Photo courtesy of Lance Shores/Hoover Public Library

Attendees will be able to sample cakes, pies, cookies and other desserts created by Alabama chefs, home cooks and restaurant professionals, as well as Bo Jackson's signature hamburgers. more



Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

A new taco spot has opened up in the Colonnade shopping center. more



Photo courtesy of Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar.

Transplants from and fans of Louisiana and its culture will soon have a vestige of The Bayou State and its charms, as a popular restaurant opens a location on U.S. 280. more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Dedra Miele opened her Nothing Bundt Cakes store in the Whole Foods Market Plaza in Riverchase in January, but she still has people come in every day, saying they didn’t realize she was there. more


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Photo courtesy of Birmingham Restaurant Week

This year's Birmingham Restaurant Week will take place Aug. 11-20. more


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Alyx Chandler

On Saturday, July 8, a total of 15 vendors braved the heat to sell fresh foods, handcrafted items and a few different styles of jewelry to their weekly Mt. Laurel Farmers Market. more



Photo courtesy of Metro Diner.

Metro Diner will hire about 100 people for its Birmingham location, said Carly Sanders, a senior account executive who works with the restaurant. more



Photo by Lexi Coon.

The Easts, which opened in late March, is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant with many influences, including that of Le’s home country, Vietnam, Le said. more


For those looking to start off with a fit new year, here are some tips from several local business owners who spend their days meal planning, giving healthy advice and running a catering business. more


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Erica Techo

The Panda Express will be located on Resource Center Parkway. more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Whether you follow a strict gluten-free diet or have never tried gluten-free treats, The Funky Muffin gluten-free bakery suggests testing out this gluten-free bread pudding over the holidays. more



Erica Techo

The Whataburger is set to open on Feb. 20, and there will be prizes given away in honor of the grand opening. more


For the 11th year in a row, the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) will hold its Shop Save & Share fundraiser in late October. more


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Photos by Erica Techo.

Local church launches food pantry ministry more


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Photo by Patty Bradley.

Now that school is back in session, one thing on the mind of many parents is what to pack in their child’s lunch. From buying the food to making a menu to packing it up five days a week, it can be one more thing on the to-do list. more



Photo by Katherine Polcari.

Wooden paneling, comfortable booths, clean floors and great food are not what usually come to mind when you think of a gas station restaurant, yet Good Ole Boys BBQ works to accomplish all of this with an added touch of personable customer service. more


The Shelby County Schools Child Nutrition Program will provide breakfast and lunch every day from June 1 through mid-July. more


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Photo by Cherie Olivier.

Learn how to make this sweet ice cream dish. more


Perry's Steakhouse

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Perry’s is set to open in April, but it is hosting a charity dinner benefitting the Autism Society of Alabama this week. more


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Photo courtesy of Taco Mama

Taco Mama has four other locations, including Edgewood, Crestline Village, Huntsville and Tuscaloosa. more


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280 Living August 2018