During his time playing for the Birmingham Barons, Kenneth “Kenny” Coleman got to play with Michael Jordan. Yes, that Michael Jordan. Now Coleman is back in town and ready to lead the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) in exciting new directions. I had the pleasure of sitting down with him on his third day on the job to talk about the Magic City, his vision for the BBA and a few of his local favorites. Keep reading for all the details.Continue reading “This onetime Baron is the new president + CEO of the BBA”
On Tuesday, with the approval of the city council, Birmingham extended its mandatory face covering ordinance to May 22.Continue reading “Birmingham issues guidelines to restaurants reopening and extends face covering rule to May 22”
Forget all those heady issues the Alabama legislature confronts, what seems like every legislative session. You know the issues well… the lottery, gambling, prison reform, and Medicaid expansion. Put those sticky matters on the backburner. The big debate lawmakers are grappling with this spring in Montgomery?
Should the sweet potato be declared our state vegetable?
Want to ring in the New Year with a delicious meal? There’s still time to reserve a seat at one of Birmingham’s top dining spots on New Year’s Eve. Continue reading “8 restaurants in Birmingham offering New Year’s Eve specials”
The rising Birmingham food scene strikes again! This week, TripAdvisor named the Magic City one of their 10 up and coming foodie cities in the US.
OpenTable has released their 2018 list for 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America, and you better believe that three of Birmingham’s best—Cafe Dupont, Highlands Bar and Grill and Hot and Hot Fish Club made the list. Continue reading “3 Birmingham restaurants make OpenTable’s list for 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America, including Highlands Bar and Grill”
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 Fonfon. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Chez Fonfon named best place to get a burger in Alabama by MSN”
Wine Enthusiast Magazine and its digital site winemag.com is considered by some as the wine lovers bible. The wine and spirits focused media platform has a monthly reach of 2.5 million readers worldwide. Last week, that special audience was introduced to the Magic City by a Wine Enthusiast article titled, Looking for Top-Tier Drinking and Dining? Try Birmingham, Alabama.
Birmingham is once again well represented on the 2018 list of James Beard semifinalists.
Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away, and plans are beginning to take shape for those wanting to celebrate this day of love. Whether you want a casual meal or a swanky dining experience, here are the top spots to dine in Birmingham this Valentine’s Day. Continue reading “Top spots to dine in Birmingham this Valentine’s Day”
Highlands Bar and Grill, located in Birmingham’s Five Points Southside neighborhood, has been selected as one of the 38 best restaurants in America for 2017 by influential food and dining website, Eater. This makes two years in a row that Highlands has received the honor. Continue reading “Highlands Bar and Grill named one of America’s top restaurants by Eater”
If you are a die-hard local food supporter, the upcoming Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network’s (ASAN) 3rd Annual GRAZE: Birmingham “farm to fork” fundraiser on September 17th, 5-8pm at Avondale Brewery is a “must attend” event.
Birmingham continues to receive national accolades.
On Friday, the Birmingham food movement made national news when TIME Inc. announced they were moving Food & Wine, one of the most respected food magazines in the nation from New York to the Magic City.