You heard it here, folks. Birmingham’s favorite (and only) authentic biergarten, Brät Brot, will reopen its doors in Lakeview this spring, following its unexpected closure in December.Continue reading “Brät Brot will reopen this spring. Yaaaas!”
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.Continue reading “Birmingham local Brandon Stewart hopes to reopen 3 Jimmy John’s downtown locations”
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.Continue reading “31 local municipalities join Junior League of Birmingham’s fight against human trafficking”
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.Continue reading “Bham Now Eats: Taj Wraps, the Lumbar and keto-friendly cauliflower crust at Slice”
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.Continue reading “10 reasons to cheer for Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken opening at The Battery this February”
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.Continue reading “Top 5 reasons not to miss Beaker Bash at McWane Science Center on Saturday, February 2”
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.Continue reading “Where in the world is Wasabi Juan’s? 3 spots to get your fix, including The Battery and Hwy 280”
Earlier this month, I headed to Samford University for a professional development workshop called “Confidence When It Counts,” led by expert Dr. Sharon Melnick of Boston. It was part of a new leadership series from Momentum, a Birmingham-based nonprofit that promotes women in leadership across Alabama. So what did I learn? Here are my takeaways.Continue reading “6 things I learned at Momentum’s confidence workshop at Samford University”
What’s out: teachers dipping into their own pockets for basic classroom supplies. (Seriously, boo.) What’s in: local high school students on the Birmingham Youth Action Committee raising $5,000 to give back to teachers. The youth-led nonprofit delivered 53 boxes of supplies to Hemphill and Barrett Elementary Schools on January 23.Continue reading “Birmingham high school students raise $5K in supplies for elementary schools”
Birmingham had a major presence at a roundtable held by President of U.S. Conference of Mayors Steven Benjamin on January 22, prior to the opening of the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in Washington D.C. The topic: HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), which, for some companies, are an untapped source of tech, talent and culture.
“Today was all about changing the dynamic from surviving to thriving,” said Erskine “Chuck” Faush, a Birmingham business leader who launched a key initiative at the event.
Local companies and organizations are providing some much-needed shutdown relief for federal employees in Birmingham. Check out Great Harvest Bread Company’s shutdown shelf, the Junior League of Birmingham Diaper Bank and discounts at three Tonya Jones SalonSpa locations.Continue reading “Shutdown relief for federal employees in Birmingham: bread, diapers and salons”
It’s nice to have you in Birmingham, and we mean it. We even put it on murals. To ease your transition from newcomer to local, reference this guide as often as necessary.
Brett Vebber looks forward to big birthdays, like turning 50, more than most. As a cystic fibrosis patient, he wasn’t expected to live past 17, much less 48, his current age. With early advanced care at Children’s of Alabama and now at UAB, he has defied the odds. Now as a chaplain at Children’s, he comforts others as he has been comforted.Continue reading “How cystic fibrosis taught Chaplain Brett Vebber to comfort others as he has been comforted at Children’s of Alabama”
We don’t have a date, but we have a location: 281 Lakeshore Pkwy, the site of the former Outback Steakhouse in Wildwood Centre. It’s official, people. Cook Out is coming to Birmingham!Continue reading “Cook Out is coming to Birmingham! Lakeshore Parkway location confirmed”
Hey, how are those New Year’s resolutions coming? Maybe it’s time to kick (and punch) it up a notch at Battle Republic, a boxing-inspired gym in downtown Homewood. If you need workout gear, even better. Sign up for unlimited classes at Battle Republic and enjoy a 20 percent discount on gear from Aviate, the nationally loved Birmingham brand that inspires us to “Play Hard,” for a whole year.Continue reading “Sign up for unlimited boxing-inspired workouts at Battle Republic in Homewood. Get 20% off Aviate gear all year!”