Ramblings, Review

Healthy lunch choices @ Pho, Grand Central

Whilst it's lovely to eat a big juicy burger or a cheese laden pizza (obviously) sometimes I want a nice healthy lunch. This in principle sounds extremely simple, however finding places in Birmingham city centre that offer interesting, tasty and satisfying healthy lunches can actually be a little bit more trickier than you first imagine. … Continue reading Healthy lunch choices @ Pho, Grand Central

Ramblings

Kanteen opens in the Custard Factory

Attention lovers of brunch: there is a new cafe in Digbeth offering healthy but delicious food! Set in the Custard Factory, Kanteen is a new start up and it's bloody brilliant.  It launched officially yesterday (22nd Sept) and I popped along on the opening day to check out what was on offer. And I'll say… Continue reading Kanteen opens in the Custard Factory

Review

A Middle Eastern feast @ Damascena, Temple Row

If you ask any foodie in Birmingham where to go for epic Middle Eastern grub, the chances are the name Damascena might crop up. And when I say might I mean absolutely will. Having very much enjoyed my visit to the flagship cafe in Moseley Village earlier this year, I had high expectations of the… Continue reading A Middle Eastern feast @ Damascena, Temple Row

Review

Healthy lunch @ Coffee Tales

I've loved the Jewellery Quarter since my days in marketing when I first left university and moved to this wonderful city. There's quite a vibrant food and drink scene now compared to when I worked in The Big Peg many moons ago, and I've recently decided to make more effort to venture over this side… Continue reading Healthy lunch @ Coffee Tales

Events

Smoking Bagels launches new Birmingham store 

Smoking Bagels has opened a permanent Birmingham store, and celebrated the launch with an all day event at the end of July. Starting life as a mobile food van, Smoking Bagels has been growing and evolving in recent months, resulting in the opening of a full time shop. Most recently you might have spotted the… Continue reading Smoking Bagels launches new Birmingham store 

Review

Vietnamese street food @ Pho

I've written before about my love affair with Pho - 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… Continue reading Vietnamese street food @ Pho

Review

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 

Ramblings

Free ‘Independence Day’ burgers @ Buffalo & Rye

"I could've been at a barbecue!" When I think of Independence Day I find it hard to picture anything other than a baby-faced Will Smith kicking seven bells of shite out of an unconscious alien, but thankfully on Tuesday last week my thoughts were turned to food courtesy of Buffalo & Rye. Announcing across the social… Continue reading Free ‘Independence Day’ burgers @ Buffalo & Rye