Get empanadas from these 9 local spots for National Empanada Day April 8

Family enjoys a meal from Pa que Ronald Food truck
Pa’que Ronald has a nice dining spot outside their food truck for you to enjoy. Photo via Pa’que Ronald’s Facebook

National Empanada Day is Thursday, April 8. Indulge in these delicious, flakey hand pies when you visit one of these local Birmingham restaurants. Celebrate in Birmingham by getting empanadas from one (or several) of these nine local restaurants.

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5 spots in Birmingham to enjoy deep dish pizza

Tortugas Pizza deep dish pizza
I celebrate all kinds of pizza. Photo via Tortugas Pizza’s Facebook

Want an excuse to eat pizza? Today is your lucky day because it’s National Deep Dish Pizza Day. Keep reading to discover five spots that serve the thickest and belly-satisfying slices in Birmingham. Psst! You’ll also learn how to join in on the deep-dish pizza challenge at Basil’s Pizza and Bar.

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MURAL ALERT: Birmingham’s new murals at Tropicaleo and Crestwood Tavern [PHOTOS]

Crestwood Tavern from the park next door
The view of the mural from the park next door is exactly what the owner Blake had in mind. Photo via Cheyenne Trujillo for Bham Now

Two new murals just popped up off of Crestwood Boulevard. You can find these additions at Tropicaleo and Crestwood Tavern. Keep reading to find out more about Birmingham’s newest murals.

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Winn-Dixie, BHM Airport, local pharmacies added to Bham COVID vaccine sites

COVID Vaccine site at BHM airport
Dr. Celeste’s team is providing the utmost care at Birmingham airport’s vaccine site. Photo via Birmingham Airport Authority

This week, Jefferson County is adding two Winn-Dixie locations, the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport and some local pharmacies to the growing list of COVID vaccine administration sites. Keep reading to learn where to get your closest COVID vaccine.

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Two Miss Fancy statues are coming to historic Avondale Park

Miss Fancy mural at Avondale Brewery
Miss Fancy is an icon for Avondale Brewery. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Good news—Leslie Smukler, the Avondale resident who found Miss Fancy’s original statue, received all the funding she needed to restore Miss Fancy’s statue to Avondale Park. But did you know about Friends of Avondale Park and Bryan Council’s efforts to build an eleven-foot-tall Miss Fancy statue? Keep reading to find out.

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CluedUpp brings a new mobile mystery to Birmingham March 20

CluedUpp Birmingham
They’re catching a cereal killer. Get it? Photo via CluedUpp’s Facebook

For anyone into crime shows, this one is for you. CluedUpp is bringing a new mobile mystery to Birmingham. On Saturday March 20, try to solve The Birmingham Ripper’s crimes and catch them before they kill again. Keep reading for more details on CluedUpp and other Magic City adventures.

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Dinner with the dogs: 15 spots with outdoor dining in Birmingham [CUTE DOG PHOTOS]

Smiling dog at Good People Brewing Company outdoor dining in Birmingham
Seeing happy dogs at Good People Brewing Company makes me happy. Photo via Good People Brewing Company’s Facebook

Hear the good news about Alabama’s new pet dog bill? Read more to find fifteen spots with outdoor dining in Birmingham that are pet friendly. Cat lovers, don’t feel left out. You can go pet kitties at Birmingham’s cat café

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Taste the tropics with takeout from these 6 Caribbean restaurants in Birmingham

RowZac Caribbean restaurants in Birmingham
So much flavor in one photo. Photo via RowZac Caribbean Restaurant’s Facebook

I am so ready for the summer. Warm weather and getaways would be a nice break from running up my electricity bill. That’s still a few months away. However, you can get a taste of the tropics without traveling. Grab a meal at one of these six Caribbean restaurants in Birmingham. Plus, check out the impressive bonus spot here in the Magic City.

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11 local farmers markets in Birmingham open now for tasty winter meal inspiration

Birdsong farmers market in Birmingham
Can’t wait to see what April showers bring to the harvest at Birdsong. Photo via Birdsong Farmers Market’s Facebook

With the warm days from last week, it certainly felt like spring already. This weekend is proving that winter is not over yet 🥶. While we may be dreaming of the fresh food that spring brings, winter is not a dead season. Keep reading to see what farm fresh foods are in season as well as where to find these eleven farms and farmers markets in Birmingham.

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9 restaurants for takeout to celebrate Lunar New Year in Birmingham

BSC Lunar New Year in Birmingham 2016
Dancers at a past BSC Chinese New Year Celebration. Photo via Birmingham-Southern College’s Facebook

Ready for another new year? Lunar New Year is February 12 and there are important steps to ensure good luck for the coming year. Wear red, clean your house and make sure you eat all the lucky foods. Check out these nine restaurants to celebrate Lunar New Year in Birmingham.

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Get the royal treatment with King Cake from these 9 local businesses

Edgar's Bakery king cake and plastic baby
King Cakes at Edgar’s Bakery come with a baby on the outside. Photo via Edgar’s Bakery’s Facebook

February is a month of celebrations, including Black History Month and Mardi Gras, which falls on February 16th this year. Celebrating Carnival looks different because of Covid-19, but enjoying King Cake is still the same. Keep reading to see where you can get your King Cake in Birmingham and what other royal treats you can find, too.

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