7 ways to entertain company in Birmingham over the holidays, including sushi burritos at Wasabi Juan’s

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Two Birmingham originals: Vulcan and Wasabi Juan’s LHM Sushi Burrito. Photo by Bham Now

When family and friends head to town for the holidays, you need a plan to entertain them. Bham Now created this guide with a little help from our friends the Toros, owners of Wasabi Juan’s in Birmingham, who often host family from Miami over the holidays. We even made a map for you at the end.

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The recap: Birmingham District Brewing Co. grand opening at The Battery in Southside

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Birmingham District Brewing Co. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Birmingham District Brewing Co. opened its doors to the public on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in The Battery, located at 2201 Second Avenue South. Here’s what you missed. And hey, it’s hump day—so it’s the perfect time to start planning an outing. 

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Celebrating Hispanic heritage with Barby and Luis Toro of Wasabi Juan’s, part 2

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Barby and Luis Toro at Wasabi Juan’s in Avondale. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Last week in part 1, Barby Toro shared her story of emigration from Cuba. Now, in part 2, Luis Toro tells us about his Colombian heritage. And it all leads to Wasabi Juan’s, home of the sushi burrito, in Birmingham.

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5 reasons I love Wasabi Juan’s in Birmingham, including a new food truck, a Highway 280 grand opening and the buzzworthy 4:20 Nachos

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If your inner child met your adult self, they would share a plate of 4:20 Nachos at Wasabi Juan’s. The dish combines the nostalgic crunch of Doritos with an umami burst of raw tuna, sweet unagi sauce, spicy mayo and cool avocado. It’s a seemingly impossible combination that just works, which sums up everything I love about this locally owned Birmingham restaurant. With a new food truck and a Highway 280 location opening soon, there are more ways than ever to get your sushi burrito fix.

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4 tenants, including craft beer and Wasabi Juan’s, headed to The Battery on 2nd Ave. South

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SRS First Vice President Ward Neely gave us a sneak peak of The Battery. Photo by Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

Birmingham’s newest development is adding tenants left and right. The Battery, named for its original tenant, BEBCO (Birmingham Electric Battery Company) has now welcomed four tenants to its space.

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5 Birmingham Restaurants with Amazing Patio Dining

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Try Wasabi Juan’s 4:20 nachos and grab a beer at Avondale Brewing next door! (Via Wasabi Juan’s Facebook)

Now that summer has rolled around, it’s time to get outside.  Birmingham offers great restaurants for you to enjoy the great weather and eat some amazing food at the same time.  Don’t miss out on these great patio dining experiences in your backyard!

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Join Le Tour de Ham and ride through Birmingham this Tuesday

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This Tuesday and every Tuesday, take a social bicycle ride that tours through the fun parts of Birmingham. See what cycling in the ‘Ham is all about. All biking abilities are welcomed, no spandex required. The ride will follow a 12-mile loop through the Magic City.
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