Meet the Birmingham entrepreneurs who won an award from THE Beyoncé

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A tour dedicated to food? I’m so down! Photo via Eat Drink Ride Food Tour w Comedienne Joy

Local entrepreneur and owner of Eat. Drink. Ride Food Tour Joy King recently received a $10,000 grant from the Queen Bee herself as part of the #BeyGood Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund. Keep reading to learn more about this initiative and the other local business who won the grant last year.

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11 Birmingham foodie Instagram accounts to give a follow

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

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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.

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Lunch on North Side will soon be Hoppin’

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Within the next week, one major development will be serving Birminghamian’s with its unique food stalls, and another will be serving its “delicatessen’s”, originally from Homewood.

Both are quite near each other and anticipating its openings inside our booming foodie culture; The Pizitz and O’Carr’s.

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5 Dog friendly eateries for the pooch obsessed

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Do you always feel bad leaving your pooch at home? Maybe you’ve just spent all day a part and you need some quality time with your pup. Don’t worry. Thanks to pet-loving Birmingham natives, here are a few places you can bring your furry friend.


This hip restaurant not only has amazing food and drinks but a decent sized patio for your pooch. Who said you have to choose between great food and your dog?

Black Market Bar

With Trivia nights, delectable brunches, and just good eats in general, you can’t go wrong with Black Market Bar and Grill. Don’t worry your pup will be loved on by the friendly staff.

Chez Lulu

French food and man’s best friend. Sounds like heaven. This cafe offers dog-friendly outdoor seating as well as fabulous food.

The Wine Loft

If you are looking for a more fancy dinner venue for you and your furry friend, The Wine Loft is just the place. They offer an extensive wine collection, tasty appetizers and of course seating for your pup.


What is better than Tapas and Tacos? Sharing them with your favorite pet. Babalu has more than tacos. With such a diverse menu, you will be dragging your pup back for more.

Thanks Birmingham restaurants for loving pets as much as I do.

A New Italian Restaurant to Open in Lakeview District

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Currently under construction in the old Rags’ Italian Bistro building is the new Italian restaurant opening in the Lakeview District: Cashio’s Meatball Market.

The family restaurant belongs to Mary Susan Cashio, and is inspired by her grandmother. “My Grandma Angel, her niche is meatballs. So we decided to bring that to Birmingham, a restaurant based around her meatballs,” Cashio told

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Meatballs won’t be the only thing on the menu. Chicken, sausage, and veggie balls will also be available.

“We’ve got something for everybody on here, with a pretty narrowed-down menu that’s not overwhelming.”

Cashio’s Meatball Market should open around late September or early October. They will serve lunch and dinner M-F, and brunch on Sunday.

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