B-metro - The magazine of metro Birmingham living


Pizitz: The Revival

Standing at the corner of Second Avenue and 19th Street, right in the heart of Birmingham’s historic retail and theater district, this classic building embodies the very best of the old downtown, now reborn as part of a new downtown shaking off the cobwebs of decades of suburban flight.

The Young Philanthropists

We chronicle the sense of Birmingham’s renewal by profiling some young people carrying on the giving nature of the city into a new generation of young philanthropists.

Dream Home: The Thrill of the Hunt

Pops of color and vintage finds make this Edgewood house a home.

Midwinter Ginger

Invoke peace and goodwill with a sip of this boozy, yet balanced take on a Manhattan.

Sweet Sensations of the Season

These recipes all celebrate life’s sweetness while bringing the fresh and the new to the holiday season. In the cool of December, warm up with a little sugary delight, and make any or all of these in your kitchen today.

Kitchen Mission

Jimmie Hale’s James Poe knows the struggles of those he serves first-hand.

One on One: Morgan Berney and Chad Whitlock

We brought together two local professionals who are sharing their brand with the community while learning what it means to call this city home.

A Fresh Approach

Well-known restaurateur Darryl Borden returns to the city as executive chef at Park Crest.

Teens on the Fast Track

It all started with a search for teenagers doing things outside the box. The ones we found wowed us with their radio shows, set lists, blogs, and race cars, but more than that they overwhelmed us with their unrelenting passion and the initiative they take to translate it into action.

Magic City Kitties Unites Birmingham Cat Lovers

Facebook group Magic City Kitties was dreamed up by Lindsay Ellinas in February 2016.

Nancy McLemore’s Journey From Hospital Acting To Real Life Treatment

Voice over actress Nancy McLemore knows exactly what a breast cancer diagnosis sounds like. She recounts it for me in her living room, assuming her name is Kathy Smith.