Travel + Leisure names Birmingham one of the top underrated American cities

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T + L names Birmingham a top underrated city. Via- Wikipedia.

Travel + Leisure thinks Birmingham is underrated. Is being underrated a good thing? Do we like flying under the radar a bit, so we can keep a good thing to ourselves? Most Birmingham folks are proud to share their city with the world.

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The 15th Annual Bare Hands Gallery Dia de los Muertos at Pepper Place

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Día de los Muertos flyer Via – Día de los Muertos Alabama Facebook.

The Bare Hands Gallery annual Day of the Dead Festival is a celebration of lost loved ones. Dia de Los Muertos is a great experience that honors the tradition of Mexico’s remembrance holiday. It’s back in Birmingham for the 15th year. Come out and see what this holiday is all about!

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Birmingham Chef of local Slice Pizza shares his experience on Food Network

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Guys Grocery Games, will feature Bham’s Terrill Brazelton. Via-. Food Network.

Terrill Brazelton, executive chef of Birmingham’s Slice Pizza and Brewhouse, has joined a very select club that few chefs are members of. Brazelton joins other chefs who have competed on the Food Network TV show “Guy’s Grocery Games.” The show may be familiar to Food Network fans, or fans of the celebrity chef, the one with the spiked hair, Guy Feiri.

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Hand in Paw breaks ground on new headquarters

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The dogs eagerly helped with the groundbreaking effort! – Photo by Hand in Paws.

Tuesday, Oct 24th, on an acre of land between Forest Park and Avondale Park, Hand in Paw, the nonprofit therapy animal organization, broke ground for their new headquarters. They had some help from some tenacious digging by a few of their therapy dogs. The new facility will be named for Beth Franklin, the founder of Hand in Paw.

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Birmingham bike trails perfect in autumn

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Commuting or for fun. Via – www.onroadandmountain.com.

There is definitely a continued shift away from the use of cars for commuting by Millennials. Even with Birmingham’s hilly terrain, more people are commuting to work and class by bike. If you haven’t made that shift, but want to get out and explore the city on two wheels, now is the perfect time to find a nearby bike trail!

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Dreamland BBQ, food truck offers new twist on old favorites

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Dreamland graphic Via – Dreamland BBQ.

Dreamland BBQ will be launching Dream Truck, a food truck with a whole new international take on the traditional menu that we have come to love so much. Did you know that BBQ isn’t just a southern thing? In fact, BBQ isn’t just loved here in the USA.

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Caveat, unique coffee, wine concept coming to Homewood

An old house is being renovated in Homewood. You might know the one – on the corner of Linden Avenue and Reese Street. In that house will be Caveat, a new concept restaurant. Learn more about the latest brainchild of Real & Rosemary’s owners, Jennifer Mims and Nate Crawly.

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Wine and Coffee, at Caveat, in Homewood. Via –
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Sunday, Oct. 29th Vulcan Aftertunes music, local brews

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Vulcan Aftertunes Fall Concert series continues to welcome the changing colors and cooler temperatures of autumn with the last concert of the month on the summit of Red Mountain.

If you haven’t had a chance to experience a relaxing Sunday listening is cool tunes, craft brews, and sweet views then head on up!

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Vulcan Park Aftertunes Fall Concert Series. Via – visitvulcan.com.

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Whole Foods grand opening draws crowds in Hoover

Did you notice the long lines, sometimes 400 people deep, Wednesday morning in Hoover? The Whole Foods grand opening in the former Riverchase Village brought out huge crowds. Hoover has eagerly awaited the opening of the organic-grocery giant for almost 3 years.

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Crowds in line for Whole Foods grand opening, Hoover. Via- Whole Foods Hoover Facebook.

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Moss Rock Festival, an eco-creative celebration of nature, smart-living, art + design

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What Is an Eco-Creative festival, you might ask?

November 4 & 5, The first full weekend in the month, grab your family and friends and discover the Moss Rock Festival, a hybrid experience with nature, smart-living, art + design at its core…plus there’s great food and music!

Featured Artist, Tracie Noles-Ross,  Moss Rock Poster Design. Via – www.mossrockfestival.com.

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Extreme air sports – fly through the air while working out

Extreme air sports let us realize that dream of flying we’ve all had; soaring through the air and executing a perfect flip. Do you ever watch those Ninja Warrior shows, and wonder if you could beat the course? Now you can test your skills, and take flight at several extreme air sports venues around Birmingham.

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Come train like a ninja. Via – http://www.american ninjawarrior.com

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Vulcan Aftertunes is back. Oct. 15th and 29th. Cool tunes and brews in Birmingham

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What’s a better way to spend an autumn afternoon than sipping cool brews, enjoying gorgeous views and listening to great music with Birmingham’s original iron man? Vulcan Aftertunes concert series is once again celebrating autumn on the summit of Red Mountain.

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Vulcan Aftertunes. Via – Vulcan Park Facebook

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