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About Eric Velasco

Eric Velasco is a freelance writer based in Birmingham. He has written for local, regional and national publications for nearly four decades, and was a longtime contributor to Birmingham Magazine. When he’s not cooking, he’s eating.

Read about the plans for Urban Supply, Birmingham’s newest entertainment district

2021-06-14T14:52:18-05:00By |Culture|

A Birmingham-based redevelopment firm is taking its next step toward creating a community gathering spot for fitness, fun, and food in the Magic City’s Parkside District. Orchestra Partners is beginning to lease spaces in the first phase of the Urban Supply buildout, which will combine offices, retail, and a pedestrian area near the 19-acre Railroad Park, Regions Field, and Good People brewery.

Learn how Birmingham Candy Company makes their fudge

2021-06-14T15:16:01-05:00By |Food & Drink|

We won’t fudge the truth. The Birmingham Candy Company is one of the sweetest startups around. Hoover native Cassie Bolden and her husband Wayne built their business by working numerous farmers markets and popping up at various locations around metro Birmingham before opening their permanent sweet shop downtown in 2019 at the Pizitz Food Hall.

Try these 8 popular wine bars in Alabama

2021-06-10T11:40:39-05:00By |Food & Drink|

Wine may be the most intimidating adult beverage. Ordering a glass or a bottle requires a dizzying array of choices—red, white, or rose; still or sparkling; organic, naturally produced, or conventional wine from more than a dozen countries and representing innumerable styles.

6 recently opened Mobile restaurants to try

2021-06-09T12:09:46-05:00By |Food & Drink, News|

Last year was about as tough as it gets for restaurants, but some new Mobile eateries still managed to open. Others that had launched just before the pandemic held on and even cultivated new fans. This collection of “new” Mobile restaurants stretches the timeline a bit, going back to the beginning of 2020. Think of it as research for fresh places to go now that dining rooms have largely reopened.

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