Dining by Design: Rojo’s 10 Percent Tuesday Supports MAKEbhm
Highland Park’s Latin and American cuisine destination Rojo has a diverse menu with items ranging from spicy paella and barbecue tacos to corndogs and grilled mahi mahi salad. Take advantage of Rojo’s happy hour during 10 percent Tuesday weekly from 5 to 6 p.m. with adult beverages like Good People Snake Handler, Trim Tab IPA, both on tab, and cocktails like strawberry margaritas and the “French Hound” while supporting local and national organizations or causes.
On Tuesday, August 25, Rojo will donate 10 percent of dinner, drink and appetizer sales to MAKEbhm’s Oliver Elementary School core curriculum design projects.
“We hope to enhance the current fifth grade curriculum by encouraging multifaceted thinking as it relates to the ‘cycle of innovation’ and by helping facilitate hands-on learning opportunities inside the classroom and in the MAKEbhm workshop,” the event’s Facebook page reads. “Our objective is to inspire and boost creative-thinking and complex problem solving while working independently and as a team with various design projects.”
According to MAKEbhm, “an open, membership-based space that facilitates creativity and the development of creative enterprises though facilities, resources and education,” the projects for the 2015-2016 school year will include creating a new board game, drafting a new design of the Birmingham flag during Birmingham’s Design Week, practice meeting customer design needs in collaboration with local businesses and work on multifarious self-directed design projects.
“These students, with the help of their teachers and our community, will be given an awesome opportunity to enhance the standard fifth grade curriculum while learning how it relates to real-world applications,” the event’s page said. “MAKEbhm hopes this is the beginning of a new level of education and is optimistic in continuing its involvement at Oliver Elementary and other schools in our area.”
Rojo is located at 2921 Highland Ave. For more information about Rojo, visit rojobirmingham.com. To learn more about MAKEbhm, visit make.frontdeskhq.com.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
Thursdays at Arlington — Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens. 331 Cotton Ave. SW. Every Thursday this summer, Arlington Home and Gardens opens its dining room to the public for a Southern gourmet luncheon. Menu items vary weekly. A tour of the historic home and gardens is included. Reservations required. Seatings take place at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $18. For more information, visit arlingtonantebellumhomeandgardens.com.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
Sips for CF — Alabama Theatre. 1817 Third Ave. N. This team wine tasting competition begins with registration and refreshments. Next, teams of up to three competitors will vote for the best tasting wine of the evening. Winners will walk away with cases of wine. Proceeds benefit local cystic fibrosis treatment, care and research. 7–11 p.m. $30. For more information, visit lapsforcf.org.
Fresh Ground Comics — Urban Standard. 2320 Second Ave. N. Comedy fans can cozy up with a cup of freshly brewed Counter Culture Coffee and a cupcake while five Birmingham and Atlanta comedians entertain. The line-up includes Paige Bowman, Michael McCall, Kevin Van Hyning, Olivia Cathcart and Terry Tee. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. 8–10 p.m. $5. For more information, call (205) 492-3563.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
Chicken Salad Cluck Off — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. 1024 12th St. S. Benefitting the Community Kitchens of Birmingham, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church announces the first-ever Chicken Salad Cluck Off, a chicken salad competition for established local chefs and amateurs. Tickets include samples. Prizes will be awarded for professional, amateur, children, people’s choice and best table decorations. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $10. For more information, visit standrews.dioala.org.
Beer, Bands and Bullies — Avondale Brewing Company. 201 41st St. S. Atticus Avenue, Creature Camp, Outshine, Powr Jackson and Primitive Talk will perform live during this beer bash in support of Bama Bully Rescue, a nonprofit that rescues pit bulls and educates the public on the breed and mixes. Friendly leashed pets are invited. 4–10 p.m. $10. For more information, visit the event on Facebook.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 25
Birmingham Kitchen Table — Samford University. 800 Lakeshore Dr. This non-profit hosts a casual dinner four times a year and invites the entire community to explore themes relating to Birmingham life. This week BKT will discuss the question, “Is Beauty Really in the Eye of the Beholder?” Reserve seats by August 20. 6–8 p.m. Free. For more information, visit birminghamkitchentable.com.
Taste of Pelham — Pelham Civic Complex. 500 Amphitheater Rd., Pelham. The third annual Taste of Pelham will showcase 27 of Pelham’s local restaurants like Gigi’s Cupcakes, Taziki’s, Jim and Nick’s and Champy’s Chicken. Food trucks such as Lazy Boy BBQ will also be at the event. Ticket sales will support the building of Pelham’s new public library. 6–8 p.m. $25. For more information, visit pelhamlibraryguild.com.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26
2015 Rosé Bowl — Neighborhood Hops and Vine. 1712 28th Ave. S. Neighborhood Hops and Vine will be offering wine tastings every Wednesday at their new location in Homewood. This week both locations will be celebrating rosé, the heavy-bodied red wine’s less robust relative. Visit the Crestline location on Thursday for day two of Rosé Bowl. 5:30–7 p.m. Free. For more information, visit neighborhoodhopsandvine.com.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27
Drinks on the Links — Highland Park Golf Course. 3300 Highland Park Ave. SisterGolf throws this happy hour event semimonthly. The event features 90 minutes of golf instruction with Highland Park Golf Course golf pro Max Doster. Clubhouse drink specials follow with networking opportunities for Birmingham area female professionals. Clubs may be provided, or interested parties may bring their own. 5:15–7 p.m. $35. For more information, call (205) 564-2040.
Birmingham Restaurant Week — Various venues. This annual 10-day foodie event, now in its sixth consecutive year, highlights over 75 locally owned and operated restaurants offering Restaurant Week menu specials including two to three course prix-fixe lunch or dinner menus for $5 to $30 per diner. Times and prices vary. For more information, visit bhamrestaurantweek.com.