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. […]

Top Events #INAugust

FEATURED EVENTS Sidewalk Film Festival Birmingham Theatre District August 21 – 26 The 20th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival, a celebration of new independent cinema in downtown Birmingham, is set to take place August 21-26, 2018. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen […]

Sidewalk Film Festival Schedule Released

Birmingham’s highly acclaimed Sidewalk Film Festival is less than a month away. It’s a weekend where you can take a break from the endless search through Netflix’s queue and get a taste of the latest films in the independent film industry. With over 200 films on deck, Sidewalk attracts talent from all over. MovieMaker magazine […]

Where to Celebrate the Upcoming Sales Tax Holiday

Looking for a place to celebrate our upcoming Sales Tax Holiday? (here’s a hint: it’s in Birmingham) The 2018 Alabama Sales Tax Holiday (a.k.a. Tax-Free Weekend) approaches. Beginning Friday, July 20th at 12:01 A.M, and ending Sunday, July 22nd at 12:00 midnight, Alabama will, for the 13th time, waive the sales tax on specific school-related […]

It’s Once Again Time for Sloss Tech & Sloss Fest

It’s that time of year again, when we feel a little restless in our flip-flops, when we can sense the approaching beat of one of the essential live music experiences you can have  this side of the Mississippi. Yep, it’s almost time for Sloss Fest (a.k.a. the Sloss Music and Arts Festival). And, as in […]

Top Events #INJuly

Featured Events Thunder on the Mountain Vulcan Park & Museum July 4 For decades, Thunder on the Mountain has been hailed as one of the largest and most extravagant Independence Day traditions in the state of Alabama. This year will be no exception! Thunder on the Mountain 2018 will once again illuminate the skies above […]

Barbecue in the Ham: The Top 15

It’s summer in the South, a time when we all turn out thoughts to one of the only truly American foods – barbecue. If you ask any Southerner about barbecue and they’ll have an opinion. A strong one. Aficionados of Carolina-style barbecue swear by a vinegar-heavy, thin sauce. Texans will argue that folks from the […]