Your ultimate guide to eating lunch near downtown Birmingham, including Brät Brot and the Pizitz Food Hall

A savory sandwich from the Avondale Common House. Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now

Downtown Bham Nowers! It’s noon, you’re hungry for a break and you’re ready for lunch. Where to? From Avondale to Lakeview, here’s your ultimate guide for where to eat lunch near downtown Birmingham.

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Alchemy213 opens its new location in Five Points South

The men’s retail store has expanded to include men and women’s street style. Find your own unique looks here! Photo via Five Points South Bham on Facebook

Five Points South is a delightful side of historic Birmingham offering restaurants, bars, boutiques, and most recently: a street wear retail center. Alchemy213 was created with the intention of expanding the creativity of the community. Now, this concept is bringing Alchemy to its new Five Points South location in Birmingham.   Continue reading “Alchemy213 opens its new location in Five Points South”

6 places to stop at on Morris Avenue, including The Essential in Founders Station

The Essential staff is cooking up some special treats! Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The Essential just had their soft opening this month for their new home within Founders Station. From restaurants to retail row, let’s take a look at the places to see and things to do on Morris Avenue.  Continue reading “6 places to stop at on Morris Avenue, including The Essential in Founders Station”

8 top tips from Birmingham veterinarians on how to keep your pet safe in the summer heat

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These cute corgis want you learn about pet safety! Photo by Sheila McCallum for Bham Now

We asked three vets for their best advice on how to keep your pet safe in the summer heat. These are eight top tips from Birmingham veterinarians for keeping your animal friends cool, complete with photos of the Bham Now team’s adorable pets!  Continue reading “8 top tips from Birmingham veterinarians on how to keep your pet safe in the summer heat”

Local Latin and Hispanic events featuring Boricua Fest on July 21st

Time to show up and show out this summer with dancing, festivals and more! Let’s support the Latin and Hispanic community in Birmingham. Photo via Miami Fusion Cafe Facebook page

A strong community is an equal community! Part of Birmingham’s beauty is its diversity and its Southern blend of cultures. Check out some of the awesome organizations and events happening this summer in the Latin and Hispanic community.   Continue reading “Local Latin and Hispanic events featuring Boricua Fest on July 21st”

Your ultimate guide to the 11 best hot dogs in Birmingham, including Gus’s Hot Dogs and Sneaky Pete’s

Staff cooking up some of the best hot dogs in Birmingham! Photo via Hot Diggity Dogs Facebook page

With the 4th of July coming up, we thought it’d be a good idea to share with you the best hot dogs in Birmingham, complete with ratings from Yelp and Trip Advisor.  Continue reading “Your ultimate guide to the 11 best hot dogs in Birmingham, including Gus’s Hot Dogs and Sneaky Pete’s”

Newcomer’s guide to the 9 best pizza places in Birmingham, including MidiCi in Mountain Brook

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A deep dish from Tortugas, which is on my list for the best pizza in Birmingham. Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now

As a girl who loves a hearty slice of pizza any day of the week, I went on a mission to find the best pizza in Birmingham—from my perspective.

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Blueprint on 3rd opens their doors today for their grand opening at Pepper Place

@Dean_Robb, his wife Jenny, and company announce Blueprint on 3rd’s grand opening for the evening of Tuesday the 19th (that’s today!). Photo via Twitter.

If you’ve been following Blueprint on 3rd’s progress like we have, you’re definitely hungry for the grand opening happening today at Pepper Place! Here are the latest updates.  Continue reading “Blueprint on 3rd opens their doors today for their grand opening at Pepper Place”

Your ultimate guide to the 12 best sushi bars in Birmingham, including the new Rock n Roll Sushi at the Colonnade

Check out these sushi burritos from one of the best sushi restaurants in Birmingham! This customer delights in the dishes. Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now.

Sushi lovers, this one’s for you! We’ve got your guide to the best sushi in Birmingham, complete with ratings for your favorite sushi bars and restaurants. Continue reading “Your ultimate guide to the 12 best sushi bars in Birmingham, including the new Rock n Roll Sushi at the Colonnade”

Join us on our Taco Trail, your guide to the 9 best tacos in Birmingham

Two customers share their love for tacos at Chronic Tacos. Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now.

We know it’s been a long week, Bham. If you missed Taco Tuesday, no worries! We’ve got your guide to the 9 best tacos in Birmingham for you to get your weekly taco fix. Check out these trucks and restaurants around the city with our Taco Trail:  Continue reading “Join us on our Taco Trail, your guide to the 9 best tacos in Birmingham”

Shots from the Magic City Caribbean Food and Music Festival Parade at Linn Park (photo gallery)

One woman in full carnival costume shows off the rich, colorful history of the Caribbean at the Magic City Caribbean Food and Music Festival in Birmingham. Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now.

If you caught my last article on Caribbean restaurants, you got a sneak peak at some of Birmingham’s Latin gems. Hungry for more, I went to the Magic City Caribbean Food and Music Festival this past Saturday, where I got to eat even more Caribbean food! Check out the pictures I took of the parade: Continue reading “Shots from the Magic City Caribbean Food and Music Festival Parade at Linn Park (photo gallery)”

You should see the plans for Sidewalk Cinema and Film Center to be built in Birmingham’s Theatre District

Four independent film connoisseurs stand eagerly outside Sidewalk Film Festival 2017. Photo by Karen Downs for Sidewalk Film Festival.

We’ve got big news for the independent film scene in Alabama! Thanks to $200,000 in support from the Jefferson County Commission, filmmakers and filmgoers alike will be able to enjoy the new Sidewalk Cinema and Film Center coming to the Pizitz building in downtown Birmingham.   Continue reading “You should see the plans for Sidewalk Cinema and Film Center to be built in Birmingham’s Theatre District”

12 plays and musicals you need to catch before they’re gone, including Beauty and the Beast by Red Mountain Theatre Company

Red Mountain Theatre Company will perform the Beauty and the Beast Broadway musical at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater in Birmingham, pictured here. Photo via Facebook.

You don’t have to be a theatre buff to enjoy these amazingly creative plays and musicals in Birmingham.  Continue reading “12 plays and musicals you need to catch before they’re gone, including Beauty and the Beast by Red Mountain Theatre Company”