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

Indian street food @ Rola Wala, Selfridges


restaurants, Review

Rola Wala has replaced Izza Pizza in the Selfridges food court, and I’ve been down to try its Indian street food offerings. To be honest, I rolled my eyes a bit when I heard yet another Indian street food venue was opening. It’s not that I don’t like them (I would happily eat dosa on […]

March 13, 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

Spicy surprises @ Indian Brewery, Snow Hill


restaurants, Review

I can’t remember how long I’ve actually been waiting to try the food at Indian Brewery, but suffice to say it’s been a ruddy long time. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to (Indian Brewery has already gained a solid reputation for its tasty grub) but everyone’s banged on about it so much I was […]

February 19, 2018

Relaxed lunches @ Boston Tea Party, Edgbaston


Cafes, Review

I first visited Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston back in July, on a not-very-warm-at-all summer’s day. I was impressed by the high ceilings and changing aesthetics as you moved from room to room; the food wasn’t bad either. Fast forward 7 months and I found myself back at Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston (on the whispers of some […]

February 17, 2018

Recipe: Spinach Tarka Dhal


Recipe

I haven’t shared any home cooking for a while, mainly because I’ve been out more than the cat over the last few months. I’ve been eating and drinking out pretty much constantly since we got married in October, but now it’s January (and my clothes no longer fit me) I thought I’d make an effort […]

January 5, 2018

Indian street food @ Mowgli, Grand Central 


restaurants, Review

I first discovered the joy of Mowgli one rainy evening in Manchester earlier this year. An enjoyable experience, I was won over by the pretty interior and wholesome flavours, so when the Birmingham branch opened in October my fond memories made a visit inevitable. Grabbing some foodie friends for a post-wedding debrief, we headed to Grand […]

November 9, 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

Vietnamese street food @ Pho Birmingham


restaurants, Review

I’ve written before about my love affair with Pho Birmingham – check it out – located in the food court area of Grand Central. Once you get over the fact that there’s always a queue (and in winter it’s ruddy freezing) it’s a great spot for a steaming bowl of noodle soup or one of the other Vietnamese inspired […]

July 22, 2017