An introduction to Burger Shop, Worcester


BYB Travels, restaurants, Review

Last weekend I headed to Worcester for my friend Emma’s birthday, making a refuel stop at Burger Shop after an afternoon of gin. Found under an old railway arch, Burger Shop has recently enjoyed award success, winning Best Casual Dining restaurant at the Midland Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards in June. Accolades are good but […]

July 26, 2018

Independent Birmingham Festival @ Aston Hall


Events, Pop ups

I can’t remember how many food/drink festivals I’ve been to in the last month, but I can tell you my jeans don’t fit anymore. Last but by no means least for July’s overindulgence was Independent Birmingham Festival, at the charming Aston Hall. As you can see from the photos, this place is just awful. Not […]

July 25, 2018

A week of food and drink in Birmingham (#2)


Ramblings

This week saw me try and make some healthier choices – I failed spectacularly. Whistle for a fatty, etc. It was all going quite well until the weekend when, due to a birthday and a food festival, I ate enough bread, meat and cheese to make Henry the VIII bow down before my ever expanding […]

July 23, 2018

Where to eat great pizza in Birmingham


Ramblings, restaurants

Let’s kick this off in the same rational way I approach most things in life: I’m a firm believer that if you don’t like pizza there must be something seriously wrong with you. I’m not kidding. If carbs and cheese can’t make you happy then we have nothing in common. Pizza is great to eat […]

July 20, 2018

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend 2018


Bars & Pubs, Events, Hotels, Ramblings

Football might not have come home this year (I still love you Gareth) but Birmingham Cocktail Weekend did, bringing with it some excellent drinks and both new and old venues across our glorious city involved. Taking place over the (very sunny weekend of) 13-15th July, 40 bars and restaurants took part, including venues around The […]

July 17, 2018

A week of food and drink in Birmingham (#1)


Ramblings

Last week ended up being super greedy busy, so I thought I’d put together some of my food and drink highlights. I started the week with a quick mooch around the newly opened Baked in Brick, which of course included a spot of lunch. The full pizza menu doesn’t run during the day so I […]

July 16, 2018

River Fest 2018, Stratford-Upon-Avon


Events

Quick post for you today on a recent festival I went to in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Yes, occasionally I leave Birmingham and spend my money in other places. Who knew?! After what can politely be described as a turbulent week, The Husband and I decided to spend last weekend doing nothing and being T-Total. This lasted approximately […]

July 13, 2018

Afternoon tea @ Hotel du Vin, Church Street


Hotels, Review

It’s no secret that one of my favourite foodie spots in the city is Hotel du Vin on Church Street. Way before starting this food blog I used to spend my time enjoying drinks in the bar, and over the last couple of years I have grown fond of the restaurant. While it’s become somewhere […]

July 12, 2018

Colmore Food Festival @ Victoria Square, City Centre


Events

I loved Colmore Food Festival last year. That may partly be down to being champagne drunk at lunchtime, but mainly it’s because this annual food festival brings something unique to Birmingham. The food fest returned to its home at Victoria Square for the 8th time on Friday, bringing the sunshine and good times with it […]

July 8, 2018

Weekend tapas @ El Borracho de Oro, Edgbaston


restaurants, Review

Don’t tell owner Emma, but I’ve secretly moved in to El Borracho de Oro. The floor isn’t that comfortable but the food is worth the bad back. I seem to spend more time at the Edgbaston restaurant than my own home, but it’s hard to stay away from a place oozing charm and knocking out […]

July 1, 2018

Pizza and Prosecco Festival @ Boxxed, Floodgate Street


Events, Pop ups

If there are two things I associate with my good pal and former bridesmaid Nic, it’s booze and pizza. Having known her since freshers week, approximately 2749 years ago, we bonded over our love for rubbish boys, getting legless and eating far too much. A lot has changed since our first encounter in 2003 (we […]

June 25, 2018

Beers and bar snacks @ Kilder, Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Review

If you’ve not been to Kilder in Digbeth yet you’re seriously missing out. Like, seriously. From the brains behind Original Patty Men, Kilder is a beer, cider and natural wine bar serving up some knock out food and booze under a railway arch. With a snack menu including doorstop cheese toasties, pork pies and plates […]

June 23, 2018

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