Where to get the best hot dog in Birmingham for Memorial Day

Are you drooling yet? 🌭 Photo via @thestandardbhm on Instagram

I don’t know about you, but a good hot dog has been a staple on my Memorial Day cookout plate since I can remember. We might not be able to attend the usual Memorial Day festivities, but enjoying a good hot dog is still on the table. Here are a few of our favorites in Birmingham.

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Where to get “MOM”osas, brunch bundles + more Mother’s Day meals in Birmingham

All smiles for our Birmingham mom’s! Photo via @metrodiner on Instagram

Whether you’re planning dinner with your family or dropping off a meal on your mama’s porch—you can’t go wrong by celebrating Mother’s Day with yummy local eats. Here are 5 restaurants offering Mother’s Day meals in Birmingham.

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Help Birmingham service industry workers and tip online

Support Birmingham service industry workers like the wonderful team at Queen’s Park! Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Supporting the Birmingham service industry just got SO much easier. Now, after you finish a meal or make yourself a drink at home, you can send service industry workers a tip online. Find out more about the service and how to add your info if you work in the Birmingham service industry. 

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9 fun food trucks winning the Birmingham culinary scene

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Can confirm that Paradise Chow’s food takes you to magical heights. Photo via Paradise Chow’s Facebook.

We highlighted 15 Birmingham food trucks last year, but the list just keeps growing and we’re not mad about it. It’s time to build on 2019’s guide and include those old and new to the Magic City.

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6 places to get ramen in Birmingham, including Bamboo on 2nd

How good does this bowl of ramen look from Pho Pho in The Pizitz Food Hall?! Photo via The Pizitz on Facebook

Ramen: the ultimate noodle soup, my personal comfort food and the cure to any rainy day blues. Here are 6 places to find a warm bowl of ramen in Birmingham, plus our top menu picks from each.

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Everything BUT king cake. Check out 5 Mardi Gras-inspired treats in Birmingham

King Cake latte
With a double shot of espresso, sanding sugar to make the festive design, and a little drizzle of caramel on top, you’ll be partying all night after this drink. Photo via Heritage Coffee’s Facebook.

Although Birmingham has several bakeries that specialize in king cakes, here are a handful of Mardi Gras–themed desserts from local bakeries that like to shake things up. From lattes to stuffed French toast, Birmingham has some king cake recipes that will surprise you.

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Babes Who Brunch’s One Year Anniversary

You are cordially invited to the one year anniversary celebration of BABES WHO BRUNCH! It’s gonna be a party…featuring performances from Cierra Symone Campbell, Victoria Taylor, Safaree Campbell Starr, Lotus DiArmani and Audrina Taylor. Enjoy delicious brunch entrees from Rojo Birmingham, specialty cocktail drinks powered by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and lots more. There will also be lots of door prizes, giveaways, special presentations and surprises. Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka & Aviate. Two shows (11:30 am, 1:30 pm). Seatings are at 11 am & 1 pm. Reservations are highly recommended. RSVP at babeswhobrunchbham@gmail.com.

Cahaba River Fry-Down

Each year the Cahaba River Society hosts a catfish cook-off and festival that’s not only good for the planet,

but also the palate! This event has become another staple in Birmingham’s dynamic food scene

as culinary masters, old and new, battle it out for the top catfish cooking prizes.

Each year the Cahaba River Society hosts a catfish cook-off and festival that’s not only good for the planet, but also the palate! This event has become another staple in Birmingham’s dynamic food scene as culinary masters, old and new, battle it out for the top catfish cooking prizes.

The Fry-Down is the Cahaba River Society’s largest fundraiser, allowing Cahaba River Society to continue its work to restore and protect the Cahaba (Alabama’s longest remaining free flowing river), the river’s watershed and its rich diversity of life.

This event features fun for all ages with a carnival-like atmosphere, live music, amazing food, a climbing wall, hula-hoopers, face-painters, educational games, wildlife demonstrations, a beer garden and more! Come bring your family, bring your friends, and celebrate with us as we raise awareness on the importance of the Cahaba River, as well as party in celebration of all that river provides for this community, state & country!

SliceFest 2019

Birmingham’s favorite pizza party is back! SliceFest, the city’s biggest food and music block party presented by Birmingham Budweiser, is set to take stage for its eighth year and we’ll be bringing the house down like we always do. You know the drill – pizza, music, beer and more – all in Slice Pizza and Brewhouse’s front yard on 29th St. S. in the Lakeview district. Come groove with the music and get your pizza fill with us Saturday, June 1 starting at 1 p.m. Event proceeds will again benefit the Suki Foundation.

#SliceFest2019 is our thanks to YOU, the Birmingham community, for your continued support. So why not do what we do best and throw a party? After all, there ain’t no party like a pizza party. (pizza emoji)

Purchase early-bird tickets now at www.slicefest.com!

Ticket pricing breakdown:

General Admission (access to the festival all day long):

$25 Early Bird until April 15

$30 in advance

$35 at the gate

VIP (access to the festival all day long PLUS a private VIP lounge, private restrooms and private bar, as well as catered food and a live feed of the main stage):

$75 Early Bird until April 15

$100 in advance

Mile End Deli: a Brooklyn favorite coming to Birmingham will be opening soon

 

Downtown Birmingham has a new deli offering all three delicious meals of the day. Photo provided by Mile End Deli’s instagram

Mile End Delicatessen serves Jewish comfort food including Brooklyn bagels and so much more. Popular in New York City and most recently in Nashville where they opened a new place in spring of 2018, Mile End Deli will be setting up shop near Railroad Park within the month.

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The Birmingham Originals brought the heat this past weekend with Breakin’ Bread

Bellinis Ristorante & Bar won first place at the event for their Pumpkin Bolognese. Photo by Lauren Bedford

On Sunday, October 14th, the 16th annual Breakin’ Bread came together to celebrate this region’s food and local cuisine. Hosted at its original location of Pepper Place, quite the crowd came out to support all the Birmingham foodies as well as the makers.

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Breakin’ Bread at Pepper Place on Oct. 14th is a feast-ivity you can’t miss with Southern food, locally made crafts and Birmingham community

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With homegrown, local ingredients, Breakin’ Bread offers a taste of all that Birmingham has to offer. Photo provided by Breakin’ Bread

On Sunday, Oct. 14, a host of local restaurants will descend upon Pepper Place for Alabama’s premier food, wine and beer festival. That’s right, folks – it’s time for the 16th annual Breakin’ Bread. Returning to its original home of Pepper Place, the festival, presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, will offer divine taste testing, delicious drinks and the all-new Buffalo Rock Makers’ Market featuring handmade art and creations from southern craftsman.  Continue reading “Breakin’ Bread at Pepper Place on Oct. 14th is a feast-ivity you can’t miss with Southern food, locally made crafts and Birmingham community”