7 new-ish things you need to know about in Lakeview

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Sunset from Mayawell Bar’s rooftop. Photo via Maywell Bar’s Facebook page

Lakeview is already one of Birmingham’s hottest districts, but it’s about to get even hotter. With a ton of recent and upcoming restaurants, bars, apartments, construction projects and more, you definitely need to keep your eye on Lakeview. 

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5 things to know about Rodney Scott’s BBQ opening in Saigon Noodle House location in Avondale

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Rodney Scott masters the ‘cue in a cinder block smokehouse. Photo via rodneyscottsbbq.com

Woot woot. More delicious eats coming this way! Birmingham not only boasts homegrown James Beard award winners, but our city also attracts them across state lines. Barbecue master Rodney Scott owns the title of James Beard Best Chef of the Southeast 2018. Now his restaurant, Rodney Scott’s BBQ, is coming to the Magic City. The location? The current home of Saigon Noodle House in Avondale.

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Birmingham claims three nominations for James Beard awards

It’s a big day for a handful of Birmingham culinary professionals. Five chefs and one restaurant have been nominated as semifinalists for the James Beard Awards.

These awards are considered to be the highest honor for food and beverage professionals in America. This is an exciting time for the food scene in Birmingham and Alabama, and I am thrilled for these folks!

James Beard Foundation Awards Birmingham Alabama
Photo via James Beard Foundation

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