Underground Vegan, Pinchgut Pies + 3 more openings in Birmingham to check out now

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Now you can find amazing vegan food like this at Underground Vegan’s now restaurant. Photo via Underground Vegan’s Facebook

This week we’ve got everything from a new vegan spot to a coffee shop to a coming-soon pizza place opening in Birmingham. Keep reading to get the latest on what’s new in The Magic City.

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6 Birmingham spots offering sweet deals on National Doughnut Day, June 4

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Time for some delish deals. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

If you’re always on the hunt for your next dessert, we’ve got the perfect reason to celebrate for you. It’s National Doughnut Day, and we got the scoop on which Birmingham doughnut shops are offering deals. Check them out for a sweet Friday.

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These 6 getaways + 1 giveaway will have you and your PTO ready for summer vacation

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Little River Falls in Dekalb County Alabama. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

I think it’s safe to say we’re all ready for Summer 2021. Bham Now has your summer fun covered with the ultimate summer getaway + giveaway, with five destinations ranging from mountain getaways to bright beaches. Pack your bags and don’t forget the sunscreen!

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Blachs Condominiums puts you right in the middle of all things downtown Birmingham

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Jess enjoys exploring the area around Blachs. Photo via Bham Now.

There is something truly special about experiencing the heart of downtown Birmingham. Check out how residents at Blachs Condominiums spend their time in the neighborhood and see why this former department store is the ideal location for your next condo.

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The 5 most unique drinks on menus in Birmingham right now

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Photo by JH Daniel for Bham Now

There’s no shortage of delicious beverages in the city’s bar, restaurant and coffee shop scene, but who has the most unique drinks in Birmingham? I searched high and low to find the yummiest drinks in town that I’ve never tasted before. Here’s what I discovered (and delightfully consumed):

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Bring the cafe home—here are 7 Birmingham coffee roasters to support now

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Caffeine fix incoming. Photo via Bronze Bean Coffee Lab

If you’re always on the hunt for your next caffeine fix, Birmingham’s thriving coffee scene is perfect for you. Luckily, there are plenty of Birmingham coffee roasters who make it even easier to caffeinate your day, whether you’re purchasing by the bag or supporting their brick and mortars.

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5 spots serving up mouth-watering banana bread in Birmingham

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Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert—banana bread is always a good idea. Photo via Unsplash

Banana bread-making was one of the most popular quarantine pastimes, and at one point last May, it was even the most-searched-for recipe across the US. Although the trend seems to have died down, we’re happy to report the buttery bread is still just as tasty—especially the banana bread treats from these local shops. And what better day to celebrate than today, on National Banana Bread Day?

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How are singles meeting in a pandemic? We asked + you answered, Birmingham

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Single and ready to mingle? Photo via The Pizitz’s Facebook

Meeting new people can already be complicated, but throw in a pandemic and it’s just downright confusing. We were curious about the methods people in The Magic City are using to meet and mingle nowadays so we conducted some fun polls on our Instagram and this is what we found.

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9 places to find the best chocolate this Valentine’s Day

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Chocolate lovers, now is your time to shine. Photo via Sky Bear Confections’ Facebook

Psst. In case anyone hasn’t told you yet, Valentine’s Day is this Sunday. If you still haven’t made plans, run don’t walk to these delicious Birmingham-area chocolatiers to get something sweet for your sweetheart.

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Get the royal treatment with King Cake from these 9 local businesses

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King Cakes at Edgar’s Bakery come with a baby on the outside. Photo via Edgar’s Bakery’s Facebook

February is a month of celebrations, including Black History Month and Mardi Gras, which falls on February 16th this year. Celebrating Carnival looks different because of Covid-19, but enjoying King Cake is still the same. Keep reading to see where you can get your King Cake in Birmingham and what other royal treats you can find, too.

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PHOTOS: An inside look at the Valley Hotel, opening in Homewood Feb. 16

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The Valley Hotel is Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

We’ve been impatiently waiting for this moment for months, and it’s finally here—we toured The Valley Hotel and it’s jaw-dropping.

While still a work in progress, the opening date is set for February 16. So mark your calendars, Birmingham, and keep reading for a visual tour, plus info on how to book your next staycation.

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