Support The Pizitz Food Hall and get dinner, drinks + dessert curbside

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With temps in the high 70’s this weekend, a big glass of iced tea from Piper & Leaf is not a want… It’s a NEED. Photo via @ThePizitz on Instagram

The Pizitz Food Hall is one of Birmingham’s best when it comes to social spots, local eats and delicious drinks. You might not be able to hang there now, but you can still show them support by ordering curbside pick up. Here are the stalls still operating + how to get all your food hall favorites safely.

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Do you have the goods? Bartering is making a comeback in Birmingham

Toys for pets and kids seem to be some of the most in-demand items in Birmingham. Photo via Unsplash

While it used to be the foundation of most economies, bartering has become fairly outdated in recent decades, particularly in the states. With many incomes slowing down, the practice is gaining traction. Check out the details + learn how to barter in Bham.

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Orangetheory home workouts + how Transformation Challenge kept me motivated

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Unfortunately, I don’t have a rowing machine at home, but Orangetheory has some tips to get the same type of workout at home. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now.

NOTICE: Orangetheory is currently closed due to COVID-19. All memberships will be temporarily frozen without a fee during this time.

Around 8 weeks ago I started Orangetheory’s Transformation Challenge. Along the way, I formed a community, learned I can’t do a push-up and felt stronger than ever. Now, I’m taking my workouts with the Orangetheory team online—find out how. 

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20+ local spots in Birmingham to get a fried chicken sandwich curbside

Throwback to when we would grub on Winner Winner during lunch break. Can’t wait to get back to it! Photo via Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

Social distancing in Birmingham means staying at home, exploring the outdoors and trying to figure out how to get our comfort food fix without dining in a restaurant. We’ve got 20+ local spots serving up mouthwatering fried chicken sandwiches curbside. Check ’em out! *Warning: Drooling may occur.*

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Over 65 marketing execs joined virtual summit on how to communicate during pandemic.

Even though our workspaces may look a little different, communication remains important as ever. Photo via Unsplash

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF Birmingham) held its first-ever online panel on Wednesday, March 25. Topic? How businesses can best communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted via Zoom, the summit featured 4 local communication experts and welcomed over 65 local advertising and marketing executives. Read on to get the pro tips.

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Going stir crazy? Here’s how to be productive + stay busy at home in Birmingham

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Ignite Cycle knows how to keep people moving—even during a quarantine situation. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

We know life is a little crazy right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to go stir crazy at home. Here are some activities to keep you busy and productive including virtual dance parties, live streams with local bands and free book delivery in Birmingham.

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Birmingham nonprofit spotlight—here’s how you can help today

We make it through together! Photo via Mitchell’s Place

Our local nonprofits need our help, Birmingham. We’re making it easy. Check back once a week and see who we’re spotlighting—we’ll be adding more nonprofits as the COVID-19 response continues. Learn how you can be a part of important work serving our community.

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JeffCO Department of Health orders retail and salons to close to combat COVID-19

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Kate Pollard, Salon Blonde. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

In a stern message last night, Jefferson County Health Officer Mark Wilson  announced that he was amending his March 19th public health order to include the closing of non-essential retail stores, barbershops and hair salons by today at 5:00pm.

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Help Birmingham service industry workers and tip online

Support Birmingham service industry workers like the wonderful team at Queen’s Park! Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Supporting the Birmingham service industry just got SO much easier. Now, after you finish a meal or make yourself a drink at home, you can send service industry workers a tip online. Find out more about the service and how to add your info if you work in the Birmingham service industry. 

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Quarantini, anyone? We’re getting creative with Birmingham spirits

Ahh… Bring the island escape to your living room. Photo via Campesino Rum

Week one of social distancing down and we need a drink. Y’all know Bham Now loves supporting local business, so we’re mixing our cocktails with spirits made right here in the Magic City. Check out our top three quarantini recipes and learn how you can make your own!

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New dates for 7 favorite Birmingham events including Regions Tradition

The celebrity player list is stacked at the Regions Tradition Pro-Am tournament. From 2018, University of Alabama’s Nick Saban and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin greet spectators. (Photo via Regions Tradition)

It’s weird to think that just a few weeks ago, we were looking forward to fun events around Birmingham. Social distancing gives us plenty of time to update our calendars. Here’s the rundown of new dates for some of your fave local events.

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Drinks to go! Local bars and brew pubs serving curbside.

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Pick up a six-pack of local brew to tide you over! Photo via Cahaba Brewing Co. on Instagram

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!

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