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f diversity were a place, it could very well be Birmingham. People who visit here get a taste of that variety--in entertainment, cuisine, the arts, fun places, good times---that brings them back time and again. Bouillabaisse and barbeque. Fried okra and foie gras. Sushi, sweet tea and seven layer salad. Slab of ribs and rack of lamb. Tapas and turnip greens. Martinis and meatand-three. None of these necessarily in combination of course. Just a wide wonderful range of dining decisions in a city where food writers from around the world congregate because of its word-of-mouth reputation. Diversity, of course, goes beyond cooking and cuisine. So we have water recreation and Wedgwood collections. Science centers and skate parks. Mountain biking (the best) and museums by the dozen. The zoo and botanical gardens too. And diverse music? With strong

local roots, music is plentiful. Jazz, blues, gospel, alternative, rock, country, bluegrass and reggae---all live, all the time---rock our world. By nature, what diversity first brings to mind is the diversity of our people. Birmingham has long been known as the city that changed the world through civil right conflict and reconciliation. The community has matured to acknowledge and embrace the impact of our past, both negative and positive, on race relations. With a rich history of Italian, Lebanese, Hispanic, Greek and Asian immigrants, Birmingham benefits from the gifts of many cultures. Today’s social scene is a picture of diversity as well, with folks of all ethnic backgrounds enjoying and learning from one another, arguing issues of the day, sharing professional and social time together. The influences are all around us and beautifully melded into the diversity of Southern culture‌ in Birmingham. BBVACOM PASSBOWL .COM 1

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CALL A CAP Uh-oh. Now you’ve done it. And just when you were on your way to McWane your brain at McWane Science Center. There are those keys just dangling from the ignition. Be thankful that CAP is downtown and to the rescue. Those handsome young men in uniform riding bicycles all over town are useful as well as cool. They are the City Action Partnership (CAP) patrol. CAP service area is downtown from 11th Avenue North to 5th Avenue South and from 22nd Street to 16th Street North, more or less. To summons free assistance or for helpful information, call CAP headquarters at 205-251-0111 (unless you locked your cell phone in the car too), or visit their Web site at www.capisdowntown.com 4 BBVACO M PASS B OWL .COM

STAY THREE AND GOLF FOR FREE. Enjoy a complimentary round of golf or Signature spa treatment when staying at Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa for three nights. Support your team in the BBVA Compass Bowl and stay in Birmingham’s only AAA Four-Diamond hotel. Take advantage of the special room rate of $159 per night and play the world’s third longest golf course or indulge in the 12,000-square-foot full-service spa.

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GAME DAY INFORMATION 8TH ANNUAL BBVA COMPASS BOWL, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, NOON CST Ticket Office The Legion Field ticket office and Will Call opens at 8 a.m. on game day. The ticket office and general Will Call is located outside the south end zone near Gate 7. Fans picking up tickets from a participating school’s will call should contact the school directly for location and times. Parking Information In order to accommodate as many fans as possible in the Legion Field parking lots, parking attendants have been instructed to park vehicles as close as possible in an orderly and safe manner. In addition, parking attendants are required to keep a fire lane between parking rows. GENERAL PARKING: General parking is $10. All public lots at Legion Field will open at 7 a.m. on Game Day. Fans wishing to park prior to 7 a.m. on Game Day should enter Lot M. RV PARKING: RV parking is $20/ day plus an additional $10 if towing an automobile. Lot M will open for RVs at 8 a.m. on Friday, January 3rd. All RVs should enter through Lot M. 6 BBVACO M PASS B OW L .COM

RV parking is also available at the Hoover RV Park. Located just 20 minutes from Legion Field, the Hoover RV Park features numerous amenities, sewer and sanitation connections, and cable television hook up. Free shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the game for guests of the Hoover RV Park. For more information about the Hoover RV Park call 866-466-8378 or visit hooveralabama.gov BUS PARKING: Bus parking is $25 (cash only). Buses should enter the “Bus Lot” on 6th Avenue West located on the east side of Legion Field. ACCESSIBLE PARKING: Legion Field has several lots available for patrons with disabilities including a large number of spaces in Lot F. For more information please contact Legion Field at (205) 254-2391. Tailgating Information • Tailgating is allowed around your vehicle. If you wish to tailgate in a surrounding parking space, you will be required to purchase one or more additional parking spaces depending on the amount of space needed to accommodate your needs.

• The charge for additional tailgating space, tents, etc. is $10 per space. If you wish to take up additional space please notify the parking cashier (the person at the gate where you enter the Legion Field parking lot) upon entering the Legion Field parking lot. The parking cashier will provide you additional parking tickets to show how many spaces you have paid for. • DO NOT PAY THE PARKING ATTENDANTS, notify and pay the parking cashier. • When you are directed to the parking area, show the parking attendants your additional parking tickets so the proper amount of space will be allocated to you. • Due to heightened security measures, tailgating on the tarmac surrounding the stadium is prohibited. • For large groups in need of special accommodations, please contact the Legion Field office prior to January 4, 2013. • Please direct all parking and tailgating questions to the Legion Field office during normal business hours. Parking is limited on game day, fans are encouraged to carpool. Complimentary shuttles will be provided from several locations. Log onto www.bbvacompassbowl.com for more information. PHOTO: DAVID DEVORE

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LEGION FIELD

Fame Bowl (1977-85), and the All-American Bowl (1986-90). Home to numerous University of Alabama football games over the years, Legion Field hosted the first-ever nationally televised game in prime time when the Crimson Tide took on Archie Manning and Ole Miss in 1969. Log on to www.bbvacompassbowl.com for more information on Legion Field and the BBVA Compass Bowl.

400 GRAYMONT AVENUE WEST, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35204, PHONE: (205) 254-2391

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS LEGION FIELD-DRIVING DIRECTIONS Legion Field is located at 400 Graymont Avenue West and public parking can be accessed from both 8th Avenue and Graymont Avenue via I-65 and I-20/59. Below are suggested driving directions, however several alternative routes exist:

FROM I-20 W /59 SOUTH • Take Exit 123 US-78/Arkadelphia Road • Turn left on US-78/ Arkadelphia Road • Turn left on 8th Avenue

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• Take Exit 260B (3rd Avenue North) • Stay straight merging onto 11th Street North • Turn left onto 8th Avenue North

FROM HIGHWAY 280 W • Merge onto Highway 31 N/ Elton B Stephens Expressway • Merge onto I-20 W/59 S • Take Exit 123 US-78/Arkadelphia Road • Turn left on US-78/Arkadelphia Road • Turn left on Graymont Avenue

FROM I-65 SOUTH • Merge onto I-20 W/I-59 via Exit 261B • Take Exit 123 US-78/Arkadelphia Road • Turn Left onto US-78/Arkadelphia Road • Turn left onto 8th Avenue

Parking is limited on game day, fans are encouraged to carpool. Complementary shuttles will be provided from several locations. Log onto www.bbvacompassbowl.com for more information.

SHUTTLE BUS TRANSPORTATION The BBVA Compass Bowl will provide complimentary roundtrip shuttle bus transportation from the Sheraton Hotel and the Hyatt Regency to Legion Field on Saturday, January 4th for the 8th Annual BBVA Compass Bowl. Roundtrip shuttle bus transportation will also be provided to the Historic Five Points South entertainment district beginning on Wednesday, January 1st and will run through Saturday, January 4th. Daily routes and schedules will be available in the hotel lobby. THE HYATT REGENCY 205-987-1600 SHERATON HOTEL 205-324-5000

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The BBVA Compass Bowl will provide complimentary roundtrip shuttle bus transportation from the Marriott Birmingham and the Hilton Perimeter Park to Legion Field on Saturday, January 4th for the 8th Annual BBVA Compass Bowl. Roundtrip shuttle bus transportation will also be provided to the Historic Five Points South entertainment district and the Summit shopping center beginning on Friday, January 3rd and will run through Saturday, January 4th. Daily routes and schedules will be available in the hotel lobby. THE MARRIOTT BIRMINGHAM 205-968-3775 HILTON PERIMETER PARK 205-967-2700

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, January 3

Saturday, January 4

Monday Morning Quarterback Club Team Luncheon presented by Sheraton Birmingham

BBVA Compass Street Fest and Pep Rally

BBVA Compass Bowl Fan Zone

TIME: 12 p.m. LOCATION: Sheraton Hotel

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ADMISSION: Free and open

Ballroom, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard N. ADMISSION: Ticket required. For more information contact Michelle Banks in the Monday Morning Quarterback Club office at 205-251-8423 or michelle@mmqbc.org KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Herm Edwards, former NFL player and head coach and current ESPN NFL Analyst.

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2-4:30 p.m. Live Music 4:45 p.m. Dreamland BBQ Rib Eating Contest 5-6 p.m. Pep Rally 6-8 p.m. Live Music ADMISSION: Free and open to the public. For more information visit our Web site at www.bbvacompassbowl.com

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8th Annual BBVA Compass Bowl TIME: Noon. LOCATION: Legion Field ADMISSION: Ticket required.

Legion Field ticket office will open at 8 a.m. on game day. For more information visit our web site at www.bbvacompass. com or call the BBVA Compass Bowl ticket office at 877-464-9529. PHOTO: PADRAIC MAJOR

A record crowd of 55,099 was on-hand for the 2013 BBVA Compass Bowl photograph by Padraic Major

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2012 Keynote Speaker Vince Papale

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MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK CLUB TEAM LUNCHEON PRESENTED BY THE SHERATON BIRMINGHAM Friday, January 3rd noon • sHeraton HoteL BaLLroom Don’t miss this year’s Monday Morning Quarterback Club Team Luncheon presented by the Sheraton Birmingham. Join us as we honor this year’s Golden Flake Legend of Birmingham, Former NFL 16 BBVACO M PASS BOWL .COM

Great Tony Nathan and hear from another outstanding keynote speaker, ESPN’s Herm Edwards. Both participating teams will be in attendance for what is always a great event. Last year

more than 1,000 guests were on hand. Seating is limited. For tickets and more information please contact Michelle Banks at 205-251-8423 or michelle@mmqbc.org

Your goals. Our solutions. Together, we’re a winning team. At BBVA Compass, we’ll help you reach your financial goals by teaming up with you to build a winning game plan. Whether you’re looking for checking or savings accounts that fit your finances, loans tailored to your needs, or Online and Mobile Banking that truly keeps you connected to your money, we have you covered. That’s banking built for you. 1-800-COMPASS • bbvacompass.com

All loans, checking and savings accounts subject to approval, which may include credit approval. Please refer to the Terms & Conditions (account disclosure) for each product or service for complete details. BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank, a member of the BBVA Group. Compass Bank, Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

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BBVA COMPASS BOWL FAN ZONE SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 8:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. LEGION FIELD-EAST PARKING LOT The Fan Zone is the place to be prior to the 8th Annual BBVA Compass Bowl. The pregame event is free and features corporate displays, interactive games, live music, food and beverages for all ages, the BBVA Compass Kids Zone and much more. 20 BBVACO M PASS B OW L .COM

PHOTOGRAPHS: (TOP RIGHT, BOTTOM LEFT) STARLING PHOTOGRAPHY; (BOTTOM LEFT) DAVID DEVORE

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BBVA COMPASS STREET FEST & PEP RALLY

Friday, January 3rd • 2:00-8:00 p.m. • Historic Five points soutH ESPN and BBVA Compass welcome football fans to Birmingham and invite you to join us for the BBVA Compass Street Fest and Pep Rally in historic Five Points South. The Street Fest and Pep Rally features live music on the Miller Lite stage, corporate displays, interactive games, shopping, the BBVA Compass Kids Zone and food and beverages for all ages.

MILLER LITE STAGE: 2-4:30 p.m. Live Music 4:45 p.m. Dreamland BBQ Rib Eating Contest 5-6 p.m. Pep Rally 6-8 p.m. Live Music

The event is free and open to the public. A parking deck is available at 2012 Magnolia Avenue. Shuttle Buses are provided from team and band hotels. 22 BBVACO M PASS B OWL .COM

PHOTO: (TOP RIGHT) PADRAIC MAJOR

A record crowd was on-hand at last year’s Pep Rally photograph by Padraic Major

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BIRMINGHAM LODGING The Birmingham area has an excellent selection of accommodations in more than 15,000 guest rooms. For a special weekend getaway, make reservations at a resort or a charming historic inn. Shoppers will find good accommodations convenient to malls and large shopping districts all around the area. Budget-minded families can expect reasonable rates with lots of amenities. Top-notch lodging at affordable prices is a Birmingham trademark. PREFERRED PARTNERS SHERATON BIRMINGHAM HOTEL 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham 35203-1101, 205-324-5000, www.sheraton.com/ birmingham RENAISSANCE ROSS BRIDGE GOLF RESORT & SPA 4000 Grand Avenue, Birmingham 35226-6201 205-916-7677, www.rossbridgeresort.com ALOFT BIRMINGHAM SOHO SQUARE 1903 29th Avenue S, Homewood 35209 205-874-8055, www.aloftbirmingham sohosquare.com

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HILTON BIRMINGHAM PERIMETER PARK 8 Perimeter Park S, Birmingham 35243-2326, 205-967-2700 www.birminghamperimeter park.hilton.com

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City ofHoover Hooverwelcomes welcomes VA Compass Hoover City of the the BBVA Compass Bowl fans!owl Thefans HooverThe RV Park is conveniently located off of I-459 and to The RV Park is conveniently located off Highway of I-459 150 andadjacent Highway 150Hoover adjacent Met and is available forisgroup or individual reservations. Fullreservations. payment is dueFull to Regions Park and available for group or individual at the timeisreservations made. payment due at the are time reservations are made. AMENITIES: Water and sanitary connections | Cable television hookups 30 & 50 amp electrical service connection at all sites | Garbage pickup | All spaces are pull-through | Minutes away from restaurants and shopping | Additional site space to accommodate canopy e tension and or tow car FOR RESERVATIONS OR MORE INFORMATION, CALL:  Locally: (205) 739-7400 | Toll-free: (866) 466-8378 or (866) HOOVERV

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4. Best Western Carlton Suites Hotel 140 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham, 35209-7186 205-940-9990, www.carltonsuiteshotel.com, 102 rooms ★ AMENITIES: All Suites, Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Indoor Pool, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves, Refrigerators available, Pool, Suite

Aloft Birmingham Soho Square

1. Aloft Birmingham Soho Square 1903 29th Avenue S, Homewood 35209, 205-874-8055 www.aloftbirminghamsohosquare.com, 111 rooms ★ AMENITIES: 24-Hour Business Center, Bus Parking, Cable TV, Concierge Service, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Parking, Indoor Pool, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Meeting/Banquet Space, Pets Allowed, Pool, Refrigerators, Restaurant, Restaurant/Bar, Satellite TV with premium channels 2. Baymont Inn & Suites Birmingham/ Vestavia

1466 Montgomery Highway, Birmingham 35216-3607, 1-877229-6668, www.baymontinns.com, 123 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Meeting Space, Pets Allowed, Pool 3. Best Western Plus Bessemer Hotel & Suites 5041 Academy Lane, Bessemer 35022-5250, 205-481-1950, 70 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Board Suites, Bus Parking, Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free Long Distance Phone Calls, Free Parking, Fully Equipped Kitchens, Hot Breakfast Buffet, Jacuzzi/Hot Tub, Kitchen, Kitchenette, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves and Refrigerators available, Pets Allowed, Pool, Refrigerators, Spa, Suites

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5. Best Western Plus/Gardendale 842 Thompson Street, Gardendale 35071-4602 205-631-1181, www.book.bestwestern.com, 59 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, 6. Birmingham Marriott 3590 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, 35243-1946 205-968-3775, www.birminghammarriott.com, 295 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Club Level Rooms with added amenities, Concierge Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fitness Center, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Long Distance Phone Calls, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), Indoor Pool, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Restaurant, Suite 7. Candlewood Suites Birmingham/

Homewood

400 Commons Dr., Birmingham 35209, 205-769-9777 www.ichotelsgroup.com, 81 rooms 8. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 5216 Messer Airport Highway, Birmingham 35212-3033 205-591-7900, www.clarionhotel.com, 197 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Meeting Space, Refrigerators, Restaurant/Bar, Suites 9. Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast 1309 19th Street S, Birmingham 35205-4801 205-918-9090, www.cobblanebandb.com, 8 rooms 10. Comfort Inn & Suites Colonnade 4400 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham 35243-3365 205-968-3700, www.choicehotels.com, 67 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Bus Parking, Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Fax and Copy Service, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Microwaves, Refrigerators available, Pool, Suites

11. Comfort Inn & Suites

Trussville

4740 Norrell Dr, Trussville 35173-2634, 205-661-3636 www.comfortinn.com, 66 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Laundry, Meeting Space, Refrigerators, Suites 12. Comfort Inn Airport 4965 Montevallo Rd, Birmingham 352102418, 205-957-0084, www.comfortinn. com, 83 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Kitchenette, Laundry, Meeting Space

8 Perimeter Park South, Birmingham, AL 35243 205-967-2700 Proudly Serves the BBVA Compass Bowl Bands and Fans

The Birmingham Marriott welcomes the fans of the 2011 BBVA Compass Bowl. 3590 Grandview Parkway Birmingham, AL 35243 For reservations call 205-968-3775 or 800-228-9290 www.birminghammarriott.com

13. Comfort Inn Bessemer 5051 Academy Lane, Bessemer 35022-5250, 205-428-3999 www.comfortinn.com/hotel-bessemeralabama, 59 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Complimentary Continental Breakfast 14. Comfort Inn Homewood 226 Summit Pkwy, Homewood 352094732, 205-916-0464, www.choicehotels. com/hotel/AL339, 115 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pool, Suite

OFFICIAL HOST HOTEL (205) 324-5000

15. Comfort Suites Fultondale 1325 Old Walker Chapel Rd, Fultondale 35068-1659, 205-259-2160 www.choicehotels.com/hotel/al222 70 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, BBVACOM PASSBOWL .COM 27

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Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves, Refrigerators available 16. Country Inn & Suites Bessemer 4985 Academy Ct, Bessemer 35022-5250, 205-481-0007, www.countryinns.com/hotels/albessem, 66 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), Indoor Pool, Microwaves and Refrigerators available 17. Country Inn & Suites Homewood 485 Wildwood North Circle, Homewood 35209, 205-4514000, www.countryinns.com/hotels/alhomewd, 70 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Jacuzzi/Hot Tub, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pool 18. Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham

Downtown/UAB

1820 5th Avenue South, Birmingham 35233-1809, 205-254-0004, www.marriott.com/bhmdw, 122 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Refrigerators, Restaurant/Bar, Suites 19. Courtyard by Marriott Colonnade 4300 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham 35243-2399, 205-967-4466, www.marriott.com/bhmsc, 122 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Pool, Restaurant, Suites 20. Courtyard by Marriott Homewood 500 Shades Creek Parkway, Homewood 35209-4418, 205-879-0400 www.marriott.com/bhmhw, 140 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Fitness Center, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pool, Restaurant, Suites 21. Courtyard by Marriott Hoover 1824 Montgomery Hwy S, Hoover 35244-1208 205-988-5000, www.marriott.com/bhmho, 153 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Dry Cleaning Services, Fitness Center,, Laundry, Meeting Space, Restaurant 22. Courtyard by Marriott Trussville 3665 Roosevelt Blvd, Birmingham 35235 205-661-2280, www.marriott.com/bhmtv, 84 rooms

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Sheraton Birmingham Hotel ★ AMENITIES: Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free Parking, Pool 23. Days Inn Birmingham 905 11th Court West, Birmingham 35204-1806 205-324-4510, www.daysinn.com/DaysInn, 106 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pets Allowed, Pool, Suite 24. Days Inn Birmingham/Summit Mall 4627 US Highway 280 S, Birmingham 35064-1828 205-991-9977, www.daysinn.com, 102 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax And Copy Center, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Meeting Space, Outdoor Seasonal Pool, Pets Allowed. 25. Days Inn Birmingham/Vestavia 1485 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia 35216-3633, 205.823.4300 ★ AMENITIES: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, FAX/ Copy Service, Laundry, Meeting Space, Outdoor Pool 26. Days Inn Galleria 1800 Riverchase Drive, Hoover 35244-1008 205-985-7500, www.daysinn.com/DaysInn, 138 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Fitness Center, Free HighSpeed Internet Access, Laundry, Pool 27. Days Inn Fultondale 616 Decatur Highway, Fultondale 205-849-0111, www.daysinn.com ★ AMENITIES: Bus Parking, Business Center, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fitness Center, Meeting Space, Pets Allowed 28. DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham 808 20th Street South, Birmingham 35205-2795 205-933-9000, www.birmingham.doubletree.com 298 rooms

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★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free In-Room Movie Channel, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Pool, Restaurant 29. Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham

Southeast

3510 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham 35243-1929 205-967-2450, www.druryhotels.com/properties/ birmingham.cfm, 151 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Fitness Center, Fax And Copy Service, Dry Cleaning, Suites, Laundry, Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Meeting Space, Pets Allowed, Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Complimentary 5:30 Kickback, Free Wireless Internet, Free One Hour Long Distance Call, Free Wireless Internet, Indoor/ Outdoor Pool With Whirlpool 30. Drury Inn & Suites Southwest 160 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham 35209-7186 205-940-9500, www.druryhotels.com/properties/ birminghamsw.cfm, 139 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Fitness Center, Fax And Copy Service, Dry Cleaning, Suites, Laundry, Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Meeting Space, Pets Allowed, Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Complimentary 5:30 Kickback, Free Wireless Internet, Free One Hour Long Distance Call, Free Wireless Internet, Indoor/ Outdoor Pool With Whirlpool 31. Embassy Suites Birmingham 2300 Woodcrest Place, Birmingham 35209-1304 205-879-7400, www.birmingham.embassysuites.com 242 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Cable TV, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), Indoor Pool, Kitchenette, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Pets Allowed, Refrigerators, Restaurant, Suites, Video games featured on TV

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Kitchenette, Laundry, Lounge, Microwaves Refrigerators available, Pool 33. Fairfield Inn & Suites Birmingham

Fultondale/I-65

1795 Morris Avenue, Fultondale 35068, 205-849-8484, www.marriott.com/bhmbf, 75 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service Fitness Center Free High-Speed Internet Access, Indoor Pool, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves and Refrigerators available 34. Fairfield Inn & Suites Birmingham/

Bessemer

4980 Academy Court, Bessemer 35022-5471 205-277-1700, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bhmbbfairfield-inn-and-suites-birmingham-bessemer, 76 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fitness Center, Free Parking, Indoor Pool 35. Fairfield Inn Birmingham Inverness 707 Key Drive, Birmingham 35242, 205-991-1055 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bhmfi-fairfield-innbirmingham-inverness, 63 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free Parking, High Speed Internet Access, Indoor Pool, Refrigerators 36. Hampton Inn & Suites BirminghamEast I-20 3910 Grants Mill Road, Irondale 35210, 205-933-0444 www.hamptoninn.hilton.com, 99 rooms The Westin Birmingham

32. Embassy Suites Birmingham/Hoover 2960 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover 35244 205-985-9994, www.birminghamhoover.embassysuites.com, 208 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV w/HBO, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Fitness Center, Free In-Room Movie Channel, High Speed Internet Access, BBVACOM PASSBOWL .COM 29

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★ AMENITIES: Board Suites, Bus Parking, Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Dry Cleaning Services, Fitness Center, Free 24 Hour Gourmet Coffee, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free Parking, Indoor Pool, Meeting Space, Meeting/ Banquet Space, Microwaves Refrigerators available, Satellite TV w/premium channels, Suites, Wireless Internet (Public) 37. Hampton Inn & Suites Hoover-

Galleria

4520 Galleria Blvd, Birmingham 35244-5304, 205-380-3300 www.birminghamriverchasesuites.hamptoninn.com, 102 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Indoor Pool, Laundry, Meeting Space, Meeting/Banquet Space, Microwaves Refrigerators available, Spa, Suites 38. Hampton Inn Bessemer 4910 Civic Lane, Bessemer 35022-7820, 205-425-2010 www.bessemer.hamptoninn.com, 84 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Laundry, Meeting Space, Pool 39. Hampton Inn Colonnade 3400 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham 35243-2355 205-967-0002, www.birminghamcolonnade.hamptoninn. com, 133 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Parking, Meeting Space, Pool

40. Hampton Inn Fultondale 1716 Fulton Rd, Fultondale 35068-1669, 205-439-6700 www.fultondale.hamptoninn.com, 65 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pool 41. Hampton Inn I-65/Lakeshore Drive 30 State Farm Parkway, Birmingham 35209, 205-313-2060 www.birmingham-lakeshoredrive.hamptoninn.com 97 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Meeting Space, Microwaves, Refrigerators available 42. Hampton Inn Leeds 310 Rex Lake Road, Leeds 35094, 205-702-4141 www.birminghamleeds.hamptoninn.com, 105 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Bus Parking, Cable TV w/HBO, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Concierge Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Parking, High Speed Internet Access, Laundry, Pool, Video games featured on TV 43. Hampton Inn Mountain Brook 2731 Hwy 280 South, Mountain Brook 35223-2405 205-870-7822, www.birminghammountainbrook. hamptoninn.com, 130 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Cable TV, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Laundry, Meeting Space 44. Hampton Inn Trussville 1940 Edwards Lake Road, Birmingham 35235-3716 205-655-9777, www.birminghamtrussville.hamptoninn.com, 78 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Free InRoom Movie Channel, Meeting Space, Pool

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

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45. Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park 8 Perimeter Park S, Birmingham 35243-2326 205-967-2700, www.birminghamperimeterpark.hilton.com 205 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary

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Tutwiler Hotel Hampton Inn & Suites Airport Shuttle Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Restaurant, Suites, Video games featured on TV 46. Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/

Lakeshore

520 Wildwood Circle North, Birmingham 35209-7199 205-314-0274, www.birminghamlakeshoredrive.gardeninn. com, 95 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free HighSpeed Internet Access, Indoor Pool, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves and Refrigerators available, Restaurant, Suites 47. Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham/

Trussville

3230 Edwards Lake Parkway, Birmingham 35235 205-655-5222, www.birminghamtrussville.hgi.com, 104 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Concierge Service, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, High Speed Internet Access, Laundry, Lounge, Microwaves, Refrigerators available, Pool, Room Service 48. Hilton Garden Inn Liberty Park 2090 Urban Center Pkwy., Vestavia Hills 35242 205-503-5220, www.birminghamselibertypark.stayhgi.com, 130 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, Indoor Pool, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Microwaves and Refrigerators available, Restaurant, Suites 49. Holiday Inn Airport 5000 Richard Arrington Blvd N, Birmingham 35212-1497, 205-591-6900, www.holidayinn.com/bhm-airport 220 rooms

★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Microwaves, Refrigerators available, Refrigerators, Restaurant, Restaurant/Bar, Studio 1 and 2 Bedroom. Suites 50. Holiday Inn Birmingham - Homewood 492 Wildwood Circle N, Homewood 35209, 205-942-6070, www.holidayinn.com/homewoodal,110 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free HighSpeed Internet Access, Free Parking, Indoor Pool, Laundry, Microwaves, Refrigerators available 51. Holiday Inn Express Fultondale 1733 Fulton Rd, Fultondale 35068-1669, 205-439-6300, www.hiexpress.com/bhm-fultondale, 67 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fitness Center, Kitchenette, Laundry, Pool 52. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bessemer

5001 Academy Drive, Bessemer 35022-5250 205-424-2600, www.hiexpress.com/bessemeral, 63 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free In-Room Coffee Makers, Meeting Space, Pool 53. Holiday Inn Express Hotel

& Suites Inverness

156 Resource Center Parkway, Birmingham 35242 205-776-6370, www.hiexpress.com/inverness280, 96 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Indoor Pool, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves, Refrigerators available, Suites 54. Holiday Inn Express Irondale 811 Old Grants Mill Road, Irondale 35210-1233 205-957-0555, www.birminghameasti20suites.hamptoninn. com,100 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves, Suite BBVACOM PASSBOWL .COM 31

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55. Holiday Inn Express Trussville 5911 Valley Road, Trussville 35173-1071, 205-655-2700 www.hiexpress.com/trussvilleal, 64 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pool, Refrigerators 56. Holiday Inn Hoover/Birmingham 2901 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover 35244 205-682-2901, www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/hoover/ bhmgb/hoteldetail, 112 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Fitness Center, Pool, Laundry facilities, Dry Cleaning 57. Hotel Highland at Five Points South 1023 20th Street South, Birmingham 35205-2622 205-933-9555, www.thehotelhighland.com, 63 rooms ★ AMENITIES: 24-Hour Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Concierge Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Lounge, Microwaves, Refrigerators available, Suites 58. Hyatt Place Birmingham/Hoover 2980 John Hawkins Parkway, Birmingham 35244-1087 205-988-8444, www.birminghamhoover.place.hyatt.com, 128 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Kitchenette, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pets Allowed, Pool, Suites 59. Hyatt Regency Birmingham –

The Wynfrey Hotel

1000 Riverchase Galleria, Hoover 35244-2399 205-987-1600, http://wynfrey.regency.hyatt.com/en/ hotel/home.html, 329 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Club Level Rooms with added amenities, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Concierge Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), In-Room Mini Bar, Jacuzzi/Hot Tub, Lounge, Meeting Space, Restaurant/Bar, Spa, Suites, Video games featured on TV, Web TV 32 BBVACO M PASS BOW L .COM

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Homewood

60 State Farm Parkway, Homewood 35209-7179 205-290-0150, www.lq.com/lq/reservations, 129 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Laundry, Meeting Space, Pets Allowed, Pool, Restaurant, Suites 61. La Quinta Inn & Suites Fultondale 1207 Boots Blvd, Fultondale 35068, 205-949-8700 www.lq.com/lq/properties, 66 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Internet Access, High Speed Internet Access, Indoor Pool, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves Refrigerators available, Pets Allowed

62. La Quinta Inn Birmingham/Cahaba Park South

513 Cahaba Park Circle, Birmingham, 35242-5011 205-995-9990, www.lq.com/lq/properties, 99 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free HighSpeed Internet Access, Pets Allowed 63. Microtel Inn & Suites Gardendale 850 Odum Road, Gardendale 35071-4618 800-771-7171, www.microtelinn.com, 81 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Fax and Copy Service, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free Long Distance Phone Calls, Laundry, Meeting Space, Suites 64. Microtel Inn & Suites Hoover 500 Jackson Dr, Hoover 35244-1031, 205-444-3033 www.hoovermicrotel.com, 59 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Cable TV, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Long Distance Phone Calls, Meeting Space 65. Quality Inn Bessemer 5021 Academy Lane, Bessemer 35022-5250 205-428-3194, www.jamesoninns.com, 60 rooms

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★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Pool 66. Quality Inn Homewood 155 Vulcan Rd, Homewood 35209-4701 205-945-9600, www.qualityinn.com, 132 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Fax and Copy Service, Meeting Space 67. Quality Inn Irondale 3910 Kilgore Memorial Dr, Irondale 35210-1204 205-956-4100, www.qualityinn.com, 70 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Cable TV, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Free HighSpeed Wireless Internet Access, Meeting Space, Microwaves, Refrigerators available 68. Quality Inn Trussville 4730 Norrel Drive, Trussville 35173-2634 205-661-9323, www.jamesoninns.com, 60 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Fitness Center, Laundry, Pool, Suites 69. Renaissance Ross Bridge

Golf Resort & Spa

4000 Grand Avenue, Birmingham 35226-6201 205-916-7677, www.rossbridgeresort.com, 258 rooms ★ AMENITIES: 24-Hour Business Center, Bus Parking, Cable TV, Concierge Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Free Parking, Indoor Pool, Jacuzzi/Hot Tub, Lounge, Meeting Space No Pets Allowed, Outdoor Pool/Gazebo, Refrigerators, Restaurant/Bar, Satellite TV w/premium channels, Spa, Suites, Video games featured on TV 70. Rime Garden Inn & Suites 5320 Beacon Drive, Birmingham 35210-2820 205-951-1200, www.rimehotel.com, 127 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV w/HBO, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Fully Equipped Kitchens, High Speed Internet Access, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting/Banquet Space, Off-site Fitness Center, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Wireless Internet (Public) 71. Sheraton Birmingham Hotel 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham 35203-1101, 205-324-5000, www.sheraton.com/birmingham, 770 rooms

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★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Cable TV, Club Level Rooms with added amenities, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Fitness Center, High Speed Internet Access by Request (Charge), Indoor Pool, Laundry, Meeting Space, Pay Self Parking Facilities, Refrigerators, Restaurant, Suites 72. Springhill Suites Birmingham Downtown 2024 4th Avenue S, Birmingham 35205, 205-322-8600 www.birminghamdowntown.place.hyatt.com, 147 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Indoor Pool, Meeting Space 73. Springhill Suites by Marriott 3950 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham 35243 205-969-8099, www.marriott.com/BHMCO, 120 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Continental Breakfast, Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, Concierge Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free High-Speed Wireless Internet Access, Free In-Room Movie Channel, Kitchen, Laundry, Meeting Space, Microwaves, Refrigerators available 74. The Redmont Hotel 2101 5th Avenue North, Birmingham 35203-3305 205-324-2101, www.theredmont.com, 114 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Board Suites, Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Dry Cleaning Services, Fax and Copy Service, Fitness Center, Free HighSpeed Internet Access, Lounge, Restaurant, Suite 75. The Westin Birmingham 2221 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N, 35203, 205-307-3036 www.starwoodhotels.com/westin, 294 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Outdoor Pool, Wireless High Speed Internet Access in Public Areas; Fitness Center; Meeting Space; Restaurant 76. Tutwiler Hotel Hampton

Inn & Suites

2021 Park Place, Birmingham 35203-2717 205-322-2100, www.thetutwilerhotel.com, 149 rooms ★ AMENITIES: Business Center, Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service, Complimentary Breakfast, Fax and Copy Services, Fitness Center, Laundry, Lounge, Meeting Space, Restaurant, Suites, Valet Services BBVACOM PASSBOWL .COM 33

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PREFERRED PARTNERS VULCAN PARK AND MUSEUM

1701 Valley View Drive. Birmingham 35209 205-933-1409, www.visitvulcan.com

MCWANE SCIENCE CENTER

200 19th Street North, 35203 205-714-8300, www.mcwane.org BIRMINGHAM CIVIL RIGHTS INSTITUTE

520 16th Street North, Birmingham 35203-1911 205-328-9696, www.bcri.org

BIRMINGHAM ATTRACTIONS Wedgwood to water parks. Zip lines to zebras. Art, science and history museums. Civil War and Civil Rights. Birmingham attractions address all interests and encompass an assortment of activities. 1. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

Outside on the sidewalk, visitors can feel the rhythm. From the boogie-woogie beginnings of Clarence “Pinetop” Smith to the velvet crooning of Nat King Cole, legendary jazz greats are immortalized in the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, within the historic Carver Theatre. Interactive exhibits also recall the contributions of Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Space

Arkestra, along with Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Erskine Hawkins. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Admission. 1631 4th Avenue North. 205-254-2731. www.jazzhall.com

2. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Displays include memorabilia from the late University of Alabama Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, a tribute to Olympic great Jesse Owens, and

VESTAVIA BOWL

1429 Montgomery Hwy, Birmingham 35216 205-979-4420, vestaviabowl.com ALABAMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., Birmingham 35203 205-323-6665 www.ashof.org

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other displays showcasing the careers of Alabama-connected sports figures such as Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Joe Louis. Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Admission. 2150 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. 205-323-6665. www.ashof.org

3. Alabama Theatre

Built in 1927, the Alabama Theatre is one of the nation’s last operating movie palaces, featuring first-run and revival films, concerts and other special events. The “Mighty Wurlitzer” organ still rises from the orchestra pit and is often played to accompany silent films. Tours by appointment. Call for special events schedule. Admission. 1817 3rd Avenue North. 205-252-2262 www.alabamatheatre.com

4. Alabama Veteran’s Memorial

Amid peaceful Alabama woodlands, you can peruse the names of Alabamians lost to war. A time line in the Memorial walkway outlines historic events of the 20th and 21st centuries, visitors will find descriptions of Alabama’s 23 Medal of Honor recipients of the 20th century, and in the courtyard, Medal of Honor stories appear on columns with artwork and letters. I-459, exit Liberty Park. 205-985-9488, www.alabamaveterans.org

5. Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens The city’s only antebellum home, the mansion is fully

restored and contains a fine collection of antiques and decorative arts including 19th century furniture, textiles, silver and paintings. During the Civil War, Arlington Antebellum home was spared from destruction when Union troops used the home as headquarters. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, 1pm – 4pm (tickets sold until 3pm) Admission. 331 Cotton Avenue SW. 205-780-5656. www.informationbirmingham. com/arlington

Vulcan Park and Museum

6. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Home to the world’s best motorcycle collection, the museum now has more than 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racecars and the largest collection of Lotus cars as well as other significant makes. The collection is the largest of its kind in the world. Approximately 600 of the 1200 motorcycles in the collection are on display at any given time. These bikes range from 1902 to currentyear production. Common street bikes are represented, as well as rare Gran Prix race machinery. The museum is adjacent to Barber Motorsports Park, a world-class 2.3 mile road course and home to the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama. Open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, noon – 5pm. Admission. 6030 Barber Motorsports Pkwy. 205-699-7275. www.barbermuseum.org

7. Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The glory of nature in the heart of the city—that’s the promise of the 67-acre Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The gardens are Alabama’s largest living museum with more than 10,000 different plants in 25 themed areas. The gardens also have more than 30 works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of walking paths. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens also has the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens and Japanese Gardens with a traditionally crafted tea house. The gift shop is a special treat. Open sunrise to sunset daily. 2612 Lane Park Road. 205-414-3900. www.bbgardens.org BBVACOM PASSBOWL .COM 37

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Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

8. Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail

The Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail winds through downtown, marking significant locations along Civil Rights march routes. Designed as a self-guided tour, the route includes signs marking actual civil rights events that occurred on the very streets that are a part of this trail. Beginning at Kelly Ingram Park, corner of 6th Avenue North and 16th Street. Follow maps on signs.

9. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Richly detailed exhibits in the Civil Rights Institute reveal slices of black and white life in Alabama from the late 1800s to the present. A series of galleries tells the stories of daily life for African-Americans in the state and the nation and how dramatically different it was from the lives white people of that era took for granted. The powerful Movement Gallery presents the 38 BBVACO M PASS BOWL .COM

Civil Rights Movement from 1955 to 1963. Here a picture emerges of the bad old days of “Bombingham,” a reference to the relentless violence that rocked the city in the late 1950s and early ‘60s. In the final exhibits, the Processional Gallery uses life-size figures representing all ages and races to portray the “walk to freedom.” Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 1pm – 5pm. Admission. 520 16th Street North. 205-3289696. www.bcri.org

10. Birmingham Museum of Art

The Birmingham Museum of Art has one of the finest collections in the Southeast. More than 24,000 objects represent a rich panorama of cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian and Native American. Highlights include the museum’s collection of Asian art, considered the finest and most comprehensive in

the Southeast, and its collection of Vietnamese ceramics, one of the finest in the world; a remarkable Kress collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the late 13th century to the 1750s; the collection of 18th century European decorative arts, which includes superior examples of English ceramics and French furniture; and the museum’s world-renowned collection of Wedgwood, the largest outside of England. Excellent café. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, noon – 5pm. Donations welcome. 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd., 205-254-2565. www.artsbma.org

11. Birmingham Race Course

A spacious pari-mutuel racing facility, the Birmingham Race Course is open year-round. Patrons enjoy live greyhound racing and simulcast events from the country’s top

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thoroughbred and greyhound racetracks. With more than 200 simulcast races on Saturday alone, the Birmingham Race Course gives the ardent handicapper the chance to hit the big one. Must be 19 or older to play. Open daily 11am – 1 am. 1000 John Rogers Drive. 205-838-7500. www.birminghamracecourse.com

12. Birmingham Zoo

One of the state’s most popular attractions, the Birmingham Zoo is an ever-evolving adventure. Visitors come from around the Southeast to see shows such as the Rhino Encounter, the Giraffe Feedings, the Lorikeet Aviary, the Predator Zone and the Sea Lion Splash Show. The zoo is blazing new trails in elephant conservation with the opening of Trails of Africa. The initiative designates the Birmingham Zoo as a national leader in the care and conservation of threatened elephants. Trails of Africa is a mixed-species exhibit that includes a bull elephant herd, red river hogs, giraffes, wildebeest, zebras and more. Concessions and dining on site. Open daily 9am – 5pm. Extended hours for special events. Admission. 2630 Cahaba Road. 205-879-0409. www.birminghamzoo.com

cent to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and historic 16th Street Baptist Church. The park served as a staging area for demonstrations in the early 1960s, including the ones in which police dogs and fire hoses were turned on marchers. Images of those attacks haunted Birmingham in the decades that followed, but they were the same images that were instrumental in overturning legal segregation. An audio tour, available via your cell phone, takes you on a journey through the most dramatic days of the Civil Rights

Movement in Birmingham. Bounded by 16th and 17th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues North.

14. McWane Science Center

Four floors of hands-on exhibits and an IMAX Dome Theatre are all part of the fun of learning at McWane Science Center. Celebrating science and discovery, the exhibits include everything from dinosaurs to space travel. Play tunes with your feet on the Giant Piano, and learn about gravity with a daring ride on the High Cycle. Pet the sharks

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200 19th Street North  Birmingham, AL 35203

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and stingrays in the Shark & Ray Touch Tank, and check out the Zoetrope for visual illusions of motion from still pictures. Open September – May, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm; Saturday, 10am – 6pm; Sunday, noon – 6pm. June – August, Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm; Sunday, noon – 6pm. Admission. 200 19th Street North. 205-714-8300. www.mcwane.org

15. Mercedes-Benz US International Visitors Center

Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) in nearby Vance, builds the M-Class, the R-Class and the GL-Class vehicles. The visitors center, the first one of its kind outside Germany, displays the star studded history of DaimlerBenz. This architectural showcase brings to life the company’s long-held vision of producing the most excellent automobiles in the world. Much more than a museum, the visitors center moves

people along a multimedia path through the past, present and future of automotive technology. Visitors Center open Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Admission for factory tours (available by reservation only) 11 Mercedes Drive, Vance, Alabama. 205-507-2252. www.mbusi.com

16. Oak Mountain State Park

More outdoor adventure can be found at Alabama’s largest state park. The 10,000-acre park has a sandy beach area fronting the lake, rental boats and fishing equipment, an 18-hole golf course, and some of the best mountain biking trails in the Southeast. The Wildlife Center and Treetop Nature Trail give visitors upclose views of hawks and owls that cannot be released into the wild. Overnight accommodations also are available within the park. Open every day, 7am – 5pm. Admission. 200 Terrace Drive. 205-6202520. www.dcnr.state.al.us

17. Rickwood Field

Built in 1910, Rickwood Field is America’s oldest baseball park. During its heyday, Rickwood hosted baseball greats such as Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lorenzo “Piper” Davis, Willie Mays and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. Friends and fans eagerly await the annual Rickwood Classic, a game that pits the AA Birmingham Barons against a regular Southern League 40 BBVACO M PASS B OWL .COM

rival. Team members dress in vintage uniforms, and people come from around the country to celebrate baseball history. The authenticity of Rickwood is being carefully preserved by the Friends of Rickwood Field, a non-profit organization devoted to the restoration and upkeep of the historic ball field. Open Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. Check events schedule for expanded hours. 1137 2nd Avenue West. 205-458-8161. www.rickwood.com

18. Sixteenth Street Baptist Church National Historic Landmark

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church is Birmingham’s most famous Civil Rights landmark. On a September Sunday morning in 1963, four African-American schoolgirls were in the basement of the church just prior to the worship service. A bomb set by Ku Klux Klansmen ripped through that side of the church, killing 11-year-old Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins, all 14 years old. The bombing was a turning point in the status of race relations locally and nationally. Now a National Historic Landmark, the church is a reminder of man’s inhumanity and his capacity for love and forgiveness. The sanctuary of the church contains a massive stained glass window of Christ, given in memoriam from the people

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Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

of Wales following the bombing. Tours by appointment. Donations welcome. 1530 6th Avenue North. 205-251-9402. www.16thstreetbaptist.org

19. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Sloss is a 32-acre blast furnace plant where iron was made for nearly 100 years. Now a museum of history and industry, the site preserves a collection of machinery, buildings and industrial structures. These artifacts typify the first 100 years of Birmingham’s history and the technology that drove America’s rise to world industrial dominance. Sloss is the only 20th century blast furnace in the country being preserved and interpreted as a museum. Additional interest at Sloss is the speculation that the furnaces are haunted by a former foundryman. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, noon – 4pm. Donations welcome. 20 32nd Street North. 205-324-1911. www.slossfurnaces.com

20. Southern Museum of Flight

The Southern Museum of Flight is dedicated to investigating, preserving and promoting the rich stories of Southern aviation. Among the top exhibits are the Korean War jets, the Tuskegee Airmen diorama, the Lake Murray B-25, and the Vietnam War helicopters. Ship models and full-size aircraft carriers also are in the collection. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30am – 4:30pm. Admission. 4343 73rd Street North. 205-833-8226. www.southernmuseumofflight.org

21. Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

With more than 1,500 acres for hiking and camping, Tannehill is well suited for outdoor recreation. The old ironworks and a collection of 19th century buildings give visitors a glimpse into life in Alabama in the 1800s. Steeped in history, Tannehill has a cotton gin, a pioneer farm, a working gristmill and a country store, along with the Iron and Steel Museum with artifacts

from Alabama’s iron industry heritage. From spring through fall, visitors find blacksmithing, milling and many other activities underway in the park. The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from near and far to Trade Days in search of quilts, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. Open daily 7am – sunset. Admission. 12632 Confederate Pkwy. 205477-5711. www.tannehill.org

22. Vulcan Park and Museum

Vulcan is the largest cast iron statue in the world and Birmingham’s city symbol. Standing high atop Red Mountain, the 56-foot-high statue has an observation balcony on its pedestal for a panoramic view of the city. Vulcan is patterned after the mythical Roman god of the forge, a nod to the city’s powerful position in the iron and steel industry in the first part of the 20th century. The statue was created as Birmingham’s exhibit in the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis and won the exposition’s grand prize. The museum at Vulcan has interactive exhibits and displays that portray the region’s history and progress. Museum open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm; Sunday, 1pm – 6pm. Observation balcony open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 10pm; Sunday, 1pm – 10pm. Admission. 1701 Valley View Drive. 205-933-1409. www.visitvulcan.com BBVACOM PASSBOWL .COM 41

BIRMINGHAM DINING

PREFERRED PARTNERS DREAMLAND BBQ 1427 14th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-2133 www.dreamlandbbq.com RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE 205-879-9995, www.ruthschris.com FULL MOON BAR-B-QUE Multiple locations, visit www.fullmoonbbq.com BUFFALO WILD WINGS Multiple locations, visit www.buffalowildwings.com for the one nearest you.

Often it is dining at a local independent restaurant that is among the highlights of a travel experience. Since the increased visibility of the Birmingham Originals, the city’s menu of restaurants is more vibrant than ever. We highly recommend brunch, lunch or dinner at one of our many chef-owned dining rooms. Read all about them at www.birminghamoriginals.org.

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1210 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-918-0726, www.twentysix26.com 808 SOUTH - A BISTRO

808 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-933-9000 AL’S DELI & GRILL

1629 10th Ave S., Birmingham 205-939-4278, www.alsdeliandgrill.com ATRIUM CAFÉ IN SHERATON HOTEL

2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, 205-307-3005 BETTOLA

2901 2nd Ave. S., Ste. 150, Birmingham 205-731-6499 www.bettolarestaurant.com BOGUE’S

3120 Clairmont Ave, Suite 110, Birmingham, 205-254-9780 BOTTEGA ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND CAFE’

2240 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 205-939-1000 www.bottegarestaurant.com

113 20th St. N., Birmingham 205- 322-1282, www.cafedupont.net CANTINA TORTILLA GRILL

2901 2nd Ave. S., Ste. 110, Birmingham 205-323-6980, cantinatortillagrill.com CARLILE’S BARBECUE

3511 6th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-254-9266, www.carlilesbbq.com CASEY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL

2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., Birmingham, 205-307-3050 CENTURY RESTAURANT AND BAR AT THE TUTWILER

2021 Park Place N., Birmingham 205-458-9611 CHAN LEE’S

1901 6th Avenue N, Suite 256 Birmingham, 205-252-2426 CHASER’S SPORTS BAR

815 24th Street N, Birmingham 205-324-2425 CHEZ FONFON

2007 11th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-939-3221 www.fonfonbham.com

BOTTLETREE CAFE

CHINA MOON

BRICK & TIN RESTAURANT

CHRIS Z’S

3719 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham 205-533-6288, www.thebottletree.com 214 20th St. N., Birmingham 205-297-8636, www.brickandtin.com 42 BBVACO M PASS BOW L .COM

CAFE DUPONT

3312 Clairmont Ave. S., Birmingham 205-324-2332 2808 University Blvd., Birmingham 205-458-1007

COSMO’S 5 PTS PIZZA

2012 Magnolia Ave. S., Ste. R-3, Birmingham, 205-930-9971 www.cosmossouthside.com COURTYARD OYSTER BAR & GRILL SOUTHSIDE

2015 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 205-558-4995 CULINARD CAFE AT INNOVATION DEPOT

1500 First Ave. N., Birmingham 205-314-3456, www.culinardcafe.com DAWSON’S BURGERS, WINGS & FRIES

1617 4th Ave N, Birmingham 205-324-3342 DREAMLAND BAR-B-QUE

1427 14th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-2133, www.dreamlandbbq.com EL BARRIO MEXICAN RESTAURANT

2211 2nd Avenue N., Birmingham 205-868-3737 www.elbarriobirmingham.com FISH MARKET RESTAURANT

612 22nd St. S., Birmingham 205-322-3330, www.thefishmarket.net FIVE

744 29th Street South, Birmingham 205-868-3841 FORMAGGIO’S ITALIAN BISTRO

1713 10th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-7555 www.myspace.com/formaggios FULL MOON BAR-B-QUE - SOUTHSIDE

525 25th St. S., Birmingham 205-324-1007, www.fullmoonbbq.com GABLE SQUARE SALOON & GAMES

803 9th Court S., Birmingham 205-251-0960 www.myspace.com/gablesquaresaloon GABRIELLA’S RESTAURANT

317 17th St. N., Birmingham 205-983-7249 GOLDEN RULE BARBECUE HARBERT PLAZA

1901 6th Ave. N. Ste. 263, Birmingham 205-801-9600, www.goldenrulebbq.com GREEN ACRES CAFE

1705 4th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-251-3875, www.greenacres-cafe.com

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HIGHLANDS BAR & GRILL

2011 11th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-939-1400 www.highlandsbarandgrill.com HOT & HOT FISH CLUB

2180 11th Court S., Birmingham 205-933-5474 www.hotandhotfishclub.com JIM ‘N NICK’S BAR B Q -

Five Points South 1908 11th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-320-1060, www.jimnnicks.com JOHN’S CITY DINER

LUCY’S COFFEE & TEA

2007 University Blvd., Birmingham 205-328-2007 MAGIC CITY GRILLE

2201 3rd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-251-6500 MAGIC WOK

401 19th St. S., Birmingham 205-327-5000 MARILYN’S DELI & DOGS

715 18th St N, Birmingham 205-324-3354

112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd. N., Birmingham, 205-322-6014 www.johnscitydiner.com

MATTHEW’S BAR & GRILL

KELLEY’S NEIGHBORHOOD SPORTS GRILL

MELLOW MUSHROOM

720 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-323-9786

1200 20th St. S., Ste. 100, Birmingham 205-212-9420 www.mellowmushroom.com

LITTLE SAVANNAH

MIX BAKERY & CAFÉ

3811 Clairmont Ave. S., Birmingham 205-591-1119, www.littlesavannah.net

1820 4th Ave North, Downtown Birmingham, 205-323-4110

LOS AMIGOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT

MOE’S ORIGINAL BBQ

3324 Clairmont Ave. S., Birmingham 205-324-5896 www.losamigosmexican.com

2208 Morris Ave., Birmingham 205-862-6261

731 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-252-5888 www.moesoriginalbbq.com BBVACOM PASSBOWL .COM 43

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PLANET SMOOTHIE - BIRMINGHAM

1901 6th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-328-4791 www.planetsmoothie.com

PURPLE ONION DELI & GRILL SOUTHSIDE

1717 10th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-7555 RAG’S BAR & GRILL

728 29th Street S, Birmingham 205-327-7247 RANELLI’S DELI & CAFE

1225 20th St. S. Birmingham 205-933-6983, www.ranellisdeli.com REDMONT CAFE

2101 5th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-324-2101 RIB IT UP

830 1st Ave. N., Birmingham 205-328-7427 ROCKY’S PIZZA & SUBS

715 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd., Birmingham, 205-252-8282 www.rockyspizza.net MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL – UAB

ON TAP SPORTS CAFE - LAKEVIEW

NELSON BROTHERS CAFE

ORIGINAL GREEN ACRES CAFÉ

NEW CHINA TOWN RESTAURANT

ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE

1801 4th Avenue S, Suite 109, Birmingham, 205-250-6355 www.moes.com 314 17th St. N., Birmingham 205-254-9098 1020 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-251-2373

NEW YORK STYLE DELICATESSEN

121 20th St. N., Birmingham 205-250-7878 NEWK’S EXPRESS CAFE

611 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd. S., Birmingham, 205-323-0992 www.newkscafe.com NIKI’S DOWNTOWN CAFE

1101 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-251-1972 OCEAN

1218 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-933-0999 www.oceanbirmingham.com 44 BBVACO M PASS B OWL .COM

737 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-320-1225 www.ontapsportscafe.com

2724 29th Ave N, Birmingham 205-328-8099 1931 11th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-8837

PARAMOUNT YOGURT SHOP

200 20th St. N, Birmingham 205-909-0312 paramountbham.com

PIT BAR-B-Q THE NUMBER ONE

2820 10th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-328-1515 PITA LOCO

2000 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-252-4899 PITA STOP CAFE BAR & GRILL

1106 12th St. S., Birmingham 205-328-2749, www.thepitastop.com

ROGUE TAVERN

2312 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-202-4151, www.roguetavern.com ROJO

2921 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 205-328-4733 www.birminghammenus.com/rojo/ SARRIS RESTAURANT

600 31st St. N., Birmingham 205-252-7357 SAW’S SOUL KITCHEN

215 41st St. S., Birmingham 205-591-1409 SILVERTRON CAFE

3813 Clairmont Ave. S., Birmingham 205-591-3707, www.silvertroncafe.us SLICE PIZZA & BREW

725 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-715-9300 www.slicebirmingham.com SOL Y LUNA

2801 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-322-1186 www.solylunabirmingham.com

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DINING

SOL’S SANDWICH SHOP & DELI

2 20th Street N, Suite 120, Birmingham 205-244-7657 SURIN THAI BOWL & SUSHI BAR

2100 Third Ave. N., Ste. 100, Birmingham, 205-297-0996 SURIN WEST

1918 11th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-324-1928, www.surinwest.com SWEET TEA RESTAURANT

2205 3rd Avenue S, Birmingham 205-745-3990 www.sweettearestaurant.com TAJ INDIA

2226 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 205-939-3805, www.tajindia.net TED’S CAFETERIA RESTAURANT

328 12th St. S., Birmingham 205-324-2911, www.tedsbirmingham.com THE J. CLYDE

1312 Cobb Lane, Birmingham 205-939-1312, www.jclyde.com THE RED CAT COFFEEHOUSE

TIN ROOF

2709 7th Avenue S, Birmingham 205-323-4356, www.tinroof.com/ home/birmingham TODD ENGLISH P.U.B.

2221 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd North, Birmingham, 205-307-3700 www.toddenglishpub.com TRATTORIA CENTRALE

207A 20th St. N., Birmingham 205-202-5612 www.trattoriacentrale.com URBAN STANDARD

2320 Second Ave. N., Birmingham 205-250-8200, www.urbanstandard.net V. RICHARD’S MARKET & CAFE

3916 Clairmont Ave. S., Birmingham 205-591-7000, www.vrichards.net VERANDA ON HIGHLAND

2220 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 205-939-5551 www.verandaonhighland.com VITTORIA

2901 2nd Ave. S. Ste. 159, Birmingham 205-315-4366

2901 2nd Ave. S., Ste. 120, Birmingham 205-616-8450 www.redcatcoffeehouse.com

YEHMAN CARRIBBEAN CUISINE

THE WINE LOFT

ZEN YOGURT & SMOOTHIES

2200 1st Ave. N., Birmingham 205-323-8228 www.wineloftbirmingham.com

1623 4th Avenue N, Birmingham 205-323-3120

1801 5th Ave. S., Ste. 115, Birmingham 205-701-1161, www.zen-yogurt.com ZOE’S KITCHEN - DOWNTOWN

1819 5th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-252-5200, www.zoeskitchen.com Fultondale, Gardendale, Northwest, Trussville CAFE ON MAIN

218 Main St., Ste. 110, Trussville 205-655-0330 www.cafeonmainfood.com CAJUN STEAMER BAR AND GRILL

335 Main St., Trussville 205-655-0119

COSTA’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE

5891 Trussville Crossings Pkwy., Birmingham, 205-655-9779 EL CAZADOR

1930 Edwards Lake Rd., Birmingham 205-661-0904 FRONTERA GRILL MEXICAN CUISINE

5974 Chalkville Rd., Birmingham 205-661-3318 FULTONDALE BAKERY

1214 Decatur Hwy, Ste 112, Fultondale 205-808-4431 GOLDEN RULE BARBECUE TRUSSVILLE

120 South Chalkville Rd., Trussville 205-655-4849, www.goldenrulebbq.com GYROS CAFÉ

5614 Chalkville Rd, Trussville 205-856-2424 HABANERO’S MEXICAN GRILLGARDENDALE

835 Odum Rd., Ste. 115, Gardendale, 205-608-2168 HABANERO’S MEXICAN GRILL – TRUSSVILLE

1477 Gadsden Hwy, #126, Trussville 205-655-7380 JALISCO MEXICAN RESTAURANTE

325 Walker Chapel Plaza, Fultondale 205-849-2137 JIM N NICK’S BAR B Q - GARDENDALE

915 Odum Rd., Gardendale 205-608-3315, www.jimnnicks.com

JIM N NICK’S BAR B Q - TRUSSVILLE

1660 Gadsden Hwy., Birmingham 205-661-3100, www.jimnnicks.com JOEL’S RESTAURANT

312 Main St., Trussville, 205-655-8248

5071 Pinnacle Square, Trussville 205-655-6008, www.cajunsteamer.com

KONOMI

CHINA ONE

LEE GARDEN CHINESE RESTAURANT

357 Walker Chapel Plaza, Fultondale 205-849-9111 46 BBVACO M PASS B OWL .COM

CHOCOLATE BISCUIT TEA ROOM

5870 Trussville Crossings Blvd., Birmingham, 205-661-1821 1423 Gadsden Hwy, Ste. 111, Trussville 205-655-1138

DINING

ROADSIDE BAR B Q RIBS & CHICKEN

7303 1st Ave. N., Birmingham 205-833-9616

SAMMY’S OLD FASHIONED HOT DOGS

7883 Crestwood Blvd, Irondale 205-956-4364 SAMMY’S SANDWICH SHOP

4921 Messer Airport Hwy., Birmingham 205-591-1462 SHANGRI-LA RESTAURANT

4500 Montevallo Rd., Ste. B103, Birmingham, 205-951-3168 THREE OAKS DELI

4500 Montevallo Rd., Ste. E105, Birmingham, 205-951-0109 VILLA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT

7950 Crestwood Blvd, Irondale 205-956-3607 MING’S GARDEN

1046 Main St., Gardendale, 205-631-7746 MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL – TRUSSVILLE

5870 Trussville Crossing Blvd, Ste. 102, Trussville, 205-655-9669, www.moes. com NEIGHBORHOOD SPORTS GRILLE

1423 Gadsden Hwy, Ste. 131, Trussville 205-655-1018 www.neighborhoodsportsgrille.com PALACE CHINESE RESTAURANT

5899 Trussville Crossing Pkwy, Suite 105, Trussville, 205-661-1668 PORKY’S PRIDE SMOKE HOUSE

2516 Walker Chapel Rd., Fultondale 205-849-5122 RED LANTERN CHINESE RESTAURANT

CRESTWOOD COFFEE COMPANY

5512 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham 205-595-0300 EL CAZADOR MEXICAN GRILL

1540 Montclair Rd., Birmingham 205-951-1205 GOLDEN RULE BARBECUE IRONDALE

2504 Crestwood Blvd., Irondale 205-956-2678, www.goldenrulebbq.com GOLDEN RULE BARBECUE PINSON

4437 Pinson Valley Pkwy., Birmingham 205-520-0502, www.goldenrulebbq.com HAMBURGER HEAVEN

1703 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham 205-951-3570 IRONDALE CAFE, THE ORIGINAL WHISTLESTOP CAFE

311 Main St., Trussville, 205-655-0736

1906 1st Ave. N., Irondale 205-956-5258, www.irondalecafe.com

ROCK N ROLL SUSHI

KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS

5078 Pinnacle Square, Ste. 106, Trussville, 205-655-6040 www.rockandrollsushibar.com Airport, Centerpoint, Eastwood, Irondale, Leeds COSTA’S FAMOUS BAR-B-QUE HUFFMAN CENTERPOINT

613 Springville Rd., Birmingham 205-853-9933, www.costasfamous.com

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8601 First Ave. N., Birmingham 205-836-3251 NEW CHINA BUFFET

7307 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham 205-599-5558 NEW CHINA WAY RESTAURANT

5220 Oporto-Madrid Blvd S, Birmingham, 205-595-5300 OLD SMOKEY BAR-B-Q

7323 Pkwy. Dr., Leeds, 205-699-7904

Homewood, Mountain Brook, Inverness AMORE RISTORANTE ITALIANO

5510 Hwy. 280, Ste. 116, Birmingham 205-437-1005, www.letsamore.com ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE

2418 Montevallo Rd., Birmingham 205-871-7849 www.anotherbrokenegg.com AVO

2721 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-871-8212, www.avorestaurant.com BELLINI’S RISTORANTE

6801 Cahaba Valley Rd., Hoover 205-981-5380, www.ourbellinis.com BILLY’S SPORTS GRILL

2012 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-879-2238 www.billysbarandgrill.com BLACK PEARL ASIAN CUISINE

3419 Colonnade Pkwy. Ste. 600, Birmingham, 205-262-9888 BONGIORNO ITALIAN RESTAURANT

68 Church St., Ste. A, Birmingham 205-879-5947 www.bongiornoitalianrestaurant.com BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE

591 Brookwood Village, Birmingham 205-879-9177, www.brioitalian.com BBVACOM PASSBOWL .COM 47

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DON PEPE MEXICAN GRILL

230 Doug Baker Blvd, Suite 300, Inverness, 205-408-3880 DYRON’S LOWCOUNTRY

121 Oak St., Birmingham 205-834-8257 www.dyronslowcountry.com EDGAR’S OLD STYLE BAKERY

3407 Colonnade Pkwy, Birmingham 205-968-4031, www.edgarsbakery.com FISH MARKET RESTAURANT

5407 Hwy. 280, Birmingham 205-980-8600 www.fishmarketrestaurant.com FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE AND WINE BAR

103 Summit Blvd., Birmingham 205-262-9463 www.flemingssteakhouse.com

FLIP MODERN BURGER BOUTIQUE CARRABBA’S ITALIAN GRILL

4503 Riverview Pkwy., Birmingham 205-980-1016, www.carrabbas.com CHEZ LULU/CONTINENTAL BAKERY

1911 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-870-7011, www.continentalbakery andchezlulu.com CHOP SUEY INN

CRAZY CAJUNS’ BOILING POT

125 Inverness Plaza, Birmingham 205-408-0630 CRESTLINE BAGEL AND PIZZA

66 Church St. Ste. B, Birmingham 205-871-4583 DANIEL GEORGE

813 Green Springs Hwy., Ste. F, Homewood, 205-942-9782

2837 Culver Rd., Mountain Brook 205-871-3266 www.danielgeorgerestaurant.com

CHOP SUEY INN – INVERNESS

DAVENPORT’S PIZZA PALACE

5511 Highway 280, Suite 113, Birmingham, 205-995-4007 CHUY’S RESTAURANT

2837 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-879-8603 DAVE’S PIZZA

220 Summit Blvd., Ste. 140, Birmingham 205-968-2000 www.flipburgerboutique.com FRESH MARKET

4740 Hwy. 280, #6, Birmingham 205-991-0294, www.freshmarket.com FULL MOON BAR-B-QUE HOMEWOOD

337 Valley Ave., Homewood 205-945-9997 FULL MOON BAR-B-QUE - HWY. 280

4635 Hwy. 280 S., Birmingham 205-991-7328, www.fullmoonbbq.com GEORGES LEBANESE & AMERICAN CUISINE

1819 29th Ave. S., Homewood 205-871-3283

44 Green Springs Hwy., Homewood, 205-942-1962 www.georgeslebanese.com

587 Brookwood Village, Birmingham 205-259-1980 www.thecocinasuperior.com

DEMETRI’S BAR-B-Q

GIANMARCO’S

COSTA’S FAMOUS BAR-B-QUE WILDWOOD

DEVINCI’S PIZZA

GILCHRIST DRUG COMPANY

DODIYOS

GUS’S HOT DOGS – CRESTLINE VILLAGE

216 Summit Blvd, Ste. 135, Birmingham 205-977-4224, www.chuys.com COCINA SUPERIOR

215 Lakeshore Pkwy., Homewood 205-263-0145 COURTYARD 280 OYSTER BAR & GRILL

4643 Hwy. 280, Ste. M, Birmingham 205-980-9891 48 BBVACO M PASS B OWL .COM

1901 28th Ave. S., Homewood 205-871-1581, www.demetrisbbq.com 2707 18th St. S., Homewood 205-879-1455 1831 28th Ave. S., Ste. 110, Homewood 205-453-9300 www.dodiyos.com

721 Broadway St., Homewood 205-871-9622 2805 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham 205-871-2181

71 Church Street, Mountain Brook 205-871-3938

DINING

HAMBURGER HEAVEN

LITTLE DONKEY TAQUERIA

HAMBURGER HEAVEN

LLOYD’S RESTAURANT

HOGAN’S IRISH PUB & GRILL

LOS COMPADRES MEXICAN RESTAURANT

5303 Hwy. 280, Birmingham 205-981-6402 www.hamburgerheavenrestaurant.com 180 Oxmoor Blvd, Homewood 205-941-1668 507 Cahaba Park Circle, Ste. B, Birmingham, 205-995-0533 HOMEWOOD DINER

162 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood 205-941-9444 http://homewooddiner.blogspot.com HOMEWOOD GOURMET

1919 28th Ave S, #103, Homewood 205-871-1620 JACKSON’S BAR & BISTRO

1831 28th Ave. S., Ste. 175, Homewood 205-870-9669 JIM N NICK’S BAR B Q - GREYSTONE

2831 Greystone Commercial Blvd., Birmingham, 205-991-1306 www.jimnnicks.com

JIM N NICK’S BAR B Q - HOMEWOOD

220 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood 205-942-3336, www.jimnnicks.com JINSEI SUSHI BAR & LOUNGE

1830 29th Ave. S., Ste. 125, Homewood 205-802-1440, www.jinseisushi.com

2821 Central Avenue, Homewood 205-703-7000 www.thelittledonkey.com 5301 Hwy. 280 S., Birmingham 205-991-5530

308 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood 205-945-8002 MAFIAOZA’S PIZZERIA & NEIGHBORHOOD PUB

2 Dexter Ave., Birmingham 205-414-7878, www.mafiaozas.com

MING’S CUISINE

514 Cahaba Park Cir, Birmingham 205-991-3803 MISS MYRA’S PIT BARBECUE

3278 Cahaba Heights Rd., Birmingham 205-967-6004 MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL – MOUNTAIN BROOK

2737 Hwy 280, Suite 161 205-445-0456, www.moes.com MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL – WILDWOOD

231 State Farm Pkwy, Homewood 205-943-7942, www.moes.com MOMMA GOLDBERG’S DELI

MAKI FRESH

2800 Cahaba Village Plaza, Birmingham 205-970-3242, www.makifresh.com

2829 18th St. S., Homewood 205-834-8871 www.mommagoldbergsdeli.com

MAX’S DELI

MOUNTAIN BROOK CREAMERY

3431 Colonnade Pkwy., Ste. 400, Birmingham, 205-968-7600 www.maxsdelionline.com MELLOW MUSHROOM – HWY 280

920 Inverness Corners, Birmingham 205-981-9914 www.mellowmushroom.com MICHAEL’S RESTAURANT @ ALOFT HOTEL

1903 29th Ave. S., Homewood 205-871-9525, www.eatatmichaels.com

2715 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-870-0092 NABEEL’S CAFE & MARKET

1706 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood 205-879-9292, www.nabeels.com NEW YORK PIZZA

1010 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood 205-871-4000 OAK HILL BAR & GRILL

2835 18th St. S., Homewood 205-870-8277

JOE’S CRAB SHACK

20 Meadow View Dr, Inverness 205-981-2999, www.joescrabshack.com JOHNNY RAY’S BAR-B-QUE

3431 Colonnade Pkwy., Ste. 500, Birmingham, 205-967-0099 www.johnnyrays.com KOBE JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR

3501 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham 205-298-0200, www.ekobe.com LA PAZ RESTAURANTE

99 Euclid Ave, Birmingham 205-879-2225, www.lapazbham.com LANDRY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE

139 State Farm Pkwy., Homewood 205-916-0777 www.landrysseafoodhouse.com

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O’CARR’S DELI

2909 18th St. S., Homewood 205-879-2196 O’CARR’S DELI

3150 Cahaba Heights Village Rd., Birmingham, 205-967-4173 www.ocarrs.com O’HENRY’S COFFEES - DOWNTOWN HOMEWOOD

2831 18th St. S., Homewood 205-870-1198, www.ohenryscoffee.com OLEXA’S

Mountain Brook Village, 2838 Culver Rd., Birmingham, 205-871-2060

ON TAP SPORTS CAFE - INVERNESS

810 Inverness Corners, Birmingham 205-437-1999 www.ontapsportscafe.com OTEY’S TAVERN

224 Country Club Park, Birmingham 205-871-8435 OVER EASY

358 Hollywood Blvd, Homewood 205-639-1910, www.eatovereasy.com P. F. CHANG’S

233 Summit Blvd., Birmingham 205-967-0040, www.pfchangs.com PHO QUE HUONG VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

430 Green Springs Hwy., Ste. 15, Homewood, 205-942-5400 PURPLE ONION DELI & GRILL HOMEWOOD

479 Green Springs Hwy., Homewood 205-941-9979 RIVER CITY GRILLE

Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Pkwy., Birmingham, 205-968-3775 ROMANO’S MACARONI GRILL

241 Summit Blvd, Birmingham 205-298-7998 www.macaronigrill.com RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE

2300 Woodcrest Place, Homewood 205-879-9995, www.ruthschris.com SALEM’S DINER

2913 18th St. S., Homewood 205-877-8797, www.salemsdiner.com 50 BBVACO M PASS B OWL .COM

SALSARITA’S FRESH CANTINA

SURIN 280

SALVATORE’S PIZZA & PASTA – MOUNTAIN BROOK

SURIN OF THAILAND

1831 28th Ave. S., Ste. 160, Homewood 205-870-9373, www.salsaritas.com

2031 Cahaba Rd, Mountain Brook 205-871-2423 SAM’S DELI & GRILL

932 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood 205-871-0383 SAM’S SUPER SANDWICHES

2812 18th St. S., Homewood 205-871-0046

SATTERFIELD’S RESTAURANT

3161 Cahaba Heights Rd., Ste. 113, Birmingham, 205-969-9690 www.satterfieldsrestaurant.com SAVAGE’S BAKERY & RESTAURANT

2916 18th St. S., Homewood 205-871-4901, www.savagesbakery.net

16 Perimeter Park S., Birmingham 205-968-8161 64 Church St., Birmingham 205-871-4531, www.surinofthailand.com TAIPEI 101 SUSHI AND ASIAN BISTRO

471 Green Springs Hwy, Homewood 205-912-7037

TAQUERIA GUZMAN (ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE TACO TRUCK)

215 W. Valley Ave., Homewood TAVERN ON THE SUMMIT

225 Summit Blvd. Ste. 100, Birmingham 205-298-1222 TAZIKI’S GREEK FARE – MOUNTAIN BROOK

2737 Hwy 280, Suite 121, Mtn. Brook, 205-870-0455 TAZIKI’S GREEK FARE – COLONNADE

SAW’S BBQ

1008 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood 205-879-1937

3439 Colonnade Parkway, Ste. 1700, Birmingham, 205-968-6622 www.tazikis.net

SAW’S JUKE JOINT

THE BACK NINE CLUBHOUSE & GRILLE

1115 Dunston Avenue, Birmingham 205-745-3920 SEASONS 52 RESTAURANT

245 Summit Blvd., Birmingham 205-968-5152, www.seasons52.com STEEL CITY POPS

611 Doug Baker Blvd., Ste. 105, Birmingham, 205-981-4588 www.myspace.com/loungeguy THE BASKITS

801 Green Springs Hwy., Homewood 205-916-0401

2821 Central Avenue, Ste. 109, Homewood 205-969-8770, steelcitypops.com

THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY

SUPERIOR GRILL

TIN DRUM ASIA CAFÉ

4701 Hwy. 280 S., Birmingham 205-991-5112 www.superiorgrillbirmingham.com/

236 Summit Blvd., Birmingham 205-262-1800 214 Summit Blvd, Ste. 550, Birmingham 205-968-8083 www.tindrumcafe.com

DINING

TRACY’S

ZOE’S KITCHEN - CRESTLINE

CLASSIC BURGER

URBAN COOKHOUSE

ZOE’S KITCHEN - HOMEWOOD

1830 29th Ave. S., Ste. 155, Homewood 205-870-1100, www.zoeskitchen.com

EZELL’S CATFISH CABIN

2846 18th Street, Homewood 205-879-0883 URBAN COOKHOUSE AT THE SUMMIT

ZOE’S KITCHEN - SUMMIT

HABANERO’S MEXICAN GRILL

Bessemer, West

HABANERO’S MEXICAN GRILL

75 Church St., Birmingham 205-803-3005

250 Summit Blvd, Ste. 102, Birmingham 205-969-6700 www.urbancookhouse.com VILLAGE TAVERN

101 Summit Blvd., Birmingham 205-970-1640, www.villagetavern.com VINO

1930 Cahaba Rd, Mountain Brook 205-870-8404 ZEA ROTISSERIE & GRILL

595 Brookwood Village, Birmingham 205-380-3118 www.zearestaurants.com

225 Country Club Park, Birmingham 205-871-0060, www.zoeskitchen.com

323 Summit Blvd., Birmingham 205-967-5800, www.zoeskitchen.com

BOB SYKES BARBEQUE

1724 9th Ave. N., Bessemer 205-426-1400, www.bobsykes.com BRYANT’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

3096 Allison Bonnett Memorial Dr, Hueytown, 205-491-5652 CHINA SEA

3102 Allison Bonnett Memorial Dr, Hueytown, 205-491-7500

1732 15th Street North, Bessemer 204-424-5742 5060 Academy Lane, Bessemer 205-424-5860 3048 Allison Bonnett Memorial Dr., Hueytown, 205-491-9974 4863 Promenade Parkway, Ste. 103, Bessemer, 205-438-1558 HOME PLATE DINER

2780 Allison Bonnett Dr, Hueytown 205-744-8855 JADE GARDEN

760 Academy Drive, Ste. 112, Bessemer 205-428-5878 KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS

96 Weibel Dr., Midfield, 205-923-2016

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BONEFISH GRILL

3430 Galleria Circle, Hoover 205-985-9545, www.bonefishgrill.com CAFE LAZIO

181 Main St., Ste. 241, Hoover 205-403-7480, www.cafelazio.net CAJUN STEAMER BAR AND GRILL

180 Main St., Ste. 200, Hoover 205-985-7785, www.cajunsteamer.com CARINO’S ITALIAN GRILL

4330 Creekside Ave., Hoover 205-560-0505, www.carinos.com CHICORY GRILLE

1000 Riverchase Galleria, Hoover 205-444-5739, www.wynfrey.com CHINA BEN

790 Hwy. 31 S., Ste. 102, Vestavia Hills 205-823-8920 CHINA DOLL 2

2656 Valleydale Rd., Hoover 205-980-7151 CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL

1759 Montgomery Hwy., Hoover 205-982-4833< www.chipotle.com DALE’S SOUTHERN GRILL LENA’S OLE HICKORY RESTAURANT

3103 Ensley Five Points W. Ave., Birmingham, 205-781-7837 LOS SOMBERO’S

TOP THAT GRILLE II

1371 Bessemer Rd., Birmingham 205-923-2422

5031 Ford Pkwy, Suite 107, Bessemer 205-425-8887

Hoover, Vestavia

MUFFALLETTA’S PIZZA AND PASTA

1694 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 142, Hoover, 205-824-9410

1810 9th Ave. N., Bessemer 205-424-9901 NIKI’S WEST

233 Finley Ave. W., Birmingham 205-252-5751

AGAVE MEXICAN GRILL

AMIGO’S MEXICAN GRILL

3659 Lorna Rd, #133, Hoover 205-682-8090 BAKER’S FAMOUS PIZZA

1843 Montgomery Hwy, Suite 107, Birmingham, 205-987-4757 www.dalessoutherngrills.com DAVE’S DELI

1615 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 124, Hoover, 205-822-8000 DIPLOMAT DELICATESSEN & SPIRITS

1413 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 101, Vestavia Hills, 205-979-1515 DONATOS PIZZA

629 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills 205-824-1112

PIKE’S HICKORY PIT

757 Shades Mountain Plaza, Hoover 205-822-4848 www.bakersfamouspizza.com

EDGAR’S OLD STYLE BAKERY

SMOKEHOUSE STEAK & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

BILLY’S SPORTS GRILL

EL POBLANO MEXICAN RESTAURANT

348 Finley Ave. W., Birmingham 205-323-6427 or 328-2247

4520 Overton Rd., Suite 104, Birmingham, 205-956-2323 www.billysbarandgrill.com

2499 Rocky Ridge Rd., Cahaba Heights 205-823-0447

THE BRIGHT STAR

BISTRO V

191 Main St., Hoover 35244-5060 205-733-2002 www.firebirdsrestaurants.com

515 West Town Plaza, Bessemer 205-428-1538

304 19th St. N., Bessemer 205-424-9444, www.thebrightstar.com 52 BBVACO M PASS BOWL .COM

521 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 113, Vestavia Hills, 205-823-1505

180 Main St., Ste. 240, Hoover 205-987-0790, www.edgarsbakery.com

FIREBIRDS ROCKY MOUNTAIN GRILL

DINING

SANPEGGIO’S PIZZA - HOOVER

3435 S. Shades Crest Rd., Ste. 115, Hoover, 205-403-0100 SEKISUI BIRMINGHAM

700 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills 205-978-7775 FISH MARKET RESTAURANT

1681 Montgomery Hwy., Hoover 205-823-3474 www.fishmarketrestaurant.com FORMAGGIO’S ITALIAN BISTRO

1779-A Montgomery Hwy., Hoover 205-989-7999 FULL MOON BAR-B-QUE - HOOVER

2000 Patton Chapel Rd., Hoover 205-822-6666 GABRIEL’S SPIRITED CAFE

3706 Lorna Rd., Hoover 205-985-0983, www.gabrielscafe.net GOLDEN RULE BARBECUE HOOVER

1571 Montgomery Hwy., Hoover 205-823-7770, www.goldenrulebbq.com ICHIBAN JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE

620 Old Towne Rd., Vestavia 205-822-4646 IRON HORSE CAFE

MANDARIN HOUSE

SHANE’S RIB SHACK

1550 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. O, Hoover 205-822-1761

2673 Valleydale Rd – Hoover 205-874-6888 www.shanesribshack.com

MOE’S ORIGINAL BBQ

SHIPLEY’S DO-NUTS

181 Main Street, Ste. 201, 205-985-8841, www.moesoriginalbbq.com MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL RIVERCHASE

3670 Lorna Road, Hoover 205-937-6163, www.moes.com MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL VESTAVIA HILLS

716 Montgomery Hwy, Suite 108 205-824-7663, www.moes.com MR. P’S BUTCHER SHOP & DELI

813 Shades Crest Rd., Hoover 205-823-6136 MUGSHOTS BAR & GRILL

1919 Kentucky Ave, #101, Vestavia Hills www.mugshotsgrillandbar.com

1694 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 184, Birmingham, 205-978-5599 www.ironhorsecafe.net

NEW CHINA

IZ CAFÉ ROCKY RIDGE

ON TAP SPORTS CAFÉ – GALLERIA

2141 Tyler Road, Ste. 7, Hoover 205-823-9788

2050 Greenvale Lane, Hoover 205-822-2142 SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE

Wynfrey Hotel. 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Hoover, 205-444-5750 www.donshula.com/steakhouse/ birmingham/ SOUTHERN LEGACY BBQ & BREW

2943 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover 205-988-0744 www.legacybbq.com STIX

3250 Galleria Circle, Hoover 205-982-3070, www.stixonline.com SUMO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE

& Sushi Bar 151 Main St., Hoover, 205-444-1515 TAQUERIA MEXICO

3724 Lorna Rd., Hoover, 205-989-5559

3440 Galleria Circle, Hoover 205-988-3203 www.ontapsportscafe.com

TASTE OF THAILAND

3320 Galleria Circle, Hoover 205-733-9995 or 733-9537 www.jalexanders.com

ORGANIC HARVEST MARKET & CAFE

THE PITA CAFE

1580 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 12, Hoover, 205-978-0318

2801 Hwy. 150, Ste. 137J, Hoover 205-402-7482

JIM N NICK’S BAR B Q - RIVERCHASE

PABLO’S RESTAURANTE & CANTINA

TORTUGAS HOMEMADE PIZZA

2760 John Hawkins Pkwy., Hoover 205-682-1211

2801 John Hawkins Pkwy. Ste. 169R, Hoover, 205-403-9800

KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS

PAPPAS’ DELICIOUS FOODS

YUKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

1066 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia Hills 205-823-4458

2760 John Hawkins Pkwy., Hoover 205-402-9888

LA DOLCE VITA

RAGTIME CAFE

ZAPATA MEXICAN RESTAURANT

LA FIESTA

SALVATORE’S PIZZA

ZOE’S KITCHEN - PATTON CREEK

2514 Rocky Ridge Road, Hoover 205-979-7570, www.cafeiz.com J. ALEXANDER’S RESTAURANT

1810 Montgomery Hwy. S., Hoover 205-733-1300, www.jimnnicks.com

1990 New Patton Chapel Rd., Hoover 205-822-8272 1851 Montgomery Hwy. S., Ste. 107, Birmingham, 205-985-2909 1941 Hoover Court, Ste. A, Hoover 205-979-7314

2080 Valleydale Rd., Ste. 4, Birmingham, 205-988-5323 1594 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 102M, Hoover, 205-823-7206

3321 Lorna Rd., Ste. 3, Hoover 205-978-6863

2005 Valleydale Rd., Ste. 3, Hoover 205-733-1115 180 Main St., Ste. 140, Hoover 205-989-4020, www.zoeskitchen.com BBVACOM PASSBOWL .COM 53

PREFERRED PARTNERS BLACK MARKET BAR 2011 Highland Ave., Birmingham, 205-933-8035 www.evilbartenders.com

Southside and Downtown 3000 BAR

1100 20th Street S., Birmingham 205-933-3222 ABOVE

The Historic Redmont Hotel 2101 5th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-324-2101, www.theredmont.com AQUA LOUNGE & NIGHTCLUB

2824 5th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-714-8155

BIRMINGHAM NIGHTLIFE When the day ends, more fun kicks in with lively choices of entertainment around the city. Catch a live theatrical production from one of a dozen companies in town. Take yourself out to the ballgame with the Birmingham Barons. See an exceptionally good performance by the Alabama Ballet. And by all means, find some live music…. AVONDALE BREWING COMPANY

201 41st Street S., Birmingham, 205-777-5456, www.avondalebrewing.com BACCHUS DANCE CLUB

1928 11th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-731-2582 facebook.com/ bacchus5pts BLACK MARKET BAR & GRILL

2011 Highland Ave S, Birmingham 205-933-8035, www.evilbartenders.com BLUE MONKEY LOUNGE

1318 Cobb Lane S., Birmingham 205-933-9222 www.bluemonkeylounge.com

BOTTLETREE CAFE

3719 3rd Ave. S., Birmingham 205-533-6288, www.thebottletree.com C & G’S OUR PLACE

2115 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-715-0077 CANTINA TORTILLA GRILL

2901 2nd Ave. S., Ste. 110, Birmingham 205-323-6980 www.birminghammenus.com/cantina CHASER’S SPORTS BAR

815 24th Street N., Birmingham 205-324-2425 CLUB SOUTH

1102 10th St. S., Birmingham 205-251-0512 COURTYARD OYSTER BAR & GRILL SOUTHSIDE

2015 Highland Ave. S., Birmingham 205-558-4995 CRESCENDO BAR & LOUNGE

423 20th Street S, Birmingham 205-254-8700 DAVE’S PUB

1128 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-933-4030 FORMAGGIO’S ITALIAN BISTRO

1713 10th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-7555

GABLE SQUARE SALOON & GAMES

803 9th Court S., Birmingham 205-251-0960, www.myspace.com/ gablesquaresaloon 54 BBVACO M PASS B OW L .COM

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GARAGE CAFE & ANTIQUES

OASIS

PARKSIDE CAFE

GOOD PEOPLE BREWING COMPANY

OLD CAR HEAVEN

PLATINUM CLUB

2304 10th Terrace S., Birmingham 205-322-3220 114 14th Street S., Birmingham 205-286-2337 www.goodpeoplebrewing.com INNISFREE IRISH PUB

710 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-252-4252, www.innisfreepub.com IRON CITY BIRMINGHAM

513 22nd St S 205-202-5483, www.ironcitybham.com JAZZ UNDERGROUND

2012 Magnolia Ave, Suite R1, Birmingham, 205-874-5759 www.jazzunderground5points.com KELLEY’S NEIGHBORHOOD SPORTS GRILL

2807 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-323-5538, www.oasisbar.com 115 35th St. S., Birmingham 205-326-8902 www.oldcarheaven.com ON TAP SPORTS CAFE - LAKEVIEW

737 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-320-1225 www.ontapsportscafe.com

4036 5th Ave S., Birmingham 205-595-0920 821 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-324-0791 www.platinum-bham.com RAG’S BAR & GRILL

728 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-327-7247

ONA’S MUSIC ROOM

ROGUE TAVERN

2801 Second Ave S, Suite C, Birmingham, 205-320-7006 www.onasmusicroom.com

2312 2nd Ave. N., Birmingham 205-202-4151 www.roguetavern.com

PALE EDDIE’S POUR HOUSE

STEEL URBAN LOUNGE

2308 2nd Ave, North, Birmingham 205-297-0052 www.paleeddiespourhouse.com

2300 1st Ave. N., Birmingham 205-324-0666 www.steelurbanlounge.com

720 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-323-9786

LOU’S PUB & PACKAGE STORE

726 29th St. S., Birmingham 205-322-7005 MARTY’S

1813 10th Court S., Birmingham 205-939-0045, www.martysbar.com MATTHEW’S BAR & GRILL

2208 Morris Ave., Birmingham 205-862-6261 NANA FUNKS

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3411 Colonnade Parkway, Ste. 800, Birmingham 205.967.8787 WWW.EVILBARTENDERS.COM

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WORLD OF BEER

1005 20th Street S, Birmingham 205-703-7201 ZYDECO

2001 15th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-933-1032 www.zydecobirmingham.com Fultondale, Gardendale, Northwest, Trussville NEIGHBORHOOD SPORTS GRILLE

1423 Gadsden Hwy, #131, Trussville 205-655-1018 www.neighborhoodsportsgrille.com Airport, Centerpoint, Eastwood, Irondale, Leeds STILLWATER PUB

THE WINE LOFT

THE BREAK RESTAURANT & BILLIARDS

TIN ROOF

2109 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-202-5625, www.stillwaterpub.com

1001 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-252-3779 THE H MARTINI BAR

1023 20th St. S., Birmingham 205-933-9555, www.thehotelhighland. com/martini_bar.htm THE J. CLYDE

1312 Cobb Lane, Birmingham 205-939-1312, www.jclyde.com THE METRO BAR

2125 2nd Ave. N., Ste. 100, Birmingham 205-323-7995 www.magiccitymetro.com

2200 1st Ave. N., Birmingham 205-323-8228 www.wineloftbirmingham.com 2709 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-323-4356, www.tinroofbars.com/ home/birmingham TODD ENGLISH P.U.B.

2221 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, 205-307-3700 www.toddenglishpub.com UPSIDE DOWN PLAZA

2012 Magnolia Ave. S., Birmingham 205-930-0333 WORKPLAY

500 23rd St. S., Birmingham 205-879-4773, www.workplay.com

AIRPORT INN TAVERN

7502 5th Ave. N., Birmingham 205-836-9110 BOURBON ST. BAR & LOUNGE

1568 Cooper Hill Rd., Birmingham 205-957-1006 CRESTWOOD TAVERN

5500 Crestwood Blvd., Birmingham 205-510-0053 www.crestwoodtavern.com TENAMPA NIGHTCLUB

5800 Oporto-Madrid Blvd., Birmingham, 205-951-8200 WALKER’S RESTAURANT/THE EMERGENCY ROOM LOUNGE

2100 Pinson Valley Pkwy., Birmingham 205-849-0704

THE NICK

Homewood, Mountain Brook, Inverness

THE QUEST

BILLY’S BAR & GRILL

416 24th St. S., Birmingham 205-251-4313 www.quest-club.com

2012 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-879-2238 www.billysbarandgrill.com

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BLACK MARKET BAR

2514 10th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-252-3831, www.thenickrocks.com

2839 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 205-323-0008 www.theraremartini.com 56 BBVACO M PASS BOW L .COM

3411 Colonnade Parkway, Ste. 800, Birmingham, 205-967-8787 www.evilbartenders.com

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5 POINTS DISTRICT Visit Five Points South, one of Birmingham’s oldest entertainment and dining districts. Located in the heart of the city, live music and some of the best dining to be found in the area are in historic Five Points. From casual to fine dining to low key bars to late night dancing spots, Five Points is not to be missed!

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STIR CRAZY

430 Green Springs Highway, Ste. 10, Homewood, 205-941-3343 SUPERIOR GRILL

4701 Highway 280 S., Birmingham 205-991-5112 THE UPPER DECK SPORTS BAR & GRILL

449 Valley Ave., Homewood 205-942-3289 Hoover, Vestavia BLACKWELL’S NEIGHBORHOOD PUB CAFE FIRENZE

110 Inverness Plaza, Birmingham 205-980-1315 www.myspace.com/cafefirenze COURTYARD 280 OYSTER BAR & GRILL

4643 Highway 280, Ste. M, Birmingham 205-980-9891 DRAM WHISKEY BAR

2721 Cahaba Rd., Mountain Brook 205-871-8055 www.dramwhiskeybar.com FOX & HOUND PUB & GRILL

ON TAP SPORTS CAFE - INVERNESS

810 Inverness Corners, Birmingham 205-437-1999 www.ontapsportscafe.com

BUMPERS BILLIARDS

OTEY’S TAVERN

COMEDY CLUB STARDOME

224 Country Club Park, Birmingham 205-871-8435 www.oteystavern.com SATTERFIELD’S RESTAURANT

3161 Cahaba Heights Rd, #113, Mountain Brook, 205.969-9690 www.satterfieldsrestaurant.com

3425 Colonnade Pkwy., Birmingham 205-968-3823 www.fhrg.com/FHRG.aspx

SAW’S JUKE JOINT

HOGAN’S IRISH PUB & GRILL

STARZ KARAOKE LOUNGE

507 Cahaba Park Circle, Ste. B, Birmingham, 205-995-0533 www.hogansirishpubandgrill.com JACKSON’S BAR & BISTRO

1831 28th Ave. S., Ste. 175, Homewood 205-870-9669 jacksonsbarandbistro.com/Birmingham LUCKY’S PUB & PACKAGE

704 Valley Ave., Homewood 205-945-1657 MAFIAOZA’S PIZZERIA AND NEIGHBORHOOD PUB

2 Dexter Avenue, Birmingham 205.414-7878 www.mafiaozas.com OAK HILL BAR & GRILL

2835 18th St. S.,Homewood 205-870-8277 58 BBVACO M PASS B OW L .COM

3151 Green Valley Road, Vestavia 205.967.3798, www.blackwellspub.com

1115 Dunston Ave., Birmingham 205-745-3920 730 Valley Ave., Homewood 205-944-0007

2132 Lorna Ridge Ln. #100, Hoover 205-823-4006 1818 Data Drive, Hoover 205-444-0008, www.stardome.com GABRIEL’S SPIRITED CAFÉ

3706 Lorna Rd, Hoover 205-985-0983 IRON HORSE CAFÉ

1694 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 184, Birmingham, 205-978-5599, www.ironhorsecafe.net MARTINI’S FINE FOOD & CLUB ULTRA

2132 Lorna Ridge Lane, Hoover 205-823-7300 MOONLIGHT ON THE MOUNTAIN

585 Shades Crest Rd, Birmingham www.moonlightonthemtn.com

ON TAP SPORTS CAFE - GALLERIA

3440 Galleria Circle, Hoover 205-988-3203 www.ontapsportscafe.com ON TAP SPORTS CAFE RIVERCHASE

1845 Montgomery Hwy., Ste. 207, Hoover, 205-988-5558 www.ontapsportscafe.com REDLINE BAR & GRILL

1615 Montgomery Highway, Birmingham, 205-823-1488 www.facebook.com/redlinerbar

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LAKEVIEW DISTRICT The Lakeview District is one of the top entertainment areas in town. Centered around 7th Avenue South and 29th Street; this region of the city packs in the crowds every night. With live music, martini bars, dance clubs and restaurants, the Lakeview District is the place to be any night of the week.

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The Summit

BIRMINGHAM SHOPPING Birmingham is the unrivaled retail giant of Alabama. From outlet malls to upscale boutiques, shopping opportunities are near endless. Colonial Brookwood Village Conveniently located in Homewood right off 280 Highway, shoppers find specialty stores as well as larger retailers such as Macy’s, Belk and Books-AMillion. Also houses several particularly good restaurants. Garage and courtesy valet parking is available. Shades Creek Parkway (Alabama 149) between U.S. 280 and U.S. 31. www.shopbrookwoodvillage.com

Downtown Birmingham

Investigating downtown shopping is an adventure in itself. Start out at BB’s China & Glassware (2427 1st Ave. North) where you’ll find an enticing assortment of dishes and glassware, some bearing the logos of defunct hotels from around the country, along with Fiesta ware and seconds at good discounts. Walk over one block to 2nd Avenue North where you’ll find Charm (2329 2nd Ave. North), a delightful little boutique with new and vintage handmade jewelry, purses, scarves and more. Just across the street is Faith Skate Supply (2328 2nd Ave. No.) for 60 BBVACO M PASS BOW L .COM

skateboarding enthusiasts. Then head up the street about half a block to What’s on Second (2306 2nd Ave. No.) for an eye-feast of vintage, antique and unusual items. Move on to downtown 20th Street to the historic Bon Ton Hatters, where you can get your hat steam cleaned while you get the best shoeshine in town. Just off 20th on Third Avenue North is a treasure trove of memories at Reed Books (see Arts and Antiques section). Back over to 20th Street and south a few blocks is the Peanut Depot. Stop in for treats or just to see the beautiful old roasters that are still in use. Head further south down 20th into historic Five Points South. A good photo background here is “The Storyteller,” a fountain designed by Birminghamnative sculptor Frank Fleming. While in this district, stop in at Charlemagne Record Exchange, if only for the atmosphere and the personnel. Also check out McNolia’s Cards and Gifts for funky stuff and The Golden Temple, where herbal supplements are sold alongside Birkenstocks®. www.downtownbirmingham.org

Downtown Homewood

Old-style shopping along main street in the Birmingham suburb of Homewood includes upscale clothing shops, home decorating stores, and nationally acknowledged high

end antique galleries. A stop by Savage’s Bakery, a local landmark, is a necessity. The new Soho Square includes an interesting mix of boutiques and restaurants at sidewalk level below residential lofts. 18th Street (and beyond), Homewood. www.homewoodchamber.org

English Village, Mountain Brook Village and Crestline Village

In the heart of the suburb of Mountain Brook, these three distinct shopping

areas are linked by tree lined sidewalks. English Village has restaurants, coffee houses and garden shops. Mountain Brook Village has funky art shops, high end boutiques and home furnishing stores. (Don’t miss a stroll through Smith’s Variety for a variety of toys and candy bins.) Crestline Village has a nice mix of restaurants and high fashion shops with special emphasis on children’s clothing. www.mtnbrookchamber. com/ membership_directory.asp BBVACOM PASSBOWL .COM 61

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Patton Creek

Combines a “main street” element with parking and sidewalks in front of an eclectic mix of quaint, unique

shops and restaurants, with larger retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and Rave Motion Pictures. In the Birmingham suburb of Hoover between I-459, the Riverchase Galleria, and Alabama 150.

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For a different sort of shopping experience and a clear departure from the mall scene, Pepper Place is your destination. Pepper Place, an old Dr. Pepper syrup plant houses an eclectic mix of home furnishing shops, antiques and architectural stores. During the spring

and summer months, tourists and residents alike flock to the Pepper Place Market, an outdoor farmers market with chef demonstrations every Saturday. Alongside the tomatoes, squash and peaches, shoppers find hand-crafted clothing, yard ornaments, honey, organic soaps, goat cheese and scones. www. pattoncreek.com

Riverchase Galleria

Housed beneath the world’s longest skylight are more than 200 shops, a dozen restaurants and a colorful carousel. Look for American Eagle, Banana Republic,

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Godiva Chocolatier, Abercrombie & Finch and the Disney Store, just a few samples of stores in this twostory city under glass. The complex also includes the Wynfrey Hotel. U.S. 31 and Alabama 150 at I-459. www. riverchasegalleria.com

The Shops of Grand River

Set against the picturesque landscape of the Cahaba River Valley, The Shops of Grand River is a brand new shopping destination. A sampling of the distinctive outlet and specialty stores are Brooks Brothers, Gap Outlet, Jones New York Outlet, Bose, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Carters Babies & Kids, and more. www.shopsofgrandriver.com 64 BBVACO M PASS B OWL .COM

The Summit

Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a new outfit, the perfect accessory, or an outstanding dining experience, The Summit offers a unique opportunity to find what truly suits you with over 100 stores and restaurants. Its outdoor design and beautiful architectural detail play host to a number of shops that fit your taste and your lifestyle. You may feel like just browsing or like wining and dining- but we know that during a visit to The Summit you will shop in style. At I-459 and U.S. 280. www.thesummitonline.com

Trussville Shopping

The booming suburb of

Trussville includes two large shopping areas with a third scheduled to open in October. Target, Books-aMillion, and Old Navy anchor the mall on U.S. 11. A second shopping area occupies both sides of Chalkville Road, just after the first I-59 Trussville exit, with a Wal-Mart and cinema on one side and Kohlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anchoring the other. The third cluster of shops is the Pinnacle Shopping Center, located behind Target and anchored by Belk and Best Buy. www. colonialprop.com/ property-info/?cid=1267 Dozens of other shopping centers are in the Birmingham area. For a complete listing, visit www.birmingham.travel.

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