Big 7 Travel names 7 best pizza spots in Bham. Do you agree?

Did your fave pizza joint make the list? Photo via Pies and Pints Pizzeria’s Facebook

May I just apologize for the pizza puns in advance. They can get a bit cheesy sometimes. Anyways, national publication Big 7 Travel put together a list of the 7 best pizzas in the Magic City. Let’s see who made the delicious list!

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50 local biz warming up the New Year during Birmingham Restaurant Week Jan. 14-Jan. 31

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Our only New Year’s resolution is to try new local bites. Photo via Birmingham Restaurant Week’s Facebook

Let’s face it. We Birminghamians love to eat, and local businesses could really use our support right now. So why not get the best of both worlds during Birmingham Restaurant Week 2021 – Winter Edition, presented by Spire happening Thursday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 31. That’s over two weeks of delicious deals and the perfect excuse to cross that new restaurant or bar you’ve been wanting to try off your bucket list.

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Luxury Homewood hotel plans to open 3 new restaurants by end of January 2021

Who’s ready for more dining options in Homewood? Photo via Valley Hotel

We were excited to hear about Homewood’s 129-room addition last fall, but now the Valley Hotel is sharing highly-anticipated news for Bham foodies. Three new restaurants are set to open on-site of the luxury hotel by late January 2021. So much for those New Year’s resolutions—hand us a fork. 💁

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Downtown’s new wine bar named Aviné + Southside Cook Out opening Jan. 6 + more coming in Birmingham

You had me at merlot. Photo via Avine’s Facebook

Happy 2021, Birmingham. A new year calls for a fresh list of openings and there are a lot of developments to keep on your radar, including Cook Out’s second location, downtown’s new wine bar, O’Henry’s Coffee’s newest shop and more.

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8 restaurants in Birmingham serving up brunch on New Year’s Day

Make brunch the first thing on your 2021 bucket list. Photo via The Yard Birmingham

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a table full of your favorite brunch bites? Whether you’re looking for that hangover cure or some good eats to kick off 2021, here are some spots around Birmingham to get your brunch on.

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Winter is coming. Checking out local restaurants and bars with heated patios + tents

Bottega on Highland Ave. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

We’ve surpassed sweater weather and have moved straight into “heater constantly on with multiple layers” weather. As restaurants have mastered al fresco dining, we’re checking out how they’re pivoting to safely serve diners during the winter. From tents to heaters, let’s see who’s bracing for the cold in Birmingham.

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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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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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