FOOD & DRINK
Calera to hold First Friday on June 2
Another Calera Main Street First Friday festival is set for June 2 in Downtown Calera. The post Calera to hold First Friday on June 2 appeared first on Shelby County Reporter.
Grammy nominee announces tour date at Avondale Brewing Co.
Eight-time Grammy-award nominee Janelle Monáe, known worldwide for her style and sound, will be coming to Birmingham this fall to perform at Avondale Brewing Company.
Welcome to our 2023 Inspiration Home
Beautiful décor meets innovative ideas in our 2023 Inspiration Home. Local and regional designers, as well as some of our favorite shops and services, fill this year’s house with fabulous finishes, innovative ideas, and gorgeous rooms. Take a close look around to check out the details—large and small—that will inspire the look and function of your own home.
New CDC data shows 40% of food poisoning outbreaks caused by sick workers
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - If you’ve ever had a bad case of food poisoning, turns out it might not actually be from bad food, but from employees coming in while sick. CDC officials say more than 40% of foodborne illness outbreaks at restaurants are caused by sick workers. The CDC looked directly at outbreaks from 2017 to 2019 in 25 different states, finding about 41% of the time, the outbreaks were cause by food contamination by a contagious worker.
Stracner not fishing Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Elite Series pro Josh Stracner of Vandiver, Ala., will not be fishing this week’s Folds of Honor Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River. B.A.S.S. officials have ruled him ineligible for the sixth stop of the 2023 Bassmaster Elite Series season because he is unable to secure the required Texas fishing license.
Mark your calendars for Emerald Lounge’s grand opening June 2
I know what you’re thinking, “I wish there was a cool, sophisticated cocktail lounge around East Lake.” Well, today is your lucky day. Emerald Lounge is having its grand opening this weekend, June 2-4. You’ll want to keep reading for all the details on The Magic City’s newest addition.
Birmingham launches Magic City Sips competition for local bars and restaurants
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A new initiative to help Birmingham restaurants bring more customers to their doors, launched on Wednesday, May 31. More than a dozen local spots are participating in the new “Magic City Sips” competition, where each week you can find different specials on Wednesdays. Birmingham...
What’s with the pigs in Vestavia Hills? We’ve got answers.
Painted pig statues are popping up all over Vestavia. The Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce is launching a Dine and Play summer scavenger hunt on June 1 to remind residents to support local businesses. As a part of the city’s “pig” campaign, these hand- painted, life-sized statues are strategically placed inside storefronts to remind residents to support local businesses. The pigs represent tax dollars returning to the city’s “piggybank.”
Terrific New Theatre is back– Check out their new home
Terrific New Theatre, a local nonprofit producing captivating live performances in the Magic City since 1986, has announced that they have acquired a downtown building. After three years of searching, they have found a new home that will serve as housing performance space and administrative operations. About the new building.
COMING SOON—new high-end restaurant delivery service + more openings
Great news! There are lots of fun openings headed to the Greater Birmingham Area that are sure to spice up your summer. From barre classes to coffee carts, keep reading to know the when and where. 1. Whammy Coffee | East Avondale. Check out the Whammy Coffee cart inside Ore...
Summer reading challenge begins in Alabaster
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — In Alabaster, they’re challenging the community to read this summer. They're kicking off the all-together now reading challenge at the Albert L. Scott Library. This program will challenge kids, teenagers, and even adults to read throughout the summer for those special prizes. Leaders hope they...
Birmingham Airport Authority begins construction on $27M facility
A groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, May 24 with the Birmingham Airport Authority officially kicked off construction of the new 27-million dollar Air Cargo Facility at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. This facility will be the home to weekly international cargo flights from Stuttgart, Germany. Keep reading for all the details on this new addition.
Burn victim pays homage to his UAB doctors through art exhibition
Following a gas explosion at his family’s restaurant in 2020, Delrico Gibson wasn’t sure he would ever be able to make art again.
Shop unique, high-end staging decor for every budget and aesthetic
Ready to jazz up your living space? Whether you’re between houses, trying to make a rented space feel like home or have another furniture and home decor need, Spiffy Staging & Design will get the job done. Offering high-quality staging for any interior design style at a reasonable price, read on to check out what’s available now.
People, Places and Things
**READ THE BIRMINGHAM TIMES. Catch up on the news!. **JOE BRANTLEY & JARED HILL at The Nick. **COMPUTER CLASSES AT THE FIVE POINTS WEST LIBRARY every Tuesday and Thursday. **MOVIES EVERY THURSDAY at Sidewalk Fest. **KARAOKE, 5-9 p.m. at Courtyard Alabaster Bar and Grill. **THIRD THURSDAY BLUES JAM, 7 p.m....
Best of Birmingham’s Premiere Art Festival (Photos)
Each spring Birmingham becomes the center to one of the Southeast’s largest displays of paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry and decorative arts. Dozens of artists showcase their works at the annual Magic City Art Connection (MCAC), which along with Memorial Day, is a clear sign that summer is near. In...
How to get tickets to see Thomas Rhett in Birmingham this September
Thomas Rhett’s “Home Team Tour 23″ has officially kicked off and the country singer will have performed across different 40 dates come the end of the tour including a stop in Alabama. Rhett is scheduled to make a stop in the Magic City later in the tour...
Free Friday Flicks moving from Hoover to Railroad Park
The Free Friday Flicks outdoor summer movie series put on by Backyard Movie Parties is moving from Hoover’s Veterans Park to Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham this year. The city of Hoover decided to end its relationship with Backyard Movie Parties and try some other things this summer, but details of the city’s potential alternative plans were not finalized or available as of press time.
4 chefs picked to compete in annual Alabama Seafood Cook-Off
One chef from Birmingham, one from Auburn and two from the coast will compete in this year’s Alabama Seafood Cook-Off, with the winner to represent the state in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off later this summer. “This year not only saw the highest number of entries submitted to us...
Emmy Squared Pizza to open at Summit
A new food offering will soon be available at The Summit. Emmy Squared Pizza, an “elevated, casual food concept” from the Pizza Loves Emily family of restaurants, plans to open its first location in Alabama soon. According to its website, Emmy Squared Pizza is an “award-winning neighborhood pizza...
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