3 spots in Birmingham that serve life-changing hot cocoa, plus some honorable mentions

What’s hot cocoa without the toasted marshmallow? Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

When the weather outside is getting chillier by the second, there’s no better way to keep the cold at bay then our favorite winter beverage, the hot chocolate. Nothing warms our hands (and hearts) quicker than a hot cup of cocoa, and these spots happen to serve some of the best cocoa in town.

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An updated guide to The Pizitz Food Hall

The Pizitz Food Hall is located in Downtown Birmingham and features a variety of great food options. Photo via The Pizitz Food Hall

In 2017, we released our first guide to The Pizitz Food Hall, which you can find here. Since then, there have been a few changes to Birmingham’s first food hall, and it’s our duty to keep you in the loop. Without further ado, let’s get into it: the updated guide to The Pizitz Food Hall.

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13 local Etsy shops in Birmingham that will land on your favorites list

Midnight swirl round handmade ceramic ring dish. Photo via susangordonpottery on Etsy

Finding a new favorite Etsy page is always exciting. Especially when the seller turns out to live in your very own town. Here are 13 local Etsy shops in Birmingham that are sure to make it onto your favorites list.

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16 things to do in January in Birmingham

Check out Tropicaleo’s New Year’s Day brunch menu! Photo via Tropicaleo

We know you’re planning on having a great New Year’s Eve celebration tonight because you checked out both of our NYE guides, but what about the rest of January 2019? Is there anything going on then? We did some research and it looks like January is going to kick 2019 off with a bang!

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6 local pet stores and Birmingham-based dog treat companies for your furry friends

A Birmingham pup eats a puppy ice cream treat from Fetch food truck. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Eating local is no longer just for you — it’s for your pets too! Birmingham is full of local businesses that are making their own wholesome dog treats and food. Find out where you can find it and what kind of options you have for your furry friends with our handy guide.

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6 New Year’s Eve parties you won’t want to miss in Birmingham

Ring in 2019 the right way with this list of Birmingham NYE parties! Photo via Pixabay

New Year’s Eve preparation can sometimes get lost in all the hub-bub around the holidays, but we’re here to help. We’ve got your list of the New Year’s Eve parties going on in Birmingham so you can ring in 2019 the right way.

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15 days of Christmas movies and the dates, times and channels where you can find them

It’s that time again — grab a santa hat and watch some Christmas movies with friends!

Your tree is trimmed, your cocoa is hot and you’re ready to snuggle in and watch your favorite Christmas movie. But wait — is your favorite even on TV tonight?  Check out our handy guide to find out. 

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7 ways to entertain company in Birmingham over the holidays, including sushi burritos at Wasabi Juan’s

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Two Birmingham originals: Vulcan and Wasabi Juan’s LHM Sushi Burrito. Photo by Bham Now

When family and friends head to town for the holidays, you need a plan to entertain them. Bham Now created this guide with a little help from our friends the Toros, owners of Wasabi Juan’s in Birmingham, who often host family from Miami over the holidays. We even made a map for you at the end.

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More than 30 places with vegan options in Birmingham, including Big Spoon Creamery

Grab a bowl from Farm Bowl and Juice Co. for a healthy meal. Photo by Lauren Bedford

Are you a vegan, vegetarian, or someone who is following a plant-based diet? If so, it can be hard to find restaurants that are accommodating to your diet. Luckily, we’ve done some research and are here to provide you with a helpful list of restaurants in town that offer vegan and vegetarian options. 

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Birmingham holiday parades to get you in the holly jolly spirit

Waving at the kiddos who are waiting for Santa Claus! Photo by Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce Website

Christmas time is finally here. A time for family, hot cocoa, giving gifts(and receiving, if you’re on the nice list), and, of course, Christmas parades! That’s right, nothing reminds me of the holidays more than waiting patiently by the street for Santa to ride by in a firetruck throwing candy to all the good boys and girls. 

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35 Things to do in Birmingham in December

Don’t miss “Christmas is a Drag at Saturn” and 34 other great events this December in Birmingham! Photo via Saturn on Facebook

Are you ready for December in Birmingham? Lights are going up around town and everyone is feeling festive! Check out these 35 events (holiday and non-holiday themed) that are happening in Birmingham in December! 

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10 trend-setter gift ideas by Aviate, a Birmingham style original

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Take the guesswork out of gift giving with Aviate. Photo by Bham Now

Shopping local this holiday season? Here are our top 10 gifts from Aviate. This Birmingham-based, nationally loved apparel brand made baseball caps with 3-letter airport codes a wardrobe staple, but they’ve got a whole lot more to offer. 

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