Hoover gets first Entertainment District at Stadium Trace Village

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Big Whiskey’s and Cajun Roux will anchor the proposed Entertainment District in Hoover’s Stadium Trace Village. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Heyyyy who likes to partyyy? Apparently Hoover does because its city council approved the city’s first entertainment district. The new district will be located in Stadium Trace Village and contribute to Hoover’s booming business scene.

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Get Tail-Waggin’ Takeout + support a paw-some cause

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Now that’s a face of pure joy. Photo via Hand in Paw

The supplies you need for the perfect date night or girls’ night, brought right to your car window—plus it supports a cause we love. How’s that for some Tail-Waggin’ Takeout? Get all the details of your new favorite event right here, and be sure to purchase your ticket by August 3!

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at one of these 5 Birmingham creameries

Have you ever seen a more photogenic ice cream cone?! Photo via @lizzylynb on Instagram

National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 19, and we’ll take any excuse to grab a sweet treat AND beat the heat. (Alabama summers, amiright?) Here are 5 ice cream shops serving up scoops of creamy goodness you need to try this weekend in Birmingham.

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Treat yo’ self at these Birmingham wine bars with patios

Grab your friends and mask! Unwind with some wine on the patio. Photo via The Pizitz’s Facebook

Restaurants are moving more seating outside and I’m kind of getting European vibes. If you’re looking for a chic way to unwind and enjoy patio weather, grab your mask and check out these local wine bars. I even made sure that they have outdoor seating so it’s easier to social distance.

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Heat up the kitchen with 5 summer cooking classes in Birmingham

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Some of us aren’t as talented as our coworkers and need a little help in the kitchen. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Does anyone else tend to make the same meals over and over (mine is chicken sausage and brown rice)? I don’t know about you, but I think it’s time for a fresh new shakeup that maybe includes more than two ingredients. Cooking classes, weekly recipes and kitchen gurus are bringing us the ingredients and knowledge we need to break the routine in Birmingham

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Update on 9 Birmingham-area farmers markets + more ways to get fresh food locally

The folks at Owls Hollow Farm have masks and gloves on hand, ready to share their fresh produce. Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha at The Pepper Place Market

Craving that farm-fresh taste? Here’s a quick update on 9 Birmingham-area farmers markets so you can get your fresh produce fix and show your support for local farmers right now.

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Hoover seeks Entertainment District at Stadium Trace Village where Big Whiskey and Cajun Roux reside

Big Whiskey’s and Cajun Roux will anchor the proposed Entertainment District in Hoover’s Stadium Trace Village. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Move over Birmingham, the city of Hoover wants to have an Entertainment District too!

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Cinnaholic’s first Alabama location is almost here

The next time we can safely show up to the office with a box of these, you know we will be. Photo via Cinnaholic on Facebook

The pandemic might have pressed pause on Cinnaholic, Hoover’s newest sweet spot, but never fear. This vegan & gourmet cinnamon roll bakery will be here this summer! Get a sneak preview—and a sugar craving—right here.

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3 tasty recipes using a Birmingham classic you need to try now

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Classic seasoning, endless possibilities. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Temperatures are rising here in Birmingham, and you know what that means. Even more than fireworks and the crunch of cold watermelon, there’s one sound that screams “southern summer” above anything else: grills firing up. We’ve got 3 unique recipes you NEED to try this summer, using a fresh take on America’s favorite marinade.

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18 Birmingham metro restaurants and bars temporarily closed in a week due to COVID19

Fancy’s on Fifth in Avondale. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Some of Birmingham’s most popular restaurants and bars have temporarily closed in the past week. Most of the establishment suspended operations due to employees testing positive with COVID-19, while others are closing in response to the rise of COVID19 cases in the Birmingham area.

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A sneak peek at the new Monday Night Brewing taproom, opening in August (PHOTOS)

Who’s ready to visit Birmingham’s new taproom? Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Despite some delays due to COVID-19, Birmingham’s newest taproom is gearing up for an August opening. We got a sneak peek into the new Monday Night Brewing taproom in Birmingham’s Parkside—here’s what we’re looking forward to.

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Celebrate Pride with these local restaurants + businesses, including Rainbow Margaritas & LGBT+ Sandwich

Paul Cordes Wilm’s “Love is Blind” mural at BMA. Photo via Birmingham Museum of Art’s Facebook

As you all probably know, June is Pride Month. To show support for Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community, some local restaurants and businesses are rolling out new items. Whether you’re ready to grub or looking to add to your t-shirt collection, here are unique ways to celebrate Pride while staying local.

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