Birmingham + Hoover area nationally ranked for positive small biz sentiments

It sure is nice to have these great local businesses in Bham. Photo via Bham Now

I’m sure you already know Birmingham loves small business—and it’s showing. The Census Bureau released their Small Business Pulse Survey and our Magic City ranked third nationally for strong, positive small business sentiment. Keep reading for the deets.

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Local spots to get your grub on for National Chili Day

The Carolina Burger. Photo via Saw’s Soul Kitchen’s Facebook

We asked and you answered. We know Birmingham is filled with foodies, so for National Chili Day, we asked y’all via an Instagram poll for the best spots in the city to grab some chili. Whether it’s in a bowl or used as a delicious topping, here’s where you can celebrate this tasty occasion.

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Stop stirring! Bham’s Spoon & Ladle is ceasing its wholesale operations

Spoon & Ladle will cease their operations this month. Photo via Spoon & Ladle

We’re sad to say goodbye to local, family-owned specialty food company, Spoon & Ladle. You may be familiar with them from The Pizitz Food Hall and as a vendor at the Market at Pepper Place. Keep reading to learn all the deets.

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5 local fashionistas share their closet must-haves + what’s going to be hot in Spring

We love some local fashion inspiration. Photo via The Pizitz’s Facebook

How would you describe your style? Classic, retro, chic, ever-evolving? If you need some wardrobe inspo, meet these five Birmingham fashionistas and clothing stores that have the “It” factor to see their must-have items for any closet.

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Shoot your pic, cast your vote + win for a good cause in Bham Now’s #CatCloseUpChallenge

TIme to show off those cat photos, Bham. Photo via Bham Now

We’ve been seeing some of the funniest pictures from the #CatCloseUpChallenge on social media and we wanted to join in on the fun. Keep reading to learn how to play and win $100 that we’ll donate to your favorite animal non-profit. We’ll announce the winner Monday, 2/22 on our Instagram.

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The Washington Post gives a shout out to Birmingham’s The Essential + Bandit Patisserie

Can’t wait for patio weather in Birmingham. Photo via The Essential’s Facebook

Cue the delicious photos we all drool over on our Instagram feed. Local businesses and personal favorites, The Essential and Bandit Patisserie were recently featured in The Washington Post. Here’s why they were given a shout out by a national publication.

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How are singles meeting in a pandemic? We asked + you answered, Birmingham

Single and ready to mingle? Photo via The Pizitz’s Facebook

Meeting new people can already be complicated, but throw in a pandemic and it’s just downright confusing. We were curious about the methods people in The Magic City are using to meet and mingle nowadays so we conducted some fun polls on our Instagram and this is what we found.

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7 reasons why the Grand River Drive-in + The Backyard are Bham’s new hangout spots

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Sunset is the perfect time to check out The Backyard. Photo via Bham Now

Whether you’ve gotten into a quarantine routine or just need to switch things up, the Grand River Drive-In and The Backyard are ready to add some excitement to your weekends. Let’s take a trip to Birmingham’s newest hangout spot, shall we?

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A look at Woodlawn’s new innovative space for local creatives

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This mural was designed with and painted by the community in Woodlawn. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Birmingham bursts with artistic talents. One thing every creative needs is a space to explore their creativity and design. Birmingham’s Woodlawn community is offering a space for local artists to do just that. Let’s meet Commonplace, shall we?

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What’s new at Nabeel’s Cafe & Market + Bham’s new brunch spot

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A Homewood classic got some upgrades you’re going to want to check out. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

Nestled in the heart of Homewood, Nabeel’s Cafe & Market has been whipping up authentic, Mediterranean dishes since 1972. Don’t let their age fool you, though. They’ve made some stellar upgrades you’re going to want to see. Check out what this Birmingham original has been up to.

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