I've been using Meadowbrook Veterinary Hospital for a couple of years now and am very pleased with their service. They are good with my cats and dogs, curteous to me, and are generally a very good animal clinic.
I love the coffee at Cool Beans- they sell fair trade coffee and it somes at a fair price as well. They ahve a little toy room for children that is open and easy to view, so that makes it a natural hangout for those of us who have small children but miss our coffee house days. It's a clean and cheery establishment with tasty food, great coffee, and entertainment for the kids. I highly reccomend it!
I've been seeing Dr. Flannagan for a couple of years now and my back has never been better. He's a very personable and knowledgable chiropractor with a terrific attitude and friendly staff. I highly reccomend him.
Big Sky bakery has some of the most delicious baked goods I've ever tried. Their cookies are practically a meal, packed with oatmeal and whole wheat flour. Their breads are incredible as well. I highly recommend them!
Golden Temple is the backbone of the natural food and medicine community in Birmingham. If it's alternative, they'll have it. Their customer service is generally very helpful and kind, and their selection is terriffic. A little pricey, but good for what ails you.
Red Rain always has something different and out of the ordinary in their shop. Browsing in Red Rain is a little like stepping into another world- so different from anything else Brimingham has to offer. If you are looking for natural or organic products including clothes, pet food, soap, seeds, books or jewelry (amongst many other things) then Red Rain is the place to go.
If you can think of it and it's a toy, odds are that Homewood Toy and Hobby has it. I love browsing through their aisles- you never know what you're going to find and there's always something new. Their customer service is great, too.
My daughter took classes at the Children's Dance Foundation for a year and the classes never failed to delight and enrich. The teachers focused on enjoyment and delight more than being sticklers for moving 'right' and made my daughter feel like a ballerina. If you're looking for an excellent no-pressure dance enviornment, this is the place.
As a fan of Indian films, I love that India Heritage has affordable Hindi-language films to rent on both DVD and VHS formats. They also have a terrific selection of Indian cuisine and ingredients- everything you need to make some amazing food! The folks that work there are always friendly and helpful.
My daughter took a Kindermusik class at the Pink House and it was a wonderful experience for her. She loved going and dancing and playing with the teacher and her friends at class.