Birmingham is a city that has been picking up speed and life over the past several years. As such, you don’t need to stray far in order to enjoy a good meal. Whether you wish to stay close to town, or drive down the road a little ways, there are friendly, local restaurants that will fit your fancy. When wanting to go somewhere special, two restaurants have stood out to me. [Read more…]
It’s A Date: Simply Enjoying Valentine’s Day
By: Laurrel Allison
Love is in the air. Reservations for restaurants are filling up fast for that special day. If you are lucky in love and half of an awesome couple, planning for this glorified Hallmark holiday can be stressful. And when we’re stressed, it makes it difficult to focus on what this day is really all about.
You and your significant other. And no one else. [Read more…]
Laurin Humphries was an art student a UAB who wanted to share her talent with the world. She started with used printing equipment and old screens, and of course her talent, and created Humphries Screen Printing, LLC. According to the website, Laurin credits the personal relationships they develop with their customers as the one thing that makes them unique. They are a family owned business that also has operations in Utah. They offer original merchandise at their retail location at 1628 9th St Suite 104 Leeds, AL 35094 (by appointment only) or you can take your idea to them by visitning their website humphiresscreenprinting.com
Birmingham Massage Couple
Tom and Cheryl have a passion for making people feel good literally. Both licensed in Therapeutic Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy, the couple offers other couples massages at their practice located at 1776 Independence Ct suite 101 Birmingham, AL 35216. They also over myofascial therapy, cellulite treatment, as well individual massages. Both retirees, graduated from the Birmingham School of Massage and Licensed Massage Therapist. Visit them at http://www.bhammassagecouple.com to book your appointment and see all the services they offer.
Cheezin in the Ham
By Candace Lacey
“Birmingham is becoming a popular choice for its growing food truck presence. Among those trucks is Cheezin, know for its gourmet grilled cheese options. Owner Crystal Rasberry answered a few questions for Red PaSH, so that we could find out more about her and the success of Cheezin. [Read more…]
Q and A with Green Bucket Press, an imprint of Markham Bailey LLC
Q: What made you choose this business?
A: I love printing and books, and I am a poet and writer, so being in the printing business is a natural fit. My father started an offset printing company in the basement when I was a young girl, and my mother was the librarian at The Altamont School for over 2 decades. I have an MFA in Book Arts and an MA in Creative Writing so founding Markham Bailey, a commercial print company and then adding Green Bucket Press, a creative products imprint specializing in journals and stationery products, was a natural progression of my life.
Q: What motivates you to work so hard?
A: For me, all of my endeavors rise out of a passion for living that connects me to many different interests, including my printing businesses. I am a mediator and yoga practitioner and I gain enormous energy from my spiritual life and practice. I see life as a circular creative process, from which the business rises, my work as a writer rises, connection with the community, my love of cooking, being a parent and a daughter. And the more I give in an authentic way, the more is offered back to me in terms of core fulfillment. [Read more…]
Catch Up With Young Urban Author Mel G.
By Nicole S. Daniel
“The books that I currently have out were written based on what the readers wanted and it was a way for me to test the waters and see what type of response I would get as a new face on the writing scene,” says Meleehia Rush, a 22 year old author from Birmingham, AL. [Read more…]
123 Cleaning Genie
123 Cleaning Genie has been proudly servicing the Birmingham area since 2012. They offer deep cleaning, weekly and bi-weekly cleaning, and move out cleaning for your home or office. They even offer in home estimates. For an estimate of general inquires visit www.cleaningwishes.com or call them at 205-705-9415.
Hot in Birmingham
HotinBirmingham.com is one of the easiest ways to get your business or event noticed. With over 2,000 visitors a day, their website is the ideal place to put your ad. They have over 7,000 subscribers, so a simple email could go even further. They also offer professional video production for commercials and flyer or business card distribution at local networking events. They are on all the major social networking sites and can be found on the web at hotinbirmingham.com. You can also reach them at 205-265-1678 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Pearl is a favorite in the Birmingham community due to its outstanding Asian cuisine and stellar service and staff. They offer classic dishes using only the highest quality ingredients. Located in the Colonnade off of Hwy 280, they offer dine in or take out options as well as online ordering at blackpearlbirmingham.com. Check out the customer reviews and see why Black Pearl is a local favorite.
Since 1985, Audio Creations has been serving Pelham and the surrounding areas with the best customization service. A Californina native, Mark Picogna started his business and has won over 260 awards, been featured in 5 pblications and has 13 certified specialties. Mark and his tem offers commercial and residential window tinting, fiberglass box designs, a variety of electronic installations and much more! Audio creations is located at 2169 Pelham Pkwy Pelham, AL 35124. They are available Monday-Saturday and can be found on the web at www.audiocreations1.com
Appliance Connection offers appliance sales and service at two locations for the top brands around. They stock a variety of parts for those DIY projects as well. For service in the Birmingham area, they are located at 701 Graymont Ave. If you are looking for service in the Tuscaloosa area, they are located at 1584 Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd. Request a quote at appliances-connections.com or give them a call at 205-323-5831 or 205-758-5900
America’s First Table Store
by Keiontra Brooks
Homer Brown, founder of Bumper Nets, will be celebrating his 18th year of business this year. Almost 20 years ago, Homer started Bumper Nets to set the stake for “Americas First Table Tennis Store”, and really wanted to innovate a place of this nature in a mall setting. Focusing on table sports such as air hockey, pinball, and table tennis, Homer put his dreams to work and came up with the concept of Bumper Nets.
Alabaster Trophy Company located at 76 Fulton Springs Rd. in Alabaster is the perfect place for you to shop for that special item for the exceptional individual. They specialize in plaques, trophies, medals and so much more to commemerate special events and celebrate team and individual accomplishments. Owners Brad and Melanie Shores are committed to providing their customers stellar customer service and the highest quality merchandise.Call them today at 205-908-7006, shop their website alabastertrophyco.com or just simply stop in to get your custom merchandise.
Ballers Bootcamp offers a variety of clinics, training programs, and camps for players and coaches that are looking to improve their skills and understand the basic fundamentals of the game. Their staff of experienced players and coaches also instill a stong work ethic into each player in addition to teaching moves and conducting high intensity drills. Owner Daniel Hudson and staff are located at 2709 19th Pl S. Homewood, AL 35209. You can give him a call at 205-910-7985 or find Ballers Bootcamp on Facebook for more information on how you can start improving your game.
Naught But Nice Kettle Corn
Naughty but Nice Kettle Corn is a local gem serving hand-popped gourmet kettle corn. Operating on the values of community, they play a significant role by raising money and encouraging unity in the communities they service. You can find their delicious kettle corn at Sozo Trading Co. in Avondale or check out their website for special events and online ordering. Visit them at nbnkettlecorn.com or contact them via phone at 205-616-4086 or 205-541-4463.
Historic downtown Clanton, is home to Bertolone Italian Cafe. Here you can find authentic Italian cuisine and spcecialty cakes and pastries. They offer a lunch, dinner, and catering menu 6 days a week. They are located at 605 2nd Ave N. Clanton, AL with dine-in and take out options. You can visit them on the web at bertoloneitaliancafe.com or call ahead at 205-755-5533.
Since 1995, Alabama Computers has been serving Alabama with reliable service and support. Their friendly and professional staff are available to answer questions, provide upgrades and virus removal, or simply repair your device to keep you connected. They offer onsite service for your home or office or you can visit them at 2477 Valleydale Rd. Birmingham, AL 35244. Their website offers information on their other services at alabamamicro.com. If you still can’t find what you are looking for, just give them a call at 205-586-5860.
Adams Eye Care is a full service Optometric Practice in Birmingham providing a wide range of eye care services. Dr. Juanakee Adams and her professional staff are located at 1712-5th Ave. N Birmingham, AL. They offer a variety of office hours for your convenience and participate with VSP, Medicare, Medicaid and many other insurance providers. To schedule your appointment call them at 205-323-4608 or visit them at adamseyecare.net.
Rocky Heights Print & Binding began creating unique marketing and [Read more…]