Alternative date nights in Birmingham


Bars & Pubs, Pop ups, Ramblings

Today I’m chuntering about alternative date nights in Birmingham. Whether you’ve been together since school or you’re swiping your way through the dating gene pool to find ‘the one,’ date nights are something most of us enjoy. I love a date night, mainly because they inevitably involve food, but I think there’s more to them […]

January 25, 2018

Extra day added to Digbeth Dining Club


Pop ups, Ramblings

Rejoice, fans of street food. The almighty Digbeth Dining Club has added an extra day to its weekly run. Happy new year! When the popular Birmingham street food destination reopens at Spotlight towards the end of January, you’ll now find your favourite vendors (plus some new ones) trading from Thursday through to Saturday. Remaining at […]

January 10, 2018

Potter and pizza @ Spotlight


Bars & Pubs, Pop ups, Ramblings

Did you ever hear about the girl that was bullied into dressing as Dobby – full makeup, the works – for her hen do? Of course you did, because it was me, and I’m not exactly known for keeping quiet. Despite still having the occasional nightmare about being paraded around Brighton in a potato sack […]

November 25, 2017

Foodie finds @ Birmingham German Market


Pop ups, Ramblings

Grab your thermals and stuff your wallets with dosh – the annual Christmas market has rolled into Brum once again. Whether you love it or hate it – it’s like festive Marmite for locals – the annual Birmingham German Market is a hugely popular part of the city’s social calendar. Here even earlier than usual (it’s […]

November 16, 2017

Oktoberfest @ The Old Crown Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Events, Pop ups

Last night I celebrated Friday the best way I know how: slurping beer surrounded by meat. To put this into some kind of context, I attended Oktoberfest at The Old Crown Digbeth which saw the beer garden transformed into a Bavarian themed bar packed with tasty food and beer galore. Offering an array of theme-appropriate food as well […]

September 30, 2017

The Gin Lab @ Jekyll and Hyde


Bars & Pubs, Events, Pop ups

With Birmingham Cocktail Weekend** on the horizon, an invitation popped up in my inbox recently that got me rather excited: did I want to come to an event at Jekyl and Hyde to meet the Edinburgh Gin team and create my own gin? Errr, damn right I did! As anyone who follows my ramblings will […]

July 24, 2017

Photos from Colmore Row Food Festival


Events, Pop ups

This weekend saw the welcome return of Colmore Row Food Festival; celebrating and showcasing the best restaurants, bars, cafes and bistros this fab part of Brum has to offer. The two-day event – which annually takes over Victoria Square – took place over the 30th June and 1st July, and featured stalls from some of the most popular […]

July 3, 2017

A trip to Brindleyplace Summer Market


Events, Pop ups, Ramblings

As those of you who live or work in Birmingham all know, on Friday the weather was absolutely beautiful. From the moment I woke up at 7am the sun was shining and Birmingham, once again, managed to look like one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. I decided to get outside and enjoy […]

May 30, 2017

Posh kebabs and all the hot sauce


Pop ups, Review

Yesterday saw the first of the 2017 seasonal markets pop up in Birmingham. Found in The Bond in Digbeth, the canal-side setting is a gorgeous hidden gem and just 10 minutes walk from the city centre. The spring sunshine made for a busy event, with hundreds of foodie friends and families spending the day mooching […]

April 23, 2017