Why 2323 condos are unlike anything in Birmingham.

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Living close to downtown doesn’t mean sacrificing green space at 2323. Photo courtesy of David Baker Architects.

How many of you live in a location where you can walk to downtown Birmingham’s best restaurants and bars or stroll to the Market at Pepper Place on Saturday morning? Metropolitan, LLC is bringing a new condo concept to 2323 2nd Avenue South and this could be your new home.

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Birmingham native one of the youngest male singers to make it on “The Voice”

Levi Watkins
Could you sing in front of a national audience at only 14-years-old? Photo via The Voice’s Youtube.

Has Blake Shelton ever commended your singing voice? Birmingham native Levi Watkins can officially say he received that compliment as he advances to the second round on NBC’s “The Voice.” Catch him on Mondays at 8/7C.

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Alabama medical marijuana bill advances to the Senate. What it proposes.

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Four years ago Alabama residents stood outside of the statehouse to support the legalization of medical marijuana. Photo via AP News.

Alabama could be the 34th state to legalize the use of medical marijuana. A proposed bill just passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee and now moves on to the Senate. Find out what it means for Alabama and Birmingham.

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9 fun food trucks winning the Birmingham culinary scene

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Can confirm that Paradise Chow’s food takes you to magical heights. Photo via Paradise Chow’s Facebook.

We highlighted 15 Birmingham food trucks last year, but the list just keeps growing and we’re not mad about it. It’s time to build on 2019’s guide and include those old and new to the Magic City.

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Birmingham dates around $20 for couples on a budget

I’m not crying, you’re crying. Marketing Coordinator Lexie Dillard soaking up a Birmingham sunset with boyfriend Chase Williams. Photo via Lexie Dillard.

I’ve never been the type of person who can sit at home on date night, but those Italian dinners and trips to the movies start to add up QUICK. Birmingham is the perfect city for an inexpensive date that’s just as fun, if not more, than a $100 one.

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9 places to hear live music in Birmingham every night of the week

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Would you ever think Redemptive Cycles is a place to catch a live show? Photo via Sofar Sounds Birmingham’s Facebook.

We love catching a concert at Iron City or the BJCC, and it’s pretty hard to beat the historic Alabama Theater. However, if you’re looking for a place to enjoy live music on a whim pop into one of these spots for local tunes and national acts around Birmingham. 

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7 unique Birmingham brunches—including a Taylor Swift theme

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Want to host your own themed brunch? Try ordering out from Black Sheep Kitchen for gourmet goodness. Photo via Black Sheep Kitchen.

Everyone is doing brunch these days, and the Magic City is not about being basic. So, we rounded up some unique Birmingham brunches that serve their mimosas with a twist.

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200+ girls in Birmingham meet to learn from women engineers. Here’s how it’s shaping lives.

Last year’s engineering showcase with the Society of Women Engineers Birmingham. Photo via SWE.

Calling all future female engineers! The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Sain Associates are hosting “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” on February 20 at McWane Science Center. The event educates and empowers girls interested in engineering. Find out why it’s so important and how you can be involved.

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Birmingham’s biggest garage sale is back! The Bargain Carousel returns Feb. 27, Apr. 4 + Apr. 25.

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JLB Members at the Bargain Carousel
Get ready to attend the 1000-family garage sale this spring. You won’t want to miss out on these items. Photo courtesy of the Junior League of Birmingham

Know how people say they’re “treasure hunting” when it comes to scouring garage sales, antique shops or thrift stores for gems? The Bargain Carousel’s events on Feb. 27, Apr. 4 and Apr.25 are the opposite of that. It’d be hard not to find amazing items. Grab your tickets and find out how you can be a part of the fun while putting your money right back into Birmingham.

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Discover 7 new Hoover businesses opened in the past month—including Clean Juice

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The face says it all. Photo via Emily and Eli’s Dog Grooming Salon’s Facebook.

Hoover is rolling right along when it comes to new construction and businesses. Have you been keeping your eye on the city? We certainly have—here’s a roundup of what’s going on in Hoover .

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No two Birmingham hot dogs are alike. 9 local spots that have a hot dog for everyone.

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Pick your poison. Photo via Mile End Deli.

Back in the day, we gave you a guide to Birmingham’s 11 best hotdogs. But, with the recent (hopefully temporary) closure of Hot Diggity Dogs and a new decade we felt we needed a refresher on Birmingham hot dogs. Take a look at where you can find Birmingham’s take on the ballpark favorite.

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The Penny Foundation is supporting black-owned businesses in Birmingham. Check out how.

Freedom Line Bus Tours benefits from the corporate giving program by the Penny Foundation
Freedom Line Tours is one businesses that benefits from The Penny Foundation. The women-owned company offers tours and activities throughout the greater Birmingham-metro area, as well as Montgomery and Selma. Photo via Freedom Line Tours’ Facebook.

Chances are you know about Penny Savings Bank. It’s the first black-owned and black-operated financial institution in Alabama. The bank backed and supported black-owned businesses from 1890 until it’s closing in 1915. Fast forward, in 2018 The Penny Foundation was born out of that same thread. See how it’s growing Birmingham businesses today.

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3 reasons to see Porgy and Bess now-Feb. 23. Save $6 with code BhamNow6.

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Scene from Porgy and Bess
The iconic folk opera runs now through Feb.23 at RMTC Cabaret Theatre in Birmingham. Photo courtesy of Stewart Edmonds.

“Summertime, and the living is easy.” You only have to hear the first few notes of this iconic song at the beginning of Porgy and Bess to put aside whatever you’ve been thinking about and glue your eyes to the stage. The intense and emotional story is one you don’t want to leave February without seeing. It’s being performed at the RMTC Cabaret Theatre by Red Mountain Theatre Company in Birmingham until Feb. 23—get your tickets and save $6 with the code BhamNow6 on price levels 1 or 2.

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Honey, I shrunk the Magic City! A guide to all things tiny in Birmingham.

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Would you believe this tiny truck is one of the biggest things on the list? Photo via Kristen Pender Photography.

Anyone else a fan of those tiny cooking shows on Instagram? It’s universal that practically everything is cuter when it’s smaller and Birmingham has that trend in the bag. From bars to houses, Birmingham is growing bigger by getting smaller.

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Lovelady Center volunteers help feed 600 women and children from community garden

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Alabama Power Service Organization at The LoveLady Center
When you see those red shirts, you know the Alabama Power Service Organization is involved. They are some of the volunteers who’ve had a stake in the Lovelady Center’s community garden. Photo courtesy of Alabama Power.

The benefits of a community garden span far past having fresh produce—just ask the volunteers and members at the Lovelady Center. Last spring they started work on a community garden, and it’s blossomed into a lasting impact.

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