Thomas Finch of CellarDoor restaurant in New Orleans will be the guest chef for the 28th annual A Night in New Orleans weekend at the Bright Star in Bessemer. This year's dates are Thursday-Saturday, Aug, 3-5, and reservations are available from 5 to 10 p.m. each night. This is the 28th year the Bright Star has brought in a New Orleans chef to take over the kitchen for the weekend and bring a taste of the Big Easy to the Bessemer restaurant.
Ashley Mac's, a cafe and takeout business with three locations in suburban Birmingham, plans to open its first downtown location in the former home of a famous old Magic City restaurant. The cafe will move into the former La Paree restaurant space at 2013 Fifth Ave. North, Ashley Mac's co-founder and co-owner Ashley McMakin told AL.com this afternoon. "Being a Birmingham native, it's great to see downtown reviving," McMakin said.
"Step," a documentary about a girls' high school step team, will be the opening night film at the 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival, the festival's organizers have announced. The film, which was acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures after its debut this year at the Sundance Film Festival, will be shown at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, at the Alabama Theatre in downtown Birmingham. "The crowd-pleasing 'Step' is empowering and irresistible," Corey Craft, Sidewalk features programmer, said in a media release.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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