Bham Now photographer Larry O. Gay gives us a sneak peak inside “foodie heaven” – The Pizitz Food Hall

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Described by the New York Times as “foodie heaven,” Bham Now photographer Larry O. Gay visited last weekend, the newly opened Pizitz Food Hall, which has been “rolling out” several of its new vendors over the past few days.

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Birmingham Pedal Tours are here and experiencing Bham just got easier!

When it comes to public transportation, you know I’m all in. Anything to keep us from driving so much is a win in my book.

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via Birmingham Pedal Tours Facebook Page

So, how about a new idea from some locals looking to tap into the city’s growing tourism market?

Check out this husband-and-wife team working to bring a new way to cruise around town without driving.

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Bright future of solar power not yet shining in Alabama – Part 1 of 3

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The largest power source in this neck of the universe is still 93 million miles away from Earth. But its energy-producing potential for our planet is closer than ever to truly being realized.Solar Power, Birmingham, Alabama

Solar power has been touted for decades as being the ultimate answer to our energy needs. According to researchers at MIT, the amount of sunlight striking the earth’s surface is more than 10,000 times greater than the world’s total energy usage. Or as solar advocates like to put it, one hour of sunshine can create one year’s worth of energy.

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An Optometrist with a Passion for Sustainability

Dr. Tiffany Luke, a former graduate of UAB optometry school, has established her own practice in the heart of downtown.

Across from the Lyric Theatre, Luke will be opening “Do Good Eye Care” in the historic Pythian Building on March 6th.

There’s more than meets the eye with this practice though…

Do Good Eye Care has taken space at the Pythian Building on 18th Street North.
Picture from Google – Pythian Building – 310 18th St. North

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Dave and Busters looks at first Alabama Location in the ‘Ham

News of the adult entertainment venue eyeing Alabama came last night to the Hoover Sun and the anticipation can now begin.

Based in Dallas, Dave and Busters includes a restaurant and massive arcade area, with 90 locations in 36 states.

Can you guess where they want to place its Alabama location?

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1MillionCupsBham Presentation – “Satterfield Technologies”

In terms of consumers who buy products to help them with movement, there are three main types, the Athlete, the Elderly, and the Handicap.

Forrest Satterfield’s company, Satterfield Technologies, wants to help those (above) looking for external limb attachments or prosthetic’s and find them cheaper and more efficiently.

Forrest Satterfield, a Senior Biomedical major and Entrepreneurship minor at UAB has been working on his company since freshmen year in college. Photo by Wade Cline

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Birmingham’s Fife’s Restaurant recognized in Travel + Leisure’s “Best Cheap Eats” national guide

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Fife’s Restaurant named “Best Cheap Eats” by Travel + Leisure is located at 2321 4th Avenue North in downtown Birmingham

Fife’s Restaurant, a Birmingham culinary institution, has been recognized in the national online publication Travel and Leisure’s “Best Cheap Eats” guide.

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Summer 2018, Five Points South will have its own Social House

Think of Five Points South.

It’s growing with food, bars, and hangouts. For some time, the area has been hoppin’, and it certainly isn’t slowing down.  This historic Birmingham neighborhood was one of Birmingham’s first streetcar suburbs. The Elyton Land Company, established a streetcar line that connected “Highland” with downtown.  So, it has always been on the leading edge of movement.

Some time later this year, a social house, (bowling concept if you will) is being planned by Orchestra Partners.

A look at Punch Bowl Social in Denver, Colorado. A similar concept is coming to Birmingham's Five Points South district.
One of the best examples to mirror the new concept to is the Punch Bowl Social in Denver. Courtesy of Kathleen Lavine

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Red Diamond Classic: 100 million reasons to love soccer in Birmingham

During the first two weekends in March more than 300 youth soccer teams and 20,000 players,  family members and fans from all over the nation compete in the Red Diamond Classic
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BUSA ECNL Team – Photo from Birmingham United Soccer Association

It’s been an annual  Birmingham tradition for  19 years.

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