A Note from the Editor on Volume 8

Editor Rebecca Todd Stewart lounges on a kitchen floor while perusing The Scout Guide Birmingham, Volume 8.

Welcome to Volume 8 of The Scout Guide Birmingham! Putting this book together has been such a joy and I am so grateful to each business who has entrusted me to tell their story. I feel a deep connection to this hidden gem tucked in the hills of Alabama and the people who call it home – I hope this book makes you feel the same. Grab dinner at one of our award winning restaurants, drink a locally brewed beer (or two!), shop our fabulous boutiques, admire our gorgeous architecture and explore the unique places that make this city so special. Thank you Birmingham for supporting our small business community and cheers to many more years of local!

– Rebecca Stewart

Where to Find the Guide

The Scout Guide Birmingham, Volume 8 is available with all of our scouted businesses. Visit them in-store or pop into their offices to pick up a copy (or two) for displaying and sharing with all your local loving friends.  

How to Use the Guide 

The Scout Guide Birmingham is a local resource. Browse it, display it, but most importantly, use it! 

If you’re a visitor to Birmingham, we recommend perusing the digital copy to familiarize yourself with the people and places you can’t miss while you’re in town. Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, use it to craft your itinerary. Don’t forget to tell the local boutiques and restaurants you visit that The Scout Guide sent you! 

Longtime local? This guide is intended to deepen your connection to Magic City. Use it to discover (or rediscover) experts, creatives, and resources. Hire a Birmingham born-and-bred architect or interior designer, shop for gifts at a Mountain Brook-based boutique, tap a community-favorite doctor or wellness resource. And make sure to tell them The Scout Guide sent you – because when locals support fellow locals, wonderful things happen. 

Meet the members of The Scout Guide Birmingham, Volume 8 here or browse the digital copy here. And stay in the local know by following along with The Scout Guide Birmingham on Instagram. Tapped a local business featured in Volume 8? Don’t forget to let them know Scout sent you!