7 Birmingham restaurants to try for a change of scenery, including rooftops

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It’s no secret that we Birminghamians love to eat. Can you blame us though? The Magic City is full of award-winning, finger-licking restaurants—some that come with a great view too. If you’re looking for a change of scenery for your next meal, check out these restaurants around Birmingham.

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12 local spots to pick up food so you can homegate like a pro

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Grab your quarantine buddies, food and your favorite jersey! It’s football season. Photo via sheex.com

Football season is here and although it may look a bit different we’re still able to enjoy the two main perks: football and food. Since most of us will be “homegating”, check out these twelve local spots to pick up some grub before the game.

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5 spots to grab a classic ice cream float in Birmingham

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Forget pumpkin spice. I’m craving a float right about now. Photo via Big Spoon’s Facebook

Although the summer is coming close to an end, enjoying ice cream is a year-round thing. Let’s be honest. It never really gets cold until December anyways so until then you can catch us sipping on a nostalgic, classic drink—an ice cream float. Here’s where to get your hands on one (or two!) in Birmingham.

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7 places where you can pick up your Labor Day barbecue this weekend

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I can only imagine how good that smells. Photo via Dreamland Bar-B-Que’s Facebook page

Labor Day’s almost here, and for a lot of people that means barbecue. If firing up the grill is your specialty, you’re gonna want to give this one a miss. But if letting experts do the work for you sounds like the move, call now and pick up your Labor Day barbecue from one of these seven local barbecue places this weekend.

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9 Birmingham delis ranging from 5-80 years old

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Let’s dive in! Photo courtesy of Mr.P’s Deli via Burton Advertising

Any way you stack it, Birmingham’s delis live up to the hype of New York’s. French dips and classic Reubens fill up the menus and your bellies at local spots that have called the Magic City home for decades. My only question for you is—are you going to eat that pickle?

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These Birmingham nonprofits are advocating for children. Join them today

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Advocating for the most vulnerable among us—is there any mission more important than that? Check out these 7 local organizations that are protecting and encouraging children and families right here in Birmingham. You can support their work today!

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19 local makers to follow + support in Birmingham

There are so many colorful makers in Birmingham. Photo via Tosha G. Photography

There are so many talented artists and artisans in the Magic City—from jewelry and clothing designers to fiber artists and ceramicists. Here are 19 makers that caught our eye. We divided them into 4 categories: wearable, hangable, giftable and enjoyable.

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7 ways you can support Birmingham’s homeless population today

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Birmingham has tons of citizens and organizations who help support, shelter and encourage our homeless population. Check out these 7 organizations who are making a difference, and see how you can be a part of this vital mission—whether you have funds or time to give.

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Tomato-tomato, 11 local businesses dishing out fried green tomatoes

The Southern Kitchen & Bar serves their dish with a signature red pepper dipping sauce. Photo via The Southern Kitchen & Bar’s Facebook

When John Denver said, “Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes,
What’d life be without homegrown tomatoes?” I felt that. Birmingham is home to many famous Southern dishes, including the tart and battered slices that are fried green tomatoes.

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Spending the Fourth of July at home? 7 ways to celebrate

Happy Fourth of July! Photo by Camylla Battani on Unsplash

Sparklers, a couple hot dogs on the grill and maybe a cocktail or two in hand—the basics of the fourth of July don’t have to change this year. If you’re spending it with family, friends or in quarantine with your cat there’s still plenty of ways to enjoy it with help from local businesses.

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9 extraordinary nonprofits supporting women + girls in Birmingham

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Photo via Girls Inc. of Central AL on Facebook

We’re cheering “girl power,” and these Birmingham nonprofits are, too. They’re supporting women and girls in every aspect—from maternal health to mentorship to cancer recovery to domestic abuse resources and a whole lot more. Check it out and learn how you can support today.

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