Birmingham, Alabama’s music scene is blowing up: Homegrown bands are playing major music fests such as Banditos at this weekend’s Hangout Music Festival, while a new music venue, Iron City, is bringing bands such as Neutral Milk Hotel to the city. To get the low-down on the top emerging talent from Birmingham, we asked one of the city’s biggest music advocates […]
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Birmingham chef James Lewis has already made his mark on Birmingham’s culinary scene with Bettola, his old-world Italian restaurant for which he has been named a James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist. Now he’s moving on to cover more territory with the long-awaited opening of Vittoria Macelleria today (in Pepper Place next to Bettola). We sat down with James to learn what […]
This weekend the Greater Birmingham Street Food Coalition hosted its first Street Food Rally to help feed the city’s growing food truck movement. Over the past year, Birmingham has seen a rise in the number of trucks, joining other cities that have embraced mobile eateries. Being headquartered in Birmingham, it’s a trend we’re glad to see. We ate our way […]
Theresa Harper Bruno’s unique pearl pieces have a national following that includes a certain well-dressed First Lady. And for our Southern Living readers, she’s offering one of her iconic bracelets (which normally retails for $495) for just $350!
One the South’s favorite ways to chill out is also the most delicious–fruit based ice pops. They’re just what we need during one of the hottest summers on record, and their icy goodness has spawned shops from North Carolina’s Outer Banks to heat-parched Austin.
He or she might be among us. Filmmakers from around the South gather this weekend in our hometown for the 14th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival—a Birmingham-based celebration of international film. In historic theatres and more intimate venues across the downtown area, this year’s festival showcases nearly 200 short films, documentaries, and narrative features.