Oktoberfest @ The Old Crown, Digbeth

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 Digbeth Oktoberfest at The Old Crown, 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… Continue reading Oktoberfest @ The Old Crown, Digbeth


Nosh and Quaff hosts party to launch New Yorker Beer

Last week I returned to the land of dirty ribs and lobster love, Nosh and Quaff, to celebrate the launch of a brand new beer now available at the bar and restaurant.  The event saw the introduction of New Yorker Beer, a bottled lager which is already available across the world. Marketed as 'a beer… Continue reading Nosh and Quaff hosts party to launch New Yorker Beer


Brewhouse & Kitchen opens new beer garden

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… Continue reading Brewhouse & Kitchen opens new beer garden


Sunny Sundays @ The Distillery 

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 to this shitshow of an area for - aside from… Continue reading Sunny Sundays @ The Distillery 


Photos from Colmore Row Food Festival

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… Continue reading Photos from Colmore Row Food Festival


Fizz, fun and a flaming hot finale: Foodies Festival 2017

Last weekend saw the return of Foodies Festival, and despite the bipolar weather (I managed to get sunburnt in the rain, a new one even for me) the three-day event in Cannon Hill Park proved to be a success. Seeing local food and drink businesses merge with those from further afield, the festival was designed… Continue reading Fizz, fun and a flaming hot finale: Foodies Festival 2017

Events, Review

Second birthday celebrations @ Umami

There were 2 main reasons why I was excited to be invited to celebrate the birthday of Umami Indian Kitchen recently. Firstly because I have heard great things about this restaurant, and secondly because I love Indian food. Like, I really do love it. So when I arrived at the Harborne restaurant one sunny evening… Continue reading Second birthday celebrations @ Umami


Pizzas, pies and a nice surprise @ The Stable

I remember when The Stable opened in late 2015 - mainly because it marked the first time since my teens that I'd actively enjoyed a pint of cider. Like many high school reprobates, cider was one of the first tipples I ever got drunk on and - despite my best efforts at university - it… Continue reading Pizzas, pies and a nice surprise @ The Stable