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January = the SEC playing in the BCS Championship…

BCS 2013 logoIn case you’ve been living under a rock for the last 37 days, you already know that the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama will battle the Fighting Irish of the University of Notre Dame tonight for the BCS Championship.

There are a lot of viewing parties taking place in metro Birmingham this evening. The Carmike Summit 16 has 285 seats available on a first-come, first served basis according to ABC 33/40’s website if you feel like venturing down 280.

If you’re thinking about staying a little closer to downtown after work (if you didn’t leave early to get ready for the game), you may want to think about what’s become WorkPlay’s annual watch party event starting at 4 p.m. Priscilla Wadsworth will be there along with some of her Crimson Tide-focused illustrations.

We know there are a lot of other parties going on this evening, including ones at Cantina in Pepper Place, and Crescendo Lounge on Southside.

Where are you watching the game? Who are you going to root for?

Good People is Good Beer… according to GOOD Magazine

Map of GOOD Beer. Courtesy of GOOD MagazineGood People Brewing Company (GPB) was recently recognized as Alabama’s representative in GOOD Magazine’s list of the most popular microbrews in the United States.

The United States of GOOD Beer highlighted the best microbrew option in each of the 50 states. Every state was represented – except for Idaho.

GPB also celebrated a joyous moment last week Friday. Folks visiting  some area groceries and restaurants in Birmingham and Huntsville were finally able to enjoy the Birmingham-based microbrewery’s Brown and IPA in cans.

One of the cool things about the availability of the six-packs available is the 6-pack holders they’re being distributed with. They’re developed by PakTech, a company out of Oregon that was interviewed back in August by CraftCans.com about the design of the holders.

The holders are made of HDPE, a #2 plastic that is accepted at the Alabama Environmental Center‘s recycling station downtown.

Infographic: courtesy of GOOD Magazine.

You are still Beautiful, Birmingham

You Are Beautiful, too. acnatta/FlickrOne of the newest pieces of graffiti in Birmingham, AL is located directly across the street from Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham, AL. It is the second major location of the phrase “You Are Beautiful” in the city in recent weeks; the first was placed on the Highland Avenue bridge located over the Elton B. Stephens Expressway on the city’s Southside.

When The Birmingham News first reported about the graffiti in October, it was suggested that it may be part of the Operation Beautiful movement. Other sites have pointed out that it is more likely part of the movement explained and chronicled on you-are-beautiful.com.

No matter what the reason, it’s one good reason to get together on Twitter for a #bhamchat conversation tonight. We’ll be getting started at 7 p.m. CT. There will also be an interesting take posted over on Dear Birmingham tomorrow morning.

Photo: You Are Beautiful, too. acnatta/Flickr

Mayorpalooza ends tonight!

Bell vs. Cooper Bob Farley/f8PhotoMany people are rejoicing in the fact that the journey to the special election to serve out the remainder of former Birmingham mayor Larry Langford ends tonight – though the reasons for that relief vary depending on who you talk to.

There’s bound to be endless coverage of the election results across Birmingham virtual landscape but the City of Birmingham will be posting the election results on their website starting at 7:15 p.m. tonight. You could also check out the results from various sources, including Fox 6AL.com and Wade on Birmingham.

Of course, I have my own opinions about today’s vote, but I did vote this afternoon. I hope that you did too. We’ll post a photo of the winner after it’s been determined.

UPDATE: The Lego Store’s coming to The Galleria


UPDATE: 7.14.2009The Birmingham News has now reported the story and has additional information.

Yes, it’s true – no longer do you have to travel down to Orlando to get your Lego fix. you won’t have to drive all the way to Charlotte either (since they’re getting one too). You’ll just have to go down the road to Hoover and the Riverchase Galleria…

Metro Birmingham is one of twelve U.S. locations announced for the building block’s stand alone stores to be opened in the near future. The store’s site is already up, allowing folks interested in specifics to keep track of the store’s progress. Now, if we can only score some Lego sets based on Birmingham landmarks, similar to the Frank Lloyd Wright series (or a relaunch of the Zack commercials)…

Photo: Lego bricks. Courtesy of The Lego Group.

No free cones this year in Birmingham

Free Cone Day banner - Ben & Jerry's official websiteMetro Birmingham residents were looking forward to their annual trek into one of the two area Ben & Jerry’s ice cream locations for their free cones. Unfortunately, it will be regular price for ice cream cones while other stores across the country take part in the annual Free Cone Day activities…

…that is, unless you feel like making the drive up to Huntsville for it. If there’s a bright side, it’s that it will be a little cooler tomorrow anyway. Of course, as suggested on Twitter, maybe another local provider of ice cream will be willing to step in.

It’s time to eat some pancakes

Considering we couldn’t take advantage of that free Grand Slam at Denny’s after the Super Bowl very easily here in metro Birmingham, tomorrow gives you a chance to enjoy helping a good cause while enjoying some pancakes.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is National Pancake Day after all, giving customers across the country and at area IHOPs a chance to enjoy a free short stack in exchange for providing a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network. 100% of all donations received in Alabama will go to benefit Childrens Hospital. It would be another way to shine attention on their planned expansion.

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