Hoover’s new restaurant, Farrelly’s Southern Bar & Kitchen takes a modern spin on classic Southern fare

Southern classics meet modern twists at Farrelly’s. Photo via The Hoover Sun

A husband and wife duo are bringing elevated Southern cuisine to the Hoover area. This new locally owned restaurant specializes in some of your favorite dishes. I’m warning you now! Stomach growling and mouth-watering may occur.

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Birmingham Art Crawl’s Deck the ‘Ham Mural Contest Turns the City into a Winter Wonderland!

Janna Phillips making Birmingham a lot more festive! Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

If you’re driving through Birmingham this holiday season, you may see that the local businesses have windows decked out in festive murals. Birmingham Art Crawl is celebrating another amazing year in the Magic City with its 5th annual “Deck the Ham” window mural contest.

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10 Ways to Kick the Holiday Stress in Birmingham

Even with a year to prepare, Santa can get stressed too. Photo via New York Post

The holidays are a time to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy the company of family. However, for many of us, this isn’t always the case. The holidays can easily turn into a marathon of cooking, decorating, shopping and giving—but not this year. Here are 10 ways to kick the holiday stress in Birmingham!

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10th Annual Small Business Saturday Happening Nov. 30 in the 4th Avenue Business District

Take a stroll through the Historic 4th Ave Business District. Photo via Birmingham City Council

Get ready to shop ’til you drop Birmingham! The 10th annual Small Business Saturday is happening November 30 at the Historic 4th Avenue Business District. Skip the crazy Black Friday crowds and opt for shopping locally. After all, Birmingham is a city thriving with local entrepreneurs.

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5 reasons you want to get to know and love Birmingham’s Five Points West community

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Athletes from around the world will be bustling around Birmingham come summer of 2021! Photo via World Games 2021

Come summer of 2021, The World Games will have Five Points West—along with the entire City of Birmingham—bustling with athletes from around the globe!

This neighborhood with a rich history has uplifting community leaders that are continuously enriching the area. Keep reading to see what makes Five Points West so unique to Birmingham.

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Check out Birmingham’s own “Shark Tank” competition, The Big Pitch, Nov. 23 at Upswing

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The Big Pitch 2018 Winners. Via- RevBham.

REV Birmingham’s demonstration project, Upswing, continues to breathe life into Downtown Birmingham. If you haven’t stopped by, what are you waiting for?! The shops are open and events are scheduled throughout the year! On November 23 from 1PM-4PM Upswing is hosting REV Birmingham‘s biggest entrepreneur-focused event, The Big Pitch. For all you Shark Tank lovers, tickets are now available and this is an event you don’t want to miss!

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Can you pass this millennial speak test Birmingham?

The Bham Now team lookin like a snack! Photo by Matthew Niblett

In the era of Lizzo and Tik Tok’s (R.I.P Vine…it’s an app for those who aren’t familiar), it’s kind of hard to keep up with the latest slang. Whether you’re a millennial (1981- 1996) or a Gen-Zer (1997-2010s), there’s always new lingo to learn. Shout out to the Bham Now team for their input and keeping me up to date. Let’s test your knowledge Birmingham! How much millennial slang do you really know?

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6 Birmingham Inspired Halloween Costumes, including James Spann

Birmingham inspired pumpkin carved by @imlainewhite. Photo via @InstagramBham

It’s officially SPOOKY season Birmingham! Halloween is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you wait until the last minute to find a costume.

The Magic City is a great place to get some inspiration. Here are 6 Birmingham inspired costumes that will have people asking for a photo-op all night long!

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Upswing brings retail back into Downtown Birmingham, including 5 local shops

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Upswing by REV Birmingham is in full swing! Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Downtown Birmingham is continuing to develop and the city is on the upswing! If you’ve driven past the corner of 2nd Ave North and 19th Street North, you’ve probably noticed a few shipping containers hanging out on the sidewalk.

That cute little corner is called Upswing and you’re going to want to check it out before it’s gone!

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7 things to know about East Pinson Valley, including a local oasis, Turkey Creek

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Swimmer at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Photo via Southern Environmental Center

East Pinson Valley is one of those parts of Birmingham that you might not get to much unless you live here…like me! It’s home to some hidden gems you’re gonna want to check out.

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Get your grub on at Birmingham’s Trucks by the Tracks at Railroad Park, Oct. 13th from 11AM-5PM

Hmm.. where should we eat? That is the hardest question at Trucks by the Tracks! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

It’s that time of year again! I feel a food coma coming on. Trucks by the Tracks presented by American Family Care is happening Sunday, October 13th from 11AM to 5PM. Birmingham’s best food trucks gather at Railroad Park to create a foodie’s paradise. Here’s all you need to know about the event!

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Say bye-bye to Zyp bikes. So what’s next for micro-mobility in Birmingham?

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Take a good look because soon you won’t be seeing Zyp bikes zooming around the city. Photo via REV Birmingham.

Zyp bikes were dope. Now they’re a nope. It was recently announced that the Zyp Bikeshare program is coming to an end in Birmingham. Did your jaw drop? Because mine did! The green bikes were introduced by REV in 2015. They’ve become a staple among the city’s landscape. So now what? Here’s everything we know (so far) about what to expect.

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10 simple ways to go green in Birmingham, including thrifting

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Birmingham, AL. is beautiful. Let’s keep it that way. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

As climate change and sustainability continue to become defining issues of our generation, you may be wondering what you can do to help right here in Birmingham.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s a BIG planet, but adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t have to be scary or require moving into a tent. Just remember that positive impact starts with baby steps you take every day. Here are 10 easy ways to go green in Birmingham right now!

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