The New and Improved BIRMINGHAM THREAD

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  1. DaveGrohl

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    Everyone: “Nobody goes to a bar to watch a cricket match”

    Brat Brot: “You said it. No more sports.”

    They actually did get some things right. I’m sure I’ll be there this spring and summer.
     
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  2. Long Ball Larry

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    If that’s who I think it is, a young Long Ball Larry once whipped his ass at a MtBrook HS party.
     
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  3. Barves2125

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    Everyone share your real name on 3.

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  4. Barves2125

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  5. DaveGrohl

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    Will Foy
     
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  6. Long Ball Larry

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    I’m the ghost of acheely.
     
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  7. One Two

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  8. Deuce

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    Liar. The only thing he uses the internet for is LipSync Selfies.
     
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  9. Long Ball Larry

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    I just saw they’re about to start serving brunch on Sundays because who doesn’t think Mexican when they think of brunch?
     
  10. wes tegg

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    Agree with your point, but Mexican Breakfast food is fire. Chilaquiles and huevos rancheros and Micheladas :jizz:
     
  11. DriveByBBQ

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    El Barrio has a good brunch.
     
  12. Tiffin

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    Sopa Seca at El Barrio brunch is awesome.
     
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  13. The Blackfish

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    I like to get the Paloma for two, for one
     
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  14. mal630

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    Add barbacoa to it and have your life changed.
     
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  15. DaveGrohl

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    Speaking of brunch, can we get a list going? I usually blank in the moment on Sunday/Saturday mornings when trying to choose. Rowe’s was my go-to before they shut down. Now I usually just give up and go to Pizitz.
     
  16. wes tegg

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    Go to Big Bad.
     
  17. PrinceWimbley

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    Fig Tree has a nice little hidden brunch over here in Cahaba Heights. Bloody Mary bar too.
     
  18. Oranjello

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    House hunting kind of sucks. Can someone look into their crystal ball and tell me whether Avondale will still be a worthwhile investment in 7-10 years after we are coming out of a recession?
     
  19. Long Ball Larry

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    I’m a fan of Klingler’s Cafe in Vestavia for Sunday brunch
     
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  20. DaveGrohl

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    Had never heard of this. Google pics look good.
     
  21. Barves2125

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    First Watch in Vestavia is delicious, too. Not sure that they offer alcohol but the food is really good.
     
  22. One Two

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    So the guy that got arrested in TTown for pretending to be an uber driver and taking pics of passed out girls was wearing this shirt when he was arrested today



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  23. wes tegg

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    I don’t know, but if you’re cool with sending your potential kid(s) to private school, probably.
     
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  24. ramszoolander

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    I think it depends on the crime. There is a fair amount of property crime there, and I don't see that changing since there are lots of entrances/exits from the neighborhood. They are covered by East Precinct way out in Woodlawn, and the squeaky wheel (which isn't going to be an upper middle-class, mostly white neighborhood) gets the grease. I really liked a house on 39th when we moved here back in 2012, but kept wondering about all this stuff. Years later, I'm glad we picked Crestwood because I think we suffer (a little) less from these things than does Avondale. Plus, I think Woodlawn is going to take off in the next 5-10 years, and it's walking distance from my house.

    On the flip side, if you want to get further up toward Cliff Rd (which I guess is Forest Park, really), then you are going to pay more, but won't have to worry about the Avondale crime stuff. On the other hand, you can't walk to the Avondale stuff either, so there's that.

    Six of one, half a dozen of another, IMO.
     
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  25. ramszoolander

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    To qualify my answer, though: I DON'T think Avondale would be a bad investment. Don't see property values going anywhere but up (or static).

    And while Avondale Elementary is just fine (seriously), after 5th grade you're gonna be paying for private schools. 10 years from now it might be different, but the middle and high school public options in the city are all a mess still.
     
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  26. Oranjello

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    I plan on being out of the house by the time any potential kids are at an age to go to school. I want to live the DINK life for quite a while.

    This is very helpful, thank you. What kind of property crime are we talking about? Breaking into a car, breaking into houses, both? We aren't afraid of a little grit (and I may actually prefer it), but I'd rather not deal with having my car broken into once or twice a year on average.

    Safety of my BFF and investment risk have been my biggest concerns about Avondale.
     
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  27. DriveByBBQ

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    Signed the contract to purchase our first home yesterday. House is in Forest Park and I’m very, very happy about it.
     
  28. Oranjello

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    The one with the yellow door?
     
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  29. DriveByBBQ

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    Negative, but I’m curious which one you’re referring to because I haven’t seen a yellow door and we were set on Forest Park as our neighborhood.
     
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  30. One Two

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    My house in Crestwood North has a yellow door

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  31. Oranjello

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    On Linwood. Went up for sale Wednesday night and was under contract yesterday morning. It was an interesting house. Very plain on the outside but modern on the inside with a big open floor plan. I was supposed to go look at it yesterday but it was under contract before I could.
     
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  32. DriveByBBQ

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    Ahh yeah...our realtor sent us that one but the inside was a little too funky. That iron wall reminded me of Hollywood squares.
     
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  33. Oranjello

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    Yeah I wasn’t going to say anything negative in case that’s the house you signed a contract on, but that iron whatever was weird
     
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  34. MA

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    Here's the weird iron thing for anyone else who was curious:
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    They also cut down a couple trees in the front yard, which is a shame.
     
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  35. southlick

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  36. southlick

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  37. TheFreak55

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    that'd fit well in the Philly bondage house
     
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  38. sam shakusky

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    Big fire at that abandoned hotel behind Our Place in Southside. That place stays packed full of vagrants, somebody has them a night.
     
  39. wes tegg

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    I see smoke from my house.
     
  40. sam shakusky

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    I know of two guys who have been living in there for a number of months and constantly pandhandle on that corner. I imagine they’re the main suspects. Both mentally ill unfortunately.
     
  41. DaveGrohl

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    dont be creepy
     

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  42. One Two

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  43. ramszoolander

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    Is that the fire from earlier today?
     
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  44. DriveByBBQ

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    Yes.
     
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  45. PrinceWimbley

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    Built to Spill coming to Bham in July :rockin:
     
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  46. TheFreak55

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    I added you
     
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  47. DaveGrohl

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    not me
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  48. TheFreak55

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    gonna be a wild in bama today, boys. buckle up.
     
  49. DriveByBBQ

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    Any one have any experience putting the BWW insurance to use?

    House we have under contract has a broken snake line in the sewer line. It’s like 60 feet long. Whoever broke it off left it in there and it’s been so long it’s essentially welded to the pipe. Meaning removing it could do more harm than good. The yard is on a slope and it’s functioning properly so I don’t think it’s a critical repair item at the moment. I’m just wondering if the shit breaks will the BWW vendor fix it or try and get out of it because of the existing snake line. Also how much consideration to ask the seller for.
     
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  50. TheFreak55

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