3 DIY dishes bringing international flavors + a dessert with an unexpected ingredient

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Transport your taste buds right in your own kitchen. Photo via Unsplash

After a year of takeout and curbside pickups, we’ve got a major craving for our next adventure. Luckily, we don’t have to travel beyond our kitchen to get a taste of some of our favorite international flavors. Whether you’re only comfortable with microwave meals or a self-proclaimed chef, save these four recipes for the next time you need some meal inspiration.

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Blachs Condominiums puts you right in the middle of all things downtown Birmingham

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Jess enjoys exploring the area around Blachs. Photo via Bham Now.

There is something truly special about experiencing the heart of downtown Birmingham. Check out how residents at Blachs Condominiums spend their time in the neighborhood and see why this former department store is the ideal location for your next condo.

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5 remarkable Birmingham farm-to-table restaurants that we love

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Is your mouth watering yet? This salad from Ash Neighborhood Bar & Grill isn’t your ordinary pile of greens. Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

Supporting local business isn’t only good for the city you love—it’s good for your health! These farm-to-table restaurants in Birmingham use ingredients close to home and bring outstanding food to the Magic City.

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Dinner + brunch with a view: 6 local restaurants with rooftops

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It’s rooftop season in Birmingham. Photo via Carrigan’s Public House’s Facebook

Ah, springtime is finally here. Despite the excessive amount of pollen, we’re living for this patio weather. What better way to enjoy local eats than on a dreamy rooftop. Here are six restaurants around Birmingham that are serving up delicious dishes with a view.

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Eat the rainbow—8 of the most colorful + flavorful dishes at Bay Leaf

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It’s easy to eat a colorful meal when the menu looks like this. 🌈 Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Looking for ways to incorporate more color into your meals? The menu at Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar is like a rainbow—full of vibrant, colorful and flavorful dishes you need to try. Keep reading to find out what to order during your next visit.

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8 must-try dishes from Bay Leaf’s Restaurant Week menu, now-Jan. 31

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What a spread. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Is Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar on your list of places to try in 2021? If so, nows your chance! Both Birmingham locations will be participating in Birmingham Restaurant Week happening now through January 31. Chef Z’s created a brand-new menu featuring an array of delicious dishes that are sure to call your name. Here’s what’s cooking.

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Big 7 Travel names 7 best pizza spots in Bham. Do you agree?

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Did your fave pizza joint make the list? Photo via Pies and Pints Pizzeria’s Facebook

May I just apologize for the pizza puns in advance. They can get a bit cheesy sometimes. Anyways, national publication Big 7 Travel put together a list of the 7 best pizzas in the Magic City. Let’s see who made the delicious list!

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50 local biz warming up the New Year during Birmingham Restaurant Week Jan. 14-Jan. 31

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Our only New Year’s resolution is to try new local bites. Photo via Birmingham Restaurant Week’s Facebook

Let’s face it. We Birminghamians love to eat, and local businesses could really use our support right now. So why not get the best of both worlds during Birmingham Restaurant Week 2021 – Winter Edition, presented by Spire happening Thursday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 31. That’s over two weeks of delicious deals and the perfect excuse to cross that new restaurant or bar you’ve been wanting to try off your bucket list.

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A foundation of food + family—what working at Ashley Mac’s is like

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Erick Cox photographed outside of the Ashley Mac’s Cahaba Heights location. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

What started as a catering business in Ashley McMakin’s Homewood apartment more than a decade ago is now a beloved Birmingham business. With five Birmingham locations and 71 employees, Ashley Mac’s is still growing and it’s no surprise why.

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A look inside Bay Leaf, modern Indian cuisine in the heart of Five Points South

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Welcome to Bay Leaf. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar is open in the heart of Five Points South. Formerly serving authentic Indian food, Bay Leaf is now serving flavorful Indian favorites with a modern flair. Keep reading for a photo tour of their Five Points Lane location and for a look at their mouth-watering menu.

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PHOTOS: Get an inside look at Porch, a new restaurant coming soon to Crestline Village

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The inside of the latest eatery to join Crestline Village. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Porch, a new restaurant concept is set to open early this fall in Crestline Village. We got a sneak peak of the interior, as well as a look at some of their mouth-watering menu items. Get all the details here.

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Staycation Guide: The freshest Airbnbs around Birmingham + itineraries for each

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Say no more. I’m packing my overnight bag now! Photo via Airbnb

Whether you’re looking for loft living in the heart of downtown or an off-the-grid getaway in the woods, Birmingham offers impressive Airbnbs for those staycations. Here are some to check out. Psst! I even included a little itinerary for each location just for you.

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13 indulgent summer salads from Birmingham restaurants

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Kale salad from Back Forty Brewing Company. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

There was a dark time in everyone’s life where they didn’t eat salad, because it was “boring.” For any of your overly picky friends who still feel that way, point them in the direction of these mouthwatering creations from Birmingham restaurants. Seriously, we might have the best tasting (and looking!) salads in the nation.

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What it’s like to dine out around Birmingham right now

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You know that feeling when you see your food coming? Yea, we sure did miss that during quarantine. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now.

We’re all fans of dining out in the Birmingham area. But what is it really like to go to local restaurants right now? We’re here to clear the air and give you a peek inside eight restaurants so you’ll know what to expect.

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19 Birmingham-based restaurants to grab brunch or breakfast

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This year has been a doozy for all of us. From experiencing a global pandemic to standing together in solidarity to demand social justice. Although the journey is far from over, I could go for some brunch with friends and family right about now. Here are 19 Birmingham-based spots serving up brunch and breakfast now.

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