I keep thinking I’m having a really boring, quiet month considering I was out more than the cat in January, but actually I’ve been having a jolly lovely time.
With it being a bit warmer (I sound like my mum) I’ve been taking my laptop out to work remotely a fair bit, as well as catching up with friends come the evenings. Here’s another of my sporadic ‘week in food’ posts that for some reason a lot of you seem to quite like, including 6 spots for you to consider.
Folium, Caroline Street
My payday treat to myself was dinner at this utterly marvellous Jewellery Quarter restaurant. Everyone’s favourite over sharer and Bite Your Brum superfan, Mark, came with me and we adored the seven courses. This might actually be one of the best meals I’ve ever had in Birmingham – the food is stunning. There’s a whole post dedicated to this coming soon so I’ll shut up for now.
Salt and Earth at 1000 Trades, Frederick Street
There’s a pop up happening called Sexy Fried Chicken and unsurprisingly I’m all about that life. As well as Japanese style fried chicken you’ll also find bao filled with.. well, fried chicken. It’s on until the end of February if you fancy a bite of this.
Arch 13, Livery Street
Recently I popped in to this lovely wine bar and shop for a quick glass of vino – I left 4 hours later. Make of that what you will, but the wine selection was delightful (I enjoyed the Nachbil Grunspitz orange wine very much) and they can rustle you up a fairly pornographic cheese and meat platter.
Wayland’s Yard, Bull Street
Shock horror; I’ve been to Wayland’s again. I actually went twice in two days if you count the Worcester branch too. The weekend brunch special of baked eggs with chorizo is still my go-to. I’ve talked about this place before if you want to know more.
Tiger Bites Pig, Stephenson Street
I got so fed up of seeing everyone else’s photos on Instagram I decided to pull my finger out and actually try the food from this little independent. It’s pretty much rice bowls and bao, and this pork belly bun with mustard greens and crushed peanuts was all kinds of sexy.
Legna, Fleet Street
I finally made it back to Legna after the soft launch back in December. My friend Bea and I had a gorgeous evening of swish Italian food. This fire roasted hake with a rich tomato and clan sauce was smashing. I’ll get a post up about this at some point, no doubt.
Disclosure: All food and drink in this post was paid for. Words and photos are mine.