Birmingham Beer Week to return in July

Events, Ramblings

Birmingham Beer Week is set to return this summer for a week of celebrating Brum’s beer scene. With a rich brewing history that is evolving into a forward thinking craft beer haven, Birmingham Beer Week will bring together some the city’s best breweries, pubs, bars, bottle shops and restaurants. Birmingham Beer Week runs from 19th […]

January 16, 2019

Sundays added to Digbeth Dining Club permanently

Events, Ramblings

The start of 2019 delivered us fans of street food some excellent news: Digbeth Dining Club will now be open on Sundays. A year on from the glorious revelation that the popular Digbeth food haunt would open Thursdays (remember this?) the guys behind DDC kickstarted 2019 by spreading the Sunday news over social media. I’m […]

January 3, 2019

January restaurant discounts in Birmingham


It’s January. We’re all a bit fat and poor. But all is not lost.. These Birmingham restaurants and bars are offering some discounts to ensure you’re fed but not penniless. I’ve left out the usual suspects and included as many independents and small chains as possible – don’t forget it’s a notoriously hard month for […]

January 2, 2019

A week of food and drink in Birmingham #9


Another week, another obscene amount of food. With Christmas approaching I should probably be saving myself but, well, where’s the fun in that? This week has included pizza, Sunday lunch and some cocktails. Come take a look at the best bits from the last seven days. The Wolf, Jewellery Quarter I’ve got a new contender […]

December 18, 2018

A first glimpse of Legna, Fleet Street

Ramblings, restaurants

Brief post today on Legna – the second restaurant in Birmingham to be opened by Aktar Islam. Replacing Mi Amore, the opening of this new Italian fine dining restaurant and bar has been hotly anticipated, especially considering the success of Aktar’s first venue, Opheem, just yards away. As you can see from the photos below, […]

December 8, 2018

A week of food and drink in Birmingham #8


I was a total glutton last week, which is great for the food blog but probably pretty awful for my weight. Who needs a waist anyway…? This post includes a few places a little further afield, but I think once you see the grub you’ll forgive me. The Meat Shack, City Centre If you followed […]

December 8, 2018

3 days as a tourist in New York City

BYB Travels, Ramblings

After a whirlwind tour of New York City in November, I wanted to show those that have been messaging me some of the highlights. We packed in a lot between a very cold Thursday and a weirdly warm Sunday last month. The trip was for my husband’s 40th birthday, so he got the most say […]

December 3, 2018

A week of food and drink in Birmingham #7


Since I got back from NYC (food round up coming soon) I’ve been pretty lazy.. apart from the one night I got accidentally quite drunk. Jet lag and red wine are not a good combination, and left me feeling pretty delicate and sorry for myself for a few days. With that in mind, here’s some […]

December 1, 2018