jim n' nick's is another good bar-b-q restaurant in the 5 points section of downtown birmingham. jim n' nick's has three locations in the birmingham area. for chopped pork bar-b-q my personal favorite is the full moon but if you like bar-b-q you will not be disappointed with jim n' nick's.
Urban Ruins of Birmingham
A lot of people visit the ruins of Rome, Tikal, and Carthage, but we've kind of forgotten the ruins of the industrial age. Birmingham, being an old steel town, definitely has its fair share of urban ruins. This office building in the middle of Birmingham must have been really nice 50 years ago, but now all the windows are broken out and the place is utterly deserted aside from the occasional bum.
"White flight and urban sprawl"
All the people with any money have abandoned Birmingham and taken to suburbs like Pelham and Hoover. I suppose you can't blame them for looking for better schools and lower crime rates, but it is something of a shame that some of the best old architecture isn't more appreciated