3 spots in Birmingham that serve life-changing hot cocoa, plus some honorable mentions

What’s hot cocoa without the toasted marshmallow? Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

When the weather outside is getting chillier by the second, there’s no better way to keep the cold at bay then our favorite winter beverage, the hot chocolate. Nothing warms our hands (and hearts) quicker than a hot cup of cocoa, and these spots happen to serve some of the best cocoa in town.

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Mayor Woodfin declares January 18 ‘UAB Blazers Football Day’, complete with celebration parade

Blazers posing with their hard earned Boca Raton Bowl trophy. Photo via UAB Football’s Twitter

Are you tired of celebrating UAB’s best football season in program history? Nope? Good, because neither are we. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin declared January 18 ‘UAB Blazers Football Day.’ The city of Birmingham will host a Championship Parade that same day through campus to celebrate.

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Five dance studios that want to help you learn to cut a rug

If competition gets you goin’, check out Fred Astaire. Dancers have the opportunity to travel to nationwide competitions every year. Photo by Fred Astaire Facebook

Is one of your New Years resolutions to try something new in 2019? If so, may we suggest perfecting the tango? That’s right, you can make this year be the year you take your very first dance class! Not only is dance a unique way to stay active and healthy, but also a great way to meet new people from all over the city. Ready to impress your friends next time you’re on the dance floor? Check out these adult dance classes offered around Birmingham.

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Technology start-up company Joonko relocates to Birmingham

Welcome to Birmingham, Joonko! Photo by Joonko’s Website

Another innovative startup company has found its way to Birmingham.

A technological-startup company called Joonko has moved its global headquarters from San Fransisco, California to Birmingham, Alabama after receiving an investment from the Alabama Futures Fund.

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Downtown BHM Fitness Passport gives citizens a chance to try fitness studios

BHM Wellness Passport wants to help you discover your new favorite workout. Photo via BHM Wellness Passport’s website

If you’re anything like us, you probably have the same New Years resolution year end and year out-to go to the gym on a regular basis. But the same ol’ same ol’ gym gets boring quickly. Lucky for us, the Downtown BHM Fitness Passport is here to shake up your fitness routine. What a way to kick off 2019! 

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Birmingham holiday parades to get you in the holly jolly spirit

Waving at the kiddos who are waiting for Santa Claus! Photo by Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce Website

Christmas time is finally here. A time for family, hot cocoa, giving gifts(and receiving, if you’re on the nice list), and, of course, Christmas parades! That’s right, nothing reminds me of the holidays more than waiting patiently by the street for Santa to ride by in a firetruck throwing candy to all the good boys and girls. 

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Five spots to watch the Iron Bowl, with gameday specials

Bryant-Denny Stadium.  Read on if you can’t make it to THE GAME. Photo by Bham Now.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve only got one thing on the calendar for this Saturday, and it’s watching the Iron Bowl. It feels like we’ve been waiting an eternity, but after long last, the biggest rivalry game in college football is HERE!  *Cue Hallelujah chorus*

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Lakeshore Publix to become first ecommerce grocery store in Birmingham

A rendering of the Lakeshore Pavillion. Photo via Birmingham City. 

Don’t think there’s a way you could love Publix any more than you do right now? Think again. The Publix grocery store set to open off Lakeshore Parkway next year will be Birmingham’s first omnichannel store. 

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