5 of the hottest lunch spots in Birmingham + what to order

Now THAT is a lunch spread. Photo via brick & tin on Facebook

Whether you’re sitting down to enjoy soup and salad or you’re grabbing a quick sandwich and coffee to go, lunch is the most important meal of the day—right? We think so. Share this with your favorite coworker and start making plans to visit these local lunch hotspots.

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5 ways decluttering with Closets by Design can help you get ready for the holidays now

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Imagine your home all nice and tidy with the holiday decorations in place. Photo via Closets by Design Central Alabama’s Facebook page

With Halloween fast approaching, who isn’t thinking about decorating for the holidays? It’s hard to imagine bringing out the holiday decorations, though, when the house is full of too many things to look at. Follow these five decluttering steps now with help from Closets by Design Central Alabama.

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Pack your bags! 3 types of fall getaways you can enjoy in DeKalb County

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I’ll hit the road right now if it’s headed to anywhere that looks like this. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

After this year, we’re all in need of a peaceful getaway—and DeKalb County is the place to do it. With some of the most beautiful outdoor offerings and fall foliage in the country, Alabama’s Mountain Town is the perfect autumn destination. They truly have a trip for everyone, and we did the work for you.

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Ready for sweater weather? 5 Birmingham boutiques to find the perfect fall sweater

When you lock eyes with your dream fall sweater… literally. Photo via basic. on Facebook

The best time to wear a *fall* sweater is all the time. We’ve rounded up 5 local spots to find the perfect autumn knits in Birmingham. Spoiler alert: Things are about to get cozy.

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Celebrate National Noodle Day Oct. 6 with 5 Asian noodle dishes from local spots

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Nothing beats a warm bowl of ramen when it’s cold outside. Photo via Unsplash

I’m always in the mood for Asian food, but with the weather change recently, my cravings for a warm plate of pad thai and a bowl of pho went into overdrive. Thankfully, Oct. 6 is National Noodle Day, so I have the perfect excuse to order takeout. If you can relate, make sure to add these 5 restaurants + noodle dishes to your must-try list.

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5 Birmingham bookstores share their recommendations for National Poetry Day, Oct. 3

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Warm coffee, a cozy nook and a good book—the recipe for happiness. Photo via Unsplash

Nothing beats cuddling up on a chilly autumn day with a good book. If you’re searching for a new read, check out these 5 local bookstores and their poetry recommendations for National Poetry Day.

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8 Black-owned beauty brands to check out in Birmingham

Bianca Derisma, A.K.A. Wink by B. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

We all know it by now—where you spend your money matters. Whether you’re looking for Birmingham-owned, minority- or woman-owned, sustainable, etc., it all makes a difference. Check out these 8 Birmingham Black-owned beauty brands that span everything from brows and lashes to nails, makeup and more.

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3 brand-new murals in The Magic City + a few of our favorite classics [Photos]

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Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Is it just me, or does a new mural pop up in Birmingham almost every day? We took a ride around town in a 2020 GLC300 from Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham to see a few of the new murals in The Magic City—here’s what we found!

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The Grocery Guide to 3 Popular Cuisines’ Spices + Where to Find Them Locally

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So much to explore! Photo taken by Cheyenne Trujillo

We are so excited to see restaurants opening here again! But I am not ready for my newly refined cooking skills to go waste. I recently explored stores across Birmingham to stock up on spices for Latin American, Pan-Asian, and Mediterranean dishes. Here are the spices you need for the backbone of these 3 cuisines and where to find them locally! (Btw, garlic, onion, and cilantro are in all these cuisines so make sure to have plenty)

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