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Tornado Relief: Tennessee Reaches Out To Help Oklahoma

Last week, Memphis Grizzlies fan gathered at neighborhood bar Newby’s to watch their team take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Semifinals. One week later Grizzlies fans gathered at the same River City Bar, but in a totally different spirit — to help those impacted by the devastating Oklahoma tornadoes. On Friday,  dozens of volunteers descended on […]

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New Orleans: Why I Return

I was with my father and close to 50 other people, who packed Castnet Seafood for po-boys and $.55 beer after returning home from Birmingham, Alabama earlier this week. The wait was long but it was a welcome inconvenience, a sign of normalcy after Hurricane Isaac.

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FRESHWORKS! Festival Debuts in Birmingham

The people behind the inagural FRESHWORKS! Festival are out to prove that farm-to-table food is always in season. This Saturday (June 16), farmers, chefs, and food trucks will converge at The Gardens at Park Place for an afternoon of education, entertainment, and of course, great Southern cooking. Expect a veritable bounty of food trucks including Birmingham favorites such as Dreamcakes, Shindigs, and […]

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The Burger Coalition Launches (It’s More Than The Beef)

What do you get when 5 people gather around a table eating burgers and discussing life? That’s what the guys behind The Burger Coalition aim to find out. Atlanta’s James Martin and Birmingham’s Dan Gavin are the brains behind the concept that launches May 1.

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