Cousins Maine Lobster, Parkside honky-tonk bar + MORE coming to Bham

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The fan-favorite lobster food truck is coming to Bham for good. Photo via Cousins Maine Lobster

Grab those cowboy boots and grab those forks. From a new honky-tonk bar near Railroad Park to delicious new eats, including Cousins Maine Lobster, here is what’s new in Birmingham.


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1. Cousins Maine Lobster

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Photo via Cousins Maine Lobster

Did you try Cousins Maine Lobster when they visited Avondale Brewing Co. last January? If you missed them, no worries because the Shark Tank success story is coming to Birmingham and this time for good. You read that right. The food truck is here to stay.

They’ll have their grand opening on April 27 at Avondale Brewing Co. to kick off the food truck’s residency in Birmingham. Make sure to stay up to date ith where the food truck will be rolling around through their Facebook or on their truck schedule page.

2. Honky-tonk bar + event venue near Railroad Park

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The new honky-tonk bar and event venue will be located at 1630 Second Ave S. Photo via Carolina Barr for Bham Now.

A new honky-tonk bar is in the works for Parkside. We recently reported that an unnamed bar and event venue is coming to the historic American Laundry Co. building at 1630 Second Ave. S. The space near Railroad Park will feature a restaurant, cocktail bar, music venue, private dining and party rooms.

With other establishments like Good People Brewing Co. and Monday Night Social Club just a few blocks away, the honky-tonk bar will be a lively addition to Parkside’s nightlife scene. The venue is slated to open in August 2021.

  • Location: 1630 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

3. Daughters Baking

Here’s something sweet. Local bakery, Daughters Baking, is opening a location in Mountain Brook. According to the Birmingham Business Journal, Daughters Baking will be located between Bromberg’s and Ousler’s with a front area to showcase the bakery’s goods.

Owner, Mallory Webb, hopes to expand to new locations around Birmingham in the future. In the meantime, the bakery will still operate from its Vulcan Road headquarters as well as their new location in Mountain brook slated to open before mid-July.

4. Nola Ice + Broad Street Peaux Boys

Things are heating up at The Pizitz Food Hall as they welcome Nola Ice and Broad Street Peaux Boys as their newest stall. Their grand opening was this past weekend on Friday, April 23 and Birmingham, you need to try it.

The menu brings a taste of the Big Easy to the Magic City with items like:

  • Crawfish Grilled Cheese
  • Jambalaya
  • Crab Claws
  • 50+ sno-ball flavors

5. Tom Beckbe

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Photo via Tom Beckbe’s Facebook

A bakery isn’t the only thing coming to Mountain Brook. Local retailer, Tom Beckbe is also planning to open a storefront in the community. According to the Birmingham Business Journal, the clothier creates and sells quality sporting apparel and accessories.

You’ll soon be able to find the clothier at the corner of Culver and Canterbury in summer 2021. I’d describe their products as a fashion-forward option for the outdoorsman.

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Chaise Sanders
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