A tribute to Mike Wilson, founder of SAW’s BBQ + Birmingham food legend

Mike Wilson, founder of SAW's BBQ
Mike Wilson of SAW’s BBQ fame. Photo via SAW’s BBQ’s Facebook page

North Carolina native Mike Wilson found his calling in barbecue, and his adopted hometown of Birmingham will always be grateful. As you probably heard by now, 46-year old Wilson passed away this past Labor Day weekend. He leaves behind a loving family and an incredible legacy with SAW’s BBQ + more in this foodie town.

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Several Birmingham property owners offering creative help to their tenants

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Ward Neely of Property Partners stands outside The Battery. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

All around the country, small and local businesses are feeling pressure as their customers begin to self-isolate. In order to help out their tenants, several Birmingham property owners are offering waived or deferred rent (as well as other creative solutions) until this outbreak clears up.

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Steve Case, one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs is bullish on Birmingham

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Steve Case, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and J.D. Vance at the Rise of the Rest Tour. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

“I’m bullish on Birmingham. Part of the reason I believe in Birmingham, is it seems to me Birmingham believes in Birmingham. And we don’t see that in all the cities we visit,” stated Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of AOL at the Rise to the Rest tour in Birmingham, Alabama.

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September in Birmingham: A Guide to National Observances

There’s a lot of national observances on any given day. Some well known and loved like International Talk Like a Pirate Day, some less so, like Squirrel Appreciation Day. Some are for a good cause, some are just fun, and others have dedicated followings (like Hobbit Day).

If you are looking for a good excuse, however, to drink beer for charity and chow down on some pancakes in the name of patriotism, here is a guide to how to celebrate some of the September observances in Birmingham.

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Frommer’s names B’ham “one of the Deep South’s most interesting destinations…”

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It has been shining upon our sliver of magic in regards to food, beer, tech/innovation and tourism, in 2016, quite a lot. We are very proud to announce that yet another travel blog has recognized our Magic!

Photo by Wade Cline

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