In two weeks, when you drop by the local OHenry’s Coffees shop, and buy yourself a steaming winter treat, you will be drinking one of the first cups of “solar powered coffee” in Alabama.
Homewood’s first and one of the newest breweries in the Birmingham area is set to distribute their crafty brews this month through out the Magic City!
My favorite time of the year just got better with the anticipation of yet another Birmingham, AL. festival.
Unlike many events in the Magic City, that simply offer craft brews for purchase, this one revolves around the micro-brewery scene for a fun filled day – in more ways than one 😉
“Think globally. Act locally.”
Words to live by, and you can do just that, on Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30, at the Avondale Brewery by attending the Bham Now BOLD Series featuring Jim McClintock. (purchase tickets here)
UAB world renowned explorer, researcher and author Jim McClintock will be taking the attendees on a virtual tour of Antarctica. He will bear witness to the rapid changes that are occurring in our southernmost continent and the living lab that is disappearing as a result of climate change.
One of the Bham Now BOLD Series special features is the opportunity, for the speaker to choose a charity in which a portion of the proceeds will be donated. McClintock selected Hand in Paw – one of Birmingham’s most amazing and kindhearted organizations. Checkout the slideshow above and the videos about this program that serves nearly 100,000 of our neighbors in the Birmingham region.
It will be a special night globally and locally.
Please join us!
Here are Hand in Paw’s Videos
According to Zagat, Birmingham has surpassed the ranks of some top cities across our nation. In their most recent assessment, “26 Hottest Food Cities of 2016,” they asked their editors around the country to “make a case” for a city with the biggest year in food. So, how’d we do?
Once again the bar at Highlands is in the national spotlight.
This not only accredits the great reviews the restaurant has received, but it shows that Birmingham as a whole is increasing in popularity.
The second location of Your Pie, in Bham, is opening in Uptown next Friday, and this is your chance to be part of the excitement!
Special giveaways and ribbon cutting ceremony included, obviously…
If you are new to the south, or just Birmingham for that matter, many local Bar-B-Que joints pride themselves on this saying. Vulgarity is not in question here, you know we southerns tend to have our funny sayin’s.
The individuals Pizza service – like a Moes or Chipolte – has its gaze on Alabama, but will the Magic City be on the top of the list?
Frankly, the popular chain would be crazy not to consider our growing foodie city as a top contender – just sayin…
Are you ready for Cyber Monday? Check out security tips first and then some great local websites and deals.
Birmingham, the time is ripe for gift giving, and if you’re looking for something a little different, but with a personal touch—try artisan cheese.
It’s one of those gifts that offers so much variety, and that may be overwhelming to some. That’s where a local cheesemonger comes in handy. Good thing Birmingham is getting one soon, thanks to all the culinary delights coming to the Pizitz Food Hall!
Busy Corner Cheese will feature “farmstead and artisanal cheese and related specialty items,” as well as a knowledgeable staff. Continue reading “When it comes to gift ideas, just say cheese!”
While you are gearing up for the Iron Bowl tomorrow and wondering what you’ll eat, we have a suggestion. Turkey! You know you have it. You know you are going to eat it. All that leftover turkey means so many recipe possibilities!
In my family we have a turkey-sandwich making competition on the day after Thanksgiving. We take slices of bread and pile them high with our favorite concoctions: macaroni and cheese and gravy, dressing and cranberry sauce and gravy, green-bean casserole and mashed potatoes and cheese and gravy. All with turkey right on top. And more gravy. I cannot tell a lie. We are gravy crazy.
After years of planning, in early October, the venerable Western Market on Culver Road, moved to its new home.
Perhaps, we were expecting the new Western Market in Mountain Brook to be much like the old one – a little cramped and small compared to most big box supermarkets. The old Western had that wonderful “neighborhood feel” without too many frills.
The new Western Market, which is located in the new Lane Parke development behind and near the old Western, is the exact opposite. It is spacious and modern. It has an upstairs dining area, that will become a destination for friends, families and business people to meet. The murals and the signage are eye-popping.