In a Whole30 rut? Try these 7 meals from local restaurants

I couldn’t find a statistic, but I bet if you were to check the most-Googled questions each January, they’d look like: “What is Whole30?,” “Is sugar Whole30 approved?,” “When does Whole30 get easier?” We did a little research and asked Birmingham businesses what they recommend from their menu when it comes to being clean, green,…

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BLUEROOT’s flagship location is ready to open in Pepper Place

Two years after launching as a grain and salad bowl pop-up, BLUEROOT, the fast-healthy concept founded by Jennifer Ryan, is ready to open its flagship location in Pepper Place. Known for its salads and hearty, healthy snacks, BLUEROOT will host its official grand opening on Tuesday, July 20. Leading up to next week’s opening, the restaurant will host…

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Why This New Yorker Brought BLUEROOT to Pepper Place

We spoke to BLUEROOT founder Jennifer Ryan about healthy eating, building a business from scratch, and more. Meet our newest FACE of Birmingham! by JAVACIA HARRIS BOWSER October 10, 2021 When Jennifer Ryan and her husband moved to Birmingham in 2016, they fell in love with Magic City and its Southern hospitality. But as she was…

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Blueroot Is an Alabama Restaurant Rooted in Female Collaboration

By: Susan Swagler “There’s something that is true in this town: Collaboration wins over competition every time,” says Jennifer Ryan, owner of BLUEROOT Co. “And the people who figure that out sooner, understand Birmingham.” Ryan, from Southern California by way of New York City, figured this out pretty quickly when she came to the Magic…

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A Preamble of Flavor

By Christiana RousselPhotos by Mary Fehr “If you build it, they will come.” We’re all familiar with that famous line from the Kevin Costner film, Field of Dreams, referring to the baseball diamond he constructs, smack dab in the middle of his Iowa corn fields. Jennifer Ryan can readily identify with the emotions that drive a…

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