JLB Second Servings, a Junior League of Birmingham initiative, provides food to those in need

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The women of the Junior League of Birmingham’s Second Servings initiative. Photo via JLB

It’s no secret that food waste is prevalent in the U.S. Experts estimate that we waste 30 to 40% of our food supply, which equates to 400 pounds of food wasted annually by the average American. How do we fix this?  The Junior League of Birmingham is helping with their Second Servings initiative. Find out how.

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4 tenants opening in Five Points Lane in mid-2019, including Nighthawk: AM

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Henry Costa of Nighthawk: AM and Unplugged. Photo via Orchestra Partners

Here’s what to know about Nighthawk: AM, Unplugged, Bayleaf Authentic Indian Cuisine and Domestique Panache—all set to open in spring/summer 2019 in Orchestra Partners’ highly anticipated redevelopment of Five Points Lane in Birmingham.

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Birmingham episode of “The Zimmern List” to air Saturday, December 22

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Chef and television personality Andrew Zimmern with a barbecue sandwich and fries from Jim ‘N Nick’s. Photo via Travel Channel

This past May, tv food guru Andrew Zimmern was spotted in Birmingham filming his Travel Channel series “The Zimmern List”. Now, it’s time to set your DVR because the Birmingham episode is set to air on Saturday, December 22 at 9:30am Central.

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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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We ordered from Whole Foods using prime now and here’s what happened

Bags of groceries from Whole Foods using  Prime Now (Bham Now)

I got a code for $10 off my first ‘prime now’ order from Whole Foods so thought I’d give it a try.  Prime Now is a service offered to Amazon Prime members to place orders from Whole Foods Market for pickup or delivery.  The code is SAVE10WF.  Here’s how it went.

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Poké is all the rage in Birmingham. Find out what it is and 3 places to find it in town

You can’t have poké without a little extra sauce! Photo via Ono Poké on Facebook

Poké (pronounced “poe-kay”) is gaining popularity in Birmingham. The Hawaiian dish is sometimes served as an appetizer, but is also served as a main course. Find out more about poké and learn where you can get it in Birmingham

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Little Donkey, Johnny’s, Topgolf among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores in November

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Top Golf Birmingham, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham area  restaurants, including popular places such as Little Donkey and Johnny’s Restaurant received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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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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Use code BHAMNOW to save on Cantina Tortilla Grill home delivery

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Chef and Owner Jorge Castro shows off his steak quesadilla. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Cantina Tortilla Grill, located in Pepper Place, has been dishing out authentic Mexican food for 15 years. The flavors of Chef and Owner Jorge Castro’s tacos and entree platters will transport you to Mexico, whether you’re enjoying your food in the restaurant or in the comfort of your home. That’s right — thanks to The TakeOut Bham, you can get Cantina’s food delivered. And we’ve got a discount code for you.

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Mark’s Joint to open soon in original Urban Cookhouse location in Homewood

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Mark Snyder. Photo via Mark’s Joint’s Facebook page

Mark Snyder, who helped launch Urban Cookhouse in 2010, is launching his namesake restaurant in the former original Urban Cookhouse location at 2846 18th Street South in Homewood, Alabama. And it’s going to be more than just barbecue. Get the details here, and stay tuned for an opening date.

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Birmingham’s Queen’s Park owner is the first woman to win U.S. bartender of the year title

Queen’s Park, a cocktail bar in downtown  Birmingham. Left to right, bartender Allie Phifer and Queen’s Park owner and winner of the U.S. Bartender Guild World Class competition, Laura Newman. Photo by Pat Byington, for Bham Now

Did you know Birmingham has one of the world’s best bartenders in its midst.

Earlier this year, Queen’s Park owner Laura Newman, won the United States Bartender Guild (USBG) World Class competition, becoming the first female bartender to win the honor in the U.S.

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Cookie Dough Magic is now open in Birmingham’s Avondale neighborhood

Cookie Dough Magic opened in Avondale over the Thanksgiving holiday. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Had enough turkey and pecan pie? For something very different and delightfully addictive, drop by Cookie Dough Magic in Avondale, a store that sells… you’ve got it – cookie dough.

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