8 places to take your kids when it’s too hot outside in Birmingham, including Bart’s ArtVenture

McWane Science Center. Photo via McWane Science Center

Summer is officially here–and we’re officially feeling it in Birmingham. Although I’m a huge fan of getting outdoors, when the heat index is over 100 degrees it might be best to stay inside.

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10 reasons every post-grad should move to Birmingham

Here’s a picture of me walking across a stage, shaking hands with my university’s President (hey Dr. Bennett), and being handed the most expensive piece of paper I’ll ever hold. I had no idea what I was doing with my life starting the next morning. Can you see the joy and fear mixing in my eyes?

I graduated from college in May 2019. Starting approximately June 1, 2018, I was asked this question over, and over, and over again. You know the one: “So, what’s next?” Now, this was certainly well-intended and asked out of genuine curiosity. However, for a senior in college with no clue what they’re doing for spring break, much less with the rest of their lives, it can be a bit panic-inducing. College students, post-grads: have no fear! I’ve got your answer to the dreaded question right here- keep reading to find out!

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8 fun factory tours in and around Birmingham, including Cahaba Brewing’s Taproom Tour

On the Golden Flake factory tour in Birmingham, you can see this half-truck. It's kind of cute.
Why yes, that’s a half Golden Flake potato chip truck attached to the side of the building. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Who’s ever been on a fun factory tour in or around Birmingham? If you’re looking for something fun to do, whether with the fam, the biz or with visitors, we’ve got you covered. Read on for all the juicy details.

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National Go Fishing Day: Guide to 10 fishing spots in and around Birmingham

Summer fun for the whole family. Dylan Colwell with a Lake Purdy catch. Photo via Lake Purdy Fishing’s website.

Happy National Go Fishing Day, Birmingham! With the weather heating up and the days getting longer, what’s a better way to enjoy summertime than by getting out and casting a line? We’ve got your guide to 10 great fishing spots in the Birmingham area.

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11 places to find ethnic food in Hoover

One of the best parts of living in Birmingham? The food, obviously! My bucket list of restaurants to try is constantly growing, and thankfully I don’t have to travel too far from my house in Hoover to check them out. Here’s your guide to where to find the best ethnic food in Hoover – add a few of these to your restaurant bucket list!

Still dreaming about the Pad Si Ewe at Blue Pacific Thai. Photo by Cecilia Wood for Bham Now
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14 places around Birmingham no longer using plastic straws + other single use plastics. Plus where to buy your own locally

Emilie Maynor and Roni Nuby using their swzle brand stainless steel reusable straws in their cocktails at the Elyton Hotel! Photo via @emiliemaynorliving on Instagram

500 million straws are used in the U.S. each day—many never making it to recycling bins, instead to join the billions of others polluting our rivers, lakes, beaches and oceans.

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Here it is! A guide to the best beers for the summer brewed in Birmingham

Montage of all of the best picks for summer beers brewed in Birmingham, AL. 2019.
The breweries of Birmingham highlight their summer thirst quenchers (Photos by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now).

It’s not like we need an excuse to visit a brewery at Bham Now, y’all. We’ve put a list together of the best beers for the summer produced in Birmingham. Enjoy them at the brewery pubs or at home over grilling season.

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4 places to find “frosé” in Birmingham including Cat-n-Bird Winery! Use BHAMNOW for 10% off

It’s National Rosé Day, and we plan on celebrating with frosé alllllll day. Frosé is simply frozen rosé, and possibly the perfect summer drink. Here’s where to find it in Birmingham, plus more rosé specials and favorites to celebrate National Rosé Day!

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Your guide to 12 events in Woodlawn this Summer, including Juneteenth June 22

Jones Valley Teaching Farm has a farm stand at Woodlawn High School each week.
Jones Valley Teaching Farm. Photo from Facebook

Here at Bham Now, we’re watching Woodlawn, and we’re happy to share a dozen events in Woodlawn that are happening this Summer.

Whether you’re a longtime Woodlawn resident, or have been meaning to check out the area, there’s something for everyone.

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