10 things since last Football Season:

1). Well Red:

A new coffee and bookstore that also sells wine by the glass or bottle. You can stop in for a quick pick-me-up drink or stay and relax with a glass of wine. Catch up on some reading as well while enjoying a decadent pastry made in-house by their pastry chef.

Location: 223 Opelika Road. Auburn, AL 36830

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2). Auburn Candle Company:

The custom candle store featuring 80 fragrances for you to pour your own candle. It is a fun way to customize your scent just for you while spending time with the family. The store also has pre-made candles, diffusers, lotions, and hand soaps. 

Location: 166 N. Gay St. Suite 1 Auburn, AL 36830

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3). Midtown- 

A new housing complex is a flourishing industry with new businesses and pop-up shops. This includes the bodegas located in the front with local favorites such as Ross House Coffee, O-Town ice cream, and new stories like Lily Jane Boutique. The Plaza is also located in Midtown. It is a new restaurant and bar serving up burgers, tots, and their famous "brain freeze" drink. 

Location: 1188 Opelika Road, Auburn AL 36830

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4). Bruxie- Fried Chicken and Waffles food truck.

This food truck is the way to go when you are craving something savory and sweet. The waffles are made fresh throughout the day and the chicken is perfectly crispy. The food truck has put their unique spin on this delicious meal. Find where they are located and check them out. 

Location: Changes weekly.

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5). Heritage House-

The five-room boutique bed and breakfast has new owners. The Heritage House is a beautifully restored 1913 neoclassical mansion. Each room is themed and the house can accommodate up to 14 guests. Book your stay and let the owners take care of you while they also make a delicious breakfast of your choice.

Location: 714 2nd Avenue. Opelika, AL 36801

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6). Big Mike’s:

Steak and seafood, what more could you want? Big Mike's Steakhouse has recently opened with a menu featuring crab claws, ribeye's and much more. Treat yourself and the family to a meal guaranteed to leave you feeling full. 

Location: 610 Shug Jordan Parkway Auburn, AL 36832

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7). Irritable Bao and The Bean-

Two of Auburn’s favorite restaurants have relocated to new locations. Irritable Bao continues to serve up its famous bao's with a different menu each week. They are now located in downtown Auburn next to Little Italy's Pizza. The Bean of course still has the most mouth-watering cinnamon rolls and coffee. You can check out their new location with great outdoor seating on N. Dean Road.


Irritable Bao: 127 E. Magnolia Ave. Auburn, AL 36830 The Bean:  140 A North Dean Road. Auburn, AL 36830

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8). Fig and Wasp:

Fig & Wasp has handmade 20th-century rugs, French and English antiques, local pottery, and modern art, all carefully curated for today’s home. They are located in Waverly and have recently opened up so you can come to shop for their amazing selection for your home. 

Location: 1316 Patrick Street Waverly, AL 36879

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9). Cafe 123 an oldie with a new twist: 

Couldn't get enough of Cafe 123? Good thing they are serving lunch now! They are open Tuesdays- Saturdays from 11-2 p.m. Make it a day in downtown Opelika with a fine dining experience followed by some much-needed shopping.

Location: 123 S. Eighth Street Opelika, AL 36801

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10). Momma G's-

The OG has recently renovated its location. It now has over 2,000 square feet of outdoor space to watch the footall games or hang out and snack on everyone's favorite nachos. 

Location: 500 W. Magnolia Ave. Auburn, AL 36830

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