Lots of new businesses opened around the Magic City in 2018. Here's a list of some of the recent additions that you should definitely check out!
New Businesses that opened in 2018
2846 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209
Mark’s Joint serves brisket, spare ribs, and pulled pork. The slow-cooked meats are accompanied by signature side items, and the menu itself offers unique twists on traditional barbecue fare, like authentic Mexican-inspired BBQ nachos, tacos, and soups. Bake-at-home items will also be available for pickup and catering.
Filter Coffee Parlor
1927 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Premium coffee returns to Five Points South! Filter Coffee Parlor is now open in the same location that had been previously occupied by Starbucks on 11th Avenue South in the historic Birmingham neighborhood. Filter Coffee Parlor, owned by husband-and-wife team James Little and Jill Marlar, features coffee roasters from across the state with a diverse menu of offerings.
Birmingham District Brewing Company
2201 2nd Ave. South Suite 102, Birmingham, AL 35233
Forged from the very sub-structure of Central Alabama, The District’s founders have one goal; deliver high quality beer to the Birmingham area. Building upon 20+ years of combined brewing experience, their hope is that every person who experiences a District Brew would share the same sense of fulfillment as they do. At The District, they strive to create an environment where everyone can gather and experience southern hospitality at its finest. At Birmingham District Brewing Company, brewing beer is not just a business, it’s their passion.
The Lumbar is the brainchild of Rylie Hightower, RHK Holdings Chief Executive Officer and biomedical neuroscience PhD student at UAB. Born as a collaborative environment for the community whether brainstorming or catching up over a cocktail, The Lumbar features innovative work and play spaces. Tapping into Birmingham’s built-in science and medical communities, The Lumbar serves local beer, cocktails and Southwestern-inspired food in an innovative work and play space.
Libertine’s Pizza Company
2012 Magnolia Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Libertine’s Pizza Company, the newest restaurant from former Food Network host Chef Ben Vaughn is located in the former Cosmo’s Pizza location, offers classic pizza created with fresh, local ingredients. The menu boasts a variety of signature items, including shared plates, chilled plates, sandwiches, pizza, cast iron entrees and desserts.
Bullet Coffee Co.
Bullet Coffee Co. is now open on Highway 280! Offering a selection of specialty coffees, classic coffees, teas, breakfast and lunch, Bullet Coffee Co. is the newest coffee shop to open in the Magic City. Located on Hwy 280 near Lowe’s, Bullet could be the perfect morning pit-stop to make that 280 commute a little more enjoyable!
1011 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Momotaro is an Asian cafe serving poke bowls, sweet and savory crepes, rolled ice cream and teas. They’re among the first cafes in the south to offer fresh and unique Asian cuisine. Everything in the cafe, from the food to the decor, is designed to be eye-cathing. It’s easy to tell when you walk through the door that they pay a lot of attention to detail and do their best to make a great first impression.
MidiCi Italian Kitchen
270 Rele Street, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
MidiCi is the first local concept that combines authentic Italian cuisine with an upscale dining experience. MidiCi’s open-concept interior gives you the feeling of sitting in a real Italian piazza. They have a beautiful, live olive tree featured inside the space. Neapolitan pizzas are prepared fresh to order with a 90-second journey from dough to plate. You haven’t had pizza until you’ve had Neapolitan Pizza! This pizza is the meal of choice for those health-conscious foodies.
Saltgrass Steak House
14 Perimeter Park South, Birmingham, AL, 35243
Saltgrass Steak House opened its doors in Birmingham on September 18. Each morning, the restaurant bakes beer-bread (complimentary) and homemade desserts from scratch. The menu features an array of fresh seafood, chicken, burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. Favorites include Chicken Fried Steak, BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Double-Bone Pork Chop with savory bacon jam. All soups and salad dressings are made in-house every day with the freshest ingredients.
200 Summit Blvd Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35243
Shake Shack is shaking up the Magic City! The Birmingham Shack is located on a prominent corner location in the northern part of the shopping center at 200 Summit Blvd., Birmingham, AL.
Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100 percent all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and griddled flat-top dogs (no hormones or antibiotics – ever), fresh-made frozen custard, crispy crinkle cut fries and more. A fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal, Shake Shack has earned a cult-like following around the world.
The Birmingham Candy Company
2821 2nd Ave S ste k, Birmingham, AL 35233
This is your classic, specialty candy shop with an unusual storefront. Truffles, chocolate-covered marshmallows and peanut brittle can all be found inside a revamped shipping container steps away from Regions Field.
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