5 restaurants serving up delicious eats for 90+ years in Birmingham

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Did you know The Bright Star located in Bessemer is the oldest restaurant to operate in its original location in Alabama? Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

We all know that Birmingham is home to some of Alabama’s most iconic eateries—some of which have been operating for nearly a century. Here are five you need to check out, plus details on their updated hours, curbside pickup and dine-in capabilities.

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7 fashion-forward people to follow in Birmingham

Want to brighten up your feed? Follow some of Birmingham’s most fashionable folks. Photo by Jett Walker Photography via @abasicshop on Instagram

Fashion is more than what you wear. It’s an energy, an expression and a small way to make a difference. It’s super inspiring to see people around Birmingham not only dressing how they want, but also supporting small and sustainable brands. If your Instagram feed could use a splash of color and a bit of inspiration, make sure you’re following these 7 fashion-forward folks in Birmingham.

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Welcome to the neighborhood! Spring Street Bar & Grill open now in Avondale

Look for Spring Street Bra & Grill across from Cookie Dough Magic. Photo via Spring Street Bar & Grill

Avondale is buzzing. On top of being approved to become Birmingham’s fourth entertainment district, a new relaxed eatery is now open. Get all the deets on Spring Street Bar & Grill here.

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A look inside a local La-Z-Boy showroom—safety measures, 4th of July sales + more

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Upon entering the La-Z-Boy showroom, guests are reminded to stay socially distant. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

For many local businesses in Birmingham affected by COVID-19, these last few months have been rough. With forced closures and ample questions, many businesses have struggled mightily. And now, as some shops slowly reopen, things look a bit different.

We recently spoke to the folks at our local La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries to see what the shutdown was like and how reopening their showrooms has been. Read on to find out what they had to say, plus how to safely shop La-Z-Boy’s upcoming 4th of July Sale.

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3 reasons to register for University of Montevallo’s MBA program for Fall now

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If you’re on the fence about continuing your education, keep reading to see how Montevallo’s MBA Program stands out. Photo via the University of Montevallo on Facebook

There’s never been a better time to consider continuing your education. If the idea of attaining an MBA piques your interest, keep reading to discover the benefits of continuing your studies locally at the University of Montevallo—including how receiving an MBA degree can expand your career potential.

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5 antique + consignment shops to visit in Birmingham

Shop small and sustainable at antique shops around Birmingham. Photo via Urban Suburban Antiques on Facebook

One of my favorite weekend activities is antiquing or thrifting. Spending hours rummaging through booths to find those hidden gems is so fun to me. Not only is shopping second hand sustainable, but you can also usually find a good bargain. Thankfully, Birmingham has tons of great antique spots and consignment shops—here are 5 to visit this weekend!

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Game Design, 3D animation, Commercial Music + more. Expansions for Samford’s School of the Arts

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Growth is coming to Samford’s School of the Arts in the form of two new programs. Photo submitted

Samford’s School of the Arts is adding two new programs this fall to meet the needs of growing industries in the arts. The new Commercial Music, and Game Design and 3D Animation programs were developed by industry professionals who joined Samford last summer. Keep reading for more details on these exciting additions to their current curriculum.

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Biking in Birmingham: Trails, shops and local groups to join

From Thursday evening community bike rides known as “Tramples” to student internships, Redemptive Cycles is connected to the Birmingham community. Photo via Redemptive Cycles’ Facebook page

It’s no wonder that the biking industry has experienced a massive surge due to coronavirus. It’s an activity that makes social distancing easy, it provides a solid workout and it’s really fun. If you want to get plugged into Birmingham’s cycling community, start by checking out these shops, trails and groups to help you experience Birmingham on two wheels.

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Welcome back! The Pizitz Food Hall is open for dine-in service

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We’ve missed you too, Food Hall, we’ve missed you too. Photo via Wade Cline for Bham Now

The Pizitz Food Hall, which closed in mid-March for curbside pick-up only, is welcomed back guests for dine-in service yesterday, June 10. Keep reading for the details on safety precautions, plus a new restaurant opening soon. 

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What it’s like to dine out around Birmingham right now

You know that feeling when you see your food coming? Yea, we sure did miss that during quarantine. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now.

We’re all fans of dining out in the Birmingham area. But what is it really like to go to local restaurants right now? We’re here to clear the air and give you a peek inside eight restaurants so you’ll know what to expect.

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7 organizations supporting Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community & how to help

Birmingham, Central AL Pride, parade, Pridefest
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Pride Month looks a little different in Birmingham this year. Most of the usual colorful events, celebrations and activities have been postponed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still participate. Here are 7 organizations supporting Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community, plus how to help.

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5 local shops to find the perfect Father’s Day gift in Birmingham

Lots of ❤️ to all of our Birmingham fathers and father figures. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your dad or the father figure in your life, we’ve got ya covered. Here are 5 local shops with deals + unique gift ideas this Father’s Day in Birmingham.

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PHOTOS: 30+ local florists joined forces to create floral memorial at Rotary Trail

Bringing the magic to the Magic City. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Today, more than 30 local florists from Birmingham and the surrounding area came together to create a floral memorial in front of the Rotary Trail sign. Keep reading for a little inspiration, and make sure to stop by this weekend to see it for yourself.

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Get fresh foods & local produce from 7 urban farms, gardens + more in Birmingham

To-go, takeout and curbside pickup—Good Health Cafe and Juice Bar is serving up delicious, vegan eats. Photo via Good Health Cafe & Juice Bar on Facebook

Nothing beats farm-fresh food, and it tastes even better when it’s local. Here are 7 local places to find fresh produce and healthy eats in Birmingham.

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15 Black-owned bakeries + dessert shops cooking up something sweet in Birmingham

NOLA Ice will cure an Alabama summer. Photo via @nolaice on Instagram

Nothing is sweeter than supporting local business, especially when they are serving up treats as sweet as these. Here are 15 Black-owned bakeries + dessert shops to check out or revisit now:

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