ABOUT LITTLE DONKEY

Opened in 2012, Little Donkey was born out of a love of the vibrant flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine. Mixing authentic Mexican food with Southern soul, the restaurant celebrates the blending of culture and cooking in a manner that’s approachable to all palates. Menu items range from Gulf Fish Tacos to Tamale Plates made with freshly ground masa and smoked pork or brisket. The food offerings are complemented with a robust drink menu featuring a variety of house-made margaritas, Agua Frescas, local craft beers, and wine. The restaurant has two locations in Birmingham, AL and one location in Montgomery, AL.

CHEF JOSHUA GENTRY

Joshua Gentry began his career in the restaurant industry at the early age of 14, where he quickly developed a passion for food and Southern hospitality. Originally working as a dishwasher, he gained valuable knowledge over the years of every position in the restaurant and quickly garnered the respect from many local Birmingham chefs. Since then, Gentry has worked at acclaimed establishments including Chris Hastings’ Hot and Hot Fish Club and Jim ‘N Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q. In 2012, Gentry partnered with Nick Pihakis to open Little Donkey, a neighborhood taqueria located in Homewood, AL. Mixing both authentic Mexican food with Southern soul, the restaurant celebrates the blending of culture and cooking in a manner that’s approachable to all palates. The restaurant has since expanded to include an additional location in Birmingham, as well as one in Montgomery, AL.

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