Former Babalu space to be replaced by new Asian restaurant in Lakeview

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UMAMI, a new sushi and Thai restaurant, will occupy the space previously housed by Babalu. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Lakeview has the drinks, the dancing and now the area will have a staple we’ve all been missing. The owners of Nori Thai and Sushi and Shiki are moving into the 29Seven mixed-use development with plans to open a new Asian restaurant, UMAMI.

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The Fantasticks, an intimate show told 6 ft apart, runs Oct. 15-25

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Director Carl Dean who also plays El Gallo in “The Fantasticks.” Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

The Fantasticks, a whimsical tale embracing everything love has to offer hits the stage of the Virginia Samford Theatre October 15-25 in Birmingham. Watch the story told in a way like no one’s ever seen it as two meddling fathers and one enigmatic narrator interfere with a teenage couple attempting to navigate life. Get tickets now.

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Tour Hoover’s trendy new dental office + get to know Dr. Jordan and Dr. MacWilliam

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Dr. Jordan (left) and Dr. MacWilliam (right) of StoneCreek Dental Care in Hoover. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It might take two to tango, but it takes a team to make dentist’s appointments enjoyable. Dr. Jordan and Dr. MacWilliam are well on their way to bringing an exceptional experience to each patient who walks into StoneCreek Dental Care’s newest Hoover office. The comfortable ease and vital knowledge that accompanies each visit are due in part to the bigger picture of dentists and support staff working alongside them.

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Get a peach of this—5 places to find fresh peaches near Birmingham

Can’t wait to see these guys in a cobbler. Photo via Penton Farms’ Facebook

If you could eat one food from a cartoon, what would it be? One of mine would be the peach slush drink from “James and the Giant Peach”—even though that movie sort of emotionally scarred me as a child. Anyway, here’s a few items you need to know about peach season in the South and where to find ’em in Birmingham.

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Meet the team supporting One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center + help give too

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Former torchbearers Mashonda Taylor and Mia Cowan with Lindsey Tanner, Chair of Community of Lights.Photo via the Junior League of Birmingham’s Facebook.

When things get dark, Birmingham knows how to turn on a light. Whether it’s the present COVID-19 situation or daily life, our community members step up to the challenge. Take a look at how the team behind The Community of Lights, a five-year fundraiser, is supporting One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center and how you can donate, too.

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Senior shopping hours, Staying connected with older relatives, + more

Senior shopping hours are taking place at tons of grocery stores around Birmingham. Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash.

While everything right now is uncertain, one this is for sure—we miss our loved ones. Times like these can be particularly lonely for those who are in nursing homes, assisted care, or are more vulnerable to catching COVID-19. Luckily, Birmingham has resources and tips for staying safe and staying connected.

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No two Birmingham hot dogs are alike. 9 local spots that have a hot dog for everyone.

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Pick your poison. Photo via Mile End Deli.

Back in the day, we gave you a guide to Birmingham’s 11 best hotdogs. But, with the recent (hopefully temporary) closure of Hot Diggity Dogs and a new decade we felt we needed a refresher on Birmingham hot dogs. Take a look at where you can find Birmingham’s take on the ballpark favorite.

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The Penny Foundation is supporting black-owned businesses in Birmingham. Check out how.

Freedom Line Bus Tours benefits from the corporate giving program by the Penny Foundation
Freedom Line Tours is one businesses that benefits from The Penny Foundation. The women-owned company offers tours and activities throughout the greater Birmingham-metro area, as well as Montgomery and Selma. Photo via Freedom Line Tours’ Facebook.

Chances are you know about Penny Savings Bank. It’s the first black-owned and black-operated financial institution in Alabama. The bank backed and supported black-owned businesses from 1890 until it’s closing in 1915. Fast forward, in 2018 The Penny Foundation was born out of that same thread. See how it’s growing Birmingham businesses today.

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