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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11 small towns, beaches + natural areas to visit within a day’s drive from Birmingham

Pretty as a painting. Gulf State Park | Gulf Shores, AL Photo via @picturesbyparnell on Instagram

I don’t know about you, but after months of quarantine, a road trip has never sounded SO. GOOD. Luckily, Birmingham is only a day’s drive from some of the country’s most stunning sights. Here are 11 places within a 6-hour drive from Birmingham to consider exploring if you’re planning a summer + fall adventure.

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5 mouth-watering, must-try Birmingham burgers

Jack Brown’s Cobra Kai (cream cheese, jalapeño jelly and pickled jalapeños) is next-level good. Photo via Jack Brown’s on Facebook

National Burger Day is Thursday, May 28, and you already know we are celebrating. We’ve done a few Bham Now burger guides before, but the list just keeps getting bigger and better. Here are 5 Birmingham burgers you have to try, plus where to get them curbside. 🍔 *Warning: mouth-watering may occur.

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What 7 Birmingham area high schools are doing for graduation

Waving goodbye to senior year like. 👋 Photo via @hannah.katherine on Instagram

Even though things look a little different for the class of 2020, they still deserve to be celebrated, and many schools are keeping their commencement ceremonies on the calendar. Some local schools including Thompson and Vestavia have already held their graduation ceremonies. Here’s what seven other Birmingham area schools have planned for graduation.

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Shop local, American-made products 30% off at La-Z-Boy’s Memorial Day sale

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La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries owner, Curt Morris and his pup Parker heading out of their Greystone location. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

More retail stores are opening in Birmingham—Including our local La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries. You can shop safely and save right now with their Memorial Day Sale. Get the details here.

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Where to get the best hot dog in Birmingham for Memorial Day

Are you drooling yet? 🌭 Photo via @thestandardbhm on Instagram

I don’t know about you, but a good hot dog has been a staple on my Memorial Day cookout plate since I can remember. We might not be able to attend the usual Memorial Day festivities, but enjoying a good hot dog is still on the table. Here are a few of our favorites in Birmingham.

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25 restaurants open for in house + patio dining in Birmingham

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With gloves and masks on, restaurant industry workers are preparing to begin dine-in service again in Birmingham. Photo via @mudtowneatanddrink on Instagram

With an amended order from the state allowing on-premises dining at restaurants, bars and breweries that can follow social distancing guidelines, some Birmingham area restaurants have started to reopen their doors. Here’s an updated list of restaurants open in and around Birmingham.

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25,000 sq ft boutique office building is in the works off Shades Creek Parkway

A rendering showing where the boutique office building will be located off of Shades Creek Parkway. Photo via jhberry.com/properties

Brookwood is buzzing! According to the BBJ, a 25,000 square-foot boutique office building is in the works next to Shades Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church in Homewood. Here are the details on The FiveStone Group’s latest development. 

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7 Birmingham restaurants opening for in house + patio dining this week

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Sad to see Mile End Deli go from the corner across from Railroad Park, but we’re happy to see Hero Doughnuts expanding. Photo via Hero Doughnuts on Facebook

With an amended order from the state allowing on-premises dining at restaurants, bars and breweries that can follow social distancing guidelines, some Birmingham area restaurants have started to reopen their doors. Here’s a list of 7 we know of so far.

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5 virtual business events happening in Birmingham this week, May 12-15

Daydreaming of a bustling day downtown with events and people and hugs and handshakes. Photo via @cotton_state on Instagram

Looking for ways to stay connected and plugged into Birmingham’s buzzing business scene? Here are 5 virtual business events to tune into this week, Tuesday, May 12 through Friday, May 15. 

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Where to get “MOM”osas, brunch bundles + more Mother’s Day meals in Birmingham

All smiles for our Birmingham mom’s! Photo via @metrodiner on Instagram

Whether you’re planning dinner with your family or dropping off a meal on your mama’s porch—you can’t go wrong by celebrating Mother’s Day with yummy local eats. Here are 5 restaurants offering Mother’s Day meals in Birmingham.

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See a 117th Air Refueling Wing plane fly over Birmingham hospitals Tuesday, May 5

Step outside to spot the aircraft during Tuesday’s flyover! Photo via the 117th Air Refueling Wing on Facebook

Look up to the Birmingham sky Tuesday afternoon to see an aircraft from Birmingham’s 117th Air Refueling Wing fly over local hospitals. Keep reading for all the details, including more ways to show support for our local healthcare heroes now!

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How to support 100+ Birmingham nonprofits + more ways to give for #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5

All smiles + thumbs up to BHMCares for delivering meals to healthcare workers. Photo via @BHMCares on Instagram

We’re gearing up to give this Tuesday, May 5, for #GivingTuesdayNow , a new day to give locally as a response to increased need due to COVID-19. Keep reading for ways to participate and give in Birmingham.

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