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Things are heating up in The Magic City. The Market at Pepper Place is open for the season, new restaurants are being added to our foodie bucket list and local favorites are reopening their doors. Here’s what’s new in Birmingham.
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1. Coffee Shoppe at Vino
Wake up, English Village because a newcoffee shop is coming to town. Teaming up with earth-friendly coffee company Amavida Coffee Roasters, Coffee Shoppe at Vino opens in English Village on April 24.
They’ll be whipping up coffee, smoothies, tea, small breakfast options and paninis Monday through Saturday from 6AM-11AM. Coffee Shoppe at Vino will also feature daily menu changes that’ll reflect special events, themed days and more. Stop by on April 24 for their grand opening.
2. Chez FonFon’s dining room
Last week, Chez FonFon’s dining room reopened so Birmingham can get a taste of Europe without all the pollen. Although their patio has been open for the past few months, it’s nice to know that we can enjoy their indoor dining with limited seating, of course.
Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are always available for up to 6 guests at a table or 2 for bar seating. Stop by for lunch, dinner and my personal favorite burger in all of Birmingham.
3. Club Duquette
We’re welcoming back Club Duquette who are now reopening the doors to the Woodlawn shop. After a year that was hard on all small businesses, Birmingham’s support helped Club Duquette survive the storm.
The shop is now open Thursday through Saturday from 12-5PM. You can even visit during one of Woodlawn’s Street Markets.
4. Moody Nutrition
Moody has welcomed a new spot to grab your healthy teas, shakes and vitamins. Owners Lonnie and Janie Williams are offering dozens of flavors including tropical, tangy, sweet and citrus teas. If you’re craving something sweet, choose from their shakes with flavors like Banana Pudding, PB&J, Cookie Dough and more.
5. The Market at Pepper Place
Warm weather is back, delicious produce is growing and the Pepper Place farmers’ market is back. I don’t know about you, but The Market at Pepper Place is something I look forward to every year in Birmingham. April 10 marked the first weekend of the market and will be open every Saturday from 7AM-12PM.
Vendors sell everything from fresh produce and baked goods to hand-crafted products. Masks are required and there are designated areas for eating and drinking available.
Five Points South is vibrant and about to welcome a new bar, restaurant and event space known as Social. Social will be opening in the historic Studio Arts Building in the heart of the entertainment district. What was once a Firehouse Subs restaurant will now become a space for Birmingham to drink, eat and mingle.
According to the Birmingham Business Journal, Social will occupy the first and second floors. We can look forward to specialty brunches and nightlife options. Be on the lookout for more updates to come.
- Location: 1928-B 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
7. Uncle G’s Pizza
Alright, Birmingham. Who’s hungry for a slice of Detroit-style pizza? Even if you dodn’t answer “Me!”, you’re going to want to put Uncle G’s Pizza on your radar. The local pizzeria is looking to open a pop-up as a mobile restaurant.
Uncle G’s will be serving fresh-fired handmade pizzas on an appointment basis. Owner George Filliam is looking to serve pizzas at set destiations around the metro area. Make sure to follow them on social to keep up with the latest updates.
8. Pebblehurst Golf & Putter Lab
Pebblehurst Golf & Putter Lab, a new boutique golf shop & hangout, had a soft opening in Homewood on Saturday, April 10th. Inside the store, you’ll find PGA-certified golf instructors, a golf simulator and outdoor putting green, the latest golf equipment & accessories and much more. Plus, Pebblehurst carries variety of boutique golf brands you won’t find at the big box stores.
Check out our latest sneak peek into the new store and all they have to offer.
8. Palmetto Moon
Lifestyle retailer, Palmetto Moon, will be opening a new location in Hoover on May 1. They are known for offering brands like YETI, Vineyard Vines, Costa, Columbia, Southern Marsh and more. They’re even a destination for all of your collegiate products to rep your favorite teams.
Celebrate their grand opening on May 1 at the Riverchase Galleria. There’ll be giveaways, food, drinks, live music and more.