Root to Tail Chef Ben Vaughn to open Libertine’s Pizza Co. this Saturday, September 15

Libertine’s Pizza Co. pizza truly calling my name. Photo by Libertine’s Pizza Co. Instagram

If you’re interested in the growing Birmingham restaurant scene and delicious pizza, we have some good news for you. Former Food Network host, author and renowned chef Ben Vaughn is opening a classic pizzeria called Libertine’s Pizza Co. this Saturday, September 15, in Five Points in the old Cosmo’s Pizza spot.

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¡A reason to fiesta! El ZunZun opens in Cahaba Heights

El ZunZun–complete with those cute red double doors| Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

El ZunZun is a nickname for a Cuban species of hummingbird.

Nestled in the middle of Cahaba Heights, Becky Satterfield (owner of the equally yummy Satterfield’s Restaurant) opened El ZunZun to “create a place as inviting as the kitchens of the abuela’s (grandmother’s) we’ve learned from,” and despite being a brand spankin’ new building, the fun colors and vibrant atmosphere paints the picture of an upscale, yet somehow cozy dining experience.

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Find the next big thing in music at Secret Stages August 3-4 in Avondale. Sign up for the Bham Now newsletter to win free tickets!

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SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is an Ithaca-raised, Philadelphia-based rap artist. She’ll be performing at Saturn on Saturday, August 4 @ 11 p.m. Photo via Secret Stages

We can call Secret Stages many things, but we certainly can’t call it your average music festival.

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Spots where you can celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday in Birmingham

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J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was published 20 years ago – photo by Julie Hunter

Harry Potter has a birthday coming up next week, and Birmingham is READY for it. Whether you’re a casual Hogwarts enthusiast or know the game of Quidditch backwards and forwards, here are a couple local spots celebrating ‘The Boy Who Lived”s birthday (note: if you’re a fan of He Who Shall Not Be Named, you likely aren’t invited).

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