SliceFest to takeover Lakeview June 1. Crust me, you’ll want to be there. Here’s why

Jazz, pizza and beer all night long at SliceFest Saturday, June 1.
Front row at SliceFest? Yes please! (Photo submitted)

Birmingham’s biggest food and music block party, SliceFest, is returning to Lakeview June 1. Tickets are on sale now for the music/pizza/beer fest taking place in Slice Birmingham‘s front yard.

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8 can’t miss experiences at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama April 5-7

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Curious if there’s something for you at the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama? Spoiler alert: there’s definitely something for EVERYONE at the Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7 event at Barber Motorsports Track
Curious if there’s something for you at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama? Spoiler alert: there’s definitely something for EVERYONE at the Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7 event at Barber Motorsports Track! (Photo submitted)

The Honda Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst is coming to the Barber Motorsports Park Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7. Yes, there will be thrills and chills to be had as IndyCar drivers speed around the finest road course in North America, but what about the plethora of other things to do while you’re there? We did a little pre-event scouting and mapped out the eight attractions we’re most excited about.  

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5 things to know about Automatic Seafood & Oysters opening April 1 in Lakeview

Chef Adam Evans and his wife Suzanne with a fresh catch. Suzanne is the project designer and co-owner of the restaurant. (Photo submitted)

Lakeview will soon be home to Birmingham’s newest seafood restaurant, Automatic Seafood & Oysters. They’ll open the doors Monday, April 1. Read on to learn five things about one of Birmingham’s most anticipated restaurant openings of the year.

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Will Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs be the next American Idol? He made it to the Top 40

Walker Burroughs sang “Your Song” by Elton John Sunday, March 25 for the judges on American Idol.

Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs advanced to the top 40 American Idol contestants Monday, March 25 after performing on the back-to-back Hollywood Week episodes on the ABC’s singing competition show Sunday and Monday night. Find out what’s next for Burroughs on his journey to be the next American Idol.

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Attention, students: apply now for Encompass Health’s 2019 paid internship program in Birmingham

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Students come from around the country to participate in the internship program at Encompass Health’s headquarters in Birmingham. (Photo via Encompass Health)

Encompass Health is looking for its next class of interns to participate in their 10th annual summer internship program in Birmingham. From finance to communications, chances are, there’s a potential role for you. Read on for former intern experiences and find out how to apply.

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Retired Winnipeg Blue Bomber, UAB defensive lineman Bryant Turner Jr., tackles Birmingham real estate game at ARC Realty

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Bryant Turner Jr. at one of his recent properties under contract. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)
Bryant Turner Jr. at one of his recent properties under contract in Chelsea. The house next door to this one? Also for sale by Turner. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)

Former UAB defensive lineman and current ARC Realtor Bryant Turner sat down with Bham Now to talk about his budding career with ARC Realty. Find out how the pro athlete-turned-agent quickly became one of the company’s top performers, and how he’s turning his game-time determination into sold signs in Birmingham yards.

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More floods in Birmingham this spring? Here are tips on keeping your photos and valuables safe in your basement

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We spoke with Phillip Neal, Realtor Support at AFS- A Bayless Company about how to protect property in your basement given the potential flooding risks in the coming months. (Photo via AFS, A Bayless Company)
We spoke with Phillip Neal, Realtor Support at AFS- A Bayless Company about how to protect property in your basement given the potential flooding risks in the coming months. (Photo via AFS, A Bayless Company)

People in Birmingham are trying to dry out from our overly wet winter.  Now, the National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting historic flooding throughout the 2019 spring season. Do you know how to protect the valuables in your basement?  Get tips on what you can do now keep your property safe and dry with the help of local experts from AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists, A Bayless Company.

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Custom lofts coming to Birmingham’s historic Printers Corner in Parkside

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Printers Corner will soon be home to a uniquely conceptualized coffeehouse and urban lofts above. (Photo by Adelaide Matte for Orchestra Partners)

Printers Corner will soon be home to a uniquely conceptualized coffeehouse and urban lofts above. (Photo by Adelaide Matte for Orchestra Partners)

Orchestra Partners’ redevelopment of Printers Corner, the historic structure at 2nd Ave and 18th Street South, is almost complete. Peek inside for updated pictures, renderings, and floorplans of the most exciting little project in Parkside.

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Birmingham, get bendy with Goat Yoga BHM

Introducing the Cat/cow + goat pose.
Introducing the cat/cow + goat pose. (Photo via Goat Yoga BHM Facebook)

First, we had cat yoga. Then, we had happy hour yoga at local breweries. Now we introduce to you… Goat Yoga BHM, Birmingham’s first ever goat yoga experience! Find out where you can zen out on the farm and practice your poses with the cutest head buttin’ goats around.

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A personal chef for $96/week in Birmingham? It’s true. I tried it. Learn more about Eryka Perry’s Not Just Catering

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Chef and owner Eryka Perry of Not Just Catering will wow you right away with her positive attitude and gameplan to kickstart your healthy lifestyle! Photo submitted
Chef and owner Eryka Perry of Not Just Catering will wow you right away with her positive attitude and gameplan to kickstart your healthy lifestyle! (Photo by Jae the El Photography)

For $96/week, you can have your very own personal chef. Yes, you’re reading that right. For a little less than $100 (plus the cost of groceries) the folks over at Not Just Catering will cook in your home and leave your fridge stocked with three fresh, healthy meals. They’ll even clean up. Want to know more about the company making personal chef experience affordable? Read on!  

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8 tasty reasons to order T-Bone’s Philly Cheesesteaks in Five Points plus FREE delivery through March 31st

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Owner Anthony “T-Bone” Crawford in his Five Points South Location. Photo via T-Bone’s

Cheesesteaks, in my humble greasy-food lovin’ opinion, are the best comfort food.  Hangover? Hangry? Got the blues? Cheesesteaks cure all. We met up with Anthony ‘T-Bone’ Crawford who’s been dishing out the best Birmingham Philly style cheesesteaks for 17 years. Find out what makes his so good. We’re even throwing in limited time free delivery. Read on for the code.

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Future tech hub saves Iron Age building, one of Birmingham’s last cast-iron facades

The Iron Age building will soon be home to Birmingham's tech hive. (Photo REV Birmingham)
Photo via Rev Birmingham

If you’ve driven down 20th Street downtown lately you’ve undoubtedly noticed the stark white shell of a building right next to Brick & Tin. We were curious as to what was going on with the building, so we did a little digging. Find out who’s moving in and why they chose to go to such lengths to preserve the facade.

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Run the track at the first ever Indy 5K race at Barber Motorsports Park April 5th to kick off the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Amfirst. Register now!

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There’s more than one kind of race happening at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst this year! Run the track at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. (Photo submitted)
There’s more than one kind of race happening at the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst this year! Run the track at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Photo submitted

Registration is now open for the first-ever Indy 5k race Friday, April 5 at the 10th annual Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. If you’d like to get up close and personal with IndyCar drivers, this is a great chance to do just that! Several drivers plan to lace up their running shoes after racing Friday to take part in the 5k on Barber Motorsports Track.

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