”