I’ve been a bit quiet (for me anyway) on the old blogging front of late.
I doubt anyone has really noticed (aside from the one rude gammon on Twitter who seems to think I’m his on-call food and drink encyclopaedia), but in truth I’ve had a bit going on in my personal life, and for that reason the blog has taken a backseat.
As I say, I’m sure barely anyone will have noticed the lack of blog posts or the reduction in tweets about cheese or how much I hate Boris Johnson, but I thought I’d throw something up to prove to those that have enquired that I’m alive.
Below you’ll find some of the food and drink I enjoyed in September, including a glorious cheese board, a bostin’ burger, and how to get some free nibbles with your post-work Friday beer.
I’ll be back to blogging regularly sometime in October. In the meantime, be kind to each other – remember we’re all human beings going through things and just trying to do our best when the curveballs come.
Rudy’s Pizza, Bennetts Hill
My favourite place for pizza in the city centre right now, Rudy’s hasn’t disappointed me yet. Great value, consistent and run by some lovely people that want you to have a good meal. This time I went for the classic marg with a negroni, which came in under £13. Bargain.
Arch 13, Livery Street
Did you know I like cheese? I know, I rarely mention it, and I’m certainly never seen at Arch 13 scoffing one of their delicious boards with wine. Nope. Never happens.. *Abi: “Laura, do you want to try this new sloppy Brie I’ve got in?” Damn it..
Wayland’s Yard, Bull Street
To celebrate their birthday, Team Wayland’s gave away 100 brunches to the first people through the doors. Of course I bagged one – you should’ve seen me push all those grannies out the way to get mine. I joke.. maybe – but I did enjoy my baked eggs, that is now on the daily menu not just the weekend menu. Boom!
1000 Trades, Frederick Street
I am such a massive fan girl of 1000 Trades – it’s without doubt my favourite bar up in the Jewellery Quarter for a casual drink. Ian and I often prop up the bar here because we love the beer selection and the bar folk are all fit. And lovely, I meant lovely.. I worked my way through the Siren range, enjoying this Ten Dollar Shake.
Original Patty Men, Shaw’s Passage
Before I got utterly sloshed and screamed along to Liam Gallagher at the Peaky Blinders Festival, we popped into OPM for a quick lunch. You don’t need much chat about this, just look at it..
El Borracho de Oro, Harborne Road
Hands up if you like a nibble with your after work beer. Hands up again if you like that nibble to be free.. yup, thought so. My favourite tapas restaurant has launched a Friday social offer, giving you a free bite to eat with any drink you buy. There’s meat and veggie options, including a rather lovely tomato and Spanish sausage number, and plenty to choose from – or let the team there pick for you.
Ngopi, Dale End
My mate Rory likes coffee. A lot. He is the caffeine genie at Ngopi and makes lovely coffee concoctions. It’s located on a weird street full of equally weird people, but the caffeine situation is excellent and the soundtrack on my last visit was mega. Think 2004 emo rock with your iced oat milk latte.
I haven’t eaten at this Italian for a long time, but I recently had dinner there and enjoyed the crab ravioli. I do prefer the intimate setting and service of the likes of Laghi’s Deli, but we had a nice impromptu midweek meal just around the corner from our apartment.
Hyatt Hotel, Broad Street
Did you know this hotel has launched an all inclusive lunch on Sunday’s? It’s £40 for 2 hours of drinks and you can eat as much as you like from the various food stations. Make sure you grab some of the roasted beef rib – then deliver it to my flat..
And that’s your lot. I’ll have something more substantial for you soon. Oh, and fuck Boris.