Get empanadas from these 9 local spots for National Empanada Day April 8

Family enjoys a meal from Pa que Ronald Food truck
Pa’que Ronald has a nice dining spot outside their food truck for you to enjoy. Photo via Pa’que Ronald’s Facebook

National Empanada Day is Thursday, April 8. Indulge in these delicious, flakey hand pies when you visit one of these local Birmingham restaurants. Celebrate in Birmingham by getting empanadas from one (or several) of these nine local restaurants.

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MURAL ALERT: Birmingham’s new murals at Tropicaleo and Crestwood Tavern [PHOTOS]

Crestwood Tavern from the park next door
The view of the mural from the park next door is exactly what the owner Blake had in mind. Photo via Cheyenne Trujillo for Bham Now

Two new murals just popped up off of Crestwood Boulevard. You can find these additions at Tropicaleo and Crestwood Tavern. Keep reading to find out more about Birmingham’s newest murals.

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Taste the tropics with takeout from these 6 Caribbean restaurants in Birmingham

RowZac Caribbean restaurants in Birmingham
So much flavor in one photo. Photo via RowZac Caribbean Restaurant’s Facebook

I am so ready for the summer. Warm weather and getaways would be a nice break from running up my electricity bill. That’s still a few months away. However, you can get a taste of the tropics without traveling. Grab a meal at one of these six Caribbean restaurants in Birmingham. Plus, check out the impressive bonus spot here in the Magic City.

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5 Birmingham stories that will brighten your day, including recycling + composting at Tropicaleo

Tropicaleo is taking recycling and composting
Tropicaleo is once again finding ways to make Birmingham more sustainable. Photo via Tropicaleo’s Facebook page

You know we love a good story about people making our Magic City better. Keep reading for five ways local businesses and artists are inviting all of us to help make a difference. These stories will brighten your day.

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Local Latin and Hispanic events featuring Boricua Fest on July 21st

Time to show up and show out this summer with dancing, festivals and more! Let’s support the Latin and Hispanic community in Birmingham. Photo via Miami Fusion Cafe Facebook page

A strong community is an equal community! Part of Birmingham’s beauty is its diversity and its Southern blend of cultures. Check out some of the awesome organizations and events happening this summer in the Latin and Hispanic community.   Continue reading “Local Latin and Hispanic events featuring Boricua Fest on July 21st”

Why I love: Tropicaleo

Tropicaleo's Cubano sandwich
via Kristina O’Quinn

I’ve noticed that we at Bham Now give the Pizitz Center a ton of coverage.  I’m sure some of that is because we offer native advertising (which this is not, by the way).  But I think there’s more to it than just money.  I’m writing a love letter to what I see as the under-appreciated star of the Pizitz food hall: Tropicaleo.

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A Guide to the Magic City’s Startup & Revitalization Organizations – (Part 5 of 5)

Talking with Deon Gordon, the Director of Business Growth for REV, I found out some great info about the revitalization geared organization.

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The Mission:

“We exist to ‘creates vibrant commercial districts by filling vacant spaces and growing sustainable businesses.’

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Pizitz Reveal Kitchen Names First Tenant

Among the variety of revitalized buildings is one that stands out – Pizitz, a REV Birmingham project.

The mixed use project will offer commercial and residential spaces as well as feature Birmingham’s Reveal Kitchen to take in foodie entrepreneurs, and make their business grow even further.

Tropicaleo, winner of REV Birmingham’s Big Pitch Competition, will be the first tenant of the Reveal Kitchen!

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