18 Birmingham metro restaurants and bars temporarily closed in a week due to COVID19

Fancy’s on Fifth in Avondale. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Some of Birmingham’s most popular restaurants and bars have temporarily closed in the past week. Most of the establishment suspended operations due to employees testing positive with COVID-19, while others are closing in response to the rise of COVID19 cases in the Birmingham area.

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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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Four Birmingham restaurants and bars named James Beard Award Semifinalists, including Chez Fonfon

If someone made me food like that, I’d nominate them for a James Beard Award too. Photo via Chez Fonfon on Facebook

The James Beard Award Foundation just announced their 2020 Semifinalists, and four Birmingham & Homewood restaurants, bars and chefs have made the cut. Here’s who!

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Taj India, Brennan’s Irish Pub, Chez Fonfon received 95 and above food service scores in July

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Taj India at the Highland Plaza. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including Taj India on Highland Avenue, Greenhouse in Homewood and Brennan’s Irish Pub at Five Points South received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in July 2019.

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4 charming Birmingham downtown suburbs including Forest Park with special real estate offerings

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You’ve probably already heard about H2 Real Estate’s projects in the works in downtown Birmingham. Did you know that H2 also has some exciting spaces available in Birmingham’s other urban sweet spots? Charmingly called the “downtown suburbs,” these are the neighborhoods where people can get a taste of suburban life, but are still in close proximity to downtown. H2 offers a unique look at the top four areas they call the downtown suburbs and insight into the market in that area

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Birmingham’s Chez Fonfon named best place to get a burger in Alabama by MSN

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Chez Fonfon staff with Chef Frank Stitt. Photo via Chez Fonfon.

Burgers. Big or small, casual or fancy, meaty or cheesy, they’re an American favorite. And they all pair great with ketchup! So where can you get the best burger in Alabama? According to MSN, it’s at Birmingham’s very own Chez FonfonContinue reading “Birmingham’s Chez Fonfon named best place to get a burger in Alabama by MSN”