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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

50 Things You Simply Must Do In Birmingham

Don’t just take our word for it. The folks over at BuzzFeed have been pretty impressed with Birmingham, too. From sports and food to nightlife and the outdoors, enjoy this list they created that features lots of the coolest things we have to offer. Then turn off that device and come experience them all for yourself.

Birmingham Parks get National Recognition

The praise for Birmingham isn’t limited to the city sights and restaurants, our green spaces are also getting recognition on the national stage. Birmingham has no shortage of trails, waterways, golf courses and parks. To get in touch with Birmingham’s great outdoors, we gathered a list of the activities and locations. Southern Living Magazine names […]

The Comprehensive Guide to Birming-hamburgers

Sometime between about 1890 and 1905, an inventive cook somewhere in the United States put a piece of Hamburg Steak (which was already a thing) between two pieces of bread and called it a hamburger. We’ve been in love with it ever since. If you had to choose one food that Americans can’t resist, the […]

Highlands Bar and Grill named Most Outstanding Restaurant in America

At long last, Frank & Pardis Stitt’s Highlands Bar and Grill is named Outstanding Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation after 10 consecutive years of being nominated for the award. The exciting night started early for the Highlands team as their long-time pastry chef, Dolester Miles, was named Outstanding Pastry Chef. Highlands Bar and Grill […]