Bham Now’s FIRST-EVER Nowie Awards are here! Nominate your foodie faves by Dec. 3

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Cheers to the Nowie awards. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Now introducing…Bham Now’s Nowie Awards! Starting off strong with local food and drinks, we’re asking YOU to share your favorite Birmingham places with us—anywhere in the greater Birmingham area is eligible. Read on for your opportunity to nominate a top spot and be entered to win a $150 gift card to the local restaurant of your choice.

Introducing the Nowie Awards 😋

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Nominate your faves up until Friday, December 3. Graphic via Jessica Broom for Bham Now

The Nowie awards put all the power in your hands. Know a local gem that needs some attention? Does your go-to spot deserve more love? We want to hear from you.

Need some inspo? Check out our local food guide, featuring 256 spots:

15 categories of deliciousness 🍕

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What’s your favorite Birmingham food truck? Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Our first rendition of the Nowies will focus entirely on the good stuff. I’m talking fried chicken, cold beer, decadent desserts and cozy coffee shops.

Here’s the full list of categories:

  1. Best service 
  2. Coziest coffee shop  
  3. Most underrated 
  4. Most romantic 
  5. Best French fries 
  6. Best fried chicken 
  7. Most creative cocktails
  8. Coldest beer 
  9. Most dog friendly 
  10. Best BBQ
  11. Splurge-worthy (most “worth” the $$$)
  12. Best food truck 
  13. Most decadent dessert 
  14. Best pizza 
  15. Best new restaurant (opened in 2021)

You can nominate your favorite spots using this link.

Nowie Awards nominations = entered to win $$ 🤑

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Where’s the most underrated spot in town? Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Nominations open TODAY and won’t close until Friday, December 3. Nominate now.

Did we mention that anyone who nominates is entered to win a $150 gift card to the local restaurant of their choice?

The fine print of the Nowie awards ✅

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Your opinion could be worth some $$. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Like any good party, we have a few rules. The Nowies will go a little something like this:

  • Nowie nominations are open now through Friday, December 3
  • After nominations close, our team will review the submissions and announce the finalists for each category
  • On Wednesday, December 29, you’ll have the chance to come back and vote on each category’s finalists
  • Then, on Friday, January 28, we’ll announce the winners for each category

Besides bragging rights, winners will receive a Bham Now feature and digital badges to display on their website. Of course, we’re also going to need a trophy. The 15 lucky winners will be presented with a custom “Nowie,” which will be unveiled soon.

Don’t let your favorite spots down, Bham! Nominate your top picks for the Nowie awards today.

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Madison Croxson
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