10 restaurants in Birmingham where you can get Mexican food curbside

Quarantine nachos or nothing. Photo via Tostadas on Homewood

Look, everyone has their go-to comfort food. For some it might be chicken and dumplings, or their grandmother’s mac and cheese, or maybe even a Big Mac combo. For my family, it’s Mexican food. If you’re in the same boat and feeling a little stressed lately, never fear. We’ve got your curbside + delivery Mexican fix right here.

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The World Games Birmingham announces new dates for July 2022—including insight from Nick Sellers

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Raise your hand if you can’t wait for The Games to come to Birmingham! Photo via The World Games.

The world is coming to Birmingham—just a little bit later than originally planned. The World Games Birmingham has been rescheduled to take place on July 7-17, 2022. Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games Birmingham, provided insight to Bham Now about the decision. Keep reading for more details including the event’s positive outlook.

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3 Birmingham stories that will put a smile on your face today

We’re pretty good at that around here. Photo via Unsplash

It’s no secret to any local that Birmingham is the Magic City in more ways than one. In the wake of a global pandemic that’s put our whole world on pause, neighbors and strangers alike in Birmingham are being as generous and kind as ever. Read about three of them and focus on the good today.

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The Town of Spectre: Adventures with Adamson Ep. 1

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Abandonded movie set? Check. Sweet ride to get there? Double-check.

Did you know there’s a movie set on an island in the Alabama River that was abandoned after shooting wrapped on a blockbuster film? We wanted to check it out for ourselves, and our friends over at Adamson Ford got us there in style. Come tag along on our latest adventure!

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5 unique ways to help Birmingham’s healthcare + hospitality workers now

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Healthcare workers are on the frontlines right now. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

We are fortunate that our Magic City is filled with smart, creative people who are finding ways to help Birmingham’s healthcare and hospitality workers now. As you can imagine, both are facing new challenges, for different reasons. Keep reading to find out how you can get involved.

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Single and can’t mingle? Dating in Birmingham during a pandemic + 3 virtual date ideas

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Honestly might just be content with a cute little dog by my side during the quarantine. Photo via The Pizitz Facebook.

Just when we were getting into the swing of a new decade, COVID-19 halted things in the blink of an eye. There’s nothing we can really do about it besides practicing social distancing and slathering on gallons of hand sanitizer. Whether you’re just getting to know someone or social distancing from your long-time partner, there’s still hope. You can still strike up a romance. It just requires a little creativity.

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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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Help save local Birmingham theaters—here’s how

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Christmastime during A Year with Frog and Toad at Birmingham Children’s Theatre. Photo via Brooke Duke

The show must go on, even when it can’t. We know how much hard work and effort were put into local productions that are now postponed or canceled. However, the best way to ensure we get to see future shows is by giving back now.

Not only do these performances feature renowned and global actors, they also feature your children, coworkers, friends, family and Birmingham community. Bham Now is offering FREE promotion for local non-profits.   This information will be used to create useful guides on Bham Now.

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Do you have Birmingham’s grumpiest cat? You could win $100 for charity.

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Adam (left) is a 1.5-year-old male hanging out with Kitty Kat Haven and Rescue. The equally unimpressed cat on the right is MeowMeow—read on for all the details on her.

Grumpy cats are a favorite in the world of the internet. We found Birmingham’s 7 grumpiest cats—the best news? They’re all adorable and adoptable. Read on to meet them and to find out how you could win $100 to the animal rights nonprofit of your choice!

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7 ways (+ even more reasons) to “friend” Birmingham Botanical Gardens this year

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Fun for all ages. Photo via Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

NOTE: BIRMINGHAM BOTANICAL GARDENS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is rolling out brand-new reasons to support one of the Magic City’s greatest treasures. The partnership between the City of Birmingham and the Friends allows the Gardens to be enjoyed sunrise to sunset, every day of the year. Learn how you can be a Friend for 10% off with the code SPRING2020.

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