Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken opens 1st Alabama location at The Battery in Birmingham

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First taste of Gus’s. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Bham Now got a first taste of Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken on Saturday night during the friends and family opening. Today, this Memphis favorite is officially open to the public at The Battery, the redevelopment of Birmingham’s historic BEBCO building at 2201 2nd Avenue South. Here’s what you can expect.

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What to expect from Birmingham’s Alabama Coffee Fest Feb. 23 at Cahaba Brewing

You know where to find us on Saturday, February 23. Photo via Alabama Coffee Fest Facebook

Seven hours of coffee tasting, pastry eating, live music listening and latte art making? Count. Us. In. This Saturday, February 23, from 9AM to 4PM, the Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR) will be hosting the second annual Alabama Coffee Fest at Cahaba Brewing Company. Here’s what you can expect:

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Named by Thrillist one of the best IPAs in the nation, TrimTab 006 will be back in late March

Trim Tab 006 New England Imperial IPA. Photo courtesy of Trim Tab

Birmingham-based TrimTab Brewing received national recognition this week, when the popular lifestyle brand Thrillist named TrimTab 006 New England Imperial IPA, one of the 34 hottest IPAs in America.

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Chicago-style pizza spot Rosati’s is coming soon to Birmingham

Have you ever seen such a beautiful sight? Photo by Rosati’s Facebook

Birmingham has no shortage of pizza options, this we know. But if you have ever tried to find authentic Chicago-style deep dish pizza, you know the list is very, very short. In fact, Tortugas Homemade Pizza in Hoover and Birmingham is the only place we know that serves this unique treat. Until now, of course. In late March/early April, Rosati’s Pizza is set to open in the Lee Branch Shopping Center, and will be the answer to all your pizza prayers.

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Birmingham local Brandon Stewart hopes to reopen 3 Jimmy John’s downtown locations

Birmingham, Alabama, Jimmy John's downtown
Photo via Jimmy John’s Facebook page

It’s simple physics: it’s impossible to get subs so fast you’ll freak if you don’t have a Jimmy John’s near you. If you’re in Birmingham proper, that statement applies to you … for now. While Jimmy John’s downtown, Five Points South and Lakeview locations recently closed, another local franchisee, Brandon Stewart, hopes to reopen them soon.

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Paw Paw Patch, Dave’s Pizza among establishments receiving 95 and above Food Service scores in January

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Dave’s Pizza in Homewood. Photo via Dave’s Pizza

Several popular Birmingham area  restaurants, including popular places such as Paw Paw Patch on Green Springs and Dave’s Pizza in Homewood received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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6 kid friendly Birmingham breweries to take your kiddos on a Saturday afternoon

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Homemade rootbeer at Slag Heap Brewing Co in Trussville. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

Thanks to a few great family friendly Birmingham breweries, you can have your beer and child-rear too. Here’s our list of the best Birmingham breweries to check out when the kids are in tow.

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Bham Now Eats: Taj Wraps, the Lumbar and keto-friendly cauliflower crust at Slice

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Majaraha Chicken Wrap ($5, drink included) from Taj Wraps. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

A writer’s gotta eat. This column documents my foodie adventures in Birmingham. Up this week: Taj Wraps at Eastwood Shell Food Mart (inside a Chester’s Fried Chicken no less), the Lumbar in Pepper Place and Slice Pizza & Brew in Vestavia Hills.

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Luna Latin Cuisine opens in an old firehouse in Avondale

Luna Latin Cuisine’s iconic crescent moon is heavily featured all over the exterior of the building. Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

Birmingham boasts superior cuisine from all over the world, from super Southern BBQ to immaculate sushi, and everything in between. Now, thanks to Luna Latin Cuisine, our beloved city can add authentic Venezuelan cuisine to our atlas of worldly eats.

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10 reasons to cheer for Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken opening at The Battery this February

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A tried-and-true Memphis tradition is headed Birmingham’s way. Photo via Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

Have you heard? Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is coming to The Battery, aka Birmingham’s historic BEBCO building at 2201 2nd Avenue South. If you’re among the uninitiated, here’s why we can’t wait to sink our teeth into that golden, juicy chicken when the restaurant opens in late February.

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Get your favorite restaurant food delivered with The TakeOut Bham! Use code BHAMEATS for $3 off your order from restaurants like SoHo Social and more

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Get your HWD (that’s Homewood, for short) eating on at SoHo Social. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

You’re slammed with work and it’s cold outside in Birmingham. Why not get your favorite restaurant food delivered right to your door? The TakeOut Bham makes it easy to get your favorites delivered, and they’re offering you guys a code for $3 off any order! Enter BHAMEATS at checkout to redeem.

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Where in the world is Wasabi Juan’s? 3 spots to get your fix, including The Battery and Hwy 280

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It’s the same Wasabi Juan’s you know and love … now at The Battery on 2nd Ave South. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Good news. Whether you’re downtown or over the mountain, you’re still close to a sushi burrito fix at Wasabi Juan’s. However, this Birmingham original has done some moving around in recent months. So where can you find Wasabi Juan’s? Bham Now used our benevolent sleuthing powers to make it easy for you.

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Brick and Tin’s downtown location gets a makeover and extended hours

Brick and Tin added a beautiful full bar to their downtown location. Photo by Hilary Meares for Bham Now

We all have Brick and Tin on our list of favorite lunch spots in downtown Birmingham. That’s a given. But following the recent renovations to this tasty soup and sandwich shop, it’s time to add it to your dinner list as well.

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