Thanksgiving recipe: Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie with local Match cocoa powder

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Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie. Photo by Terri Robertson by Bham Now

Pumpkin pie—it’s a Thanksgiving classic. This year, I’m giving mine a local twist and some extra oomph with a dark chocolate layer made with Match single origin cocoa powder, produced locally in Birmingham. 

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The recap: Birmingham District Brewing Co. grand opening at The Battery in Southside

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Birmingham District Brewing Co. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Birmingham District Brewing Co. opened its doors to the public on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in The Battery, located at 2201 Second Avenue South. Here’s what you missed. And hey, it’s hump day—so it’s the perfect time to start planning an outing. 

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Buy Thanksgiving dinner pre-made this year — Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone

You can find this Thanksgiving spread at one of your local Whole Foods stores! Photo via Whole Foods

Have you ever taken a store-bought pie, transferred it into one of your favorite pie dishes, and warmed it up in the oven before proudly presenting it to your guests as a homemade pie? It’s okay, we won’t tell anyone. Especially if you plan to do that for your entire Thanksgiving dinner. In which case, you’ve come to the right place. 

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9 things to know about Birmingham District Brewing Co. at The Battery, opening Saturday, Nov. 10

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From left: Cheri Kueven, Cale Sellers, James Sumpter and Brad Kueven of Birmingham District Brewing Co. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

The city is thirsty, and the wait for the much-anticipated Birmingham District Brewing Co. is almost over. The brewery and taproom opens its doors at The Battery (the historic BEBCO building on 2nd Avenue South) on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. Bham Now has the scoop, including the brewmaster responsible for scaling up the founders’ home brew recipes.

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Woodlawn Cycle Cafe, Yo’Mama’s, Ranelli’s among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores this past month

Ranelli’s on 20th Street near 5 Points in Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham area  restaurants, including popular neighborhood places such as Woodlawn Cycle Cafe and Ranelli’s received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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5 ways to plan an unforgettable holiday season—from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve—with Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Birmingham

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It’s a Thanksgiving feast at Perry’s! Photo submitted

There’s a lot to love about the holidays, but all the planning can be … a lot. Or, you can just make plans to celebrate at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Birmingham. From Thanksgiving family dinner to a hot date night for New Year’s Eve, from private parties to gift giving, Perry’s pulls it off scrumptiously.

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Move over Birmingham bakers, this DIY baked apple cider donut recipe will make you the most sought-after baker in town

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Donuts and smiles. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

Nothing says fall better than apple cider donuts. Yum! So grab a donut pan and scoot on into the kitchen because this baked apple cider donut recipe is both easy and delicious.

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4 new eateries are open for business in Trussville, plus 2 more in the works, including Edgar’s Bakery and Chicken Salad Chick

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New eateries are opening in Trussville daily, are you up to speed? Here are some places to dine that are officially open for business, plus some that are currently in the works.

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The TakeOut Bham offers meal delivery from dozens of restaurants, including local gem The Fig Tree Café

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Did you know that Birmingham has its own local meal delivery service? Long before any other options came to town, The TakeOut Bham brought meal delivery to the Magic City, and they’ve been running the show ever since. Started in September 2010 , The TakeOut Bham was the first meal delivery service in Birmingham and the state. The customer service is fantastic, and they’re giving you guys a deal.

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Celebrating Hispanic heritage with Barby and Luis Toro of Wasabi Juan’s, part 2

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Barby and Luis Toro at Wasabi Juan’s in Avondale. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Last week in part 1, Barby Toro shared her story of emigration from Cuba. Now, in part 2, Luis Toro tells us about his Colombian heritage. And it all leads to Wasabi Juan’s, home of the sushi burrito, in Birmingham.

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The Birmingham Originals brought the heat this past weekend with Breakin’ Bread

Bellinis Ristorante & Bar won first place at the event for their Pumpkin Bolognese. Photo by Lauren Bedford

On Sunday, October 14th, the 16th annual Breakin’ Bread came together to celebrate this region’s food and local cuisine. Hosted at its original location of Pepper Place, quite the crowd came out to support all the Birmingham foodies as well as the makers.

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Pig Iron BBQ Challenge on Oct. 19 supports Children’s Harbor. Vulcan Materials Company participates for 22nd year. Get the deets here.

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Vulcan Materials Company’s “Haunted Hog Asylum”-themed tent at the 2017 Pig Iron BBQ Challenge. Photo submitted

It’s one of the oldest barbecue competitions in Birmingham, and it is all for a good cause. Children’s Harbor is a local nonprofit that provides essential free services to seriously ill children and their families. Come out to see Vulcan Materials Company throw down with more than 30 corporate teams at the 22nd Annual Pig Iron BBQ Challenge at the Hoover Met on Friday, October 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and kids 12 and under get in free.

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