Now the News: Bham featured on A&E + Cooking Channel, new openings and more

Flipping Down South
Flipping Down South is coming soon. (A&E)

It’s that time again, Birmingham! Every Monday we’re bringing you the hottest news you might have missed from the past week. This time, we’ve got tons of new openings, plus, a few familiar faces that made their way to the small screen. Keep reading for all the details.

1. Check out Birmingham’s East Lake neighborhood in A&E’s “Flipping Down South,” starting Sat, Mar 12, 11AM

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The cast of A&E’s Flipping Down South. (A&E)

Flipping Down South, a new show on A&E premiered this weekend, with Birmingham’s East Lake neighborhood taking center stage. The show follows the Apollo Property Group and Flip Apollo as they buy homes that aren’t in great shape and flip them into beautiful, affordable living spaces. Their goal is “to revitalize neglected neighborhoods through beautiful, low-cost housing.” Catch the show on Saturdays on A&E at 11AM Central.

2. Your guide to 8 of Birmingham’s buzziest openings this week—including a new brewery now open

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New brews are at the station. (Summer Guffey/ Bham Now)

We’ve got a whole roundup of openings for you. Here are a few highlights:

Check out the full list here.

3. OPENING: Burlington to open new location in Bessemer on March 18

Previously known as Burlington Coat Factory. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

I know my deal-hunters are excited for this one: Burlington is opening a new location in Bessemer. Their grand opening event will be full of fun giveaways and deals all day. Plus, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Burlington will be presenting a $5,000 donation to Greenwood Elementary School, through

  • When: Friday, March 18th
  • Hours: Mon.-Sun 8AM-11PM | Opening at 8AM, ceremony beginning at 7:45AM

4. Local restaurant Little London Kitchen featured on Cooking Channel show—how to watch

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Bea and Matthew Morrissette, owners of Little London Kitchen. (Jon Eastwood/Bham Now)

Birmingham’s fave spot to grab dishes from across the pond, Little London Kitchen, got their second TV spotlight on the Cooking Channel. The show, Food Paradise: Extra Crispy features delectable fried eats across the country, so naturally they had to give Little London’s popular fish and chips a try. You can catch the episode for yourself, streaming soon on Discovery+.

That’s all we’ve got for today! Have a great week, Bham.

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Gabby Gervais
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