6 things you missed during the September 1 grand opening of Slag Heap Brewing Co. in Trussville

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A steady crowd at Slag Heap Brewing Co.’s grand opening in Trussville. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

There was lots of fun to be had during the Sept. 1 grand opening of Slag Heap Brewing Co. in Trussville. Here are six awesome things you missed!

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Free food from these 8 restaurants in Birmingham, including Yo Mama’s

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Yo’ Mama’s amazing chicken and waffles.  Photo Courtesy via Yo’ Mama’s Facebook

Everyone enjoys free food! Why wouldn’t you? Personally, I like spending my money at establishments where I know my dollars spent are appreciated, and I will get a return on my investment. Here are some of the places in Birmingham that you can spend your money and get free food or drinks in return. Continue reading “Free food from these 8 restaurants in Birmingham, including Yo Mama’s”

Trussville’s Slag Heap Brewing Co. to hold grand opening Sat., September 1

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Slag Heap Brewing Co. prepares for grand opening. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

It’s been awhile since Slag Heap Brewing Co. first broke ground in Trussville. But the wait for this new, and much-awaited, brewery is finally drawing to an end with its grand opening happening this Sat. on Sept. 1.

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Have a ball playing duckpin bowling at Birmingham’s new social hotspot, The Woolworth on 20th Street South

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Try your hand at duckpin bowling at The Woolworth

Want to play the world’s largest PAC MAN game or duckpin bowl? Here’s your chance Birmingham because the long-anticipated gaming room, The Woolworth, opens today on Southside. Continue reading “Have a ball playing duckpin bowling at Birmingham’s new social hotspot, The Woolworth on 20th Street South”

¡A reason to fiesta! El ZunZun opens in Cahaba Heights

El ZunZun–complete with those cute red double doors| Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

El ZunZun is a nickname for a Cuban species of hummingbird.

Nestled in the middle of Cahaba Heights, Becky Satterfield (owner of the equally yummy Satterfield’s Restaurant) opened El ZunZun to “create a place as inviting as the kitchens of the abuela’s (grandmother’s) we’ve learned from,” and despite being a brand spankin’ new building, the fun colors and vibrant atmosphere paints the picture of an upscale, yet somehow cozy dining experience.

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7 top Birmingham women in food “take over” the Market at Pepper Place this September, including chef Pat Terry of Samford Wellness Kitchen

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The Market at Pepper Place. Photo submitted

Have you heard of Les Dames d’Escoffier? It’s an international group of women leaders in food, wine and hospitality. This September, seven top Birmingham women in food, all members of the Magic City’s chapter of the organization, demonstrate recipes at the Market at Pepper Place. Check out the lineup.

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This Mediterranean restaurant brand from Maryland just bought Zoës Kitchen for $300 million, so brace yourselves, Birmingham hummus lovers

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Cava bought Zoe’s Kitchen to form the largest, fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant chain in the U.S. Photo via Cava

You take Cava from Maryland and Zoës Kitchen from Texas by way of Birmingham, and what do you get? A new player in the national food scene that’s healthy, quick and veggie forward. We love you, Greek food!

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Whole hog barbecue comes to Birmingham: a 6-point comparison of Martin’s Bar-B-Que vs. Rodney Scott’s BBQ

The entrance of whole hog barbecue into Birmingham’s culinary scene is going whole hog. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Tennessee-based Martin’s Bar-B-Que opens in Cahaba Heights this fall. The news came on the heels of South Carolina-based Rodney Scott’s BBQ announcing its Avondale location, also scheduled to open fall 2018.

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5 reasons I love Wasabi Juan’s in Birmingham, including a new food truck, a Highway 280 grand opening and the buzzworthy 4:20 Nachos

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Wasabi Juan’s. Photo submitted

If your inner child met your adult self, they would share a plate of 4:20 Nachos at Wasabi Juan’s. The dish combines the nostalgic crunch of Doritos with an umami burst of raw tuna, sweet unagi sauce, spicy mayo and cool avocado. It’s a seemingly impossible combination that just works, which sums up everything I love about this locally owned Birmingham restaurant. With a new food truck, a new Highway 280 location and more to come, there are more ways than ever to get your sushi burrito fix.

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‘Eat. Drink. Ride Food Tours’ takes you to Birmingham restaurants and more with ‘Comedienne Joy’

Comedienne Joy and tour bus driver, Robert Garrison, in front of the new bus. Photo via Cassandra King.

Party Bus. Food Tour. Alcohol. Music. All in one. Sound too good to be true?

Earlier this week Cassandra King posted a picture in front of her new tour bus, with the caption, “This is what faith, mediocre credit, no money but integrity looks like.” The post has over 600 likes on Facebook.

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7 reasons to cheer for Birmingham Shake Shack grand opening Wednesday, Aug. 22. First 205 customers get free Big Bob’s Cheese Fries!

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Clear the way for the stampede! The first-ever Alabama Shake Shack opens in Birmingham on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at The Summit, 200 Summit Blvd. The best part? Numbers 3, 4 and 5 on this list are all about local at this globally loved restaurant.

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5 things to know about Rodney Scott’s BBQ opening in Saigon Noodle House location in Avondale

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Rodney Scott masters the ‘cue in a cinder block smokehouse. Photo via rodneyscottsbbq.com

Woot woot. More delicious eats coming this way! Birmingham not only boasts homegrown James Beard award winners, but our city also attracts them across state lines. Barbecue master Rodney Scott owns the title of James Beard Best Chef of the Southeast 2018. Now his restaurant, Rodney Scott’s BBQ, is coming to the Magic City. The location? The current home of Saigon Noodle House in Avondale.

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