Food, Culture and Friendship: Middle Eastern Food Festival

Starting today through Saturday,August 10th, St. George Catholic Church is presenting the Middle Eastern Food Festival.

This event is free for everyone. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the different varieties of food and delectable desserts. From Kibbee Sandwiches to Baklawa, you’ll get the chance to try authentic international cuisine.

Each day there will be Middle Eastern dancing along with other cultural presentations. Live Music will be on Friday and Saturday night. Come check out the booths and events and share in their culture and fun.


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7 Alabama Artists You Must See When They Come to Town

We all know that Alabama is no stranger to talented musicians. Lionel Richie, Brittany Howard, Jason Isbell, and Jimmy Buffett – to name a few. Whenever they come back home, it’s always a fun celebration. Well, we have some Alabamians coming into town, and we want to celebrate!

This list of Alabama musicians and bands are varying in degrees of popularity, but one thing remains the same – all of these shows will be worthwhile and there is definitely at least one that you will enjoy.

Consider this to be your ultimate guide to Alabama musicians and their upcoming local concerts. Read on to see who is coming to town, when, where, and how much tickets will run you. Shows are listed chronologically, of course!

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3 Places to find the Wine that got away

The Wine that got away. Or something like that. We’ve all had an amazing glass of wine that we just couldn’t seem to find in our local Piggly Wiggly or even Publix. Don’t worry, Bham has great places to widen your search. Here are three places to start you off.

The Vintage Wine Shoppe

With a huge selection of reds and whites, this place will get you started in the right direction. The staff knows their wine without making you feel like a wine novice. They also offer frequent, FREE tastings with up to 20 wines. Be sure to look for their discounts and you won’t go wrong.

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3 Places to get your Mimosa Brunch in Bham

Thanks to these Birmingham restaurants, brunch has become the highlight of many of our weekends, especially with their Mimosa deals. Mimosa fans know the key to a good brunch involves a few friends, great food and a couple of their favorite drinks. Check out these great places to satisfy your brunch craving and be sure to treat your self while you are there.

  1. Five

Sunday Brunch never looked so good. From 10am to 3pm, you can have killer beignets, breakfast cheeseburgers and even shrimp and grits. Don’t forget about the bottomless mimosas and their bloody mary bar. You’ll enjoy the jazzy atmosphere while you sit, sip and relax.

2. The Southern Kitchen & Bar

From Eggs Benedict to Bourbon Pecan French Toast, this place offers southern delicacies that will quickly make you feel at home. Add their bottomless mimosas and you’ll be in heaven. Be sure to check this place out. It might become your new local favorite.

3. Feast and Forest

If you are looking for a hip, modern place, this gem is just for you. This bakery offers Saturday brunch with breakfast bowls, quiches, and “sammiches.” Be sure to take advantage of their Mimosa options.


Happy Brunching, everyone 🙂

 

 

Alys Stephens Center Celebrating 20 Years with a FREE ‘Bandaloop’ Concert on Sept. 23rd

Compliments of the Alys Stephens Center
Compliments of the Alys Stephens Center

The Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center will offer 29 performances this year, marking its 20th season.  The Center aims to attract people of all ages and income levels.  The Center is getting some upgrades with digital marques and new carpet among other things.

“We have a commitment to you to bring you things you haven’t seen before and to introduce new audiences to it,” says Anna Thompson, Executive Director of the Center. “We are committed to having multiple price points where nobody is turned away based on the cost of the event.”

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Daxko Accepts Majority Share Investment – No Plans to Move from Birmingham

Daxko is a Birmingham based company specializing in software for membership based organizations across the U.S. including YMCAs.  They have recently accepted funding from GI Partners, a private-equity firm in California, for a majority share in Daxko.

Daxko office space in Birmingham
Daxko office space in Birmingham

“We have no desire to move and a big part of our goal from the beginning is to build a company of significance in Birmingham,” CEO David Gray said. “We’re really excited about building the company in Birmingham. Our desire and hope is we’re three or four times this size five years from now.”

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