The latest buzz in Hoover, including new restaurants, a brewery and of course, Santa

Things are heating up in Hoover. Photo via Eugene’s Hot Chicken’s Facebook

Looking for the latest buzz happening in Hoover? Well, consider it found. From new restaurants and revitalization developments, there are some exciting projects happening in the area. Oh, and we can’t forget Santa. He’s coming too!

Things are heating up with Eugene’s Hot Chicken

Birmingham, Eugene's Hot Chicken
I’ll take anything off the menu! Photo via Eugene’s Hot Chicken’s Facebook

Eugene’s has been serving Downtown Birmingham and rolling around town in their food truck for several years now. With all his success, owner Zebbie Carney figured that it’s time to take his delicious chicken to the suburbs.

Eugene’s second location opened in Hoover in late October. Now you can enjoy the finger-licking good menu at two brick-and-mortar locations in the Greater Birmingham area.

Grab a taste of home from Hometown Fare

Fair warning that stomach growling may occur. Photo via Hometown Fare’s Facebook

Y’all already know that we’re a sucker for new restaurant openings. When we heard that Ross Bridge was getting a new eatery, we had to take a look. Hometown Fare is helping bring families back to the dinner table with their home-cooked meals. It’s a fast-casual spot for breakfast and lunch while afternoons are reserved for take-home dinners.

The menu features items like pot roast, grilled chicken, lasagna and more. Make sure to follow them on social to stay up to date with what they’ll be whipping up next in the kitchen.

Santa’s coming to town—well, the Galleria to be specific

santa
Santa Claus is coming to town. Photo via Unsplash

On Friday, November 20, Santa’s headed to the Riverchase Galleria. Hope you’ve been good this year because the last thing you want is to be on the naughty list.

This year will be a little different due to COVID. There’ll be extra safety precautions to keep the kiddos and Santa safe. We can’t have him getting sick before the big day! Make sure to be aware of the precautions before you go.

  • Location: Riverchase Galleria, 2000 Galleria Cir, Hoover, AL 35244
  • When Friday, November 20–December 23
  • Times: Monday-Saturday, 11AM-7PM | Sunday, Noon-6PM
  • Register

Brock’s Gap Brewing Co. is headed over to Hoover

Cheers! Photo via Unsplash

Back in October, we reported that a new brewery is in the works for Hoover. Brock’s Gap Brewing Co. will bring world-class beer and quality events to the area. The owners Jamie Cato and Michael Blumenthal will be teaming up with brewmaster Brian Watson—the owner of many breweries and winner of over 100 international beer awards.

We’re excited to see this project come to fruition and will keep you updated.

  • Location: 5478 Stadium Trace Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35244

A Bluff Park expansion to bring a little facelift to the area

A rendering of the new Bluff Park Village project in Hoover. Photo via the City of Hoover on Facebook

Earlier this year, the Hoover City Council voted to move forward with a revitalization project planned for Hoover’s oldest neighborhood, Bluff Park. City officials broke ground in August and the plan is now underway.

The redevelopment includes the main shopping center and Bluff Park Village. Soon Hoover’s going to have a new and improved Piggly Wiggly as well as improvements to the retail center’s parking, sidewalks and landscaping.

Know any other exciting projects going on in Hoover? Let us know on social @bhamnow on Instagram + @now_bham on Twitter.


  • Chaise is a brunch-loving Content Producer and helps manage the Bham Now Instagram account.