Pasta and pizza @ Mi Amore, Fleet Street


restaurants, Review

We don’t have a lot of Italian restaurants in Birmingham city centre. Actually, that’s not true – we have an abundance of them. What we don’t have is many good Italian restaurants. I’ve lived in and around the city centre for over 12 years now, and it’s only in the last year or so I’ve […]

June 20, 2018

Where to watch the England games during the World Cup


Events

It’s that time again, when we all rediscover our patriotism for a few weeks and start singing Three Lions with more enthusiasm than Russia’s department of poisoning. Yes, the World Cup 2018 is upon us, with the first England match kicking off tomorrow. I don’t claim to be any kind of a football expert, but […]

June 17, 2018

A weekend of fun and food in Rome, Italy


BYB Travels

There are some experiences that stay with you for a lifetime. Getting married in Las Vegas was certainly pretty epic, but I can now add a weekend of fun and food in Rome to this list. Rome has been on my ‘travelling to-do list’ for a very long time. For various reasons it’s taken me […]

June 10, 2018

Weekday brunch @ Primivito, Barwick Street


Bars & Pubs, Review

A few weeks ago I visited the newly revamped Primivito to check out the recently launched brunch menu. Found just yards from Hotel du Vin and Snow Hill Station, this long serving bar come casual bistro is a popular weekday hangout for the banking district. I’m used to seeing the after work crowd spilling out […]

June 4, 2018

Sushi with a side of showmanship @ Shogun, The Cube


restaurants, Review

Recently I attended an intimate showcase evening at The Cube which included dinner at Shogun: a teppanyaki and sushi bar. I must confess I haven’t eaten at any of the restaurants in The Cube for sometime, although I have (over the years) visited most for birthdays and Wine Weekend. Before arriving I wasn’t sure which […]

June 1, 2018

Tapas and small plates @ Rico Libre, Digbeth


restaurants, Review

Recently I spent an evening at Rico Libre in Digbeth with some good friends. We laughed and gossiped, ate far too much and polished off a decent amount of wine for four women who all had work the next day. The coming together of friends over food is one of the reasons I enjoy tapas […]

May 31, 2018