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

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

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

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

Photo via Yo Mama’s Facebook.

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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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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25 restaurants open for in house + patio dining in Birmingham

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With gloves and masks on, restaurant industry workers are preparing to begin dine-in service again in Birmingham. Photo via @mudtowneatanddrink on Instagram

With an amended order from the state allowing on-premises dining at restaurants, bars and breweries that can follow social distancing guidelines, some Birmingham area restaurants have started to reopen their doors. Here’s an updated list of restaurants open in and around Birmingham.

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7 Birmingham restaurants opening for in house + patio dining this week

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Sad to see Mile End Deli go from the corner across from Railroad Park, but we’re happy to see Hero Doughnuts expanding. Photo via Hero Doughnuts on Facebook

With an amended order from the state allowing on-premises dining at restaurants, bars and breweries that can follow social distancing guidelines, some Birmingham area restaurants have started to reopen their doors. Here’s a list of 7 we know of so far.

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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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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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