It’s green peanut season in Birmingham! Boiled peanuts are a staple of Southern cuisine, but did you know that green peanut season is the best time to try this delicious snack? I spoke with the peanut experts at Alabama Peanut Company in downtown Birmingham to learn more!Continue reading “Green peanut season: the best time to try the South’s favorite snack”
Legendary juke joint Gip’s Place is going through some changes, but the members claim it’s here to stay. Bham Now joined hundreds of music lovers Saturday night to celebrate 67 years of old fashioned blues.Continue reading “Gip’s Place: the finest juke joint in the South”
August is the perfect month (temperature-wise!) to explore the wonderful nature programs at Oak Mountain State Park.Continue reading “6 nature events at Oak Mountain State Park this month, including hikes, turtles, and reptiles”
Did you know Birmingham is technically a port city? I took a short drive to discover Birmingport, one of Birmingham’s best kept secrets.Continue reading “Birmingport, the secret port of Birmingham”
Did you know some of Alabama’s most notable figures are buried right here in Birmingham? I visited Oak Hill and Elmwood cemeteries to see the resting place of several influential Birmingham voices.
Music lovers rejoice! This weekend, Birmingham offers several opportunities to experience exciting new music!Continue reading “Looking for live music? Secret Stages and B.O.S.S. Ultra Bar & Lounge have you covered!”
Every night, the bright lights of the Lyric and Alabama Theatres are bound to dazzle both visitors and natives alike. I toured downtown to discover what remains of the 73 theaters that once made up the Birmingham Historic Theater district.Continue reading “Explore Birmingham’s historic theaters, past and present, from downtown to Five-Points South”