Tapas and small plates @ Bar Estilo, Mailbox


restaurants, Review

Saturday lunch @ Bar Estilo, Mailbox I spent most of the period between Christmas and New Year eating fudge for breakfast and saying, ‘what day is?’ repeatedly to Ian; this continued until we went back to work earlier this week. By the time we met up for lunch with our friends, Lauren and James, not […]

January 7, 2018

BBC Good Food Show @ NEC Birmingham


Events

Last Thursday – after a fairly turbulent start to the week, it has to be said – I decided to cheer myself up visiting the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC Birmingham. Held over 4 days, the annual event is designed for food lovers to see some of their favourite TV chefs cook live, […]

December 5, 2017

Cheese Fest Birmingham @ The Custard Factory


Events, Ramblings

It will come as little surprise to literally anyone that knows me I attended Cheese Fest Birmingham last week. The two day festival of fromage took place at The Custard Factory in Digbeth, and offered cheese fans the opportunity to.. well, eat a shit load of cheese, basically. I joined my foodie pal Fay on […]

November 23, 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

Sunday dinner @ The Dark Horse, Moseley 


Bars & Pubs, Review

New just in: The Dark Horse in Moseley does a ruddy good roast dinner Okay, so it’s fair to say over the years I have been quite the creature of habit when it comes to roast dinners. I’ll tell anyone that will listen about the massive Sunday dinners available for under £9 at The Sun […]

November 12, 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

Brewhouse & Kitchen opens new beer garden


Bars & Pubs, Ramblings

Brewhouse & Kitchen has opened a refurbished beer garden, and is celebrating by launching a new pizza menu. The Hop House Garden looks set to be a fun and colourful place to spend sunny afternoons, with lots of family-friendly additions as well as a fresh pizza galore. The Sutton Coldfield pub, opened in 2015, has […]

August 17, 2017

Sunday lunch @ The Distillery 


Bars & Pubs, Review

The Distillery is an awesome lunch spot on the canal. I don’t really like living in Tyseley. It’s lacking in entertainment, Deliveroo doesn’t deliver Lebanese food at 10am here, and my next door neighbours are basically a 2017 version of the Nesbitt’s (showing my age there). However, one of the few things I am grateful […]

July 11, 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

BrewDog Birmingham gets a revamp 


Bars & Pubs, Ramblings

BrewDog Birmingham gets a makeover Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last two years you’ll probably be more than familiar with BrewDog Birmingham. Settled in the heart of John Bright Street – now one of my personal favourite areas for a tipple and a casual bite to eat – BrewDog is of course […]

June 6, 2017