A couple of my friends have been on the Whole 30 diet this month, and it’s really shown me how restrictive certain diets can be. Whether it’s a preference or you have a food allergy—here are a few Alabama dietary friendly bakeries that make it easier!Continue reading “5 Alabama bakeries welcoming those with dietary restrictions”
Good news—you don’t have to travel to the other Birmingham in England for authentic British cuisine. Another British-inspired culinary restaurant is hitting the food scene in Birmingham—the Anvil Pub. The modern pub plans to open sometime this February.Continue reading “The Anvil Pub & Grill is almost ready to open in Hoover! Check out what they’re serving.”
If you’re reading this, hopefully, it’s because you love us, but also because you love Birmingham. You might love it so much you decided to exclusively support local businesses for an entire year as Carrie Rollwagen did.Continue reading “Love shopping local in Birmingham? So does Carrie Rollwagen, author of “The Localist””
*Que Shark Tank introduction music* Ever wanted to taste Cousins Maine Lobster for yourself after seeing them on Shark Tank? Now you can! Come out to Avondale Brewing Co. this Sunday from 2PM-7PM and try the food that led Barbara Corcoran to offer the business a $55,000 deal.Continue reading “Cousins Maine Lobster—Shark Tank success—is bringing its food truck to Avondale THIS Sunday, Jan.19!”
January is officially Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Birmingham. It’s not the only city to face this issue, but Birmingham does have some dedicated groups committed to stopping the crime in our city.
The Junior League of Birmingham Anti-Human Trafficking Committee is educating the public about this pressing issue, including the signs and best ways to respond if you see something suspicious. Plus, take a look at the free event JLB is hosting to help you prevent human trafficking.Continue reading “It’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Here’s what you can do in Birmingham.”
The Magic City has been all over the film scene lately. And you can spot Birmingham in every scene of the new web series and movie, “SCP D-Classified.” Get the scoop from the producers themselves. Plus, find out how you can watch and support the local sci-fi series!Continue reading “STEM UAB graduate students produce sci-fi film entirely in Birmingham”
Self-defense classes not only teach you the methods to escape a potentially dangerous situation, but they also aid in honing your awareness skills. Whether you want to take a class as a family, one-on-one or with only women, Birmingham has plenty of options to choose from.Continue reading “7 self-defense classes in Birmingham that will make you safer and stronger!”
Things are always a little darker and a little less healthy in Birmingham without the presence of the Pepper Place farmers’ market. Lucky for us, the indoor market is opening this Saturday, January 18 from 7AM to 12PM.Continue reading “The Market at Pepper Place indoor farmers market opens this Saturday, Jan. 18. Here are some vendors you’ll see!”
January blues include no football, no holidays and possibly the beginning of a diet that means no wine. Between the rain and struggle to get back on track at work and school, January can be a dud month. Not to worry, because Birmingham is the perfect city to pick you right back up.Continue reading “January blues got you down? Check out these ways to perk up in Birmingham!”
Step into 1930s Berlin during the show’s run from January 23 through February 9 by purchasing tickets.Continue reading “Opening January 23, Cabaret takes the stage at Virginia Samford Theatre”
I didn’t even think my eyes were capable of opening before 6AM, but Orangetheory is all about pushing yourself. I can honestly say after a workout with Orangetheory, you will come to work in the best mood.
Since I did all the heavy lifting (literally) for you, take a look at what you can expect the first time you take a class. Also, find out how you can win big with Orangetheory’s three month Transformation Challenge.Continue reading “I took 6AM classes at Orangetheory and it transformed my entire week. Here’s what I learned.”
Everyone is making moves in the new year, including one of our favorite vintage stores, Manitou Supply. At the end of the month, the store will close its Avondale location as they move forward with plans to refresh and rebrand.Continue reading “Birmingham vintage store, Manitou Supply, begins plans to rebrand its shop”
If you hadn’t heard of VINEGAR before, you’re right on time to learn all about the women-led nonprofit. The visual-arts group just obtained its first brick-and-mortar spaces, Airbnb X VINEGAR located downtown and VINEGAR Contemporary in Forest Park.
Check out what you can expect to see when you visit. Plus, don’t forget to join them for its exhibition opening reception at Airbnb X VINEGAR on Wednesday.Continue reading “Birmingham visual-arts group VINEGAR now has two new spaces to showcase artists’ work”
The Magic City’s music scene is nonstop. From festivals like Secret Stages to artists who come across the world to our venues, this city loves jamming out to all kinds of genres. Here are some well-known artists performing in Birmingham this year—so far.Continue reading “Your guide to big-name artists performing in Birmingham this year—including Brittany Howard”
As a newcomer to the Magic City, I am constantly learning of all the amazing things the city has to offer. So, I’ve started a bucket list for 2020 of all the things I am eager to see and do in Birmingham. Here’s a look at what I hope to check off my list in the new year.Continue reading “9 things to do on a newcomer’s 2020 Birmingham bucket list”