Birmingham Brunches: The Porch Patio Edition including The Essential

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the quiet downtown atmosphere that The Essential has to offer. Photo provided by The Essential’s instagram

In Birmingham today, we might still be waiting on that colder weather, but when it comes we’ve prepared the best outdoor brunch locations that you are going to want to remember. Whether it’s between you and a good book, a dear friend or a collection of all your favorite people, these locations are sure to satisfy your autumnal brunch needs.

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Root to Tail Chef Ben Vaughn to open Libertine’s Pizza Co. this Saturday, September 15

Libertine’s Pizza Co. pizza truly calling my name. Photo by Libertine’s Pizza Co. Instagram

If you’re interested in the growing Birmingham restaurant scene and delicious pizza, we have some good news for you. Former Food Network host, author and renowned chef Ben Vaughn is opening a classic pizzeria called Libertine’s Pizza Co. this Saturday, September 15, in Five Points in the old Cosmo’s Pizza spot.

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Over 200 samples of Cookie Dough Magic’s Classic Chocolate Chip were enjoyed at the Avondale tasting

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Eli, Caroline and Jonah couldn’t wait to try the creamy, magical cookie dough.

The long-anticipated raw cookie dough shop, Cookie Dough Magic, held a tasting tonight at its soon-to-be location on 41st Street South in Avondale.  Bham Nowers were onsite to try it. Continue reading “Over 200 samples of Cookie Dough Magic’s Classic Chocolate Chip were enjoyed at the Avondale tasting”

Starbucks opens 11th Community Store in the U.S. at Crossplex Village in Birmingham’s Five Points West. Here’s what you need to know.

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Mayor Randall Woodfin with the Starbucks employees at the new Starbucks at Crossplex Village in Ensley Five Points West. Photo by Starbucks.

Starbucks recently opened its 11th Community Store and first in Alabama at Birmingham’s Crossplex Village in Ensley/Five Points West.   Continue reading “Starbucks opens 11th Community Store in the U.S. at Crossplex Village in Birmingham’s Five Points West. Here’s what you need to know.”

Get away from the world in Birmingham’s new basement bar: Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar

Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar located off of Morris Avenue is Birmingham’s newest basement bar. Photo provided by Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar

One of the newest additions to Birmingham’s bar scene is the clandestine Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar. The bar is located in the cellar of one of the oldest buildings in downtown Birmingham at 2015 1st Ave North. Continue reading “Get away from the world in Birmingham’s new basement bar: Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar”

New York Pizza, Savage’s, La Paz among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores this past month

New York Pizza in the Edgewood Neighborhood of Homewood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham area neighborhood restaurants, including New York Pizza, Savage’s Bakery and LaPaz received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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Big Spoon Creamery announces 3rd location opening in Homewood’s Edgewood area

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Big Spoon Creamery in Avondale. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Sometimes I get wrapped up in my own problems, like whether the latest seasonal ice cream release from Big Spoon Creamery can possibly match the greatness of its predecessor. Then I remember, some people don’t have a Big Spoon within 2 miles of their house. That’s hardship. Now there’s hope for the greater Birmingham residents of Homewood. Yesterday, Big Spoon announced its third location, opening on Oxmoor Road in Edgewood by the end of 2018 or early 2019.

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12 ethnic food places to try on Green Springs Highway, including Red Sea Ethiopian and Mediterranean

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Red Sea Ethiopian and Mediterranean is stop #12. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

You can find some of the best ethnic food in Birmingham along Green Springs Highway in Homewood. Come along with me for a food tour. 

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6 things you missed during the September 1 grand opening of Slag Heap Brewing Co. in Trussville

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A steady crowd at Slag Heap Brewing Co.’s grand opening in Trussville. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

There was lots of fun to be had during the Sept. 1 grand opening of Slag Heap Brewing Co. in Trussville. Here are six awesome things you missed!

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Free food from these 8 restaurants in Birmingham, including Yo Mama’s

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Yo’ Mama’s amazing chicken and waffles.  Photo Courtesy via Yo’ Mama’s Facebook

Everyone enjoys free food! Why wouldn’t you? Personally, I like spending my money at establishments where I know my dollars spent are appreciated, and I will get a return on my investment. Here are some of the places in Birmingham that you can spend your money and get free food or drinks in return. Continue reading “Free food from these 8 restaurants in Birmingham, including Yo Mama’s”

Trussville’s Slag Heap Brewing Co. to hold grand opening Sat., September 1

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Slag Heap Brewing Co. prepares for grand opening. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

It’s been awhile since Slag Heap Brewing Co. first broke ground in Trussville. But the wait for this new, and much-awaited, brewery is finally drawing to an end with its grand opening happening this Sat. on Sept. 1.

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