Drink local with Birmingham’s own Better Kombucha bottled downtown at Innovation Depot

It’s no secret that Birmingham is overflowing with local makers. But I’m new here, so discovering all of the amazing local businesses here has kind of become a fun game for me! Recently, I found Better Kombucha and had to know more about this local fizzy drink.

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Guide to celebrating National Pi Day in Birmingham, including JaWanda’s—Alabama’s best pie shop

Happy #PiDay! Here’s where to find the best pies in Birmingham according to the Bham Now Team.

I didn’t know how much I wanted a sweet potato pie until I saw this picture… Photo via JaWanda’s Sweet Potato Pies’ Facebook
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Your March guide to free workouts in Birmingham including yoga at The Pizitz

We <3 yoga at The Pizitz. Photo via The Pizitz Facebook

Remember your New Year’s fitness resolutions? Me either. Frankly, I’ve exhausted every excuse of why I “can’t” workout. My favorites are “it’s too cold outside” and “I can’t afford to join a gym right now.” But, I’ve completely run out of ways to avoid getting in shape.


The forecast for the month of March—not including this week, brrrrr— is looking pretty good, so no excuses about getting outside, and Birmingham seems to be offering free fitness classes around every corner. I figured I’d share the good news with some of my fellow fitness resolution ditchers, because hey, we’re all in this together. So, here’s your guide to working out for free in Birmingham this March

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Guide to celebrating Fat Tuesday in Birmingham

Mardi Gras masks are SO extra, and we love it. Photo via Unsplash.

Grab your beads and get ready to celebrate—Mardi Gras are coming to Birmingham! From parades and Mardi parties to King Cakes and crawfish, there’s no shortage of Mardi Gras festivities in the Magic City! Here’s your guide to celebrating Fat Tuesday in Birmingham:

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Lew Burdette, of King’s Home, running marathon to raise $60K for the Alabama non-profit. Donate now.

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Cheering on King’s Home President, Lew Burdette, before the race! Photo via King’s Home Instagram

After a devastating loss of funding in 2017, the King’s Home of Alabama is ready to make a comeback—and it all starts this Saturday, March 2, with King’s Home president Lew Burdette running a marathon in Southern California.

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Take a sneak peek inside Iron City Grill’s menu makeover plus 5 new dishes from Chef Ian Barker

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Chef Ian Barker in his element. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Iron City is going through changes and introducing new flavors to the Iron City Grill menu, spearheaded by General Manager James Claborn and new Head Chef Ian Barker. Keep reading to find out what’s cooking at the Iron City Grill, and what new developments are on the horizon for the business as a whole.

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Guide to 8 live music venues in Birmingham and 17 shows to see this March including Kacey Musgraves at the Alabama Theatre

I’m a concert junkie and always up for a last minute show, but for those of you who like to plan ahead, we’ve done the work for you! Here’s your guide to music in the Magic City for March 1-31.  Time to get off that winter sofa and have some fun.

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Win tickets to the previously sold out mother/son dance, Queen’s Ball, happening at The Club in Birmingham, Friday, March 1. Find out how.

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All smiles at the Queen’s Ball 2018! Photo submitted

You always hear about father/daughter dances but what about mother/son dances? That’s exactly why the King’s Home created the Queen’s Ball, happening Friday, March 1, 7-9PM at The Club in Birmingham.  It will celebrate the mother/son bond and benefit the King’s Home too.

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Did your kid make it? Birmingham universities announce Dean’s List from fall 2018

We love sharing good news with you, Birmingham. Especially when it concerns students and their success! Local schools recently released their Dean’s and President’s Lists for the fall 2018 semester.  Bham Now wants to acknowledge and celebrate the success of these future superstars. Here you go.

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Guide to celebrating National Margarita Day Feb. 22 in Birmingham featuring the Pepper Place entertainment district grand opening

Keep ’em pouring. Photo via Unsplash

Stop what you’re doing, and scratch all of your plans for Friday, February 22 off your calendar. It’s National Margarita Day!!! This is not a drill. Here at Bham Now, we take this day pretty seriously, and we are prepared to celebrate it all week if we have to. So, If you’re on the rocks about joining in all of the fun—see what we did there?—take this as your sign to go all out. Here’s your guide to celebrating National Margarita Day 2019 in Birmingham:

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What to expect from Birmingham’s Alabama Coffee Fest Feb. 23 at Cahaba Brewing

You know where to find us on Saturday, February 23. Photo via Alabama Coffee Fest Facebook

Seven hours of coffee tasting, pastry eating, live music listening and latte art making? Count. Us. In. This Saturday, February 23, from 9AM to 4PM, the Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR) will be hosting the second annual Alabama Coffee Fest at Cahaba Brewing Company. Here’s what you can expect:

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What’s open and what’s closed in Birmingham on Presidents Day, Feb. 18, 2019

Still wondering how this happened… Photo from Unsplash

Presidents Day is this Monday, February 18. It’s officially called “Washington’s Birthday” to commemorate George Washington, the first U.S. president. So, how does this impact your Monday in Birmingham?  Keep reading to find out.

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Your guide to shopping 10 of Birmingham’s best antique stores like Urban Suburban and Hanna Antiques

I’ve always enjoyed things secondhand: hand-me-downs from my older sister, thrift shop accessories and all things antique. I’m new to the Magic City, so I figured I’d get acquainted by finding all of the best antique stores around town and call it work. Whether you’re an avid antiquer or you’ve never shopped secondhand before, Birmingham is full to the brim with hidden gems waiting to be found. Here are the top 10 antique stores in Birmingham you have to visit:

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