Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken opens 1st Alabama location at The Battery in Birmingham

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First taste of Gus’s. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Bham Now got a first taste of Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken on Saturday night during the friends and family opening. Today, this Memphis favorite is officially open to the public at The Battery, the redevelopment of Birmingham’s historic BEBCO building at 2201 2nd Avenue South. Here’s what you can expect.

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10th annual “Love the Bus” event honors 2019 Alabama school bus driver of the year

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“Love the Bus” at Transportation South in Pelham. Photo submitted

Every school day, Alabama bus drivers travel 488,000 miles—the equivalent of 20 trips around the earth—while safely transporting our most precious cargo. Every year a national event called “Love the Bus,” held locally in Pelham, honors their service.

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11 expert tips from a top RealtySouth agent for getting your house ready to sell in Birmingham

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Kristen McGee of RealtySouth with her pups in Birmingham. Photo submitted

Selling season is about to kick into high gear in Birmingham. Get your house market ready with 11 essential tips from one of RealtySouth’s top-performing real estate agents, Kristen McGee.

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Future $64.5 million UAB Science and Engineering Building slated for Southside

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UAB students, like their university, are always on the move. Photo via UAB’s Facebook page

Stage I approval has been secured from the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. Now plans move ahead for a new science and engineering complex on UAB’s urban campus in Birmingham.

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Top 5 ways to get your Disney magic with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra SuperPOPS! on February 23

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Time for some Disney magic, Birmingham. Photo via Pixabay

What’s your favorite Disney musical score between 1940 and today? I bet you’ll find it on the program for Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s next SuperPOPS! performance, Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time. Get your tickets before they’re gone. This show is one night only, Saturday, February 23, 7PM, at the Wright Center, with seats starting at $19.

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How Children’s of Alabama saved Parker Williams of Hoover from a near-fatal heart defect

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Parker Williams, now age 3, at a recent checkup at Children’s. Photo submitted

A week before her due date, Ashley Neil Williams’ blood pressure was abnormally high, so her doctor ordered an ultrasound. What they found was devastating. This is the story of how that baby, Parker, survived a congenital heart defect against incredible odds—and how you can help patients like her at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham next time you renew your car tag.

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Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine comes to Birmingham February 8

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Night to Shine celebrates its fifth year in 2019 with events across 16 countries. Photo via Tim Tebow Foundation’s website

Night to Shine is a prom night experience sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation for people with special needs, ages 14 and above. On Friday, February 8, the event comes to the Birmingham area. The venues? Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church in Shelby County and CrossPoint Church in Trussville.

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Birmingham local Brandon Stewart hopes to reopen 3 Jimmy John’s downtown locations

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Photo via Jimmy John’s Facebook page

It’s simple physics: it’s impossible to get subs so fast you’ll freak if you don’t have a Jimmy John’s near you. If you’re in Birmingham proper, that statement applies to you … for now. While Jimmy John’s downtown, Five Points South and Lakeview locations recently closed, another local franchisee, Brandon Stewart, hopes to reopen them soon.

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31 local municipalities join Junior League of Birmingham’s fight against human trafficking

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Mayor Randall Woodfin proclaimed January Human Trafficking Awareness Month at a Birmingham City Council Meeting on January 15. Photo via JLB

It’s a world problem, a national problem and a local problem that flows through our interstates every day. I-20 has earned the moniker “the super highway for human trafficking in the United States,” and I-85, I-10 and I-65 are major corridors, too. Learn how the Junior League of Birmingham and local municipalities are fighting back—and what you can do.

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Bham Now Eats: Taj Wraps, the Lumbar and keto-friendly cauliflower crust at Slice

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Majaraha Chicken Wrap ($5, drink included) from Taj Wraps. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

A writer’s gotta eat. This column documents my foodie adventures in Birmingham. Up this week: Taj Wraps at Eastwood Shell Food Mart (inside a Chester’s Fried Chicken no less), the Lumbar in Pepper Place and Slice Pizza & Brew in Vestavia Hills.

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10 reasons to cheer for Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken opening at The Battery this February

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A tried-and-true Memphis tradition is headed Birmingham’s way. Photo via Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

Have you heard? Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is coming to The Battery, aka Birmingham’s historic BEBCO building at 2201 2nd Avenue South. If you’re among the uninitiated, here’s why we can’t wait to sink our teeth into that golden, juicy chicken when the restaurant opens in late February.

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Top 5 reasons not to miss Beaker Bash at McWane Science Center on Saturday, February 2

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Family fun at Beaker Bash 2016. Photo submitted

On Saturday, February 2, 5-8PM, you will find McWane Science Center transformed into a magical world filled with acrobatics, intrigue and the forces of nature. It’s all part of Beaker Bash Carnivale 2019, McWane’s big annual fundraiser.

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Where in the world is Wasabi Juan’s? 3 spots to get your fix, including The Battery and Hwy 280

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It’s the same Wasabi Juan’s you know and love … now at The Battery on 2nd Ave South. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Good news. Whether you’re downtown or over the mountain, you’re still close to a sushi burrito fix at Wasabi Juan’s. However, this Birmingham original has done some moving around in recent months. So where can you find Wasabi Juan’s? Bham Now used our benevolent sleuthing powers to make it easy for you.

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