Little Donkey Returns + 4 More New Businesses Heading To The Magic City


Well done to a new little donkey at Homewood, one of our new businesses. Photo via Madison Croxson for Bham Now

Good Monday, Birmingham. We’re having a FANTASTIC Monday as Little Donkey is officially back in Homewood. Read on for all the details, and discover four new Birmingham businesses that will make the season even brighter.

1. Aria Restaurant + Lounge

Check out these beautiful lights in Aria.  New businesses
Check out these beautiful lights! Photo via Aria Lounge

Looking for your next place to have a drink and dance the night away? The Aria Restaurant and Lounge on Fifth Ave. N. enhances your experience of traditional nightlife. They have 18 VIP sections to book so you and your crew can relax and focus on the fun. This 4,000 square foot place is 21 and over and the dress code is enforced, so check their website for full details.

What are you waiting for? Make those weekend plans in advance and book your section now.

2. Glitter on tap

Glitter bar
Book Glitter on Tap for your next girls night out! Photo via Glitter on Tap

Don’t be bitter, add more glitter! This new Glitter Bar from Magic City Glitter is your next activity to book for bachelorette parties, birthdays, festivals or honestly any other excuse to add some glitter.

Owned by Maria, the glitter fairy of Magic City, this new venture can add some sparkle to your life with the flick of the wand. She can apply face glitter, body glitter and even hair glitter to your pretty strands. Send her a DM on Instagram today to schedule your next shindig.

3. Little Donkey — Homewood

Birmingham's famous fried chicken Little Donkey,
Little Donkey’s famous fried chicken. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

A favorite we all know and love is making a comeback. Little Donkey is officially open now in Homewood. After a break, they officially reopened their (new) doors to serve you Mexican cuisine with a southern twist. Known for the best chicken in America according to Thrillist, this place is perfect.

After nine years in their old location, they were ready for a change. This new and improved location features a spacious patio, bright decor, and most importantly, new menu items. Who’s ready to try the best fried chicken in the best new space? I know we are.


Panoptic is now SLIDE.  New businesses
Panoptic is now SLIDE. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

If Panoptic is not a new company, the two cafes are changing their names. Prepare to meet SLIDE, a panoptic company. Serving specialty sliders and gourmet sides, they offer a dining experience at one of their two cafes, a caterer for events, and a traveling food truck so you can enjoy their food when you can’t make it. at the coffee shop.

The esteemed Chef of the Food Network, Raquel Ervin, is the CEO of the Panoptic organization and strives to serve great food with quality ingredients and impressive customer service. Make sure to stop by SLIDE for some top notch food.

5. Speech in the Magic City

Find out what this organization is doing for Birmingham!  New businesses
Find out what this organization is doing for Birmingham! Photo via Magic City Facebook Speech

Last, but not least, we have Speech in the Magic City. This wonderful organization helps people in our community who have speech and language difficulties. Through this, owner Danielle Effinger hopes individuals will discover magic, confidence and power in themselves.

Speech in the Magic City provides in-home services, teletherapy, and on-site therapy to organizations such as schools and daycares. Do you know anyone who would benefit from this service? Visit their website today.

“Speech in the Magic City uses passion, experience and love to provide professional and quality speech therapy services. We seek every day to help people with speech / language difficulties, so that their power, their self-confidence and the magic within them can shine through.

-Danielle Effinger, CCC-SLP, Speech in the Magic City, Owner

We’re all short of new business this week, Birmingham. Stay up to date on our Instagram with the hottest news in town.


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