Chef Peoples Cafe coming to the old site of Avondale’s Hot Diggity Dogs

Chef Peoples Cafe is taking over the old location of Hot Diggity Dogs. Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

Avondale’s gaining a new restaurant. Earlier this year, Hot Diggity Dogs closed its doors and left us wondering who or what will take over the space. Nine months later and our questions are finally answered. Chef Peoples Cafe is set to open later this year and we’ve got the deets.

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Restaurant reopenings + new openings to keep on your radar, including Iron City Grill

Welcome back, Iron City Grill! Photo submitted

There’s no doubt that we still need to take the global pandemic and our health seriously. Luckily, Birmingham and its restaurants go with the flow and have learned how to grow while adapting to our new normal. Check out these restaurant reopenings and even some new openings coming to town.

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What’s up with outdoor dining in Birmingham + local spots moving seats to the streets

Outdoor dining for the win. Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

As local businesses and restaurants continue to open and offer different dining options, we’re taking a look at outdoor dining trends. With Birmingham’s new ordinance and more people opting to eat on-site, let’s take a look at what some restaurants are doing.

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ABC board votes to restrict alcohol sales in Alabama at 11PM each night

For the next 120 days, Alabama bars, restaurants, clubs and more will have to cease alcohol sales at 11PM. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

In an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted to suspend on-site sale of alcohol at bars, restaurants and clubs starting at 11PM each night. Learn more.

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What it’s like to dine out around Birmingham right now

You know that feeling when you see your food coming? Yea, we sure did miss that during quarantine. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now.

We’re all fans of dining out in the Birmingham area. But what is it really like to go to local restaurants right now? We’re here to clear the air and give you a peek inside eight restaurants so you’ll know what to expect.

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19 Birmingham-based restaurants to grab brunch or breakfast

Photo via Yo Mama’s Facebook.

This year has been a doozy for all of us. From experiencing a global pandemic to standing together in solidarity to demand social justice. Although the journey is far from over, I could go for some brunch with friends and family right about now. Here are 19 Birmingham-based spots serving up brunch and breakfast now.

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The Purple Onion plans to add 4 new locations to Birmingham + surrounding areas

Can we just take a second to appreciate this platter. Photo via The Purple Onion.

A real Birmingham OG, The Purple Onion, is expanding throughout the city. It’s the reliable, Birmingham-based restaurant we all know and love serving up Mediterranean American cuisine as well as twists on American comfort food. Keep reading for the scoop on where to find their new locations.

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Coronavirus changed A LOT, including our vocabulary. What words have you used Birmingham?

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The shirt says it all. Photo via @thepizitz by @americanredcross.

Who would’ve thought we would begin a new decade with a global pandemic? Not me! The past few months have transformed our daily routines—including our vocabulary. Let’s take a look at the new lingo we’re hearing and using on a daily basis.

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25 restaurants open for in house + patio dining in Birmingham

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With gloves and masks on, restaurant industry workers are preparing to begin dine-in service again in Birmingham. Photo via @mudtowneatanddrink on Instagram

With an amended order from the state allowing on-premises dining at restaurants, bars and breweries that can follow social distancing guidelines, some Birmingham area restaurants have started to reopen their doors. Here’s an updated list of restaurants open in and around Birmingham.

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Birmingham Restaurant Week 2019

Calling all foodies – the 10th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week (BRW) is almost here! Join us as we celebrate a decade of good eats and delicious deals during BRW 2019 – Friday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Aug. 25. BRW invites 60 local restaurants, as well as diners from across our city, to participate in this celebration of Birmingham’s acclaimed culinary culture, as we connect our community through local food.

During the 10 days of BRW, restaurants will offer special lunch/dinner prix-fixe menus ranging from $10 to $50 per person, making it easy and affordable to enjoy a taste of Birmingham’s diverse dishes. Plus, with menus from fine dining to down-home cookin’, BRW offers something that’ll please every palate. Whether you choose to dine at your favorite restaurants or try something new, don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience Birmingham’s unique and thriving culinary scene for yourself!

Momotarõ opens in Five Points, and has us dreaming of hand-rolled ice cream

Because the ice cream is always the star of the show. Photo by Hilary Meares of Bham Now

There are some VERY exciting restaurants and businesses making their way to Five Points these days–it’s making our head spin and our tastebuds sing. Momotarõ is the latest inductee in the Five Points Club, and Birmingham couldn’t be happier.

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Root to Tail Chef Ben Vaughn to open Libertine’s Pizza Co. this Saturday, September 15

Libertine’s Pizza Co. pizza truly calling my name. Photo by Libertine’s Pizza Co. Instagram

If you’re interested in the growing Birmingham restaurant scene and delicious pizza, we have some good news for you. Former Food Network host, author and renowned chef Ben Vaughn is opening a classic pizzeria called Libertine’s Pizza Co. this Saturday, September 15, in Five Points in the old Cosmo’s Pizza spot.

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