Far & Wide names Birmingham’s Miss Myra Pit Bar-B-Q ‘top pick’ for best sandwich in Alabama

Far & Wide named Miss Myra’s Bar-B-Q’s BBQ Chicken Sandwich with White Sauce as “top pick”. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Far & Wide, the popular national digital publication, announced last week their “Best Sandwich in Every State list.” The winner in Alabama… drumroll please… the BBQ Chicken Sandwich with White Sauce.

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What’s new at The Pizitz Food Hall: Eats, drinks and more—Win a $100 Pizitz gift card!

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Dancing into the weekend at The Pizitz Food Hall! Photo submitted

So many new things are happening at The Pizitz Food Hall! Here’s your guide to the newest eats, sweets and drinks popping up—plus how to win a $100 gift card from The Pizitz Food Hall!

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12 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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Special coffee served by special people: Cafe Three21 at the Valleydale Farmers’ Market

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Supporting local Birmingham vendors is most definitely a worthy endeavor. One of our favorite ways to do this is by shopping at one of our many local Birmingham farmers’ markets. Did you know you can find an added positive cause each Saturday this summer at Valleydale Farmers’ Market? Here’s how.

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Cayo Coco Rum Bar & Restaurant plans July opening in Founders Station. They’re hiring now!

With palm trees and teal accents, you can’t miss the Cayo Coco Rum Bar patio in Founders Station on the corner of 1st Ave N off Morris Ave next to The Essential and The Pilcrow. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Cayo Coco —a new concept from the owner of The Collins Bar—is set to open next month in Founders Station! And they’re hiring. Keep reading for more details about what’s to come plus how to apply today!

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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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‘Largest distillery in the history of Alabama’ now open for tours and tastings. A sneak peek in Birmingham’s Dread River Distilling Company. PHOTOS

Dread River Distilling Company is set to produce a full complement of spirits, wine, and beer in Birmingham. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now.

A new craft distillery opened its doors in Birmingham this week for tours before a full opening later this summer. Bham Now was there and here’s what we saw and tasted.  The Dread River Distilling Company will manufacture a full complement of drinks at it’s 24,000 sq foot distilling facility on 7th Avenue South. Bourbon, rye whiskey, vodka, rum,and gin will all be distilled in-house, as well as small batches of wine and beer.

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Cookie Dough Magic, Oak Hill, Tortugas received 95 and above food service scores in May

Oak Hill Bar and Grill in Homewood
Oak Hill Bar and Grill in downtown Homewood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including Cookie Dough Magic in Avondale, Flemings Steakhouse at the Summit, Oak Hill Bar & Grill in Homewood and Tortugas at Railroad Park received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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Ultimate guide to Thursday night LIVE music series at The Pizitz all summer long

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Get dinner, drinks and live music all in one place all summer long with Thursday Night Live music series at The Pizitz. Here’s your ultimate guide to a night at The Pizitz including the best eats + drinks!

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Why Birmingham is going crazy for cold pressed juice. 5 reasons to check out Sprout & Pour in Founders Station

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Sprout & Pour GM Jim Quick pouring a beet based cold pressed juice. It’s in the fridge now at Sprout & Pour. Christine Hull/Bham Now

Local chef Ben Vaughn recently purchased local juicery and cafe Sprout & Pour. Over the past few months, he’s been revamping the menu and pouring his 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry into the popular juicery and cafe off of Morris Avenue in downtown Birmingham. Here are 5 things to know about Sprout & Pour’s new owner, menu and brand new juice subscription service.

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Holla for Chabad’s challah. It’s seriously delicious.

Best challah ever at Chabad of Alabama
(l-r) Rabbi Levi Weinbaum, Mushka Weinbaum, Miriam Friedmann and a bunch of delicious challah. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

I’m about to let you in on a little secret: Chabad of Alabama makes, hands down, the best challah in Birmingham. The first time I ever heard about their challah a couple of years ago, they had me “cinnamon bun challah.”

The very next Friday, I ventured over to Chabad to check it out for myself. Since then, my family and I have never looked back. This past Friday, I went back to chat with the people who make it all happen. Now I’m ready to share their secret with you.

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