Former Babalu space to be replaced by new Asian restaurant in Lakeview

new Asian restaurant coming to lakeview
UMAMI, a new sushi and Thai restaurant, will occupy the space previously housed by Babalu. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Lakeview has the drinks, the dancing and now the area will have a staple we’ve all been missing. The owners of Nori Thai and Sushi and Shiki are moving into the 29Seven mixed-use development with plans to open a new Asian restaurant, UMAMI.

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Craving something sweet? Here are 6 places to grab dessert in Hoover, Alabama

Display case of donuts and cakes from Dreamcakes cafe in Hoover, AL
Need a pick-me-up? Look no further. Photo via Dreamcakes Cafe

Maybe it’s the fact that Halloween is almost here, or maybe 2020 has taught me to eat dessert first, but no matter the reason, I have got a major sweet tooth! Are you feeling the same? Here are 6 places to grab dessert in Hoover, Alabama.

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Jones Valley Teaching Farm breaks ground on new Center for Food Education site

Left to right, Councilor Darrell O’Quinn, Mayor Randall Woodfin, JVTF Director Amanda Storey, Birmingham Superintendent Dr. Mark Sullivan and Councilor Hunter Williams at the October 21, 2020 groundbreaking for the Center for Food Education. Photo City of Birmingham Government Facebook page

Want evidence Birmingham is becoming the culinary hub for the South and the nation? 

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5 restaurants to try for your next date night in Birmingham + what to order

chefs passing plate of food
Photo via Cafe Dupont on Facebook

When’s the last time you got dressed up and went out for a delicious date night meal? If you’re looking for an excuse to treat yourself, consider visiting one of these 5 spots in Birmingham. Keep reading for more details, including what to order when you go.

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5 of the hottest lunch spots in Birmingham + what to order

Now THAT is a lunch spread. Photo via brick & tin on Facebook

Whether you’re sitting down to enjoy soup and salad or you’re grabbing a quick sandwich and coffee to go, lunch is the most important meal of the day—right? We think so. Share this with your favorite coworker and start making plans to visit these local lunch hotspots.

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Soon we’ll all be able to Eat at Panoptic’s new restaurant in Irondale

Chef Raquel Ervin
Chef Raquel Ervin is cooking up big plans. Photo via Chef Raquel

Back in June, award-winning chef Raquel Ervin opened up her Eat at Panoptic Food Truck to the sound of much rejoicing. Now she’s getting ready to open up a restaurant with the same name on Crestwood Boulevard in Irondale. Keep reading for all the details.

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Hungry for some tasty vegan food? Underground Vegan’s food truck just upleveled Birmingham’s food scene

vegan BBQ ribs at Underground Vegan
Vegan BBQ ribs never looked so good. Photo via Underground Vegan’s Facebook page

Y’all know we love a good food truck here at Bham Now. That’s why we were stoked to learn from our friends at The BBJ that Underground Vegan has a food truck that started visiting Hoover and Birmingham on the regular in September 2020. Keep reading to find out more.

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6 openings + reopenings in Birmingham, including Ore Mercantile’s new deli

Soon you’ll be able to grab a bite + some locally made goods. Photo via Ore Mercantile’s Facebook

We’re back with another update on what’s new and fresh in Birmingham. Whether you’re in the mood for some soul-food or looking to take a stroll through Alabama’s sports heritage, here are six places opening their doors.

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