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

Bottomless brunch @ Lost and Found

Bars & Pubs, Review

I’ve always had a soft spot for Lost and Found and this new-look version is top banana. Lost and Found on Bennetts Hill officially reopens Friday March 2nd, but last week some friends and I checked out the newly renovated bar to try the updated bottomless brunch. It’s a hard life.. no really it is, […]

March 1, 2018

Birthday burritos @ Bodega

restaurants, Review

Bodega fans: I have burrito porn for you. My poor pal Alison gets a right rough deal. Her birthday is the first weekend of January and everyone is either on a diet or on the wagon, but I always turn up (and make twice as much noise as normal) to make sure she knows she’s […]

January 15, 2018

Vegan fast food @ Fressh

Cafes, Review

A new vegan cafe, Fressh, has popped up next to Tilt and it serves really good fast food. Nope, I didn’t think I’d be saying that anytime soon either, but here we are. Fressh offers plant-based food in the heart of the city centre, and joins the growing list of vegan-friendly venues (such as Natural Healthy […]

December 21, 2017

Getting festively plump @ Original Patty Men

restaurants, Review

Realising it was just two weeks until Christmas, and struggling to feel remotely festive, the latest Original Patty Men special couldn’t have come at a better time. What better way to get into the spirit than with a burger covered in sprouts, eh? I saw the Everyday I’m Brusselin (£9.50) on the OPM twitter page […]

December 13, 2017

Filthy good burgers @ The Meat Shack

restaurants, Review

Confession time: I’ve only just lost my The Meat Shack virginity. I know, I know; how is that possible for such a vocal burger monster? Despite being woefully behind the times (soz guys) I finally made it to the latest DDC offering to set up shop, and I can tell you it’s worth the hype – […]

November 11, 2017

Badass big burgers @ The Old Crown Digbeth

Bars & Pubs, Review

With its big beer garden and tempting sounding burgers it was inevitable I’d end up dining in The Old Crown Digbeth eventually; coincidentally next door to the weekly DDC street food pop up. Birmingham’s oldest inn, The Old Crown dates right back to 1368 (I think dinosaurs were alive then?) and is a beautiful building; […]

August 22, 2017

American comfort food @ The Smoke Haus

restaurants, Review

Have you visited The Smoke Haus Brindleyplace yet? It’s no secret I love comfort food. From loaded burgers and footlong hotdogs to gooey mac n cheese; I’m all about the stodge. My waistline doesn’t thank me for this love affair, of course, but my stomach is usually quite grateful, and frankly I listen to that […]

August 13, 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

Posh pub snacks @ The Red Lion

Bars & Pubs, Review

I recently found myself in the big garden of The Red Lion which sits between Jewellery Quarter and Hockley. Despite looking a bit like an ‘old man pub’ in the bar areas inside, the small beer garden at the rear is a nice little sun trap. Not only that but I’d heard whispers that The […]

June 23, 2017