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Open for business! Over 394 local deals, curbside pickup and delivery.

Want to support Birmingham restaurants, pubs and shops from your home? We just launched Bham Now’s Local Business Guide with over 394 local businesses offering special deals, curbside pickup, online ordering and delivery options. Find out more and add your business for free!

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Spice up your home decor with these local Birmingham spots doing curbside + delivery

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Can you say house goals?! Photo via @mindy_rohr on Instagram.

Since we’re stuck at home, we might as well spice things up a little bit. Adding some decor, plants, or even switching furniture around can make a room feel brand new. Check out these Birmingham businesses pulled from our growing database that features 400 businesses and counting!

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5 Birmingham spots to order an Easter meal via curbside pickup + delivery

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Photo via Ashley Mac’s on Facebook

Due to social distancing, Easter will be a bit unconventional this year. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a delicious meal. Here’s where you can get oh-so tasty Easter-inspired food via curbside pickup and delivery around Birmingham.

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Week 4: What’s at the top of Bham Now team’s to-do list post-quarantine.

This picture of our content producer, Irene, and her cat, Theo, just made my day 1000x better.

Anyone else in need of a little pick-me-up? We are trying to think positive thoughts, which includes daydreaming of all the things we will do once we can leave the house. Here are the activities the Bham Now team is most looking forward to post-quarantine in Birmingham.

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3 ways to support Birmingham’s local breweries on National Beer Day, April 7

Who else misses getting brews with their buds? Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

It’s almost National Beer Day, Birmingham. Although we’re all stuck inside, that doesn’t meant we can’t celebrate and support Birmingham’s local breweries. Check out these three ways to help support breweries on National Beer Day.

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8 things you can do now if your income has fallen in Birmingham

“Worried” by Giorgio Montersino. CC BY-SA 2.0

As everything around us seems to be changing with the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, we know a lot of people’s income has fallen in Birmingham. Unexpected changes like that can leave even the best-prepared among us feeling bewildered, so we’ve put together some resources to help you begin to navigate these strange new waters. 

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Golden rules of quarantine haircare from 3 Birmingham stylists

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Say it with me: bangs take FOREVER to grow back. Photo by Manu M. on Unsplash.

We get it. Now is the perfect time to finally cut bangs. Maybe you’re just in desperate need of a trim, but until businesses open again we’re stuck with our kitchen scissors. Slow your roll before breaking out that box-dye and hear what the experts from local Birmingham salons suggest first.

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Shelter-in-Place extended in Birmingham. Only walking, running and biking allowed in parks.

Rhodes Park in the Highland Park Neighborhood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

At the request of Mayor Randall Woodfin, the Birmingham City Council extended the city’s current shelter-in-place ordinance to April 30. 

“Shelter in place simply means stay at home, don’t go out except for essentials,” stated Woodfin at the March 3rd news conference. “Now each of us have a responsibility and a duty to our families, neighbors and communities to do what we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”

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15 local spots in Birmingham to get brunch curbside

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Brunchin’ is a habit. Photo via FIVE’s Instagram.

I’d consider brunch a necessity and quarantine isn’t going to stop me from enjoying some. Sure, I won’t be able to grab brunch with friends, but getting it curbside will do the trick. Most of these restaurants were pulled from our database featuring over 390 local businesses! Now let’s get to brunchin’.

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10 restaurants in Birmingham where you can get Mexican food curbside

Quarantine nachos or nothing. Photo via Tostadas on Homewood

Look, everyone has their go-to comfort food. For some it might be chicken and dumplings, or their grandmother’s mac and cheese, or maybe even a Big Mac combo. For my family, it’s Mexican food. If you’re in the same boat and feeling a little stressed lately, never fear. We’ve got your curbside + delivery Mexican fix right here.

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Local food trucks are rolling their way to YOUR neighborhood—find out where

Service with a smile—we could all use some positivity right now.Photo via Rodney Scott’s Facebook.

It’s just like the ice cream man when you were a kid, except this time the truck is filled with tacos, hot chicken and all your local Birmingham food truck favorites. Maybe there are some perks to this social distancing thing after all?

PSSST a lot of these restaurants were pulled from our fabulous database featuring nearly 400 local businesses! Sign up your Birmingham business and be featured on Bham Now for FREE.

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How to get tested for COVID-19 in Birmingham

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CDC’s laboratory test kit for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Photo via CDC’s website

Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19) is available throughout Alabama, through the Alabama Department of Public Health and several private facilities. Here’s everything you need to know about testing for Coronavirus in Birmingham.

And as always, wash your hands!

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Birmingham is behind neighboring cities in 2020 Census response. Can we catch-up? Yes.

I responded to my 2020 Census letter, you can too! Birmingham is counting on you. Photo of Bham Now Content Director Pat Byington by Bham Now

Maybe it is life without my beloved Birmingham Legion, F.C., but when I saw the latest 2020 U.S. Census response rate broken down, city by city in the Birmingham metro area, my blood boiled and I felt a little competitive.

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