Our Hometown: Birmingham

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

In our August issue, we got to share all the things that make us love our hometown, Birmingham, for the story “Sweet Home Alabama.” In it you’ll find our editors’ favorite local haunts, and a run-down of all the people and places making our city look, taste, and sound so good. Here are some of our favorite images from the story that did not make the issue, starting with this gorgeous snapshot of Railroad Park (above), our award-winning urban greenspace.

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Staffer Robbie Caponetto photographed this year’s breakout rock-soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones at The Bottletree. Don’t miss the band performing with Matthew Mayfield, Duquette Johnston, and Jesse Payne at Avondale Brewery August 4 for our Biscuits & Jam concert put on in collaboration with Birmingham Mountain Radio.

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Movie screening and shows at the iconic Alabama Theatre are not to be missed. We are loving the classic-movie series this summer, with films such as E.T. (today at 2 p.m.), Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Cool Hand Luke.

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Our newest neighborhood gathering spot Octane Coffee, in Homewood, warrants at least one visit a day. If not for the house-made biscuit sandwiches and killer lattes in the morning then for the craft cocktails and local beers in the evening.

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Since relocating the stadium downtown this year, a Barons game at Regions Field has become a biweekly ritual for our team.

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

On Saturday mornings, we stock up on farm-fresh produce and fresh-cut flowers at Pepper Place Farmers Market.

Photo by Laurey W. Glenn

Photo by Laurey W. Glenn

Local celeb chef Frank Stitt’s restaurant Chez Fon Fon often tops best-of lists for its prized burger. Don’t be surprised if it’s sold out when you go.

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COMMENTS

  1. Betty Burgess

    These photographs are wonderful! Robbie Caponetto really captured many reasons why we are proud to claim “Sweet Home Alabama”‘s largest city, Birmingham, as the comeback city of the South.

    July 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm