Little Donkey returns + 3 more new businesses that are headed to The Magic City

Cheers to a new Little Donkey in Homewood—one of our new businesses.
Cheers to a new Little Donkey in Homewood—one of our new businesses. Photo via Madison Croxson for Bham Now

Happy Monday, Birmingham. We’re having a FANTASTIC Monday because Little Donkey is officially back in Homewood. Keep reading for all of the details, plus check out three new Birmingham businesses that will make the season even brighter.

1. Aria Restaurant + Lounge

Check out those beautiful lights at Aria. New businesses
Check out those beautiful lights! Photo via Aria Lounge

Are you looking for your next spot to grab a drink and dance the night away? Aria Restaurant and Lounge on Fifth Ave. N. elevates your traditional nightlife experience. They have 18 VIP sections to book so that you and your crew can relax and focus on the fun. This 4,000 sq. foot spot is 21+ and dress code enforced, so check their website for all of the 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! 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 any upcoming bachelorette parties, birthdays, festivals or honestly any other excuse to add glitter.

Owned by the Magic City Glitter Fairy, Maria, this new business can add a little sparkle to your life at the wave of a wand. She can apply face glitter, body glitter and even hair glitter to your lovely locks. DM her on Instagram today to plan your next shindig.

3. Little Donkey—Homewood

Birmingham Little Donkey's Famous Fried Chicken,
Little Donkey’s Famous Fried Chicken. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

A favorite that we all know and love is making a return. Little Donkey is officially open now in Homewood. After a hiatus, they have officially reopened their (new) doors to serve you Mexican fare with a Southern twist. Known for the best chicken in America according to Thrillist, this place hits the spot.

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 that the best fried chicken in the best new space? I know we sure are.

4. Speech in the Magic City

Check out what this organization is doing for Birmingham! New businesses
Check out what this organization is doing for Birmingham! Photo via Speech in the Magic City’s Facebook

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

Speech in the Magic City provides in-home servicing, teletherapy and on-site therapy to organization such as schools and daycares. Know someone that would benefit from this service? Visit their website today.

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

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

We’re all out of new businesses this week, Birmingham. Stay posted on our Instagram the buzziest news in town.

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