Events, Review

A laid back Indian dining experience @ Tamatanga  

If like me you've been walking past the colourful boards hiding Tamatanga for the last month (and been dying to get inside) this week I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek.  The latest 'Indian streetfood' style restaurant to pop up in Birmingham city centre, Tamatanga is the new sibling of the award-winning restaurant… Continue reading A laid back Indian dining experience @ Tamatanga  

Events, Ramblings

Las Iguanas launches new Birmingham city centre restaurant 

The end of August saw the opening of a new branch of Las Iguanas in Birmingham city centre, and I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch party. Located on Temple Street - in the long time empty space once occupied by the permanently closed Temple Street Social - the latest Las Iguanas… Continue reading Las Iguanas launches new Birmingham city centre restaurant 

Review

American comfort food @ The Smoke Haus

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 more than my skinny jeans anyway. For that… Continue reading American comfort food @ The Smoke Haus

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

Events

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

Ramblings, Review

Spicy celebrations @ Pushkar

I love Pushkar's on Broad Street. The food and service are always outstanding, and despite being in a part of Brum that many of us choose to avoid (Saturday nights on Broad St are pretty grim unless you're single and 18, let's be honest) the restaurant looks and feels quite fancy.  Ian and I first… Continue reading Spicy celebrations @ Pushkar

Review

Posh kebabs and all the hot sauce

Yesterday saw the first of the 2017 seasonal markets pop up in Birmingham. Found in The Bond in Digbeth, the canal-side setting is a gorgeous hidden gem and just 10 minutes walk from the city centre. The spring sunshine made for a busy event, with hundreds of foodie friends and families spending the day mooching… Continue reading Posh kebabs and all the hot sauce

Ramblings

Sushi sampling @ Wasabi, Grand Central

I've been mildly obsessed with Wasabi sushi since 2015 when I discovered the chain on a work trip to London. Having stumbled upon the takeaway sushi joints by accident (read: I was lost) my hungry belly was beyond happy to receive a selection of California rolls and nigiri. So much so that I went back… Continue reading Sushi sampling @ Wasabi, Grand Central