Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving Day

With Thanksgiving 2016 just around the corner, the big question the huge Birmingham food scene is asking, “which restaurants will be open?” Here is your guide to staying away from having to cook that huge Thanksgiving dinner come November 24, 2016 and take a peak at where your Thanksgiving dinner could possibly happen on tables all around Birmingham.

The Bright Star

Location:  304 19th St. North in Bessemer, Ala

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.    

Table service: yes

Thanksgiving menu: yes

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Location: Eight locations in the Birmingham metro area

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.   

Table service: yes

Thanksgiving menu: yes

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Location: 103 Summit Blvd., Birmingham  

Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.   

Table service: yes

Thanksgiving menu: yes

Galley and Garden

Location: 2220 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

Table service: yes

Thanksgiving menu: yes

Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel

Location: 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Hoover

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.   

Table service: no – Thanksgiving buffet

Thanksgiving menu: yes

Irondale Café

Location: 1906 First Ave. North, Irondale

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

Location: 4000 Grand Ave. Hoover

Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   

Table service: yes

Thanksgiving menu: yes

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Location: 23000 Woodcrest Place, Birmingham

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.   

Table service: yes

Thanksgiving menu: yes

Seasons 52

Location: 245 Summit Blvd., Birmingham

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  

Table service: yes

Thanksgiving menu: yes

A Birmingham Fall as told by Pinterest

Check out our Pinterest board for great ideas on where and how to spend your November days in Birmingham and surrounding areas!

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Big Spoon Creamery – Which ice cream sandwich are you?

dribbble.com//Todd Helzer
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Big Spoon Creamery creates artisan crafted ice cream that is sure to impress. You can follow them on instagram @bigspoonbham to track down their truck or cart.
Take the quiz to find out which one of their signature sammie suits you best? These culinary creations include: Choc dipped Pistachio, Octane Coffee Caramel, Brown Butter Apple
, Salted Caramel
, Pumpkin Gingersnap
 and Cookies n’ Cream.

People of Birmingham: Micah Green-Holloway

If four years ago you asked Micah Green-Holloway where he would be attending school, Samford University would have not even been on the list. Fast forward to October 2016, and he is set to graduate with his business degree in May.

“Being from Woodlawn High School,” Green-Holloway said, “I didn’t think I would ever be smart enough or have good enough test grades to make it into Samford. That’s when I learned about this program called My Brother’s Keeper.”

My Brother’s Keeper is a program designed to put inner city high school students into Alabama universities. There were only eight kids selected for this program, and Micah was talented and blessed enough to be one of those students.

Green-Holloway remembers touring Samford one day during his sophomore year where he met President Dr. Westmoreland. “I was talking to Dr. Westmoreland recently,” Green-Holloway said, “And he reminded me of what I told him when we were sitting in his office during my tour.  I told him, ‘not too many people make it past my stop sign.’ Not too many people make it out of Woodlawn. I was not going to be complacent. I was determined to make it past my stop sign, and I did.”

It was a long journey to get to Samford, but he has been making an impact ever since he stepped on campus. Green-Holloway made the Dean’s List both semesters of his freshman year, was selected to be a Samford Ambassador, and was given the Freshman Leadership Award. Needless to say, the hard work and determination he had paid off immensely.

Today Micah is an intern at Fix Mart and will be presenting a business idea to the Miami Dolphins, Marlins and Heat in the middle of December. This past summer he interned with the Birmingham Barons to try to get his foot in the door of professional baseball management–his ultimate dream is to be the General Manager of the Atlanta Braves.

Even though Green-Holloway has thrived at Samford, he has never forgotten where he came from and how he got to where he is today. That is why being an Urban Young Life Leader is one of the things that Micah is most proud of.

“I’m thankful that I have the opportunity to invest in the lives of kids the way that so many people have invested in me. When I look at these kids, I see the potential that a few years ago people saw in me, and it excites me to see where they will be four years down the road.”

Green-Holloway wants people to remember a few things when they think about his Samford career. He said, “I want people to remember that I loved the Lord with all my heart, that I not only did well at Samford, but that I left a legacy that lives beyond myself. I want people to see that I left a legacy at Young Life, at Ransom and on the campus of Samford as a whole. I want people to know that I never would have been able to do it on my own, but by the grace of the Lord and His faithfulness throughout the whole process I have been able to leave a legacy.”