Far & Wide names Birmingham’s Miss Myra Pit Bar-B-Q ‘top pick’ for best sandwich in Alabama

Far & Wide named Miss Myra’s Bar-B-Q’s BBQ Chicken Sandwich with White Sauce as “top pick”. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Far & Wide, the popular national digital publication, announced last week their “Best Sandwich in Every State list.” The winner in Alabama… drumroll please… the BBQ Chicken Sandwich with White Sauce.

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What’s new at The Pizitz Food Hall: Eats, drinks and more—Win a $100 Pizitz gift card!

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Dancing into the weekend at The Pizitz Food Hall! Photo submitted

So many new things are happening at The Pizitz Food Hall! Here’s your guide to the newest eats, sweets and drinks popping up—plus how to win a $100 gift card from The Pizitz Food Hall!

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Honoring Flag Day 2019: Birmingham business has been supplying flags for over 100 years

This special business is run out of 221 Oxmoor Blvd. in Homewood. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Here in Birmingham, you probably see an American flag every single day, even if you don’t think much about it. You may see them lining the side of the road on your morning commute, or hanging outside your bank downtown, or waving in your neighbor’s front yard. June 14 is National Flag Day in the United States, and in honor of the day, we’re highlighting the business behind the flags.

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12 mistakes to avoid when selling your Birmingham home. Before and after PHOTOS

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It’s a great time to sell a home in Birmingham. But to get the most bang for your buck, there are some faux pas to avoid. Dee Dee Bush with RealtySouth works alongside realtor Wendy Gilmore to help people get the price they want for their home. We spoke with her about mistakes homeowners should steer clear of when listing.

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Get a sneak peek at renderings for under the 59/20 bridges. 6 things you need to know.

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One idea of what it could look like under the 59/20 bridge when all is said and done.
One idea of what it could look like under the bridge when all is said and done. Rending from 59/20 Bridge Facebook page

Right now, while the highways are undergoing a complete renovation, it’s hard to imagine what will go in under the 59/20 bridges. But even as motorists and pedestrians marvel at the ever-changing cityscape, the people behind the scenes are busy planning some pretty cool features. If you thought we were just getting new bridges out of the deal, you’re mistaken.

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Get your walking shoes ready! Five Mile Creek adds two miles of trail in Gardendale, with plans to become the longest trail in Central AL

Five Mile Creek Greenway ribbon cutting in Gardendale. Pictured from left to right are Councilwoman Laura Horton of Tarrant, Councilman Roger Barlow of Center Point, Mayor Stan Hogeland of Gardendale, Mayor Roger McCondichie of Brookside, Chief Billy Hewitt of Tarrant and Freshwater Land Trust’s Red Rock Trail Director Carolyn Buck

Good news, Birmingham trail-lovers. You can now explore a new two-mile section of the Five Mile Creek Greenway in Gardendale!

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12 places around Birmingham no longer using plastic straws + other single use plastics. Plus where to buy your own locally

Emilie Maynor and Roni Nuby using their swzle brand stainless steel reusable straws in their cocktails at the Elyton Hotel! Photo via @emiliemaynorliving on Instagram

500 million straws are used in the U.S. each day—many never making it to recycling bins, instead to join the billions of others polluting our rivers, lakes, beaches and oceans.

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ASFA teacher and Birmingham native Kim Scott tops Billboard Smooth Jazz chart

Flutist and Birmingham native Kim Scott reached number one on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart in June 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Longtime Alabama School of Fine Arts music department chair, teacher and flutist Kim Scott has topped the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart with her hit single “Emerge.”

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8 reasons we love Birmingham’s Southside community, including Rojo’s birthday party

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Rojo Birmingham in Southside is about to celebrate its 17th birthday.
Rojo Birmingham celebrating its 11th birthday. June 15 it turns 17! Photo from Rojo Birmingham’s Facebook page

It’s fair to say that most folks who’ve spent any time in Birmingham have probably spent some time in Southside. Whether it’s restaurants and bars you’re after, religious institutions brimming with history or sports or parks you’re looking for, Birmingham’s Southside community has all this and more.

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Organized garage = happy Summer. Closets by Design’s 4 steps to your dream garage.

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Closets by Design dream garage with awesome places to hang your bikes.
Ahhh, everything in its place. Photo from Closets by Design

Now that Summer’s here, Closets by Design has a feeling you might be thinking about your dream garage. Aren’t you wishing you’d cleaned out your garage back in the Spring?

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