Thrillist: Bottega One of the Best Italian Restaurants in America

Another Stitt-owned restaurant is receiving praise as Bottega is named one of the 25 Best Italian Restaurants in America by Thrillist. Describing the restaurant as “the confluence of Italy and the deep south,” Thrillist praises the unique combinations of ingredients from separate continents. Click here for Thrillist’s full run-down of great Italian fare: https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/best-italian-restaurants-in-america

Top Events #INNovember

Featured Events Veterans Day Parade Downtown Birmingham, November 12 Join us as we honor our veterans, and celebrate the freedom that their dedication and sacrifice afford us every day. Stand and be counted. Parade begins at 1:30pm with a new route around Railroad Park. More Info: http://nationalveteransday.org/ Dia de los Muertos Pepper Place, November 2 This […]

A Dozen Places to Brunch at the Dinner Table of the South

When you’re in the hub of all this Southern culinary goodness, you know you’re bound to have plenty of brunch options. And let’s face it, there’s nothing better on a Saturday or Sunday morning than some hot, delicious, breakfasty eats. Next time you’re in town (or if you happen to be so fortunate as to […]

Take this Outside: 7 Trails & Hikes in Birmingham

The leaves are changing and you’ve been hit by that inevitable itch to get outside. Whether you’re looking to pass an entire day or desire a nice stroll while you sip on your pumpkin spice latte, you’re never too far from an outdoor escape in Birmingham. There’s a reason that Outside Magazine named Birmingham One […]

Live Fast and Turn Left, Directions to Your Talladega Experience

If you’re a NASCAR aficionado, there’s little we can tell you about Talladega Superspeedway that you don’t already know. You already know its legends. You know how, from its first race in September of 1969, it was hailed as the most competitive, fastest, most intense stock car track in the world. You already know that […]

Top Events #INOctober

Featured Events 77th Magic City Classic Legion Field October 27 The largest HBCU football game in the country will take place at Legion Field as Alabama A&M takes on Alabama State! Enjoy the game and other events including a parade, concerts and tailgating. More Info: https://magiccityclassic.com/ Talladega 1000bulbs.com 500 Talladega Superspeedway October 14 The top names […]

Alabama Booksmith Among the Most Unique Bookstores in the U.S.

What does it take to be named one of the Most Unique Bookstores in the United States? An entire bookstore, filled with books that have been signed by the same hand that wrote them. Jake Reiss’ Alabama Booksmith made the commitment to carry only signed copies back in 2012 and now serves customers from all […]

A Dozen Fall Food Events Guaranteed to Whet Your Appetite

People call Birmingham the Dinner Table of the South, and with good reason. To put it bluntly, we flat know how to eat. From soul food to James Beard award-winning fare, we do food like nobody else does food. So, it should come as no surprise that in the Fall, when the weather is just […]

Top Events #INSeptember

The weather is hinting towards fall and outdoor events are popping up all over town. From art festivals to food festivals and music events to college football, there are plenty of ways to celebrate September in Birmingham. Featured Events Fiesta Linn Park September 29 Since its inception in 2003, Fiesta has served as a bridge, […]

A Half-Rack of Rib Joints – Just in Time for Labor Day

Here in the South, almost every barbecue joint does ribs. That said, there are a few connoisseurs of the pork rib who sing the praises of their ribs with particular fervor – bragging rights earned through heirloom recipes and time-honored culinary tradition. These worthy and patient purveyors of this fine southern delicacy deserve your attention. […]