Whiskey Foxtrot Burger Dive, new restaurant + bar, opening in Hoover this spring

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Burgers and brews coming up. Photo via Unsplash

We hope you’re hungry for burgers and brews because a brand new restaurant/bar is on its way to Hoover. Whiskey Foxtrot Burger Dive, located in the former Jubilee Joe’s location, is set to open in March 2021. Here’s what we know. 

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Make a BIG impact in 2021—volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alabama

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Ready to find your match? Volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alabama. Photo via BBBS of Greater Birmingham

Looking for ways to make a big difference in 2021? Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Alabama is in need of volunteers. Here’s how you can get involved.

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PHOTOS: An inside look at the Valley Hotel, opening in Homewood Feb. 16

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The Valley Hotel is Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

We’ve been impatiently waiting for this moment for months, and it’s finally here—we toured The Valley Hotel and it’s jaw-dropping.

While still a work in progress, the opening date is set for February 16. So mark your calendars, Birmingham, and keep reading for a visual tour, plus info on how to book your next staycation.

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8 must-try dishes from Bay Leaf’s Restaurant Week menu, now-Jan. 31

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What a spread. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Is Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar on your list of places to try in 2021? If so, nows your chance! Both Birmingham locations will be participating in Birmingham Restaurant Week happening now through January 31. Chef Z’s created a brand-new menu featuring an array of delicious dishes that are sure to call your name. Here’s what’s cooking.

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Looking for a cozy sectional to snuggle up on? We’re eyeing these 5

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Ready, set, rest. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Anyone else daydreaming about curling up on a big, cozy sectional with all of this cold weather? Well, your dream could be a reality. Here are five of the cozy sectionals were eyeing from La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham and how to shop them safely.

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Curbside sales of alcohol in Alabama have ended—What’s next?

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Miniatures for sale from Rojo in September. Photo via Rojo on Instagram

Earlier this week, we learned the emergency curbside sales of alcohol expired as of Monday, January 4. Not only was the authorization issued to help local businesses during the holiday season, but also to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

And even though cases are still on the rise, the temporary authorization has expired, leaving businesses wondering what’s next. Read on to find out why this issue is important and how you can help.

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Channel your inner yogi at these 7 Birmingham studios in 2021

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Hoping 2021 is as zen as this photo feels. Photo via Villager Yoga on Facebook

I think we’ve all let out a collective exhale now that 2020 is over. If you’re looking for more ways to maintain your zen in 2021, check out these 7 yoga studios in Birmingham. Whether you’re a beginner or are just looking for a new place to put your mat, these spots offer both social distance-friendly and virtual classes with an array of price points so you can perfect your practice.

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PHOTOS: Bham Now’s top nine Instagram posts in 2020

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From supporting Black-owned businesses in Birmingham to beautiful lights making our city brighter, these are our top nine posts of 2020. Screenshot via Top Nine

One thing I look forward to each year is seeing people share their Top Nine on Instagram. On the last day of a year where so much has happened, we want to take some time to look back at our own top nine and reflect on some of the year’s most defining moments.

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6 thrift stores in Birmingham to shop with or donate to in 2021

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Shopping secondhand AND supporting a local thrift store with a great mission? It’s a win-win! Photo via Lovelady Thrift on Facebook

If you’re cleaning out for the new year or looking for more ways to shop secondhand in 2021, you’ll want to check out these six local thrift stores in and around Birmingham. The best part? Each have amazing selections AND important missions you can support simply by shopping or donating.

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Cahaba Market, a new mixed-use development, proposed for Hwy 280

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Rendering of the future Cahaba Market development. Photo via D&G Development Group

A 12,000 square foot mixed-use development located off Highway 280 near the Alabama 119 intersection has been proposed with multiple tenants signed on. Here’s what we know about the project including the list of future tenants and the tentative timeline.

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Shop locally + get 20% off at La-Z-Boy’s holiday sale happening now

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Deck the halls with furniture, decor + more from La-Z-Boy’s holiday sale. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Get in the holiday shopping groove and stop by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham now through December 29th to get 20% off their entire showroom. From the classic furniture pieces you love, to brand new items that just hit the floor—this seasonal sale is not one to miss.

We stopped by to see the showroom and find a few favorite pieces with some of the best savings. Keep reading for some shopping inspo as well as updates on precautions in place so you can shop the sale safely.

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17 gift ideas from Black-owned businesses in Birmingham

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Couldn’t we all use a bit more color in our life? Photo via Exalting in Beauty on Facebook

Want to shop local AND support Black-owned businesses in Birmingham? Here are 17 gift ideas to get you started. From high-end menswear to one-of-a-kind art pieces—there’s a little something for everyone on your list.

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Five Points South is alive. Discover the new spots making it colorful

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A street-view of Five Points Lane on a blue-sky day. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Five Points South, one of Birmingham’s most iconic and historic neighborhoods, is quickly reemerging as one of the Magic City’s most exciting entertainment destinations. Today, the neighborhood is much more than a downtown connector for Birmingham’s suburbs—it’s full of life, with a heartbeat and a ton of potential. And one redevelopment firm is pushing for progress like no other. Enter Orchestra Partners.

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Taste Santa’s Favorite Chicken and more from Bay Leaf’s holiday menu

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You can always bet on a colorful spread of food when you eat at Bay Leaf. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The holidays have arrived and Chef Z is cooking up some delicious and festive eats at Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar. Their latest menu features unique, holiday-themed dishes you have to try before the season ends. Get the deets on the eats below.

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