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.
NiEl' Atelier Grand Opening Showcases Inspirational Journey of Ukrainian Family Achieving the American Dream
In less than a year after arriving in the United States, the Vyshyvanyuk family, who recently fled from Ukraine, is now launching NiEl’ Bridal Atelier, a custom wedding dress and alterations business in Forest Park. Olena and Mykola Vyshyvanyuk, along with their three children – Viktoriia Vyshyvanyuk, Eva Vyshyvanyuk, and Loanna Vyshyvanyuk – made the courageous decision to leave Ukraine on November 7, 2022. This family’s inspiring story serves as a testament to the boundless opportunities that small businesses can achieve in Birmingham.
Are you a startup looking for a foot in the door? Did you know we have an accelerator program that helps founders begin their entrepreneurial journey right here in the Switch district? TechStars is a dynamic three-month program that empowers entrepreneurs in their quest to discover product-market fit, gain traction, and access both capital and global mentorship. Operating in more than 30 cities worldwide, Techstars added Birmingham as a host for their energy-focused cohort.
The Woodlawn Street Market is a platform for small businesses to showcase their talents and products. From handmade jewelry to locally sourced produce, you can find a wide variety of items that highlight the creativity and craftsmanship of the Birmingham community Among the talented individuals who have found a home in this vibrant marketplace is none other than Johnathan Westbrook, fondly known as Jon Jon, and the majority owner of the Broncho Food Truck. This new food truck made its debut back in August and will be back again for this week’s market.