7 places to get the most delicious chicken soup in Birmingham

Pho - basically Vietnamese chicken soup with noodles in Birmingham
Pho—Vietnamese noodle soup—at Saigon Noodle House on 280

It’s gonna be cold in Birmingham this weekend, and what better way to warm up than with a nice comforting bowl of chicken soup. Since I grew up in a house where chicken soup was referred to as “Jewish penicillin,” it’s my ultimate go-to for when someone’s sick.

It’s also the most comforting thing I can imagine eating when the weather turns really cold, like it’s about to do this weekend.

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Costa’s, Automatic Seafood, Delta Blues Hot Tamales received 95 and above food service scores in October

Costa’s Famous BBQ on Lakeshore Parkway. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including Delta Blues Tamales at Cobb Lane, Costas BBQ on Lakeshore Parkway, Gilchrist in Mountain Brook and Automatic Seafood in the Lakeview District received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in October 2019.

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4 places in Birmingham to get your locally-made National Chocolate Day fix

Who says Halloween candy is just for kids? Photo via Honeycreeper Chocolate

Calling all chocolate lovers! Today is YOUR day. Grab your truffles, bars, and bonbons—October 28 is National Chocolate Day, and we’re ready to celebrate with deliciously decadent treats made right here in Birmingham. Check out four local chocolatiers where you can get your chocolate fix!

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Special preview: Flying Biscuit Cafe is opening their first Alabama restaurant in Birmingham this week (photos)

Left to right – Joe Yund, Greg Yund, Morgan Yund and Ann Yund at the Flying Biscuit Cafe in Birmingham. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The first Flying Biscuit Cafe in Alabama opens Monday, October 28 in Birmingham in the Shops of the Colonnade off Highway 280.

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6 independent bookstores to check off your list in Birmingham, AL

Check out #2 on this list for details on this unique bookstore and community space. Photo via Burdock Book Collective on Facebook

Cold and dreary weather is coming—and you know what that means. Bookstore season! Spending a rainy afternoon perusing a local bookstore has to be on the list of best activities on Earth. Check out these six independent bookstores in Birmingham, and start making your winter reading list!

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Taste testing 5 of Waitr’s weirdest eats delivered from local restaurants in Birmingham. Use code “BHAMNOW” for free delivery!

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That’s an awfully-big fork of seaweed salad. And yes, this is foreshadowing. 

We take ~spooky season~ seriously over here at Bham Now. But is it really Halloween if you’re not trying ~spooky foods~?! The answer is no, okay.

We’ve also got a thing for Waitr (if you couldn’t tell by now), and with their help, we convinced our team to try foods they’ve never tried—and honestly were a little scared of—from local Birmingham restaurants. Bone appétit. ☠️

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Food Network star Dom Tesoriero visits Birmingham

Dom Tesoriero. Photo by Amanda Lee via @ChefDomTesoriero on Facebook

As residents of Birmingham, we all know we have some of the best food around. And it’s always nice to see our culinary scene recognized on a national level. Most recently, Food Network’s Dom Tesoriero stopped by the Magic City for his Youtube series, “Dom Eats Local“. Where did he go? What did he think? Find out below.

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5 ways Tre Luna Bar and Kitchen in Hoover is making football season fab. Win a party for 15!

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Let the good times roll at Tre Luna Bar and Kitchen in Hoover, AL. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Wings, beer and football—Mondays just got a whole lot better. Read on for five ways Tre Luna Bar and Kitchen in Hoover is making football season one to remember. Plus, learn how to win some complimentary eats for you and 15 of your closest friends. 

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Your guide to free food delivery at 4 Birmingham breweries

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We got all this delivered right to our table at Trim Tab. Oh, AND with no delivery fee using code “BHAMNOW” on Waitr. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

If you didn’t know already, you can get food delivered to your home, work and even Birmingham breweries by Waitr. Here’s everything you need to know including 4 Birmingham breweries that are food delivery friendly + what eats to order and new brews recently released. Oh, and Pro Tip: Make sure to use code “BHAMNOW” for free delivery when you order from Waitr. You’re welcome. 

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Temperatures are (finally) dropping in Birmingham! Here are 3 things to bake to get in the fall spirit

Pumpkin cream cheese goodness. Photo via Sally’s Baking Addiction

If you’ve stepped foot outside this week, you may have noticed something—it’s not sweltering in Birmingham! While we may not be able to claim that it’s “chilly” quite yet, cooler weather is definitely on its way. If you’re planning on taking advantage this weekend with a hike or a picnic, bake these fall treats to bring along with you!

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Get your grub on at Birmingham’s Trucks by the Tracks at Railroad Park, Oct. 13th from 11AM-5PM

Hmm.. where should we eat? That is the hardest question at Trucks by the Tracks! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

It’s that time of year again! I feel a food coma coming on. Trucks by the Tracks presented by American Family Care is happening Sunday, October 13th from 11AM to 5PM. Birmingham’s best food trucks gather at Railroad Park to create a foodie’s paradise. Here’s all you need to know about the event!

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7 female bartenders you need to know in Birmingham

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These women kill it behind the bar at any time—but especially after 3PM. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

You know the places, and now you need to know the faces. Go behind the bar and get to know 7 of Birmingham’s most talented female bartenders. Find out where they’ve been, who inspires them and what to order the next time you go.

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