A little over a century ago, the world was rocked by the Spanish Flu—a deadly influenza pandemic that lasted from January 1918 to December 1920. Similar to COVID-19, the Spanish Flu eventually made its way to Birmingham. But how did The Magic City deal with one of the deadliest epidemics in recorded history? Find out here.Continue reading “How did Birmingham handle the Spanish Flu 100 years ago? Learn more.”
Buying a house is one of the biggest and most important decisions in a young couple’s life. You want to find a place that will fit your needs now and for the foreseeable future. Most importantly, you want to find a home. A few months ago, Lindsey and Greg McKinney stumbled upon what seemed like their dream home. However, a couple of issues appeared to be dealbreakers. Luckily, Lindsey and Greg had their real estate agent there to fight for them.Continue reading “Greg & Lindsey bought their dream home in Birmingham—here’s how”
All around the country, small and local businesses are feeling pressure as their customers begin to self-isolate. In order to help out their tenants, several Birmingham property owners are offering waived or deferred rent (as well as other creative solutions) until this outbreak clears up.Continue reading “Several Birmingham property owners offering creative help to their tenants”
Just because we’re quarantined doesn’t mean that the need for dentists has magically gone away. Toothaches, broken teeth, and other emergency dental situations still exist—that’s why Vestavia Family Dentistry and Magic City Dentistry have stepped up to fill that need.Continue reading “Urgent Dental Care offered by Magic City Dentistry and Vestavia Family Dentistry”
National Cheesesteak Day is just around the corner on March 24! If you’re going stir-crazy all cooped up (like me), get out and enjoy a curbside Philly Cheesesteak while supporting Birmingham’s local businesses.Continue reading “Celebrate National Cheesesteak Day with these 5 Birmingham restaurants”
We all know that Birmingham is famous for its breweries, but did you know that we have several spirit distilleries in The Magic City as well? Check out Redmont Distilling Company—and find out where you can pick up a bottle in Birmingham.Continue reading “Redmont Distilling Company brings spirit to Birmingham”
Did you hear that the Alabama Beverage Commission (ABC) board is now allowing restaurants and bars to sell alcohol to go? Yes, you heard me—you can now pick up drinks to go at your favorite local establishment. Grab a designated driver and check out these participating businesses—and remember that tips are GREATLY appreciated.
Do you own a bar, brewery or restaurant offering curbside cocktails or pickup? Input your information and special offers into this form and we will include you in future guides. Over 150 local businesses have already signed up!Continue reading “Drinks to go! Local bars and brew pubs serving curbside.”
Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available throughout Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Public Health and several private facilities. Here’s everything you need to know about testing for Coronavirus in Birmingham.
And as always, wash your hands!Continue reading “3 ways to get tested for COVID-19 in Birmingham”
On March 5, developer Ed Ticheli announced that the $24 million redevelopment of the eye-catching American Life Building in downtown Birmingham officially reached its halfway point. That’s right—the upgraded building is slated to open later this year.Continue reading “Birmingham’s American Life Building reaches halfway point of $24M redevelopment”
Birmingham is home to Coca-Cola UNITED, one of the largest Coca-Cola bottling facilities in the United States. I sat down with President and CEO John Sherman, III to learn how the American Red Cross helps each Coca-Cola UNITED employee arrive home safe and sound.Continue reading “Red Cross to award John Sherman and Birmingham’s Coca-Cola UNITED for training services”
In 2018, The Battery brought restaurants, breweries, event space and more to Birmingham’s Southside. Now, developer Ward Neely is out to do the same thing—right across the street. Say hello to Battery II, the newest project in Birmingham’s Automotive Historic District.Continue reading “Like The Battery? You’ll love Battery II—a new development in Birmingham’s Southside”
In the downtown real estate boom, mixed-use is the name of the game. Birmingham-based firm Christopher Architecture & Interiors is turning a historic downtown building into the newest mixed-use development, complete with residential units, commercial space and even a rooftop lounge.Continue reading “New mixed-use project in the works at historic building in downtown Birmingham”
I recently stopped in to Homewood Music and met the owner, Bob Tedrow. Let’s just say I know where I’ll be going for my music needs from now on.Continue reading “Bob Tedrow, owner of Homewood Music, is one of three people in the U.S. with this rare skill”
Whether it’s a friend’s birthday, a bachelor party or just wanting to have a dudes’ night, Birmingham has a ton of ways to party with the guys. Here are a handful of ideas to help you make the most out of your guy’s night out.Continue reading “Your guide to a guy’s night out in Birmingham”