Dining Out for Life on April 25 with AIDS Alabama at these Birmingham area restaurants

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Dining Out for Life at Rojo.
Dining Out for Life at Rojo. Photo from AIDS Alabama

Celebrate Birmingham’s 10th annual Dining Out For Life ® event on Thursday, April 25. Join over 30 of Birmingham’s best restaurants as they partner together to raise funds for AIDS Alabama’s HIV services and programs. Find out where. AIDS Alabama has information here, too.

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TekLinks’ founder Stuart Raburn gets back to entrepreneurial roots with latest Southern Organics aquaponic farm (photos)

Stuart Raburn, founder of Birmingham tech company TekLinks and owner of Southern Organics in a greenhouse of his aquaponic farm in Colombiana. Find out more about Raburn and his life-long entrepreneurial journey, and how his successes from a fast-paced life in the tech world transpired to a small farm operation nestled deep in Shelby County, Alabama.  (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)
Stuart Raburn, founder of Birmingham tech company TekLinks and owner of Southern Organics in a greenhouse of his aquaponic farm in Columbiana. Find out more about Raburn and his life-long entrepreneurial journey, and how his successes from a fast-paced life in the tech world transpired to a small farm operation nestled deep in Shelby County, Alabama. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)

At Southern Organics, Stuart Raburn and his small but mighty staff grow Birmingham’s freshest supply of tilapia and all natural produce. How did this Birmingham entrepreneur maven shift from launching high-tech firms to high-end farming? Here’s what we found out on our behind the scenes tour at his Columbiana farm.

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Your ultimate guide to 9 Birmingham breweries for National Beer Day, Sunday, April 7

Cheers! Salud! Cin cin! Photo via Trim Tab Facebook page

Is Tuesday too early to be making weekend plans? Maybe… but hey, this weekend is pretty special. Sunday is National Beer Day—hold for applause—and I don’t know about you, but I’m really trying to celebrate this one. Here’s your ultimate guide to Birmingham breweries and all the events happening this weekend so you can celebrate too:

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Cahaba Heights couple launches local produce delivery service April 6

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Will and Hayley DeShazo. Photo by Brittany Sturdivant of Love Be Photography

Do you like to sleep in on Saturdays, but don’t want to miss the farmers market? Will and Hayley DeShazo, a husband-and-wife team from Cahaba Heights, have created a solution, till. till is an online marketplace and delivery service for produce, meats and baked goods from Alabama farmers.

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Giuseppe’s, Irondale Cafe, Snapper Grabbers among establishments receiving 95 and above food service scores in March

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Giuseppe’s Cafe. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area restaurants, including Giuseppe’s Cafe near UAB, the historic Irondale Cafe and the Saltgrass Steak House off Highway 280 received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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5 reasons to attend New Beer’s Eve at McWane Science Center on April 6. Tickets available now!

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Cheers to beers. Photo via McWane Science Center

McWane After Dark is back and better than ever at McWane Science Center. On April 6, celebrate the end of prohibition during New Beer’s Eve. This event is for those 21 years and older, so leave the kiddos at home and enjoy a night of science, beer sampling and more. Purchase your tickets now!

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SliceFest to takeover Lakeview June 1. Crust me, you’ll want to be there. Here’s why

Jazz, pizza and beer all night long at SliceFest Saturday, June 1.
Front row at SliceFest? Yes please! (Photo submitted)

Birmingham’s biggest food and music block party, SliceFest, is returning to Lakeview June 1. Tickets are on sale now for the music/pizza/beer fest taking place in Slice Birmingham‘s front yard.

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5 things to know about Automatic Seafood & Oysters opening April 1 in Lakeview

Chef Adam Evans and his wife Suzanne with a fresh catch. Suzanne is the project designer and co-owner of the restaurant. (Photo submitted)

Lakeview will soon be home to Birmingham’s newest seafood restaurant, Automatic Seafood & Oysters. They’ll open the doors Monday, April 1. Read on to learn five things about one of Birmingham’s most anticipated restaurant openings of the year.

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Announcing Corks & Chefs at Linn Park, April 27-28. Early bird tickets on sale through April 5!

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So much food, so little time. Photo submitted

If you’ve ever experienced Corks & Chefs at the Magic City Art Connection, you probably don’t need any convincing on why you should go. Go ahead and get your tickets now. You know it’s unlike any tasting event in Birmingham. But if you’re new here, simply calling it a “tasting event” won’t cut it. So, I’m breaking it down for you. Here’s everything you can expect from this year’s 22nd annual Corks & Chefs: A Taste of Birmingham.

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