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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Southpaw Entertainment sets sights on filming “Inheritance” in Birmingham

Pretty soon we’ll be enjoying popcorn and watching the Magic City star in the major motion picture “Inheritance.” Photo via Sidewalk Film Festival

Could Birmingham become the next Hollywood? Nothing is impossible. Yet another production team plans to film a movie in downtown Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

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The first UAB Blazers Football Day was a blazin’ success

University of Alabama at Birmingham dancers and Mayor Woodfin pumping up the crowd of UAB fans on UAB Blazers Football Day. Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

Last Friday, January 18, Mayor Randall Woodfin and the city of Birmingham honored the UAB Football team on the first ever UAB Blazers Football Day.

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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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