3 Mountain Brook entertainment districts approved by Alabama House

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Continental Bakery at English Village could become part of a new entertainment district. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Legislation establishing Mountain Brook Village, English Village and Crestline Village as entertainment districts passed the Alabama House of Representatives.

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Birmingham bakeries + their must-try autumn items

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What is your favorite Birmingham bakery? Photo via Bandit Patisserie’s Facebook

Nothing compares to the feeling of eating fresh baked goods on a crisp, autumn day. Not to sound all sentimental, but it’s true. Birmingham bakeries are settling into the new season and we’re highlighting some of their must-try sweets.

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Local Honey Holiday Challah for the New Year

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Shana Tova!

This past week, Jews celebrated the start of the year 5778 as well as the start of the month of Tishrei, or head of the year. The month of Tishrei is a time we usually refer to as the High Holidays, which includes Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah/Shemini Atzeret. Many of the traditions, customs, and rituals are fairly well known, like dipping apples in honey and fasting on Yom Kippur. Others, like dancing with the Torah scrolls on Simchat Torah, usually aren’t referenced in sitcom jokes. Continue reading “Local Honey Holiday Challah for the New Year”