3 spots in Birmingham that serve life-changing hot cocoa, plus some honorable mentions

What’s hot cocoa without the toasted marshmallow? Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

When the weather outside is getting chillier by the second, there’s no better way to keep the cold at bay then our favorite winter beverage, the hot chocolate. Nothing warms our hands (and hearts) quicker than a hot cup of cocoa, and these spots happen to serve some of the best cocoa in town.

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10+ restaurants opening in Birmingham in 2019, including Mile End Deli

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A new self-serve bar concept is coming to Birmingham. Photo via McAdory Taps

The countdown to 2019 has officially begun. What can you expect during the new year in Birmingham? Restaurant openings, of course! Here’s a look at what will be enhancing Birmingham’s food and drink scene in 2019. Continue reading “10+ restaurants opening in Birmingham in 2019, including Mile End Deli”

Woodlawn Cycle Cafe, Yo’Mama’s, Ranelli’s among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores this past month

Ranelli’s on 20th Street near 5 Points in Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham area  restaurants, including popular neighborhood places such as Woodlawn Cycle Cafe and Ranelli’s received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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Filter – Coffee Parlor to open in Birmingham’s Five Points South this December

Filter – Coffee Parlor will serve coffee and food items to Birmingham’s Five Points South.

There’s a new local coffee shop coming to Five Points South in Birmingham, and it’s taking the place of the former Starbucks location on 11th Ave S. Get ready for Filter – Coffee Parlor.

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Urban Standard, Perry’s Steakhouse, Crestwood Tavern among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores this past month

Crestwood Tavern. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham restaurants, including Urban Standard, Perry’s Steakhouse, Black Market Grill, Fifes Restaurant and Crestwood Tavern received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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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.”

Revelator opens Sweet Jon’s ; intimate, personal cafe in Homewood’s old Octane

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Photo: Mary Fehr ,www.mfehrphotography.com.

Maybe you have noticed that Octane in Homewood on Central Avenue isn’t…well…isn’t Octane any more. Southern coffee powerhouse, Revelator, owner of Octane, made some changes and  opened an intimate, personal restaurant called Sweet Jon’s Café. 

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