A week of food and drink in Birmingham #8


Ramblings

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 9, 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

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


Ramblings

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

Recipe: Extra cheesy cauliflower cheese


Ramblings, Recipe

Here’s a statement that will surprise absolutely no one: I really love cheese. I will take the good stuff any which way I can get it and in all varieties, but I’m a sucker for using it in a really fattening cauliflower cheese. It’s comforting, hearty and down right delicious. The recipe I’ve popped together […]

November 13, 2018

Recipe: Pip’s Saucy Chilli


Ramblings, Recipe

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it this week, but I love Pip’s Hot Sauce. Made here in Birmingham, there’s a few variations of the hot sauce now, but I remain a firm fan of the original Super Hot recipe. It’s tasty, tangy and multilayered with chilli and spices, making it ideal for cooking with […]

November 11, 2018

Birmingham Chilli Festival @ Brindleyplace


Events, Ramblings

Brindleyplace became the hottest spot (groan; sorry) in Brum last weekend with the return of the annual Birmingham Chilli Festival. Found within Central Square, the festival included a large market and various chilli themed food and drink to enjoy with other spicy fans. With live music and entertainment on throughout the day, it was a […]

September 19, 2018