3rd Annual Southern Cookin’Showdown

The 3rd Annual Southern Cookin’ Showdown, a family-friendly food event,returns to Shelby County this spring. SafeHouse of Shelby County will host the event, with proceeds benefiting its domestic and sexual violence response and prevention programs. The cooking competition will feature four-member teams of both amateurs and professionals competing in categories including Sweets, Meats, and Fixin’s. A panel of judges will determine winners in each category, and guests at the event may sample all of the entries and vote for the People’s Choice award.

The Southern Cookin’ Showdown will begin at 11am and end at 2pm on Saturday, April 27th at Pelham Park. In addition to taste-testing, attendees will also enjoy live music and kids’ activities will be offered.

Over 200 samples of Cookie Dough Magic’s Classic Chocolate Chip were enjoyed at the Avondale tasting

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Eli, Caroline and Jonah couldn’t wait to try the creamy, magical cookie dough.

The long-anticipated raw cookie dough shop, Cookie Dough Magic, held a tasting tonight at its soon-to-be location on 41st Street South in Avondale.  Bham Nowers were onsite to try it. Continue reading “Over 200 samples of Cookie Dough Magic’s Classic Chocolate Chip were enjoyed at the Avondale tasting”

Free food from these 8 restaurants in Birmingham, including Yo Mama’s

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Yo’ Mama’s amazing chicken and waffles.  Photo Courtesy via Yo’ Mama’s Facebook

Everyone enjoys free food! Why wouldn’t you? Personally, I like spending my money at establishments where I know my dollars spent are appreciated, and I will get a return on my investment. Here are some of the places in Birmingham that you can spend your money and get free food or drinks in return. Continue reading “Free food from these 8 restaurants in Birmingham, including Yo Mama’s”

‘Eat. Drink. Ride Food Tours’ takes you to Birmingham restaurants and more with ‘Comedienne Joy’

Comedienne Joy and tour bus driver, Robert Garrison, in front of the new bus. Photo via Cassandra King.

Party Bus. Food Tour. Alcohol. Music. All in one. Sound too good to be true?

Earlier this week Cassandra King posted a picture in front of her new tour bus, with the caption, “This is what faith, mediocre credit, no money but integrity looks like.” The post has over 600 likes on Facebook.

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Your ultimate guide to the 10 best milkshakes in Birmingham

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One of the best milkshakes in Birmingham – Mooyah’s. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

The Alabama heat is in full force this year—what better way to chill out than with something cool and creamy? Welcome to your ultimate guide for the best milkshakes in Birmingham, both high-end and low-cost!

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James Beard award-winning Rodney Scott’s BBQ and Mile End Deli coming to Birmingham

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Eat up the details from Rodney Scott’s BBQ here.  (Via Andrew Cebulka)

Get excited all you Birmingham food lovers. Birmingham’s Nick Pihakis of Jim ‘N Nick’s is bringing a James Beard award-winning chef’s BBQ and Jewish Deli to the ‘ham.

You heard me right.  Read on friends. Continue reading “James Beard award-winning Rodney Scott’s BBQ and Mile End Deli coming to Birmingham”