Where to get your watermelon fix in Birmingham + more fun ways to use the fruit at home

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Eating a watermelon AND listening to Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles is a whole mood. Photo via Unsplash

Ahhh, the sweet sweet taste of watermelon. The quintessential summer fruit. (Don’t believe me? Google it!) Nothing beats eating a slice of watermelon (with a sprinkle of salt) in the summer sunshine. It’s also one of the most versatile fruits—you can slice it, dice it, throw it in a salad, turn it into juice, put it in a cocktail…the list goes on. Here’s where to get your watermelon fix around town, plus, a few fun ways to use the fruit at home!

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Ciao Birmingham! Authentic Italian restaurant, Lé Fresca, opening soon on 2nd Ave. N.

The future site of Lé Fresca on 2nd Ave. N. Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now.

What do you get when an Italian born and bred restauranteur opens a new pizzeria downtown? You get Lé Fresca and an ecstatic content producer who’s ready for authentic Italian food in Downtown Birmingham!

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Root to Tail Chef Ben Vaughn to open Libertine’s Pizza Co. this Saturday, September 15

Libertine’s Pizza Co. pizza truly calling my name. Photo by Libertine’s Pizza Co. Instagram

If you’re interested in the growing Birmingham restaurant scene and delicious pizza, we have some good news for you. Former Food Network host, author and renowned chef Ben Vaughn is opening a classic pizzeria called Libertine’s Pizza Co. this Saturday, September 15, in Five Points in the old Cosmo’s Pizza spot.

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3 Places to get your Mimosa Brunch in Bham

Thanks to these Birmingham restaurants, brunch has become the highlight of many of our weekends, especially with their Mimosa deals. Mimosa fans know the key to a good brunch involves a few friends, great food and a couple of their favorite drinks. Check out these great places to satisfy your brunch craving and be sure to treat your self while you are there.

  1. Five

Sunday Brunch never looked so good. From 10am to 3pm, you can have killer beignets, breakfast cheeseburgers and even shrimp and grits. Don’t forget about the bottomless mimosas and their bloody mary bar. You’ll enjoy the jazzy atmosphere while you sit, sip and relax.

2. The Southern Kitchen & Bar

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From Eggs Benedict to Bourbon Pecan French Toast, this place offers southern delicacies that will quickly make you feel at home. Add their bottomless mimosas and you’ll be in heaven. Be sure to check this place out. It might become your new local favorite.

3. Feast and Forest

If you are looking for a hip, modern place, this gem is just for you. This bakery offers Saturday brunch with breakfast bowls, quiches, and “sammiches.” Be sure to take advantage of their Mimosa options.


Happy Brunching, everyone 🙂

 

 

5 Must Try Birmingham Food Trucks

Serving food on wheels is the next big thing in Birmingham. From Mexican to Gourmet Grilled Cheese, there are many diverse options for yummy food on the go. Make sure to check these out:

  1. Los Dos Hermanos Taco Truck                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you have yet to try out this awesome food truck you are missing out on a Birmingham gem. They are well known for their carnitas and tacos. Make sure you avoid getting there around noon or you’ll be stuck in a long line.

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