Meet Lane Parke’s new tenants, including Jeni’s, Starbucks, X4 Fitness + more

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Owner, Chris Wade, in front of new X4 Fitness in Mountain Brook. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s not like we needed an excuse to visit Lane Parke in Mountain Brook already, but their upcoming new tenants are the icing on the cake. Let’s take a look at the new stores and restaurants coming to the neighborhood soon, including some familiar spots you’re probably already obsessed with.

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7 drinks you can get around Bham to get your bourbon buzz

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Better believe we have the best bourbon in town for you. Photo via Miranda Shaffer for Bham Now

June 14 is National Bourbon Day, and if you need ideas on how to indulge in one of your favorite spirits, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best bourbon drinks in Birmingham to try today.

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7 restaurants in Birmingham serving up tasty fried green tomatoes

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When I dream of fried green tomatoes, this is literally what I see. Photo via Hannah Eans for Farrelly’s Southern Bar & Kitchen

Growing up, my grandma’s homemade fried green tomatoes were one of my favorite dishes. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized fried green tomatoes are a southern delicacy.

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3 reasons why you need to try Evelyn’s Southern Fare

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Evelyn’s Southern Fare owners Christie Lowe and Chef Chris Melville. Photo via Claire Hancock for Bham Now

Nestled in the heart of Mountain Brook’s English Village, Evelyn’s Southern Fare is the new chapter of a new local favorite. It’s time to re-introduce yourself to the restaurant formerly known as Bobby Carl’s Table on the corner of Cahaba Road.

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Monday Night Brewing’s breakfast burrito declared “Best in the World” according to Far & Wide

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Monday Night Social Club’s Chef Kyle Lacey and Juliana Campbell, manager with the nationally recognized breakfast burrito. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Birmingham’s Monday Night Brewing Social Club makes one of the best breakfast burritos in the world, according to the national digital publication Far & Wide

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These 6 Birmingham-made spirits will amp up your cocktails—cheers!

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A toast to supporting local + making great drinks. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Nothing screams summer more than sipping a refreshing cocktail on your patio. If you want to test your own mixology skills while supporting local, check out these six Birmingham-made spirits.

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5 30A businesses with Birmingham ties. Check them out now.

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Dreaming of this picnic on the beach. Photo via Fresco Picnic Co.

If you are headed to the sunny white sands of Santa Rosa, Florida this summer, we have a few 30A businesses that you’ll want to check out. The best part, they have Birmingham roots, so you’ll find a little piece of home on your beach vacay.

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See how recycling 15.5M + oyster shells helps restore Alabama’s shores

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(ALL RIGHTS) January 23, 2011. Volunteers worked alongside Conservancy scientists and partners to construct the first quarter-mile of oyster reef. Photo credit: © 2011 Erika Nortemann/TNC

Can Alabama restore and improve the health of its shores, marshes and seafood industry one oyster shell at a time? Many coastal advocates think so. Here’s how.

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3 DIY dishes bringing international flavors + a dessert with an unexpected ingredient

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Transport your taste buds right in your own kitchen. Photo via Unsplash

After a year of takeout and curbside pickups, we’ve got a major craving for our next adventure. Luckily, we don’t have to travel beyond our kitchen to get a taste of some of our favorite international flavors. Whether you’re only comfortable with microwave meals or a self-proclaimed chef, save these four recipes for the next time you need some meal inspiration.

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Johnny’s Restaurant, Galley & Garden earn 95+ food service scores in May

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Galley and Garden Restaurant on Birmingham’s Southside. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area restaurants including Galley and Garden on Birmingham’s Southside, Johnny’s Restaurant in Homewood, and Heritage Coffee in Ensley received 95 and above on their food service scores in May 2021.

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Find fresh blueberries this summer at these 4 u-pick farms close to Birmingham

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We couldn’t be any happier that it’s almost blueberry season. Photo via Joanna Kosinska

Move over strawberries, it’s the blueberries’ time to shine. Everyone loves a nice, fresh blueberry—especially when you can pick it off the vine. If you don’t know where to start or want to try something a little different from your local grocery store, we’ve compiled a list of u-pick blueberry farms near Birmingham just for you.

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