Bare Naked Noodles opens up 3rd Cafe

It is always impressive to see the growth of small business owners in the Bham community. Bare Naked Noodles is one of those sweet success stories. This Southern Italian cafe offers the freshest fare around and is getting more and more popular in Birmingham.

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Donating tips this Wednesday: Crestwood Coffee steps up to help Urban Standard

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Crestwood Coffee Company/Cafe is stepping forward to help Urban Standard staff recover after the downtown coffeehouse closed for repairs  earlier this month because of a fire.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25th, from 6:30am to 2:00pm, Crestwood Coffee Company/Cafe will be donating all tips to Urban Standard staff. Along with the tips given by patrons, Crestwood Coffee will also match the donated tips.

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“East West”, newest asian inspired restaurant, hits downtown Birmingham

Following his roots, Colby Conklin says beginning his own restaurant in Birmingham just makes sense.

The experience he possesses in restaurant management, being a partner at Chuck’s Fish and heavily involved with the restaurant Five operations, certainly proves his ability.

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via East West FB page

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Bham’s Winter Restaurant Week is almost here

3 Days and Counting. You won’t want to miss your chance to explore a variety of Bham eateries and your favorite food scene. Starting this Friday, January 20th, this event will continue until January 29th. Enjoy 10 days of deals, dining, and discovery this Winter Restaurant Week.  Continue reading “Bham’s Winter Restaurant Week is almost here”

Little Donkey is coming to 280

From Homewood to Nashville, this locally owned restaurant just keeps on expanding. Homewood’s very own Little Donkey is opening up their newest location along U.S. 280 later this year.

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Cook Something! (How to Eat When You Get Iced In)

The first half of my Very Southern Snow Day has been spent gutting fish and encasing a bottle of vodka in ice for after dinner drinks with my guests. Today seemed like the perfect opportunity to really get in touch with my Russian roots. I couldn’t change my menu too much for tonight, but what I really want to make was cornbread.

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My cornbread, fresh from the oven

Cornbread might be one of my favorite baked goods, at least to make, mostly because it doesn’t require precision. Many of you, judging by what was completely gone from the shelves at Publix, will be indulging in some chili tonight, or similar hot liquid concoction. And while that will warm your body, you need to warm your heart and your soul. That’s where the cornbread comes in. And while I put mine in the oven, if you lose power tonight, this can be done on the stove if you have a heavy lid for your skillet. I also recommend some local cornmeal, found here.

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Frommer’s names B’ham “one of the Deep South’s most interesting destinations…”

The Lime Light People!

It has been shining upon our sliver of magic in regards to food, beer, tech/innovation and tourism, in 2016, quite a lot. We are very proud to announce that yet another travel blog has recognized our Magic!

Photo by Wade Cline

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