Russell and Amber’s Happenings
Cayo Coco Rum Bar
This is the newest addition to Founder’s Station! Check out this swanky, Cuban–inspired restaurant and bar. They will be serving dinner starting at 5pm Mon-Sat, but the bar opens at 4pm. Situated near Pilcrow, The Essential, and Square One Goods, Cayo Coco is the perfect spot to relax with friends as the sun sets. Their selection of punches, daiquiris, and cocktails will send your tastebuds on a tropical getaway. The vivid colors of the interior are sure to make this a selfie hotspot. We’re definitely glad that their doors are now open to the public.
Birmingham Restaurant Week
We’ve had the pleasure of blogging for Birmingham Restaurant Week for the past few years and we always seem to fall in love with a new dish or two. For the uninitiated, Birmingham Restaurant Week lasts from Aug. 16th-25th and features dozens of local restaurants that will have special menu pricing just for this event. We can’t believe that this is the 10th year. This is the best time to find your next favorite B’ham restaurant. The only downside is that you may have to burn some extra calories, but it’s totally worth it.
We try to be impartial, but Sidewalk is our favorite Birmingham Festival. (It’s in print now, so it’s official!) We’ve attended, volunteered for, and covered Sidewalk Film Festival for a long time. This festival is the spirit of Birmingham brought to life! August 23rd-25th, spend the weekend downtown watching some amazing independent films in some gorgeous venues. We’ve been told by multiple filmmakers that this is by far their favorite film festival as well. In addition to the films there are always fun parties to attend, and the Saturday night party always has a fun theme. We can’t overstate how much fun you’ll have. We usually make a staycation out of it and stay downtown. We will see you there. “Happy Sidewalk!”
11th Annual Land Aid
On Friday September 13, head over to Avondale for the 11th Annual Land Aid! Fresh Water Land Trust does SO much for our community, especially since the undertaking of the Red Rocks Trail Initiative that will connect 750 miles of trails in the Birmingham area. This is your chance to give back while having a great time! This year’s headliner is The Brummies with opener Funk You. The show starts at 6 p.m. and goes into the night. We’ve attended Land Aid for the past few years and always have a fantastic time.