The “good buzz” continues…Birmingham featured in the Dallas Morning News

Railroad Park today. Photo courtesy of Railroad Park

In January 2019, it was Conde Nast, this month it is the Dallas Morning News.  Birmingham just scored another favorable review from an acclaimed  publication.

Published in October 2018 by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and re-published last week in the Dallas Morning News, the Star Tribune’s Kerri Westenberg  wrote the provocative travel piece titled: Why go to Birmingham, Ala.? The city with a difficult past will surprise — and even delight, about her return to Birmingham, having lived here when the downtown was “sleepy.”

Pizitz Food Hall. Photo courtesy of the Wilbert Group

She was pleasantly surprised by the changing food scene and the city’s charm.  Here is an excerpt from the piece.

“My answer remains the same. Birmingham — part Southern charm, part chilling past — strikes me as the perfect city for exploring the quintessential American South. Atlanta? Too sprawling. New Orleans reflects its own unique history. In Memphis, music dominates. But Birmingham strikes just the right notes, and it’s evolving in surprising ways.”

In the story Westenberg writes about the Pizitz Food Hall and her own top five places to visit. Can’t argue with this list:

Civil Rights District
16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham’s Civil Rights District

Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
Vulcan Park and Museum
Railroad Park
Sloss Furnaces
Birmingham Museum of Art

Birmingham Alabama
Sloss Furnaces – Photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

List keeps growing

As they say, the hits keep coming. Can’t wait to see some folks from Dallas and Minneapolis arriving at the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport this spring.

The secret is out.

Here is our catalog of Birmingham stories over the past year.

Conde Nast  – Condé Nast Traveler declares ‘Birmingham has arrived’
Trip Advisor – Birmingham named ‘up and coming foodie city’
Inc. – Birmingham ranks 37 on Inc. 50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business
Wine Enthusiasts – National publication Wine Enthusiast features Birmingham’s “top tier” drinking and dining hot spots
Nylon Magazine – Birmingham sparks attention
Vogue Magazine’s  “the South’s Magic City”
Outside Magazine”s 25 Best Towns of 2017 edition.
The New York Times –“Birmingham is ready to surprise you.”
Washington Post – “best vacation destinations you’ve never considered” series.
CNN – “15 charming cities in the American South you may have overlooked.”

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.