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Five Points South, in the heart of Birmingham’s Southside, is rich and abundant in cultural diversity and history. Vulcan Park and Museum invites you to celebrate the flavors and history of the area at the Taste of Five Points event on May 8. You will enjoy samples from some of the restaurants that helped establish Birmingham’s national culinary reputation.
Come One, Come All
Whether it’s cravings for a particular restaurant’s food, shopping for a unique item, or learning more about Five Points’ historic landmarks, there will be something for everyone at the Taste of Five Points.
“The Taste of Five Points gives attendees the opportunity to try food and cocktails from the many diverse and well-known restaurants who call Five Points home and who play a role in making the City of Birmingham one of the premiere food-destinations of the Southeast.” ~ Jeremy, Bagnall, marketing coordinator, Vulcan Park and Museum.
That restaurant you’ve always wanted to try? Now’s the time. That hair salon you’ve always wondered about? Stop by for a consult. Each business will have their own tent, so you can stop by them all and see what they’re all about!
There’s also a line-up of really awesome local entertainment for the event. Entertainment will include:
- Southside Storyteller Festival Participants
- Five Point Star Local Singer/Songwriter Winner Graham Harper and Runner-up Calliope Pettis
- Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop for High School Students
- Real Life Poets
A Community Partnership
The Taste of Five Points is a partnership between Vulcan Park and Museum and the Five Points Business Alliance.
“The Five Points Alliance role is to help with organizing and creating community involvement.
As part of the Five Points Alliance and a business owner on Southside since 2004, our community has never been as strong as it is currently. People come to Five Points South with one destination in mind and now they stay for more.”
– Joe Babin, Orbit Salon and Five Points Alliance.
Some of the participating restaurants include:
- Taj India
- Highland’s Bar and Grill
- Chez Fon Fon
- 5 Points Public House
- J Clyde’s
- Mellow Mushroom
- Dreamland BBQ
- Little Italy
- Dave’s Pub
- Chicken Salad Chick
- Chick Fil-A
- Farm Burger
- Insomnia Cookies
- Delta Blues
- Sleek Sports Bar and Grill
- Jim and Nicks
- Markarios Kabob & Grill.
The event is sponsored by Spire, Progress Bank, Coca-Cola, Five Points Alliance, Laura Kimes Realtor, Style Advertising, Starnes Media, 97.3 and Birmingham Mountain Radio.
Get your tickets!!
Member Adult ———— $20.00
Individual (in advance) —– $30.00 ___ $35 (at the door)
Couple (in advance) ——– $50.00___$55 (at the door)
Student (in advance) ——- $20.00___$25 (at the door)
- Must present valid student I.D. and State Issued I.D.
Member Couple ———– $40.00
The kiddos (those 12 & under) get in FREE!!
Five Points South Celebrating 131 Years
The event will also commemorate the neighborhood’s 131st anniversary. With Vulcan at its highest point, the historic neighborhood extends from the top of Red Mountain to Railroad Park. The neighborhood gets its name because of the Five Points Circle, a five-pointed star at its heart, where five streets intersect.
It was originally a busy street-car hub in what was known as Highland, a then-suburban town of its own. When UAB was built in 1966, local college students and faculty flocked to newly built apartment buildings and townhomes located in the area.
The City of Birmingham freshened up the area in Nov. 2008 when they, re-paved the streets, painted and replaced lamp posts, and covered the circle with sidewalks. Since then, the area continued to emerge as a diverse, cultural area that attracts people from all walks of life. From businessmen who eat lunch during the day, to college students and young people at night, to families and churchgoers on the weekend.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate one of the most exciting districts in Birmingham! Kids 12 and under get in free and there’s a special discount for students! Get your tickets HERE!