Birmingham bakeries + their must-try autumn items

What is your favorite Birmingham bakery? Photo via Bandit Patisserie’s Facebook

Nothing compares to the feeling of eating fresh baked goods on a crisp, autumn day. Not to sound all sentimental, but it’s true. Birmingham bakeries are settling into the new season and we’re highlighting some of their must-try sweets.

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11 Birmingham foodie Instagram accounts to give a follow

Fair warning: Have a snack before reading this! Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

Finding local eats is one of our favorite pastimes. We’re lucky to live in a city with such a diverse food scene and even luckier to have people share their experience before we make the drive. We rounded up some Birmingham foodie accounts to give us all the meal inspo we could ever need.

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5 Birmingham restaurants reopening their doors

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Bottega Restaurant . Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Restaurants around Birmingham are reopening their doors so we can enjoy some of our favorites once again. Don’t get us wrong. We’re still in a pandemic but restaurants have learned how to serve our community while being safe. Here are five spots around the city reopening to the public, including Bottega’s cafe.

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Habitat for Humanity’s Grill to Build

Our 12th annual backyard BBQ competition and festival; fun for the entire family! There will be live music, face painting, kids workshop, and moon bounces. Teams compete for the best BBQ and bragging rights. Event attendees get all-you-can-eat samples of the best chicken, beef brisket, ribs, sauce, and pork butt in town!

CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL “PI DAY” AT SATTERFIELD’S

In celebration of Pi Day – the international holiday that pays tribute to one of the most well-known mathematical constants – Birmingham’s iconic eatery, Satterfield’s, will offer an array of discounted specialties certain to tantalize any palate.

 

For one day only, guests can enjoy Executive Chef Rita Bernhardt’s savory Meat Pies, served with a house made chimichurri sauce. Usually available at the bar only, the restaurant will offer these tasty treats for only $1 each in both the bar and the dining room that evening. Those looking for sweeter confections can indulge in $1 Strawberry Hand Pies, created by Pastry Chef Brittany Garrigus-Cheatham and served with a shot of anglaise. Also on offer, is a specialty Key Lime Pie Cocktail, priced at only $3.14, featuring all your favorite Key lime flavors in a glass.

 

Satterfield’s, located at 3161 Cahaba Heights Road in Birmingham, will offer discounted pies and cocktails (while supplies last) on Pi Day, Saturday, March 14th. The restaurant serves dinner Monday – Thursday, 5PM – 9PM; Saturday & Sunday, 5PM – 10PM. Bar opens at 4PM. Dine-in only. For further information and reservations, please visit www.satterfieldsrestaurant.com or call 205.969.9690

Hoover’s new restaurant, Farrelly’s Southern Bar & Kitchen takes a modern spin on classic Southern fare

Southern classics meet modern twists at Farrelly’s. Photo via The Hoover Sun

A husband and wife duo are bringing elevated Southern cuisine to the Hoover area. This new locally owned restaurant specializes in some of your favorite dishes. I’m warning you now! Stomach growling and mouth-watering may occur.

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47th Annual Greek Food Festival

   The 47th Annual Greek Festival is set for October 3rd-5th 2019 from 10:30am-10:00pm. This is one of Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural events. The festival has been an act of love from Birmingham’s Greek community to the city of Birmingham going back four generations. During our three-day Festival you will experience the Greeks’ legendary zest for life and delicious authentic Greek cuisine. In addition to the food you will enjoy Greek music, dancing, and a warm spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan.

The festival offers free admission, indoor and outdoor dining, and food plates are individually priced. Be sure to stroll through The Greek Market Place which has Mediterranean and Orthodox Christian souvenirs. Free parking is located in the former Liberty National parking building located one block away on 20th Street (Richard Arrington Blvd) between 3rd and 4th Avenue.  The convenient drive thru is available all three days from 10:30am-7pm. No need to call ahead and place your order. Our servers will greet you, take your big or small order, and deliver right to your vehicle. 

The Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox parish was chartered in 1906, and is the 4th oldest Greek Orthodox parish in the Southeast. The beautiful and inspiring Byzantine interior of the basilica enhances the Orthodox Christian’s worship of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Please take a self-guided tour between 10:30am – 9:00pm during our three-day festival; parishioners are available to answer any questions.  Call ahead to schedule a tour for large school and church groups.

Since 1972 and with your help our Food Festival has donated over $3 Million to local and national charities.  In recent years, these charities have included: Magic Moments, The Bell Center, The Exceptional Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House, The Fire House Shelter, Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, Pathways, Family Connection, The Wellhouse, Jimmie Hale Mission, Safe House, Alabama Kidney Foundation, MS Society,  and The Greater Birmingham Ministries.

 Come experience a taste of Greece without the airfare!

47th Annual Greek Festival  

www.BhamGreekFestival.com 

205-716-3088

307 19th Street South 

Birmingham, AL 35233

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47th Annual Greek Food Festival

   The 47th Annual Greek Festival is set for October 3rd-5th 2019 from 10:30am-10:00pm. This is one of Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural events. The festival has been an act of love from Birmingham’s Greek community to the city of Birmingham going back four generations. During our three-day Festival you will experience the Greeks’ legendary zest for life and delicious authentic Greek cuisine. In addition to the food you will enjoy Greek music, dancing, and a warm spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan.

The festival offers free admission, indoor and outdoor dining, and food plates are individually priced. Be sure to stroll through The Greek Market Place which has Mediterranean and Orthodox Christian souvenirs. Free parking is located in the former Liberty National parking building located one block away on 20th Street (Richard Arrington Blvd) between 3rd and 4th Avenue.  The convenient drive thru is available all three days from 10:30am-7pm. No need to call ahead and place your order. Our servers will greet you, take your big or small order, and deliver right to your vehicle. 

The Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox parish was chartered in 1906, and is the 4th oldest Greek Orthodox parish in the Southeast. The beautiful and inspiring Byzantine interior of the basilica enhances the Orthodox Christian’s worship of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Please take a self-guided tour between 10:30am – 9:00pm during our three-day festival; parishioners are available to answer any questions.  Call ahead to schedule a tour for large school and church groups.

Since 1972 and with your help our Food Festival has donated over $3 Million to local and national charities.  In recent years, these charities have included: Magic Moments, The Bell Center, The Exceptional Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House, The Fire House Shelter, Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, Pathways, Family Connection, The Wellhouse, Jimmie Hale Mission, Safe House, Alabama Kidney Foundation, MS Society,  and The Greater Birmingham Ministries.

 Come experience a taste of Greece without the airfare!

47th Annual Greek Festival  

www.BhamGreekFestival.com 

205-716-3088

307 19th Street South 

Birmingham, AL 35233

Follow us for updates on FB, Twitter & Instagram

 

47th Annual Greek Food Festival

   The 47th Annual Greek Festival is set for October 3rd-5th 2019 from 10:30am-10:00pm. This is one of Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural events. The festival has been an act of love from Birmingham’s Greek community to the city of Birmingham going back four generations. During our three-day Festival you will experience the Greeks’ legendary zest for life and delicious authentic Greek cuisine. In addition to the food you will enjoy Greek music, dancing, and a warm spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan.

The festival offers free admission, indoor and outdoor dining, and food plates are individually priced. Be sure to stroll through The Greek Market Place which has Mediterranean and Orthodox Christian souvenirs. Free parking is located in the former Liberty National parking building located one block away on 20th Street (Richard Arrington Blvd) between 3rd and 4th Avenue.  The convenient drive thru is available all three days from 10:30am-7pm. No need to call ahead and place your order. Our servers will greet you, take your big or small order, and deliver right to your vehicle. 

The Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox parish was chartered in 1906, and is the 4th oldest Greek Orthodox parish in the Southeast. The beautiful and inspiring Byzantine interior of the basilica enhances the Orthodox Christian’s worship of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Please take a self-guided tour between 10:30am – 9:00pm during our three-day festival; parishioners are available to answer any questions.  Call ahead to schedule a tour for large school and church groups.

Since 1972 and with your help our Food Festival has donated over $3 Million to local and national charities.  In recent years, these charities have included: Magic Moments, The Bell Center, The Exceptional Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House, The Fire House Shelter, Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, Pathways, Family Connection, The Wellhouse, Jimmie Hale Mission, Safe House, Alabama Kidney Foundation, MS Society,  and The Greater Birmingham Ministries.

 Come experience a taste of Greece without the airfare!

47th Annual Greek Festival  

www.BhamGreekFestival.com 

205-716-3088

307 19th Street South 

Birmingham, AL 35233

Follow us for updates on FB, Twitter & Instagram

 

Rojo Presents Babes Who Brunch ✯ Sep 28

Join us on Saturday, September 28th for the hottest drag brunch in town! Rojo Birmingham presents BABES WHO BRUNCH…featuring Cierra Symone Campbell, Victoria Taylor, Safaree Campbell Starr, Audrina Taylor and Lotus DiArmani. Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. With 2️⃣ shows to pick from — 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Seating times are 11 am and 1 pm.

Enjoy delicious food, yummy mimosas + sangria and a spectacular show featuring our fierce cast made up of the ‘Ham’s finest drag entertainers. Plus a babelicious specialty drink menu powered by #titosvodka! Stick around for MEET + GREET with the BABES after both shows.

Brunch entrees start at $8.95. Vegetarian dishes and gluten-free menu also available. Hungry for more? Check out the lunch + dinner menus.

🍾 ALSO AVAILABLE: 🍾
Mimosas are $5 glass, $20 pitcher. 🥂 Fruit option available (strawberry, mango, grapefruit).
Or try Rojo’s Sangria — a very delicious summer cocktail: $6 glass, $29 pitcher

✨ RESERVATIONS✨
Table and seat reservations are strongly recommended. #RSVP at babeswhobrunchbham@gmail.com.

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9 spots in Birmingham to get Fish & Chips – from a local Brit

Fish and Chips in Birmingham, Alabama
Fish & Chips spots in Birmingham, AL.  Yes, that’s my hand proudly displaying the deliciousness. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Fish & chips form part of British and Irish culture, with the governments even making it one of the few foods not subject to rationing during both World Wars. But you don’t have to travel overseas to sample this treat – there’s some pretty good fish & chips to be had right here in Birmingham, AL.

As a Brit in Birmingham – these are some of the places where I enjoy having a little taste of home.

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15 Birmingham food trucks you should try

The perfect combination: live music and Fryer Truck fries. Photo by Marie Ghossein for Bham Now

Birmingham is home to delicious food—and some of it’s on wheels! No matter what you’re craving, Birmingham will have a food truck for you. Keep reading for just a few of Birmingham’s many food trucks you should plan to check out, plus their social media so you can find them yourselves! 

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