Stop stirring! Bham’s Spoon & Ladle is ceasing its wholesale operations

Spoon & Ladle will cease their operations this month. Photo via Spoon & Ladle

We’re sad to say goodbye to local, family-owned specialty food company, Spoon & Ladle. You may be familiar with them from The Pizitz Food Hall and as a vendor at the Market at Pepper Place. Keep reading to learn all the deets.

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The Washington Post gives a shout out to Birmingham’s The Essential + Bandit Patisserie

Can’t wait for patio weather in Birmingham. Photo via The Essential’s Facebook

Cue the delicious photos we all drool over on our Instagram feed. Local businesses and personal favorites, The Essential and Bandit Patisserie were recently featured in The Washington Post. Here’s why they were given a shout out by a national publication.

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Local restaurants helping you homegate like a pro for the big game

We all know the food is the highlight of the game. Photo via Unsplash

The Super Bowl is happening February 7th which is right around the corner. Whether your team made it or not, we all know the spotlight is really on the food. Before you order the same old spread as past years, check out a handful of Birmingham spots helping you homegate like a pro.

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8 Birmingham spots serving up beignets, including food trucks

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Get ready for a sugar rush. Photo via Beignets & Lattes’ Facebook

Sure Mardi Gras is a few weeks away, but beignets are delicious all year round. Fried dough topped with powdered sugar? Sounds like bite-size happiness to me. Check out these eight local spots bringing a Big Easy staple to The Magic City.

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Your guide to vegan restaurants + food trucks in Birmingham

This is vegan? Sure could’ve fooled me. Photo via CroixStreet Vegan’s Facebook

In a city where BBQ seems to be one of the main food groups, vegan restaurants are finding their time to shine in Birmingham. Whether you’re a dedicated vegan, want to cut down on meat or just looking to try something new, check out these vegan spots in town.

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5 restaurants to try for your next date night in Birmingham + what to order

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Photo via Cafe Dupont on Facebook

When’s the last time you got dressed up and went out for a delicious date night meal? If you’re looking for an excuse to treat yourself, consider visiting one of these 5 spots in Birmingham. Keep reading for more details, including what to order when you go.

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A foundation of food + family—what working at Ashley Mac’s is like

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Erick Cox photographed outside of the Ashley Mac’s Cahaba Heights location. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

What started as a catering business in Ashley McMakin’s Homewood apartment more than a decade ago is now a beloved Birmingham business. With five Birmingham locations and 71 employees, Ashley Mac’s is still growing and it’s no surprise why.

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11 farm-to-table restaurants on our foodie bucket list in Birmingham

This catfish sandwich doesn’t even need a caption. I mean just look at it! Photo via Ollie Irene’s Facebook

As local restaurants continue to open their doors, we’re excited to grub on some farm-fresh dishes. Birmingham is surrounded by bountiful farms throughout Alabama and we’re highlighting those eateries turning local harvests into farm-to-table meals.

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Treat yo’ self at these Birmingham wine bars with patios

Grab your friends and mask! Unwind with some wine on the patio. Photo via The Pizitz’s Facebook

Restaurants are moving more seating outside and I’m kind of getting European vibes. If you’re looking for a chic way to unwind and enjoy patio weather, grab your mask and check out these local wine bars. I even made sure that they have outdoor seating so it’s easier to social distance.

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Where to get “MOM”osas, brunch bundles + more Mother’s Day meals in Birmingham

All smiles for our Birmingham mom’s! Photo via @metrodiner on Instagram

Whether you’re planning dinner with your family or dropping off a meal on your mama’s porch—you can’t go wrong by celebrating Mother’s Day with yummy local eats. Here are 5 restaurants offering Mother’s Day meals in Birmingham.

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Stay healthy during quarantine with these 7 local spots serving up smoothies + shakes + juices

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Shake what yo’ mama gave ya. Photo via Magic City Nutrition’s Instagram.

Health is on everyone’s mind nowadays. Some of us are using this time to build new healthy habits and I’m trying to avoid gaining that “COVID 15.” Luckily, we can do that all while supporting local businesses. Check out these 7 Birmingham spots serving up smoothies, shakes and juices.

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