Avondale is already buzzing, thanks to a recently-rehabbed Avondale Park and number of relatively new businesses, including Parkside Cafe, Avondale Brewing Co. and Saw’s Soul Kitchen, which opened for business last week. But there’s been even more buzz in past weeks thanks to the Occupy Avondale contest for six months of free rent for a qualifying business in a renovated space on 41st St. South.
Last night, Main Street Birmingham and Avondale Brewing Co. announced the winner of their contest: Freshfully!
Freshfully connects farmers with customers that want fresh local food. Customers order Freshfully’s seasonal fruit and vegetable boxes or other farm and gulf-fresh products and pick them up at various locations around town or at the Pepper Place Farmer’s Market. And that’s it.
Until now. Mandy Shunnarah at Magic City Post reports that Freshfully will use its new space at 200 41st St. South to open a market to sell their goods.
Read much more at Magic City Post.
Proceeds from the fourth annual pig roast and Southern twilight supper will benefit the Druid City Garden Project.
You’re from Alabama. You’re trying to market your barbecue sauce in Alabama grocery stores. And this is your label.
Oh, dear God.
Birmingham blogger Wade Kwon saw Mike Elliot’s BBQ & Grilling Sauce on some Birmingham grocer’s shelves and questioned whether the sauce’s branding is really appropriate. Either Kwon was the first to notice, or the first to care (not sure which is worse).
Asked by email about his label, Elliott said, ”My ‘logo’ is a long story. He is a character that has been with me for quite some time.
“He’s meant to portrait that once trying my sauce that it will turn you into a savage and will do anything to get some of that savory sauce.”
The “savage” depicted on the label echoes centuries-old stereotypes of the black community, ones that continue to rile in Alabama.
Read Kwon’s full post here.
Hot and Hot Fish Club’s Chris Hastings defeated Iron Chef Bobby Flay Sunday night, beating the celebrity TV chef with his superior use of sausage. (Actually the episode was filmed last summer but only aired Sunday. Hastings had to keep silent about the results ever since, until Sunday night when he celebrated with friends and fans at his Southside restaurant.) The episode will re-air March 3 on the Food Network.
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