Birmingham’s 5 most impactful re-developments according to former Auburn Design Studio Director Cheryl Morgan

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Perhaps no one in Birmingham has had a better front row seat to witness the Magic City’s renaissance, both downtown and in the surrounding areas, than Urban Land Institute Alabama member and former longtime director of the Auburn Urban Design Studio, Cheryl Morgan.

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Blueprint on 3rd brings hearty American cuisine and industrial design to Birmingham’s Southside

The BLT Tortellini. Photo via Dean Robb Twitter page

Located in the heart of Pepper Place at 3000 3rd Avenue S., Blueprint on 3rd opened its doors on June 19th, and it is already making an impact on Birmingham with its industrial interiors and hearty American cuisine.

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Blueprint on 3rd opens their doors today for their grand opening at Pepper Place

@Dean_Robb, his wife Jenny, and company announce Blueprint on 3rd’s grand opening for the evening of Tuesday the 19th (that’s today!). Photo via Twitter.

If you’ve been following Blueprint on 3rd’s progress like we have, you’re definitely hungry for the grand opening happening today at Pepper Place! Here are the latest updates.  Continue reading “Blueprint on 3rd opens their doors today for their grand opening at Pepper Place”

3 ways with succulents, 1 for every Birmingham budget. Shop the look at Charlie Thigpen’s, Oak Street and Shoppe

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June is hot and so are succulents —the trend that is. I live near several locally owned garden shops in Birmingham, so I stepped out yesterday to check out their selection. Whatever your budget, here’s how you can bring the succulent trend home.

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Mark your calendar, Birmingham, street markets are headed your way

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The Market at Pepper Place. Photo via Facebook.

Birmingham is known for many things. Its strong history in steel. Its killer restaurant and culinary scene. A whole lot of Southern charm and hospitality. But what it’s also known for is its incredible markets. Get ready for some amazing Saturday markets coming up in the ‘ham! Continue reading “Mark your calendar, Birmingham, street markets are headed your way”

Birmingham Innovators: Catherine Sloss Jones president of Sloss Real Estate & Pepper Place

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Market founder Catherine Sloss Jones and her father Pete Sloss (Image courtesy of Pepper Place)

Catherine Sloss Jones and her family have played a large part in making Birmingham into the city it is today.  Hear from the president of Sloss Real Estate and the founder of Pepper Place in our second interview with Birmingham innovators!

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Birmingham featured in Washington Post’s “best vacation destinations you’ve never considered” series

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“With revitalized neighborhoods and a ramped-up food culture, Alabama’s largest city boldly returns to the stage and sings to a bigger audience.” ~ From the Washington Post article titled –  You’re Going Where? Birmingham

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I Speak for the Trees: Tu B’Shvat in B’ham

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On January 11th, Jews in Birmingham and around the world will be sitting down to the first seder of the secular year. It isn’t Passover just yet.

It is Tu B’Shvat (usually pronounced: Too Bish-vat), the New Year of the Trees. There are technically 4 different New Year’s celebrations in Judaism which take place at the start of or in the middle of Jewish months.

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This Year’s Surgeons Vs. Chefs Great Pumpkin Carve Off is Oct. 29th

The sixth annual Surgeons vs. Chefs Great Pumpkin Carve-Off is this Saturday, October 29th. This festive and fun event will test the carving skills of three orthopedic surgeons and three local chefs. Judging will be based on precision, skill, and creativity. 

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Brookwood Baptist Health has partnered with the Market at Pepper Place to host this local event. There will be more than just a live pumpkin carving. You’ll get the chance to enjoy decorating mini pumpkins, trick or treating at vendors’ tents, face painting, and even balloon animal fun. Halloween Costumes are encouraged along with cheering on your favorite competitor. 

The competitors include:

  • Ryan Cordry, DO
  •  Lloyd Johnson, MD
  •  Robert Wolf, MD
    Versus three local chefs:
  • Franklin Biggs, SUR LA TABLE | EAST LAKE COMMUNITY KITCHEN
  •  Nick Hartmann, ICE BY DESIGN | ALABAMA POWER
  • Chris Hastings, HOT & HOT FISH CLUB | OVENBIRD

The Event is at 10am and FREE for everyone. It is located at the Pepper Place Market – Demonstration Area in front of Richard Tubb Interiors, 2829 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233.

Rain or Shine, come enjoy this Halloween inspired event with your friends and family.