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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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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5 Birmingham spots serving must-try frozen drinks this summer

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Where you’ll find us all summer long. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Temps are rising in The Magic City, so there’s no better time to make plans that involve ice-cold drinks. We’ve rounded up 5 spots serving frozen drinks in Birmingham that you don’t want to miss, from frozen cocktails to kombucha slushies. Cheers!

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These 4 locally made seasonings will add a kick to your next meal

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Get ready for some mouthwatering spices and seasonings, all made in and around Birmingham. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

What’s better than supporting local businesses and making a good meal? We’ve got the scoop on four spices and seasonings made right here in the Birmingham area that will up your spice rack game.

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Get your Birmingham meeting catered with Feast. Delivery from over 15 local restaurants

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Bringing Birmingham’s best burgers to you. Photo via Feast

Picture this: you’re planning a big meeting for your office and the only thing missing is a meal from your go-to Birmingham restaurants. Skip the stress (and the constant phone calls) by placing your order with Birmingham-based Feast. Here’s how.

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Fresh, Fried + Crispy is bringing 3 Birmingham restaurants to Netflix on June 9

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Fresh, Fried and Crispy will take a tour of Birmingham’s fried food. Photo via Little London Kitchen’s Facebook

Netflix’s new show, “Fresh, Fried and Crispy” airs this month with an episode dedicated entirely to The Magic City. Keep reading to get the scoop on “Fresh, Fried and Crispy” and when you can catch the episode.

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5 best places in Birmingham to get your next summer crawfish boil

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Nothing says summer in the South like a crawfish boil! Photo via Red Mountainn Crawfish.

For me, summer is synonymous with sitting around a table with friends, elbow-deep in crawfish, potatoes and corn-on-the-cob. If you want the real Southern crawfish boil experience, traditional spicy Cajun flavoring is the way to go. You can always steam up your own crawfish boil at home, but I prefer to keep it simple and pick up a bag of crawfish—potatoes and corn included—from one of these Birmingham Cajun seafood spots. Just make sure you do it soon—the local crawfish season will be through by mid-June!

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Looking for Bar-B-Q Memorial Day weekend? Here are 28 spots.

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Brandon at Miss Myra’s Bar-B-Q’s BBQ. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Back in July 2020, Bham Now’s Chaise Sanders wrote a guide listing 28 Bar-B-Q joints in and around the Birmingham area. Since Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with some BBQ. Enjoy her story!

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Locally-crafted grazing boards are this season’s fantastic new trend

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Step aside cheese boards. Grazing boards are all the rage. Photo via Brie Mine Bham’s Facebook

Let’s set the scene—an afternoon spent on a patio with your favorite bites all arranged in an aesthetically pleasing design that can’t be touched until you get that perfect Instagram photo. Sounds like a dream? These local companies can make your grazing board dreams come true.

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9 refreshing items on Bay Leaf’s menu you’ll love trying this summer

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A toast to Bay Leaf’s summer menu. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Summer in Birmingham is the perfect time for flavorful dishes and thirst-quenching drinks. Luckily, the menu at Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar is full of tasty dishes you’ll love trying. Keep reading to find out what to order during your next happy hour with friends or lunch with your crew.

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Craving a staycation? We’ve got you covered with 9 unique Airbnbs in Birmingham, starting at $49/night

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Concerts downstairs and a cool hangout upstairs. Photo via Airbnb

Things are heating up and we’re ready to head on our next adventure. Luckily, we don’t need a passport or plane ticket thanks to these 9 Airbnbs in Birmingham that’ll make you feel like you’re seeing the city through a whole new lens.

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5 Birmingham wine bars with the best deals for National Wine Day, May 25

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Sip your worries away for National Wine Day. Photo via Miranda Shaffer for Bham Now

We never need an excuse to drink more wine, but just in case you did, National Wine Day is just around the corner on Tuesday, May 25. We have the best deals for National Wine Day in Birmingham, so you can sip back and relax this holiday without breaking the bank.

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