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Alyx Chandler

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a bundled up crowd, wearing mostly purple and gold, gathered outside at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium to taste food samples, enter raffles and talk football during the third annual event. more

Oct 30, 2017 9:09 PM People

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Erica Techo

About 400 people showed up to try food samples from 38 Hoover restaurants, caterers and other food and drink providers. more

Oct 12, 2017 9:21 PM News

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Dedra Miele opened her Nothing Bundt Cakes store in the Whole Foods Market Plaza in Riverchase in January, but she still has people come in every day, saying they didn’t realize she was there. more

Sep 26, 2017 4:33 PM People

Iron City Chef 2017, which took place Saturday, July 22, from 6-9 p.m., featured special dishes by four local chefs. The night ended with a cook-off between the two top-voted chefs, with three judges then deciding who was crowned Iron City Chef. more

Aug 1, 2017 8:45 PM People

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

Amazon’s June 16 announcement that it plans to acquire Whole Foods Market in a $13.7 billion deal should not affect the opening of the Whole Foods store in the Riverchase Village shopping center, the Texas-based grocery chain says. more

Jun 26, 2017 8:38 PM People

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Rick Claypoole used to work in corporate America. He traveled frequently and was gone a significant amount of time, leaving his wife, Kathy, primarily responsible for feeding their three children. more

Apr 28, 2017 8:52 PM Businesses 1 Comments

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Photo by Ron Burkett.

In 2016, there were more than 2,000 people who attended the festival. This year’s Turkish Food Festival will be similar, with the addition of even more Turkish vendors. more

Mar 31, 2017 6:30 PM People

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Hoover couple spreads love with homemade pepper jelly business. more

Mar 27, 2017 8:01 PM People

Waitr is an online restaurant technology platform designed to connect local restaurants to hungry consumers. Their mission is to develop the local food culture for communities across the U.S. by expanding the reach of local restaurant menus. more

Mar 2, 2017 5:43 PM News

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Photo courtesy of Dave and Buster's

The plan is to open a 33,000-square-foot restaurant and arcade with 150 to 200 games by the second or third quarter of 2018, a company representative told the Hoover City Council. more

Feb 16, 2017 7:23 PM Businesses 33 Comments

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Photo by Sarah Cook.

Over the Top Toffee has only been in business for a few months, but its secret recipe has been brewing for decades. more

Jan 30, 2017 7:35 PM Restaurants

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Benard and Brianna Tamburello used to joke that if their Moss Rock restaurant neighbors, The Boot at the Preserve, ever left, they wanted to buy that space for Vecchia Pizzeria and Mercato. more

Jan 30, 2017 7:28 PM Restaurants

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Coffee-ol-ogy established itself at the Hoover Public Library with an original concept: a menu based on a different culture’s cuisine each month. more

Jan 30, 2017 7:25 PM Restaurants 1 Comments

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

There’s a new alligator in town, and its name is Boudreaux, the mascot and official “swamp monster” of Swamp Monster BBQ’s kitchen. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:23 PM Businesses

Isaac Robinson said he always knew he wanted to own his own business, but he never thought it would be in the food industry. more

Oct 27, 2016 5:21 PM Businesses

“Not just an ordinary taco.” more

Oct 27, 2016 5:18 PM Businesses

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Photo by Sarah Cook.

Hoover residents will have the opportunity to taste some of the area’s best cuisine beneath the boughs of autumn trees come Oct. 6, as Aldridge Gardens hosts its fifth annual Taste of Hoover. more

Sep 29, 2016 7:27 PM Businesses

The Boot at Preserve Village closed

Photo by Jon Anderson

The founder of the restaurant said the owners need more space and more parking. more

Aug 2, 2016 10:39 PM Businesses 1 Comments

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Photo by Frank Couch.

Two longtime Ross Bridge residents said they’d felt that one of the few things their community lacked was an eatery providing a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. So they decided to do something about it. more

Apr 28, 2016 9:59 PM Businesses 3 Comments

When UAB student Supraja “Sippy” Sridhar shared her student meal plan with some friends, she was just doing her part to help. She soon realized it was a much bigger issue. more

Jan 26, 2016 3:06 PM People

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