The inaugural Sloss Music & Arts Festival was a full-blown success, running like a seasoned, well-oiled machine on all fronts. Event organizers say the festival entertained about 25,000 people over its two-day run, giving the city an estimated $4.
Everyone knows the best fried chicken in the country comes out of your mama’s old iron skillet. But if you’re out for a meal of the crispy bird, check out the two local locations named among America’s 75 best.
So the state has created a new hall of fame to honor Alabama’s love of the smoked meat. The Alabama Barbecue Hall of Fame includes 29 restaurants across the state that have been open for at least 50 years.
Birmingham’s oldest hotel, located in the heart of the city, will reopen this summer following extensive renovation. The Redmont Hotel will be in the Curio Collection by Hilton, giving guests the flavor of a boutique hotel along with Hilton benefits.
Catch a game at Regions. Tour the new Negro League museum.
With its grand opening just a short time away, designers and construction workers are putting the finishing touches on Birmingham’s new Negro League baseball museum. The museum sits next to Regions Field, home to the Birmingham Barons.
The hits just keep on coming. Regions Field, Birmingham’s new downtown ballpark, has accumulated accolades from across the nation since its opening in 2013.
In the past few months, Birmingham has had a hefty helping of accolades and awards for its stellar dining scene. Now we learn that the city is not only delicious, it’s affordable too.
If ever there was a person in the Birmingham culinary community who could be called an icon, it surely is Frank Stitt. Eater.