This onetime Baron is the new president + CEO of the BBA

Kenneth Coleman is the new President and CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA)
Kenny Coleman, formerly with Georgia Power at Georgia’s Fort Stewart. Photo via PRNewsFoto/Georgia Power

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. 

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Let the debate begin. Should the sweet potato be declared Alabama’s state veggie?

Sweet Potatoes at the Winn Dixie on Montevallo Road in Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

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?

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3 Birmingham restaurants make OpenTable’s list for 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America, including Highlands Bar and Grill

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Photo via Hot and Hot Fish Club’s Facebook page.

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”

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”

National publication Wine Enthusiast features Birmingham’s “top tier” drinking and dining hot spots

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The Atomic Lounge and Bar, photo by Pat Byington

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.

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Highlands Bar and Grill named one of America’s top restaurants by Eater

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Highlands Bar and Grill. Photo via Trip Advisor.

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”

ASAN’s GRAZE: Support sustainable agriculture and your local farmer

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Photo courtesy of Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network

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.

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