A week of food and drink in Birmingham #5


Ramblings

Last week was a busy one. As well as celebrating 7 years since I stuck my claws into Ian, I had plenty on the work and social calendars too. From a super swish cheese and wine dinner to an anniversary noodle fix, here’s six of the highlights from my eating escapades around the city centre […]

September 17, 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

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

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

Where to watch the England games during the World Cup


Events

It’s that time again, when we all rediscover our patriotism for a few weeks and start singing Three Lions with more enthusiasm than Russia’s department of poisoning. Yes, the World Cup 2018 is upon us, with the first England match kicking off tomorrow. I don’t claim to be any kind of a football expert, but […]

June 17, 2018

An eccentric hidden gem @ The Ruin, Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Review

Everyone has their favourite Digbeth hangout. I’ve always been a total fangirl for Digbeth Dining Club myself, but I’ve found a new favourite in the shape of The Ruin. Found on Floodgate Street, The Ruin manages to combine an old school boozer with your mad aunt’s back room circa 1974. It’s loud, intentionally a bit […]

April 19, 2018

Independent Birmingham Festival @ The Bond, Digbeth


Events, Pop ups, Review

You know your fella knows you well when, instead of flowers, he surprises you with tickets to the Independent Birmingham Festival for a day of eating. Set up within The Bond in Digbeth, the Independent Birmingham Festival celebrated all that is brilliant when it comes to Brum’s indi scene. I bang on relentlessly about my […]

March 26, 2018

Wings Wednesday @ Original Patty Men


Ramblings, restaurants, Review

You know Original Patty Men serve up some decent burgers at the weekend, but did you know they’re now open midweek and knocking out some pretty epic chicken wings? I got wind of Wings Wednesday through a combination of Twitter posts and my pal Chris (otherwise known as The Fat Foodie) who lives for fried […]

March 4, 2018

Best chicken wings in Birmingham


Bars & Pubs, Pop ups, Ramblings

I’m always keeping my eyes peeled for the best chicken wings I can find, and I’ve eaten enough now to share some of my favourites. The seven places below are offering some of the best chicken wings in Birmingham city centre, in my opinion. From crispy fried wings dipped in blue cheese to grilled whole […]

March 3, 2018