A proud Birmingham, Alabama native, Emily Brown has long been in on the secret that Birmingham is an incredible food town. When she’s not writing about food, restaurants, and purveyors for Birmingham Restaurant Week, she’s out enjoying new culinary adventures, whether in one of the city’s restaurants or from her own kitchen. Raised equally on a diet of storytelling and great, Southern food, Emily is also the author of Birmingham Food: A Magic City Menu, a book about the history of food and restaurants in Birmingham from The History Press.
Happenin's in the 'Ham was founded in May 2015 by Amber and Russell Hooks as a way to promote Birmingham's renaissance. In addition to their full time jobs, they love promoting all things Birmingham with an emphasis on all the wonderful free and low cost activities that the city has to offer. You have probably seen them ZYP biking around town, hanging out at Railroad Park, or at one of Birmingham's great music, food, or film festivals.
They are honored to be selected as the official bloggers of Birmingham Restaurant Week 2016 and look forward to sharing the experience via social media. They strive to promote local businesses and love meeting people who share their passion for Birmingham. "We fell in love with this city as we fell in love with each other. Many of our first dates were at local Birmingham restaurants. We got engaged at Railroad Park and had our wedding reception after-party on the rooftop of The Redmont Hotel. We want to share that love with as many people as possible".