3 reasons you’ll catch us at Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que at The Birmingham Zoo this Saturday, June 22

Cheers to great brews, great ‘que and the Birmingham Zoo! Photo via The Birmingham Zoo Facebook

Interested in sipping some tasty craft brews, munching on some of Birmingham’s best bar-b-que, all while strolling through the fabulous Birmingham Zoo? The only acceptable answer to this question is “absolutely.” The Birmingham Zoo is hosting the 5th Annual Zoo, Brews and Full Moon Bar-B-Que this Saturday, June 22 from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

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Secret Stages lineup revealed! Discover your next favorite band Aug. 2-3

Ruby Boots killin’ it last year at Secret Stages Music Discovery Festival. Photo via Secret Stages’ Facebook

The Next Big Thing, Right Here in the ‘Ham

Secret Stages is Birmingham’s premier music discovery festival, held on the first weekend of August each year. Bands like St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Hiss Golden Messenger and Shovels and Rope all got their start on the Secret Stages, well, stage. The music experts behind this unique music fest just dropped the 2019 lineup, and we’re betting you’ll want to remember more than a few of these incredibly talented names (before they hit the big time, of course).

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Brat Brot reopens in Lakeview, and we’ve never been happier

The firepit has been replaced with a cozy seating area Photo by Bham Now

No one was more excited than the Bham Now team when Brat Brot dropped the news earlier this year that it would be reopening after temporarily closing late last year. So naturally, we had to visit this revamped gartenbar the first evening its grand reopening. It was all we could do to not show up in our favorite lederhosen to get the full effect. Like I said, we are SUPER excited.

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Miami Fusion Café planning expansions, including a food truck

Miami Fusion Café is about to get a makeover! Photo via Miami Fusion Cafe’s webpage

Miami Fusion Café is planning some tasty new additions to its quaint downtown restaurant, including a tiki bar, larger event space and a food truck. The restaurant is also preparing to sell their famous “Jesus Cake” in retail shops soon.

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Big Whiskey’s will make its Alabama debut in Stadium Trace Village

Stadium Trace Village will be home of the very first newly redesigned Big Whiskey’s prototype. Photo via Broad Metro

Hoover residents, are you ready to try your new favorite Friday night happy hour hub? Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant and Bar, solidified its spot in Stadium Trace Village and will open later in the year.

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Craft beer enthusiast The Beered Black Man’s first brew hits Good People March 30

Marion’s fudge brownie stout is a tribute to his love of dark beers and his great-grandmother. Photo via @beeredblackman’s Instagram

A brand-new beer crafted by a brand=new brewer is set to grace Good People Brewing Company’s menu on Saturday, March 30.

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Birmingham City Council approves potential MLB youth academy at George Ward Park

George Ward Park could become the next destination of the MLB Youth Academy. That hits the ball out of the park! Photo via Trek Birmingham

Could the MLB be one step closer to building a brand new youth academy at George Ward Park? We think so. The Birmingham City Council approved an agreement that would allow the Major League Baseball Youth Development Foundation to bring their youth baseball and softball academy to Birmingham.

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New Orleans-inspired brunch spot Ruby Sunshine coming to Homewood

Behold, the Croque Madame, complete with Mornay sauce & a fried egg ON TOP of the sandwich. Genius. Photo via Ruby Sunshine’s Facebook

Birmingham is set to add another brunch spot its impressive food résumé soon. Ruby Sunshine will open later this year in the former Bartaco location in Homewood.

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Birmingham Corporate Challenge is coming April 11-13

Corporate Challenge is like Field Day, but for adults (and they serve beer)! Photo via Knight Eady

Have you ever felt the need to crush your fellow co-workers in a 5K race? Or, maybe you want to relive middle school gym class and pelt someone with a dodgeball. The Birmingham Corporate Challenge is coming to Railroad Park April 11-13, and it wants to give you the opportunity to do just that.

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4 staples of every bachelorette party, and where to find them in Birmingham

Who says you can’t rock a bachelorette sash in Birmingham? Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

Your best friend’s big day is coming up, and you’re in charge of planning the one last fling before the ring. The bachelorette party! A thrilling, yet daunting task. Where do we go? What do we do? Look no further then the Magic City for all bachelorette needs. Check out these staples of a successful bachelorette party, and where to find them in Birmingham.

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Birmingham brothers hope to eliminate overnight bar tabs with their new app TabX

This new app could change the way we visit bars. Photo via TabX’s website

Here’s the scene—you wake up Sunday morning after an evening of galavanting around the downtown Birmingham bar scene. You had a wonderful evening with friends, and now you’re headed out to recount your evening over brunch. As you reach for your wallet, you see that your debit card is nowhere to be found, held hostage at the last bar you visited during your adventure. Ugh, is there a bigger bummer in this world?

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Chicago-style pizza spot Rosati’s is coming soon to Birmingham

Have you ever seen such a beautiful sight? Photo by Rosati’s Facebook

Birmingham has no shortage of pizza options, this we know. But if you have ever tried to find authentic Chicago-style deep dish pizza, you know the list is very, very short. In fact, Tortugas Homemade Pizza in Hoover and Birmingham is the only place we know that serves this unique treat. Until now, of course. In late March/early April, Rosati’s Pizza is set to open in the Lee Branch Shopping Center, and will be the answer to all your pizza prayers.

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Luna Latin Cuisine opens in an old firehouse in Avondale

Luna Latin Cuisine’s iconic crescent moon is heavily featured all over the exterior of the building. Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

Birmingham boasts superior cuisine from all over the world, from super Southern BBQ to immaculate sushi, and everything in between. Now, thanks to Luna Latin Cuisine, our beloved city can add authentic Venezuelan cuisine to our atlas of worldly eats.

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Brick and Tin’s downtown location gets a makeover and extended hours

Brick and Tin added a beautiful full bar to their downtown location. Photo by Hilary Meares for Bham Now

We all have Brick and Tin on our list of favorite lunch spots in downtown Birmingham. That’s a given. But following the recent renovations to this tasty soup and sandwich shop, it’s time to add it to your dinner list as well.

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