7 reasons to cheer for Birmingham Shake Shack grand opening Wednesday, Aug. 22. First 205 customers get free Big Bob’s Cheese Fries!

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Clear the way for the stampede! The first-ever Alabama Shake Shack opens in Birmingham on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at The Summit, 200 Summit Blvd. The best part? Numbers 3, 4 and 5 on this list are all about local at this globally loved restaurant.

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5 things to know about Rodney Scott’s BBQ opening in Saigon Noodle House location in Avondale

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Rodney Scott masters the ‘cue in a cinder block smokehouse. Photo via rodneyscottsbbq.com

Woot woot. More delicious eats coming this way! Birmingham not only boasts homegrown James Beard award winners, but our city also attracts them across state lines. Barbecue master Rodney Scott owns the title of James Beard Best Chef of the Southeast 2018. Now his restaurant, Rodney Scott’s BBQ, is coming to the Magic City. The location? The current home of Saigon Noodle House in Avondale.

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4 reasons why The Essential at Founders Station is hot in Birmingham, including phenomenal pastries

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Victor King and Kristen Hall-Owners of The Essential. Photo by Stacey Stacy Allen of Mountainside Photo Co.

The Essential is booming at Founders Station. Check out the top four reasons why it’s one of Birmingham’s latest hot spots. 

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10 days of Birmingham Restaurant Week deals starts NOW, including a feast at Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille. PLUS, enter to win Harvest Brunch tickets!

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Farmers Market Pappardelle plus appetizer and dessert for $30 at Vino during #BRW2018! Photo submitted

Let’s say you’re in a lunch rut and have $10 in your pocket to burn. Or maybe one of your life goals is to conquer the ridiculously tall, Famous Pork Chop at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille. Good news! Birmingham Restaurant Week, Aug. 10-19, starts Friday. Eat your way through 10 days of special prix fixe menus for all budgets at dozens of Birmingham metro’s best restaurants. 

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Dear Cook Out, what gives? Sincerely, 1.1 million Birmingham metro citizens

Birmingham, Alabama, Dear Cook Out, What Gives? Sincerely, 1.1 million Birmingham metro citizens
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The citizens of Birmingham, from Mayor Randall Woodfin to one hungry UAB student, are hurting. The source of our pain? You, Cook Out. You’ve jilted us. Worse, you flaunt your rejection by continuing to expand in other cities across Alabama. Enough of this. I won’t have the Magic City moping around like a teenager without a prom date.

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5 ways Birmingham Restaurant Week puts the magic in the Magic City food scene, including Harvest Brunch, food tours and more

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Get ready to eat. The ninth annual Birmingham Restaurant Week is happening Aug. 10 to 19, 2018. Hosted by REV Birmingham and presented by Regions Bank, the week celebrates the city’s acclaimed culinary culture. Here’s how this 10-day event helps put the magic in the Magic City food scene.

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O’Carr’s, Hot & Hot Fish Club and Gianmarcos among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores this past month

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Entrance to Hot & Hot fish Club. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham neighborhood restaurants, including Hot & Hot Fish Club and O’Carr’s received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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15 Birmingham wing spots you must try, including Green Acres

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The best-kept secret in Birmingham is inside a brown paper bag from Green Acres. Photo via Marcus Walton

If Birmingham is known for anything, it’s the chicken wing! In every corner of the city, there is some delicious chicken that you can grab and satisfy your appetite. I’ve put together a list of the city’s most talked about restaurants that serve some of the best chicken wings you will find on this side of Dixie.

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Buy local! Hueytown Harvest and the Bessemer Farmers Markets provide fresh farm vegetables and more.

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Peaches, squash and more. Photo via Hueytown Harvest

Want to try a farmers market, Western Jefferson County? Check out the Hueytown Harvest Farmers Market this Saturday morning (August 4) and Bessemer Farmers Markets during the week.

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4 tenants, including craft beer and Wasabi Juan’s, headed to The Battery on 2nd Ave. South

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SRS First Vice President Ward Neely gave us a sneak peak of The Battery. Photo by Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

Birmingham’s newest development is adding tenants left and right. The Battery, named for its original tenant, BEBCO (Birmingham Electric Battery Company) has now welcomed four tenants to its space.

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Spots where you can celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday in Birmingham

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J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was published 20 years ago – photo by Julie Hunter

Harry Potter has a birthday coming up next week, and Birmingham is READY for it. Whether you’re a casual Hogwarts enthusiast or know the game of Quidditch backwards and forwards, here are a couple local spots celebrating ‘The Boy Who Lived”s birthday (note: if you’re a fan of He Who Shall Not Be Named, you likely aren’t invited).

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Cahaba Brewing goes hyperlocal: 14 places to get the latest Proximity Series release

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Jimmy Witt of Witt Farms. Photo via REV Birmingham

When Cahaba Brewing premiered the first hyperlocal beer in its Proximity Series in June, it sold out in three hours. So long, strawberry blonde. I hardly knew ya. Hello, blackberry Dunkelweizen, the latest in the brewery’s collaboration with REV’s Urban Food ProjectContinue reading “Cahaba Brewing goes hyperlocal: 14 places to get the latest Proximity Series release”

Your ultimate guide to eating lunch near downtown Birmingham, including Brät Brot and the Pizitz Food Hall

A savory sandwich from the Avondale Common House. Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now

Downtown Bham Nowers! It’s noon, you’re hungry for a break and you’re ready for lunch. Where to? From Avondale to Lakeview, here’s your ultimate guide for where to eat lunch near downtown Birmingham.

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6 food-delivery services in Birmingham, including Uber Eats

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Need food but don’t want to leave the house to get it? With a few quick taps on your phone you can have food delivered right to your doorand it doesn’t even have to be pizza! Here are five food delivery services in Birmingham and a quick lesson on how to use them.

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