Book your European vacation without the passport thanks to Nabeel’s Cafe & Market

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No need for a passport because you can take that European vacation right here. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

Don’t buy that plane ticket just yet. Your trip to Europe isn’t as far as you think. Experience the bites, drinks and good vibes of a European vacation right here in Birmingham with Nabeel’s Cafe & Market. Let’s take a look at how easy the Homewood classic is bringing your European moment to the Magic City.

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Everything you want to know about the new mural at the Valley Hotel in Homewood

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Birmingham artist Trés Taylor with “The Middle Way” at the Valley Hotel in Homewood. Photo via Helene Taylor

The newly-opened Valley Hotel in Homewood features a breathtaking art feature right in the lobby. Keep reading to learn more about “The Middle Way” mural by Trés Taylor, and its delightfully local inspiration.

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What’s new at Nabeel’s Cafe & Market + Bham’s new brunch spot

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A Homewood classic got some upgrades you’re going to want to check out. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

Nestled in the heart of Homewood, Nabeel’s Cafe & Market has been whipping up authentic, Mediterranean dishes since 1972. Don’t let their age fool you, though. They’ve made some stellar upgrades you’re going to want to see. Check out what this Birmingham original has been up to.

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Homewood’s Magic City Acceptance Academy breaks ground and barriers

Inside the Magic City Acceptance Academy prior to the wall-breaking
Inside the Magic City Acceptance Academy prior to the wall-breaking. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Today marked a new day for the Magic City Acceptance Academy (MCAA) as it hosted a ceremonial “wall-breaking” on the Birmingham area’s newest charter school. The MCAA will be the first openly LGBTQ affirming school in Alabama and one of the first in the US.

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The latest happenings with Birmingham’s iconic Pink House & Secret Garden

The Pink House and its secret garden on Sunday, November 18th, 2018. Photo via Homewood AL Historical Preservation Society on Facebook

Located on the corner of Roseland Drive and Edgewood Boulevard, the Pink House has been a historic site in the Homewood community. It was recently sold to a private buyer for restoration and preservation. Keep reading to learn more about the historic site and what they’re doing to preserve it.

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PHOTOS: An inside look at the Valley Hotel, opening in Homewood Feb. 16

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The Valley Hotel is Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

We’ve been impatiently waiting for this moment for months, and it’s finally here—we toured The Valley Hotel and it’s jaw-dropping.

While still a work in progress, the opening date is set for February 16. So mark your calendars, Birmingham, and keep reading for a visual tour, plus info on how to book your next staycation.

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Green Springs is glowing up. Here are some iconic facts about the area.

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Birmingham’s first public dog park at George Ward park. Photo via Cheyenne Trujillo for Bham Now

Heard the good news? Green Springs Highway is getting renovated. The Green Springs area has diverse restaurants and stores, offering unique flavors and history. We’ve shown how to shop at the local markets, but let’s dive deeper. Here is what you need to know about Green Springs.   

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Luxury Homewood hotel plans to open 3 new restaurants by end of January 2021

Who’s ready for more dining options in Homewood? Photo via Valley Hotel

We were excited to hear about Homewood’s 129-room addition last fall, but now the Valley Hotel is sharing highly-anticipated news for Bham foodies. Three new restaurants are set to open on-site of the luxury hotel by late January 2021. So much for those New Year’s resolutions—hand us a fork. 💁

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New Italian food truck, community ice cream shop + more coming to Birmingham

Keep a look out for Homewood’s newest ice cream shop. Photo via Homewood Life on Instagram

This weather isn’t slowing Birmingham down. It may be chilly, but these businesses are coming in red hot. Check out the city’s newest addition, including a food truck, ice cream shop in Homewood, new plant store and more.

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Cook Out’s 2nd location opening in Southside + 7 other openings

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A second Cook Out is coming to Birmingham soon. Photo via Cook Out’s Facebook

This week, we’ve got a diverse lineup of new openings and staple Birmingham businesses that are relocating. From exciting new restaurants, local libraries and one of my favorite antique stores where you can find just about anything, here are some fresh developments to keep on your radar.

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New townhomes making their way to Homewood

Exciting new townhome development in the works for Homewood. Photo via Fifth Dimension Architecture

If you live in or drive through Homewood, your daily commute may start to look a lot different. According to Homewood Star, a new townhome development could be headed to 18th Street South next year. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting new project in the works.

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Maple Street Biscuit Co., Homewood’s new breakfast joint, opened May 28

Fried chicken biscuit? My mouth is watering already. Photo via Maple Street Biscuit Co.

In the words of Parks and Rec’s Leslie Knope, “Why would anybody eat anything other than breakfast food?” If you’re a fellow fan of breakfast-food, you’ll definitely want to stop into Homewood’s newest restaurant, Maple Street Biscuit Company.

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Hope you’re hungry. Little Donkey + Rodney Scott’s BBQ are bringing new locations to Homewood

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Rodney Scott’s BBQ + Little Donkey will be located next to each other in new Homewood development. Photos via Facebook. Designed with Canva.

Two of Birmingham’s faves, Rodney Scott’s BBQ and Little Donkey are planning on bringing new locations to Homewood. By the Spring or Summer of 2021, these two tasty restaurants will be ready to serve up their mouth-watering eats. Keep reading for some of the deets.

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