4 places in Birmingham to get your edible cookie dough fix in 2019, including Cookie Destiny food truck

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Cookie Dough Magic in Avondale. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The national publication Eater may have declared 2017 “the breakout year for edible cookie dough.” But in Birmingham, the trend is just hitting its stride. Here’s where to get your fix in Birmingham metro, including Cookie Dough Magic, Big Spoon Creamery and—coming in 2019—Cookie Destiny food truck and Nighthawk: AM.

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Open letter explains Brät Brot closure in Lakeview. Proprietor asks patrons for feedback.

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We already miss the pretzels, beer cheese and brats at Brät Brot in Lakeview. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

There’s no denying it. We’re crazy about Brät Brot, Birmingham’s first biergarten, which opened last April in Lakeview. So we were disheartened when Brät Brot closed unexpectedly last week, announcing tentative plans to reopen in spring 2019. Now, proprietor David Carrigan, has posted an open letter explaining the closure, and he’s asking patrons to give feedback.

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4 Birmingham shops offering wine, beer and liquor tastings leading up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Josh Terrell, owner of Classic Wine Company in Homewood. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Holiday parties mean hostess gifts, and wine, beer and liquor are always welcome.  And if you can try before you buy? All the better because now your gift comes with a story. Check out these Birmingham shops offering wine, beer and liquor tastings in the days leading up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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JLB Second Servings, a Junior League of Birmingham initiative, provides food to those in need

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The women of the Junior League of Birmingham’s Second Servings initiative. Photo via JLB

It’s no secret that food waste is prevalent in the U.S. Experts estimate that we waste 30 to 40% of our food supply, which equates to 400 pounds of food wasted annually by the average American. How do we fix this?  The Junior League of Birmingham is helping with their Second Servings initiative. Find out how.

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4 tenants opening in Five Points Lane in mid-2019, including Nighthawk: AM

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Henry Costa of Nighthawk: AM and Unplugged. Photo via Orchestra Partners

Here’s what to know about Nighthawk: AM, Unplugged, Bayleaf Authentic Indian Cuisine and Domestique Panache—all set to open in spring/summer 2019 in Orchestra Partners’ highly anticipated redevelopment of Five Points Lane in Birmingham.

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Birmingham episode of ‘The Zimmern List’ to air Saturday, December 22

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Chef and television personality Andrew Zimmern with a barbecue sandwich and fries from Jim ‘N Nick’s. Photo via Travel Channel

This past May, tv food guru Andrew Zimmern was spotted in Birmingham filming his Travel Channel series “The Zimmern List”. Now, it’s time to set your DVR because the Birmingham episode is set to air on Saturday, December 22 at 9:30am Central.

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7 ways to entertain company in Birmingham over the holidays, including sushi burritos at Wasabi Juan’s

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Two Birmingham originals: Vulcan and Wasabi Juan’s LHM Sushi Burrito. Photo by Bham Now

When family and friends head to town for the holidays, you need a plan to entertain them. Bham Now created this guide with a little help from our friends the Toros, owners of Wasabi Juan’s in Birmingham, who often host family from Miami over the holidays. We even made a map for you at the end.

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We ordered from Whole Foods using prime now and here’s what happened

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I got a code for $10 off my first ‘prime now’ order from Whole Foods so thought I’d give it a try.  Prime Now is a service offered to Amazon Prime members to place orders from Whole Foods Market for pickup or delivery.  The code is SAVE10WF.  Here’s how it went.

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Poké is all the rage in Birmingham. Find out what it is and 3 places to find it in town

You can’t have poké without a little extra sauce! Photo via Ono Poké on Facebook

Poké (pronounced “poe-kay”) is gaining popularity in Birmingham. The Hawaiian dish is sometimes served as an appetizer, but is also served as a main course. Find out more about poké and learn where you can get it in Birmingham

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Little Donkey, Johnny’s, Topgolf among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores in November

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Top Golf Birmingham, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham area  restaurants, including popular places such as Little Donkey and Johnny’s Restaurant received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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More than 30 places with vegan options in Birmingham, including Big Spoon Creamery

Grab a bowl from Farm Bowl and Juice Co. for a healthy meal. Photo by Lauren Bedford

Are you a vegan, vegetarian, or someone who is following a plant-based diet? If so, it can be hard to find restaurants that are accommodating to your diet. Luckily, we’ve done some research and are here to provide you with a helpful list of restaurants in town that offer vegan and vegetarian options. 

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