2 Birmingham BBQ joints featured on “The Ultimate Road Trip for America’s Best BBQ”

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If you haven’t been to Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q, right on the edge of Cahaba Heights and the Cahaba Community, down the hill from The Summit, what are you waiting for? Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Online travel publication Far & Wide recently featured two Birmingham BBQ joints on an article titled, “The Ultimate Road Trip for America’s Best BBQ“. With a title like “Ultimate”, you know it has to be good.

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Tropicaleo becomes first Zero Egg restaurant in AL + Veganuary pop-up dinner on Jan. 13

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Photo via Tropicaleo’s Facebook

Tropicaleo has partnered with Zero Egg to bring delicious egg-free meals to Birmingham during a Veganuary pop-up dinner event on January 13. They’re the first restaurant in Alabama to do it. No, I’m not yolking with you! Read on for all the deets.

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50 local biz warming up the New Year during Birmingham Restaurant Week Jan. 14-Jan. 31

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Our only New Year’s resolution is to try new local bites. Photo via Birmingham Restaurant Week’s Facebook

Let’s face it. We Birminghamians love to eat, and local businesses could really use our support right now. So why not get the best of both worlds during Birmingham Restaurant Week 2021 – Winter Edition, presented by Spire happening Thursday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 31. That’s over two weeks of delicious deals and the perfect excuse to cross that new restaurant or bar you’ve been wanting to try off your bucket list.

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Mr. Chen’s, Cayo Coco, Tortugas received 95 and above food service scores in December

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Mr. Chen’s Authentic Chinese Restaurant. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area restaurants including Tortugas in the Parkside District, Mr. Chen’s Authentic Chinese on Green Spring Avenue, and Cayo Coco Rum Bar & Restaurant in downtown Birmingham received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in December 2020.

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Downtown’s new wine bar named Aviné + Southside Cook Out opening Jan. 6 + more coming in Birmingham

You had me at merlot. Photo via Avine’s Facebook

Happy 2021, Birmingham. A new year calls for a fresh list of openings and there are a lot of developments to keep on your radar, including Cook Out’s second location, downtown’s new wine bar, O’Henry’s Coffee’s newest shop and more.

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10 pasta-tively delicious restaurants where you can celebrate National Spaghetti Day, Jan. 4

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Perfection. Photo via Bottega Cafe’s Facebook

Noodling around for ideas on where to celebrate National Spaghetti Day on January 4? Lucky for you, Birmingham has plenty of pasta-bilities. Here are 10 spots to get the perfect Italian comfort food via takeout and curbside pickup.

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9 places to grab delicious donuts in Birmingham, including Grateful Donuts

Six colorful donuts from Hero Doughnuts in Birmingham
It’s impossible to play favorites when every donut is this good. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

I donut know about you, but the only thing I love more than a cheesy pun is a fun donut. If you’re looking for delicious sweet treats, you’re in luck. Here are 9 businesses around Birmingham with donuts for every occasion.

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Here are the top 15 most popular Bham Now stories of 2020

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Black-owned restaurants were the top topic in 2020. Photo via Rodney Scotts Facebook

2020 is one of those years where most of us were so far down in the weeds, we didn’t have a chance to come up and look at the big picture. A good end-of-the-year list is a way to get some perspective on all that we’ve lived through. So, we did what we always do—we asked our behind the scenes numbers guy to pull the top 15 stories of 2020. We’ll start with #1 on the list.

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We toured Crestwood and Forest Park with a local expert

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We got “The Fill” and it was 10/10. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

We love getting out and exploring our Magic City. As we head into the new year, we wanted to take you with us, thanks to our friends over at RealtySouth. Tag along as we get an insider’s tour of one of Birmingham’s hottest areas from a local expert who knows it well.

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8 restaurants in Birmingham serving up brunch on New Year’s Day

Make brunch the first thing on your 2021 bucket list. Photo via The Yard Birmingham

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a table full of your favorite brunch bites? Whether you’re looking for that hangover cure or some good eats to kick off 2021, here are some spots around Birmingham to get your brunch on.

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Birmingham’s newest mural honors civil rights hero John Lewis (photos)

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Artist Dewon Moton working on the John Lewis Mural in downtown Birmingham on December 26, 2020.. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Last August, Gus’s Hot Dogs owner Lee Pantazis let me in on a secret. He told me that once his business secured the appropriate permits, he was going to have a mural painted on his establishment’s blank eastern wall honoring civil rights hero John Lewis.

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Alabama’s first Slutty Vegan restaurant to open in Woodlawn

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Pinky Cole cuts a ribbon in front of the new Slutty Vegan location on 55th Place in Birmingham’s Woodlawn neighborhood following Wednesday’s closing. From left are David Fleming, REV Birmingham CEO and President; Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin; Keeyah Johnson, Executive Assistant to Cole; Pinky Cole, Slutty Vegan ATL CEO and Founder; Jason Crain, Slutty Vegan Chief Revenue Officer; Abra Barnes, Qualifying Broker at Barnes & Associates; and Mashonda Taylor, Woodlawn Foundation Executive Director. Photo via Rev Birmingham

Remember back on September 30th, when a food truck called Slutty Vegan from Atlanta  rolled into Five Points West and set up shop for the day? The lines were massive.

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