Momotarõ opens in Five Points, and has us dreaming of hand-rolled ice cream

Because the ice cream is always the star of the show. Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

There are some VERY exciting restaurants and businesses making their way to Five Points these days–it’s making our head spin and our tastebuds sing. Momotarõ is the latest inductee in the Five Points Club, and Birmingham couldn’t be happier.

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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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Try this easy Rotel cheese dip recipe that uses Two Mamas Salsa from the Piggly Wiggly on Clairmont Avenue in Birmingham

Easy, cheesy dip made with a salsa from Alabama. Photo by Jen Daniel for Bham Now

Everybody loves Rotel cheese dip, but this one has a twist. It features Two Mamas mild salsa that’s made in Alabama. You can find it at the Piggly Wiggly on Clairmont Avenue in Birmingham.

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Celebrating Hispanic heritage with Barby and Luis Toro of Wasabi Juan’s, part 1

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Barby and Luis Toro at Wasabi Juan’s in Avondale. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

You probably know Wasabi Juan’s in Birmingham for its famous sushi burritos. How did this local restaurant come to tempt our palates with inventive combinations of global flavors? I sat down with owners Barby and Luis Toro to find out. Here is the story of their Hispanic heritage and their American dream come true.

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Bring back Sunday supper with the 3-course Pork Chop Dinner for $34.95 at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Birmingham

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Perry’s Sunday Supper Special. Photo submitted

Take a break from the kitchen and gather the family for an unforgettable feast. The three-course Sunday Supper Special at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille features the Famous 7-Finger Pork Chop, a choice of six salads and a dessert trio for only $34.95.* Check it out on Sundays from 4 to 9 p.m. at Perry’s in Birmingham, and don’t forget the reservations.

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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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6 shops serving fall-flavored treats in Birmingham, including Hero Donuts and Big Spoon Creamery

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Fall means tasty treats in Birmingham. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

The fall season is officially here. And while the weather may still be hot, it’s never too soon to dive in to some delicious fall-flavored treats. Here’s where to find some of the best warm and cold goodies around Birmingham.

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Preservery, an elevated soul food restaurant, is moving into the space next to Frank Stitt’s Chez Fonfon in 5 Points South

Home of new Preservery at 5 Points South. The restaurant will open in early 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Preservery, a restaurant that takes soul food to another level, announced today that they will be locating their new restaurant at 5 Points South next to Frank Stitt’s Chez Fonfon and Highlands Bar and Grill in early 2019.

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Breakin’ Bread at Pepper Place on Oct. 14th is a feast-ivity you can’t miss with Southern food, locally made crafts and Birmingham community

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With homegrown, local ingredients, Breakin’ Bread offers a taste of all that Birmingham has to offer. Photo provided by Breakin’ Bread

On Sunday, Oct. 14, a host of local restaurants will descend upon Pepper Place for Alabama’s premier food, wine and beer festival. That’s right, folks – it’s time for the 16th annual Breakin’ Bread. Returning to its original home of Pepper Place, the festival, presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, will offer divine taste testing, delicious drinks and the all-new Buffalo Rock Makers’ Market featuring handmade art and creations from southern craftsman.  Continue reading “Breakin’ Bread at Pepper Place on Oct. 14th is a feast-ivity you can’t miss with Southern food, locally made crafts and Birmingham community”

Juice it! 3 easy recipes using local produce from the Market at Pepper Place

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Kale, muscadines, kiwi, arugula, cucumbers and Jonagold apples from the Market at Pepper Place. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Let’s just say I haven’t been getting my five servings of fruits and veggies a day lately. This week, I decided it was time to change things up. So I headed to the Market at Pepper Place to stock up on ingredients for fresh juice.

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MidiCi’s Italian Kitchen opens in Mountain Brook Saturday, Sept. 22, with Nutella Calzones to die for

Birmingham bloggers Shelby Davidson(@shelby_doodle), Katie Cagle (@kt_cagle) and Abby Adams (@peeptoesandpineapples) smilin’ for the selfie. Photo by Lauren Bedford of Bham Now

Midici Italian Kitchen makes its debut in Birmingham this Saturday, September 22, in Mountain Brook.  Bham Now got early access and guess what?  It just happened to be my birthday so I got the ‘duty’ of checking it out. Read on for the mouth watering details.

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OpenTable lists Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Birmingham as one of 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in America for 2018

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Photo via Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Birmingham, Facebook

Birmingham does it again. Just last August, three local restaurants made OpenTable’s list of 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America. Now Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille joins the mix. The restaurant earned a spot on a list of 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in America for 2018, released by OpenTable this week.

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Birmingham Brunches: The Porch Patio Edition including The Essential

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the quiet downtown atmosphere that The Essential has to offer. Photo provided by The Essential’s instagram

In Birmingham today, we might still be waiting on that colder weather, but when it comes we’ve prepared the best outdoor brunch locations that you are going to want to remember. Whether it’s between you and a good book, a dear friend or a collection of all your favorite people, these locations are sure to satisfy your autumnal brunch needs.

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Root to Tail Chef Ben Vaughn to open Libertine’s Pizza Co. this Saturday, September 15

Libertine’s Pizza Co. pizza truly calling my name. Photo by Libertine’s Pizza Co. Instagram

If you’re interested in the growing Birmingham restaurant scene and delicious pizza, we have some good news for you. Former Food Network host, author and renowned chef Ben Vaughn is opening a classic pizzeria called Libertine’s Pizza Co. this Saturday, September 15, in Five Points in the old Cosmo’s Pizza spot.

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