10 Birmingham openings to keep on your radar including Chopt + a new food truck

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Alabama, get ready to welcome the first Chopt in the state. Photo via Chopt’s Facebook

It’s been a busy February with new openings happening across Birmingham. From old favorites making a comeback to a brand new option that’s the first in the state, here’s the weekly rundown of openings and reopenings in the area.

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1. Chopt

Been searching for the perfect salad in Birmingham? Say hello to one of The Summit’s newest additions, Chopt, a new creative salad restaurant. This will be Alabama’s first Chopt location.

They’re set to open on February 24 and will be celebrating with the Exceptional Foundation. Check out our latest to see how they’re giving back to a local charity and how you can get involved.

2. Quick’s Food Truck

Quick’s Food Truck is getting ready to roll around Bessemer and the Greater Birmingham Area and we’re excited. A son and mother duo brought the food truck to fruition and will be serving burgers, wings, barbecue and more.

Owners Larry Quicksey and Nell Bender held the grand opening for the truck on February 6.

3. Mangos Cantina & Grill

Leed’s newest addition. Photo via Mangos Cantina and Grill’s Facebook

A new Mexican restaurant opened in Leeds on February 8—Mangos Cantina & Grill. It will serve all of your favorites, including quesadillas, nachos, vegetarian options, fajitas, drinks and more.

  • Location: 1770 Ashville Rd, Leeds, AL 35094
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4. The Guys’ Place

Located in Pelham’s Campus No. 124, The Guys’ Place is an upscale barbershop complete with lounge and relaxing environment for haircuts and styling. They take your typical haircut experience and elevate it so you’re comfortable and come out feeling just as good as you look.

This will be the first one in Alabama and they’re holding a soft opening at their new space in Pelham this February. The event will include exciting giveaways and promotional pricing on services for a limited time during the month.

5. Hammer & Stain

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Get creative at Hammer & Stain. Photo via Hammer & Stain, Facebook + taken pre-Covid

Craft studio, Hammer & Stain, recently moved from the Riverchase Galleria to the Lee Branch shopping center in Hoover. They’re known for their different craft activities that you can enjoy in-studio, including workshops, private parties, custom orders and more.

6. Sneaky Pete’s Homewood

Photo via Sneaky Pete’s Facebook page

Welcome back to the neighborhood, Sneaky Pete’s. After closing their longtime location in Homewood in December 2020, the eater is reopening under new ownership. The husband and wife duo that operate Sneaky Pete’s in Gardendale will be taking over the Homewood location.

They’ve already made some upgrades to the space, too, including new chairs, tables, a new floor and more.

7. Homewood Nutrition

Photo via Homewood Nutrition’s Facebook

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, yet healthy, consider Homewood Nutrition as your new go-to spot.

Homewood Nutrition held its grand opening on February 8 and serves healthy meal replacement shakes, loaded teas for energy and other specialty drinks.

8. Trove

Aesthetic goals. Photo via Trove Design Shop on Facebook

We’re sad to say goodbye to Woodlawn’s Trove, but it’s not all bad news. You can rest assured that this gift and home good store is here to stay, but with an online presence only.

Out of financial necessity, Trove’s brick and mortar will close after February 20 to pivot to online-shopping only. Be on the look out for future pop-ups from the shop and follow them on social to stay in the know.

9. Sons Donuts

Photo via Sons Donuts’ Facebook

Owners of Big Spoon Creamery and Steel City Pops have joined forces to bring an exciting new donut concept to Avondale this Spring called Sons Donuts.

Sons Donuts will feature mini donuts cooked hot to order, along with a variety of unique sugar dustings and handcrafted dipping sauces. But that’s not all. The shop will also offer:

  • Locally-roasted coffee from Non-Fiction Coffee
  • Fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • A milk bar with house-made flavored milk shots

10. La Farre Markt

Photo via La Farre’s Facebook

Trussville, get ready to welcome a unique market to the area this Spring called La Farre Markt. The shop will specialize in selling wine, charcuterie boards, gifts, gourmet foods and weekly dinner kits.

If that doesn’t peak your interest, maybe their mascot will. Owner Virgil Tortorigi is making his Capuchin monkey the shop’s official mascot and you may catch him at the market every now and then.

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