3 reasons to host your next event at Dread River Distillery

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Gameday has never looked better. Photo via Bham Now.

As the holiday season approaches, you might be wondering where to host events in Birmingham. Whether you’re planning Friendsgiving, an office holiday celebration or even a watch party to cheer on your favorite team, Dread River is the place to be. Here’s why.

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What to order at Bay Leaf, according to Chef Z, if you’re craving comfort food

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Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

With cooler weather comes cravings for comfort food. And Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar has the perfect menu full of dishes to warm your soul. Keep reading for five menu picks from Chef Z, Bay Leaf’s executive chef, plus details on dine-in and takeout options.

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3 trends to get your home ready for fall + where to shop them in Birmingham

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There’s no such thing as too many textures. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Decorating for fall is something I look forward to each year. Beyond lighting seasonally scented candles, there’s so much you can do to warm up your home as the weather cools down. Here are three ways to get your home ready for fall, plus tips from a local interior designer on how to incorporate this season’s trends into your space.

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5 restaurants to try for your next date night in Birmingham + what to order

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Photo via Cafe Dupont on Facebook

When’s the last time you got dressed up and went out for a delicious date night meal? If you’re looking for an excuse to treat yourself, consider visiting one of these 5 spots in Birmingham. Keep reading for more details, including what to order when you go.

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Birmingham set to host March Madness tournaments in 2023 + 25 at upgraded Legacy Arena. See renderings of the $123 million renovation

We can’t wait to watch some basketball in the brand new Legacy Arena. Rendering via The BJCC

Basketball fans rejoice! March Madness will return to Birmingham’s newly renovated Legacy Arena at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex for two events in 2023 and 2025. Here’s what we know.

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Ready for sweater weather? 5 Birmingham boutiques to find the perfect fall sweater

When you lock eyes with your dream fall sweater… literally. Photo via basic. on Facebook

The best time to wear a *fall* sweater is all the time. We’ve rounded up 5 local spots to find the perfect autumn knits in Birmingham. Spoiler alert: Things are about to get cozy.

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Celebrate National Noodle Day Oct. 6 with 5 Asian noodle dishes from local spots

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Nothing beats a warm bowl of ramen when it’s cold outside. Photo via Unsplash

I’m always in the mood for Asian food, but with the weather change recently, my cravings for a warm plate of pad thai and a bowl of pho went into overdrive. Thankfully, Oct. 6 is National Noodle Day, so I have the perfect excuse to order takeout. If you can relate, make sure to add these 5 restaurants + noodle dishes to your must-try list.

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5 Birmingham bookstores share their recommendations for National Poetry Day, Oct. 3

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Warm coffee, a cozy nook and a good book—the recipe for happiness. Photo via Unsplash

Nothing beats cuddling up on a chilly autumn day with a good book. If you’re searching for a new read, check out these 5 local bookstores and their poetry recommendations for National Poetry Day.

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The HIVE, new restaurant concept, coming to former Woolworth space

The HIVE will offer food, drinks and more. Photo via Orchestra Partners

A new concept, The HIVE is coming soon to Five Points South. Taking the space of The Woolworth, it will offer multiple experiences including rooftop access, a taproom form a national brewery, a stand alone bar and more. Here’s what we know.

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A foundation of food + family—what working at Ashley Mac’s is like

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Erick Cox photographed outside of the Ashley Mac’s Cahaba Heights location. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

What started as a catering business in Ashley McMakin’s Homewood apartment more than a decade ago is now a beloved Birmingham business. With five Birmingham locations and 71 employees, Ashley Mac’s is still growing and it’s no surprise why.

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Find comfy + functional furniture at La-Z-Boy in Birmingham

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A coffee table that doubles as a desk? Sign me up. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Having comfortable and functional furniture is crucial, now more than ever. Whether you’re still working from home or just want to update your space, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham is here to help you find the perfect fit. Keep reading for three reasons to check out a local La-Z-Boy showroom for your next furniture purchase.

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Meet the team of Arcadia, the salon bringing style + color to Avondale

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The kind of team that makes every day a good hair day. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Arcadia Salon is serving up all the style and good vibes in Avondale. From its dreamy salon interior to the stylists behind the chairs, Arcadia is doing something right. Get a look inside, and get to know the team making all the magic.

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Need a laugh? Check out our caption contest with The Bham Zoo. Win $300+ in prizes!

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What a well-mannered bear. Photo via The Birmingham Zoo

If you follow us on Instagram (which you should 100% be doing 👏), you’ve probably seen our weekly caption contests featuring animals from The Birmingham Zoo. We’ve been sharing silly pictures, asking our followers to share their most creative captions. And trust us, they did not disappoint. 😂

Here’s a recap of the contests including some of our favorite entries + how you can enter our final contest and win $300+ in prizes from The Birmingham Zoo, Red Diamond and Full Moon BBQ!

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Now Open: See the reimagined Bay Leaf location off Hwy 280

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The perfect spot for family dinners. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar off Highway 280 has reopened its doors with must-see renovations inside and out. Keep reading for a photo tour of the restaurant, plus a look at their updated menus—including a yummy new kids menu!

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