Somehow it is still March. But despite falling down a flight of stairs, a hospital visit, flying to/from Gran Canaria and moaning about Brexit I’ve managed to actually find some food to share with you.
This week’s roundup isn’t as long as usual because I’ve been super busy (inadvertently trying to kill myself, apparently) but there’s two decent newly opened places included, a sneak peek at my top vino from wine weekend, and a banging pizza deal you won’t want to miss out on. Enjoy!
The Distillery, Sheepcote Street
I love a deal, and the husband and I enjoy scoffing pizza, so the 241 offer at The Distillery made us very happy. My wild mushroom pizza was pretty special, I just wish they’d ditch the ear piercing shit jazz music that gives me arse ache every time I eat there on a Monday.
Morridge, Great Western Arcade
I have eaten a lot of food in my time, but this was my first experience of eating pimped up porridge from a trike in a shopping arcade. I grabbed a bowl of the salted date caramel variety to go before a meeting and have to say it’s actually delicious. Naomi, the lovely lady who makes the breakfast bowls and never complains of saddle bum, can be found in Great Western Arcade weekdays 7:30-10:30am.
The Steamhouse, Temple Row
Welcome to Brum, The Steamhouse – I think you’ll be a most welcome addition to my snacking repertoire. This is the New York Giant (salt beef, gherkins, mustard on the seeded bagel) for £5 takeaway. This new venue is behind House of Fraser in the old Six Eight Kafe spot. This place specialises in bagels but also has a sexy array of donuts and sweet treats as well as (very nice) coffee. Sack your microwaved Starbucks bagels off and go eat something much better for the same price. You’re welcome.
Pieminister, Waterloo Street
We went for hungover pies on Sunday, settling on Pieminister over a roast dinner. The Sunday Best is under a tenner and a towering pile of beige carbs, meat and gravy. It’s not sophisticated, it’s not life changing, but it was a decent feed for a bargain price.
Gaucho, Church Street
I won’t harp on about Birmingham Wine Weekend because I’ve got a full roundup coming at the end of the week, but I thought I’d share my favourite venue/wine from the three day event. The Sauvignon from Gaucho was outstanding, as was the service we received while in the bar.
York Cafe at Ikon, Brindleyplace
This is such a pretty space to take your laptop to for a few hours work, and lucky for me it’s just 5 minutes walk from my apartment. The coffee is strong and so is the WiFi connection. They also happen to do a decent flatbread with soft homemade falafel. I’ve got a full post about this place coming soon.
Disclosure: I paid for everything in this post. All words and photos are mine.