Birmingham Restaurant Week’s final event of 2017 teamed up 10 Alabama farmers and 10 Alabama chefs to create a delicious Harvest Brunch in the heart of Woodlawn. Local farm-fresh ingredients were the centerpiece of each dish at the brunch festival, held at Woodlawn’s SocialVenture on Saturday, October 7.
REV thanks the farmers, restaurants, beverage distributors, volunteers and sponsors who worked together to make this event happen. Learn about the featured farmers in our Meet the Farmers photo gallery and see photos from the event on our Facebook page. Thanks, also, to City Meats and Vegetables for hosting the event’s first kids’ cereal bar and mini-movie theater! It was a hit, not only with the kids, but with adults too!
Harvest Brunch proceeds benefit REV’s Urban Food Project, which assists in making sure the freshest ingredients find their way to Birmingham grocery stores, corner stores and dinner tables, giving residents access to healthy, locally-sourced food.
If you’ve been following REV for a while, you probably remember The Big Pitch Competitions we used to hold back in the day. The Big Pitch presented by PNC was essentially our own little version of Shark Tank. And a lot of your favorite local businesses that participated in this competition now have active retail storefronts that you can go check out. Let’s start with some of our finalists that are based in the City of Birmingham and see what they’ve been up to!
We’re so excited to welcome yet another new business to the Woodlawn Community! Thrive Wellness Lounge is a plant-based health and wellness store in the heart of Woodlawn owned by Tish Fletcher (a veteran Woodlawn Street Market vendor – whoop whoop)! You can swing by and check out Woodlawn’s newest addition on Tuesday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. It’s always a good time to support a female, black-owned local business! We talked to Tish a little bit more about her journey to opening her very own brick and mortar store. Keep reading to learn more!
It’s our favorite time of the month again – Woodlawn Street Market time! Woohoo! This month’s market will be held on August 13, 2022, from 5-9 p.m. and it’s a night market – because we all know how bad that Alabama heat can get! Keep reading to check out the vendors that will be featured at this month’s market.