Exploring Birmingham’s Southwest community + 2 must-try local restaurants

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Have you been to Tip Top Grill? Photo via their Facebook page

As part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re taking a look at Birmingham’s Southwest community. Southwest has a lot to offer and some of your favorite places may be in this community without you even knowing.

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7 Cyber Monday deals to support Birmingham businesses from home

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A year pass to The Birmingham Zoo is a great and unique gift for the kids in your life this holiday season. Photo from The Birmingham Zoo Facebook page.

Every year as Black Friday rolled around, I used to be torn between staying cozy in bed or going out and braving the cold and crowds at The Summit. Then I learned about Cyber Monday, and now I stay in worry-free. But what about if you want a deal from a local Birmingham store?

Don’t leave your house yet, because we’ve scoured the internet and found deals you can purchase from the comfort of your couch while still supporting a local business. Here are seven Birmingham businesses offering online deals this Cyber Monday.

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Elite climber, 17-year-old Ben Burkalter of Homewood, shares his climbing story and insider tips

Ben Burkhalter climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo by Sam Weir

Saturday, August 24 is Global Climbing Day. To commemorate the occasion, we spoke with one of the sport’s elite athletes, Ben Burkhalter, who happens to live right here in Birmingham.

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