Primi Piatti Market, Holiday Market Select, Papa Joe’s Market, Market Square…discover why foodies flock to Birmingham’s gourmet food markets. The holiday season is the perfect time to pop in to pick up the ingredients for a home-cooked meal, or perhaps a home-heated meal…just as delicious without the hassle.
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I never really understood Black Friday. Wake up at an ungodly hour to fight with huge crowds in a stuffy, airless shopping mall? No thank you. But, Small Business Saturday? That’s always been my jam.
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Why shop local? It’s not because I think I’m doing my local stores a big favor. It’s just the opposite — it’s about what these local businesses provide us as a community. (But, it’s also where I find all the best stuff!)
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