Coronavirus changed A LOT, including our vocabulary. What words have you used Birmingham?

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The shirt says it all. Photo via @thepizitz by @americanredcross.

Who would’ve thought we would begin a new decade with a global pandemic? Not me! The past few months have transformed our daily routines—including our vocabulary. Let’s take a look at the new lingo we’re hearing and using on a daily basis.

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7 reasons to visit Cahaba Heights, including tasty food + 4 new developments

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I can’t quite decide which part of this meal seems the tastiest. Photo via Crestline Bagel’s Facebook page

If you’ve been waiting for the right reason to visit Cahaba Heights, wait no more. If you haven’t been there for a while, you’ll be surprised at all the ways this little area continues to grow and change. And if you’re considering refinancing or buying a new home, Caliber Home Loans, located in Cahaba Heights near the intersection of Crosshaven and Green Valley, can help. 

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Ready to spice up your life? This Birmingham hot sauce startup delivers

It’s easier than ever to bring the heat into your own home. Photo via Unsplash

These days, you can get absolutely anything delivered to your doorstep via subscription service. In a world where convenience is key, this Birmingham startup is adding some flavor to the subscription box game and we are here. for. it. Read on to get all the details!

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25 restaurants open for in house + patio dining in Birmingham

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With gloves and masks on, restaurant industry workers are preparing to begin dine-in service again in Birmingham. Photo via @mudtowneatanddrink on Instagram

With an amended order from the state allowing on-premises dining at restaurants, bars and breweries that can follow social distancing guidelines, some Birmingham area restaurants have started to reopen their doors. Here’s an updated list of restaurants open in and around Birmingham.

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Mortgage forbearance—what you need to know + how it can help you now

Mortgage forbearance in Birmingham is important to know about right now
Home sweet home doesn’t feel so sweet when it’s hard to make mortgage payments. Photo via Unsplash

If you own a home in Birmingham, you might have gotten a notice about forbearance from your mortgage company. We reached out to people at Caliber Home Loans for our own personal mortgage forbearance 101, and now we’re here to share what we learned. Bottom line, if your income has been affected by COVID-19, forbearance might help. 

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I tried 3 quarantine trends including whipped coffee. Here’s what happened.

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Quarantine made me do it! Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now.

Quarantine turned me into a baker and self-proclaimed fashion designer. Who would’ve thought? Not me! But here we are and let’s just say banana bread has become a major food group in my diet. Here are three easy quarantine activities to spice up your new daily routine as well as where you can find them in Birmingham.

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Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar in Hoover sets grand opening for July

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Photo via Big Whiskey’s Facebook.

Last year we announced that Big Whiskey’s will make its Alabama debut at Hoover’s Stadium Trace Village. Now they have their sights set on a grand opening this summer along with taking extra precautions to keep customers safe.

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1 dozen places to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day in Birmingham, including Church Street’s “Breakup Cookie”

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This is the personal pan size right? Photo via Cookie Fix’s Facebook.

May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day? Say no more! It’s not like we needed an excuse to enjoy chocolate chip cookies, but this day makes it even easier to do so. Check out these local spots perfect for celebrating the holiday and those tiny bites of chocolaty goodness.

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25,000 sq ft boutique office building is in the works off Shades Creek Parkway

A rendering showing where the boutique office building will be located off of Shades Creek Parkway. Photo via jhberry.com/properties

Brookwood is buzzing! According to the BBJ, a 25,000 square-foot boutique office building is in the works next to Shades Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church in Homewood. Here are the details on The FiveStone Group’s latest development. 

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What does COVID-19 mean for Birmingham businesses? We asked, you answered.

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With the arrival of a global pandemic comes a new reality for citizens and businesses alike. We checked in with the community in and around Birmingham and asked how businesses were responding and being affected. Here’s what you had to say.

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7 Birmingham restaurants opening for in house + patio dining this week

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Sad to see Mile End Deli go from the corner across from Railroad Park, but we’re happy to see Hero Doughnuts expanding. Photo via Hero Doughnuts on Facebook

With an amended order from the state allowing on-premises dining at restaurants, bars and breweries that can follow social distancing guidelines, some Birmingham area restaurants have started to reopen their doors. Here’s a list of 7 we know of so far.

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