Check out Iron City Grill’s brand-new brunch menu [Photos]

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The Iron City Brunch Burger is one of the new items on Iron City Grill’s menu. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Iron City Grill has released a brand-new brunch menu, and we couldn’t wait to try it! Keep reading to see our top picks & how you can brush up on your painting skills at Brunch + Brushes at Iron City Grill on August 15th!

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Meet the 5 startups competing for $50K at the Alabama Launchpad Finale in Auburn, August 26

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Alabama Launchpad is celebrating the return of live events on August 26th! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

After more than a year of virtual events, the highly-anticipated Alabama Launchpad Finale is returning to the stage in Auburn on August 26th! To celebrate, we’re highlighting the 5 competitors, including startups helping people breathe easier, eat local, build wealth, and more. Keep reading to learn about the event—and buy tickets here!

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Stay hydrated this summer with tips from TrustCare’s Dr. Seale

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Dr. Daniel Seale, a phycisian at TrustCare’s Cahaba Heights location. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Summer is in full swing, and that Alabama heat can be brutal. Whether you’re out for a run or mowing the lawn, it’s extremely important to stay hydrated—especially during these scorching summer months.

Keep reading to learn how you can spot the early warning signs of dehydration & how to prevent it in the first place.

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How to plan the perfect camping getaway in Birmingham

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Plan the perfect camping trip this fall in Alabama! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to see the end of this summer’s heat! Since the next few months will bring cooler weather, it’s time to start planning your next camping getaway. We caught up with Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham and Storyteller Overland to learn how to plan the perfect camping trip in Birmingham.

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7 easy ways you can prepare for a home fire in Birmingham

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Planning out your Fire Safety Plan can help save lives in the event of a fire. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Did you know that fires are the single most common disaster in the nation, killing more Americans each year than all natural disasters combined? Home fires aren’t a risk to be taken lightly—that’s why the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping families prepare for the worst. Check out these 7 easy tips YOU can take to keep your family safe in the event of a home fire.

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Introducing the new Dr. Carson Pruitt at Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics

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Dr. Carson Pruitt alongside his dad, Dr. Robin Pruitt. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

There’s a new dentist in town! After graduating from dental school on June 5th, Dr. Carson Pruitt has officially joined his father’s practice, Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics. We spoke with the father/son team to learn more!

Clarification: Throughout the article, we will refer to Dr. Robin Pruitt as “Dr. Pruitt”, while Dr. Carson Pruitt will be referred to as “Dr. Carson”.

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The delectable history behind Birmingham’s famous Orange Rolls [Photos]

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Mrs. Jessie holding her famous Orange Rolls at The Club. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Nearly two years ago, I woke up at a mindbogglingly early time to meet Ella Irby, the woman behind the famous sweet rolls at Bogue’s Restaurant. But those aren’t the only famous rolls in town. I traveled to The Club to meet Mrs. Jessie, a longtime baker at The Club, to learn more about their famous Orange Rolls.

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7 adorable Birmingham pets you need to follow on Instagram

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My lil pal, Kiki, isn’t on Instagram (yet). Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

It’s no secret that Birminghamians love their pets. And what better way to show off those precious fur-babies than with their own Instagram account? We found 7 totally adorable pets you need to follow on Instagram!

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See why these local employers support Innovate Birmingham on Give Day, July 26th

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Innovate Birmingham has touched the lives of hundreds of Central Alabama residents—just like these alumni. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

At the turn of the 20th century, Birmingham rapidly transformed from a small collection of farmland into the economic engine of Alabama—garnering the name “The Magic City.” Although Birmingham’s steel-making days are behind her, one local non-profit is leading the city’s economic renaissance by educating tech talent and encouraging new businesses to plant their roots in Birmingham.

Monday, July 26th, is your opportunity to invest in the future of The Magic City by making a donation on Innovate Birmingham Give Day. Keep reading to find out how you can make a difference.

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Red Mountain Theatre presents “Roaring Twenties: An Immersive Theatrical Experience” from July 8 to 31

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Excitement awaits you at Roaring Twenties: An Immersive Theatrical Experience. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Get dolled up in your flapper dresses and snap on your suspenders—the Roaring Twenties are back! From July 8th to July 31st, Red Mountain Theatre will be presenting the one-of-a-kind Roaring Twenties: An Immersive Theatrical Experience inside their new, $25M Arts Campus in Parkside. Keep reading for all the details!

Pro-Tip: Use code RMT6 for $6 off your ticket to Roaring Twenties: An Immersive Theatrical Experience! Discount cannot be used retroactively or combined with other offers. Limited quantities available.

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Hone your writing skills at UAB’s 3rd annual SPARK Writing Festival, July 18-31

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Whether you’re a published author or new to writing, you can hone your writing skills at the 3rd annual SPARK Writing Festival! Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Calling all writers! The University of Alabama at Birmingham is kicking off their third annual SPARK Writing Festival this month, and YOU are invited. Keep reading to find out how you can exercise your writing skills and learn from esteemed guest speakers during the all-virtual festival!

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Brasfield & Gorrie kicks off construction of City Walk BHAM; to be complete in 425 days

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The City Walk skate park under the I-59/20 bridge. Rendering via City Walk BHAM

Remember when Birmingham fell in love with the new lights under the I-59/20 bridge? We’ve got some exciting news. Yesterday, ALDOT announced that Brasfield & Gorrie has officially kicked off construction on City Walk BHAM, a massive project under the bridge that will connect the city like never before. Keep reading for all the details!

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See how this Auburn student landed an internship at Oakworth Capital Bank

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Layton Martin (left), an Auburn student interning at Oakworth Capital Bank with her supervisor, Jennifer Shaw (right). Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

For college students, an internship with a local company can be a daunting but invaluable experience. Oftentimes, an internship is a college student’s first foray into the real world—so it’s important to find a program in line with their career path. For Layton Martin, a senior at Auburn’s Harbert College of Business, that internship is at Oakworth Capital Bank.

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Campesino Rum wins “Best in Show” at 2021 WSWA Brand Battle

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Campesino Rum Founder & CEO Hatton Smith with a bottle of his Campesino Silver Rum. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Birmingham’s own Campesino Rum recently took home “Best in Show” in the Rum category at the 2021 WSWA Brand Battle Tournament on Tuesday, July 29th! Here’s everything you need to know + a few ways to celebrate with your own unique cocktail!

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5 concerts we can’t wait to see at Iron City in July, including Waka Flocka Flame

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most-missed aspects of normal life was seeing live music. Luckily, concerts are BACK at Iron City Bham, and the beloved music venue has a killer lineup planned for July. Keep reading for all the details 👇

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