Eat in the Streets is back in Avondale September 11-12. Here are the details.

Eat in the Streets in the Avondale Entertainment District. Photo via Bham Now

I have a confession.

Throughout the summer there has been a number of Eat in the Streets events around Birmingham, including three in the Avondale Entertainment District. Unfortunately, I missed every one of them.

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Avondale designated Birmingham’s 4th entertainment district

On June 22, 2020, Avondale became Birmingham’s 4th designated entertainment district. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Today, the Birmingham City Council voted to designate the 41st Street South area in Avondale as an entertainment district. The new ordinance is slated to go into effect July 1, 2020.

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10 Birmingham brewery updates on curbside and other offerings

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Who else misses getting brews with their buds? Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

As restaurants, bars and other businesses cautiously begin to open up, it’s important to know what each establishment’s policies are before you visit. Here’s how Birmingham’s breweries are offering their delicious beers now!

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The Upstairs Comedy Series Presents: Dave Ross (Comedy Central, Drunk History, The Late Late Show)

March 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm 10:00 pm

Avondale Brewing Company is proud to welcome comedian Dave Ross to its Upstairs Comedy Series. Dave has been featured on a slew of Comedy Central’s most popular programs like Drunk History & This Is Not Happening. He’s also performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and has been a guest on the popular WTF podcast with Marc Maron. The Upstairs Comedy Series, hosted by Birmingham’s own Wes Van Horn, is bringing national touring acts to downtown Birmingham.

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Date:
March 25, 2020
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8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Birmingham beer scene called hidden gem by social media giant Thrillist

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Good People Brewing’s iconic pickup truck design in their taproom across from Region’s Field. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

We are NOT surprised!

Birmingham’s beer scene received some well deserved accolades this week when national social media giant Thrillist described our beloved breweries as a hidden gem.

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Barre at the Brewery

January 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Avondale Brewing and Bham Barre are partnering to host a bi-monthly Barre at the Brewery! $15 will get you a barre class and a craft beer. Our scheduled events are January 8th and 22nd, and February 5th and 19th; all events will be at 6:00 PM. Underage visitors can attend for $10.

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Date:
January 8, 2020
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6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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The Upstairs Comedy Series Presents: Dave Stone

January 3, 2020 @ 9:00 pm 11:00 pm

Avondale Brewing Company is proud to announce stand-up comedian Dave Stone as the next performer in its new Upstairs Comedy Series, which will bring nationally touring stand-up comics to downtown Birmingham. Hosted by comedian and Birmingham-native Wes Van Horn, the series aims to connect Birmingham comedy lovers with professional acts seen on television, in films, and more – as they tour the country. Based in Los Angeles by way of Atlanta, Dave Stone made his television debut on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2013 and in the same year was selected to the prestigious “New Faces” roster of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Since then, he has been seen on season 8 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Viceland’s “Flophouse”, and Travel Channel’s “Cheat Day Chow Down”. When not headlining clubs across the country, Dave regularly tours with Craig Ferguson. He also can be heard voicing several characters on Adult Swim’s “Squidbillies”, co-hosting his new paranormal podcast “The Boogie Monster” with Kyle Kinane, and hosting his weekly alt-country radio show “The Gravy Boat”. The show will start at 9pm and be located upstairs. Tickets are on sale now at avondalebrewing.com. Ticket price is $10 for all advanced tickets leading up to the show day and $15 for those purchasing at the door on the day of the show.

The Upstairs Comedy Series Presents: Billy Wayne Davis

December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm 9:30 pm

Avondale Brewing Company is proud to announce stand-up comedian Billy Wayne Davis as the first performer for its new Upstairs Comedy Series, which will bring nationally touring stand-up comics to downtown Birmingham. Hosted by comedian and Birmingham-native Wes Van Horn, the series aims to connect Birmingham comedy lovers with professional acts seen on television, in films, and more – as they tour the country. Initial performer Billy Wayne Davis has appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing, WTF w/Marc Maron, voiced characters on Adult Swim’s SquidBillies, hosted a documentary for CMT, opened for Sturgill Simpson’s Living the Dream Tour, and released 2 comedy albums, “Billy Wayne Davis” & “Billy Wayne Davis: Live at Third Man Records.” Originally from Tennessee, he now resides in Los Angeles. The show will start at 8pm and be located upstairs. Tickets are on sale now at avondalebrewing.com. Ticket price is $12 for all advanced tickets leading up to the show day and $15 for those purchasing at the door on the day of the show.

Sneak peek film screening this Thursday Aug. 2 on how to protect the Cahaba River. Find out why it needs your help now more than ever.

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The historic bridge over the pristine Little Cahaba River has been closed for 25 years. The proposed new road and bridge would introduce traffic and pollution. Photo submitted

This Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m., the Cahaba River Society hosts a free documentary showing (it’s short!) and Q&A at Avondale Brewery in Birmingham. This sneak peek screening is intended to raise public awareness about the potential impact of a proposed Cahaba Beach Road and bridge project. Get educated, then let ALDOT hear your voice at the public meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Keep reading to learn more, or visit savethecahaba.org.

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4 things you need to know about the corn hole craze in Birmingham, including the Central Alabama Cornhole Club

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Cornhole is one of the fastest growing games sweeping across America. But did you know it is has a serious following in Birmingham? So get ready, aim and toss that corn bag! Continue reading “4 things you need to know about the corn hole craze in Birmingham, including the Central Alabama Cornhole Club”

ASAN’s GRAZE: Support sustainable agriculture and your local farmer

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If you are a die-hard local food supporter, the upcoming Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network’s (ASAN) 3rd Annual GRAZE: Birmingham “farm to fork”  fundraiser on September 17th, 5-8pm at Avondale Brewery is a “must attend” event.

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Game Day Recipes: Southern-Style Shakshuka

Shakshuka is comfort food as much as grits and a good cornbread are comfort food. It’s warm, spicy, eggy, and can be paired with anything crunchy and crispy which is just what your doctor and grandmother prescribed for a rough morning. Shakshuka has been curing aching heads and broken hearts for generations in North Africa and the Middle East.

Plus, it’s fun to say.

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