How About a Little Old School Farm-to-Table Fare? Birmingham’s Soul Food

Meats and threes, steam tables, buffet lines steaming with food prepared the way we love it down here—the aroma of cornbread baking, greens bubbling in a pot with a big old hunk of ham hock, creamed Silver Queen corn.  If your mouth isn’t watering yet, then you might not be the audience for this blog […]

Holiday Getaways in Birmingham

Head somewhere new this holiday season. Home to hundreds of shopping destinations, Birmingham is the perfect place to find a gift for everyone on your list. Pair that with the best dining in the South and an assortment of holiday events, and your visit becomes a mini-vacation. To plan out your shopping experience and to […]

Ice Skating Returns to Railroad Park

Railroad Park just announced that ice skating is officially returning in time for the holiday season. You haven’t experienced downtown Birmingham until you’ve skated on its front lawn. The rink will be larger than last year’s rink and is open 7 days a week, starting Saturday, November 25th. For more info, visit Railroad Park’s website. While we wait […]

4 Birmingham Holiday Shopping Stops Worth Caroling About

Every year, the holiday season seems to come at us faster and furiouser! We start talking about it at Halloween, and by the time the celebrated time arrives we’re all in a stressed out frenzy. But not here in Birmingham. Here, things are different. We embrace the holidays with just that right mix of things […]

Top Birmingham Events #INNovember

You’re booked this November. With so many great events happening in Birmingham, it’s best that you go ahead and start planning. We’ve put together a list of a few of our favorites to get you started. via Christmas Village Festival Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex November 1-5 Held annually at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, Christmas […]

Día de los Muertos: 15 Years a Birmingham Tradition

What started as an artistic act of love a decade and a half ago has grown into a celebration of life on the day of the dead. Almost 15 years ago, Birmingham lost an icon, an artist, a father, and one of the most influential people in the struggle for civil rights. A staff photographer […]

Dear Amazon

Heard you were looking for your place in the world, (well, this side of the Big Muddy, anyway). I know the feeling. In so many ways, I’ve been looking for my place in the world, and really have found my groove just in the last ten years or so. I’ve decided that my biggest problem […]

5 Tips for your Magic City Classic Weekend

The Magic City Classic is just around the corner. So, here’s the perfect guide to the five things you can do that will ramp up the magic in your Magic City Classic trip. #1: Get your history on. If you’ve not been to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, you owe yourself a visit.  With a […]

2017 Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series schedule announced

It’s the happiest season of all. The Alabama Theatre announced the schedule for their 2017 Holiday Film Series. Tickets go on sale on Monday, October 2. The Holiday Film Series at the Alabama Theatre is an event that many families plan their holidays around. Each screening begins with a sing-along accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ […]

Top Birmingham Events #INOctober

The leaves are changing colors, the scent of pumpkin spice is in the air and Fall events are aplenty. We’ve compiled our favorite events for October into one list to help you avoid the scary problem of not knowing all the fun things happening in Birmingham. Vulcan AfterTunes Vulcan Park and Museum October 1, October 15 & […]