Brummie Gourmand

Eating and Finding Fantastic Things in and around birmingham

Open House at Itihaas

Birmingham is well known for a curry, being the inventors of the Balti. There is a growing trend, however, for a more sophisticated curry, away from the usual experience, for … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sunday Best at The Almanack Kenilworth

A few weekends ago, Wifey and I swapped out Birmingham for somewhere a little different. Kenilworth is just over 20 miles drive or a train ride away from Birmingham. It’s … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Final Sin – Sloth at the Victoria

I know I said last time was the final sin but we managed to squeeze one more in of the tour of sins with Bitters ‘n’ Twisted, and hosted by the wonderful Vicky … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Feeling 90s? Fresh Prince of Bel Airs Summertime BBQ & Dessert Feast with Taste & Liquor at Lab11

As regular readers are aware, I’ve been to a few of Taste and Liqour’s events. So it’s always great to tell you about another one.   On Saturday 13th August they’re … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Choc-A-Block at Colmore Food Festival

Has it really been a year since the last food festival? Time flies fast in the second city! The Colmore Food Festival is one of the highlights of Wifey and … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bonjour to Le Bistrot Pierre!

Le Bistrot Pierre has been in place over a month. Nestling into the canalside between The Cube and Brindleyplace, it seems to have settled in nicely.   Wifey and I … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Spice and all things nice at Umami

Where did July go? Firstly, apologies I’ve not blogged very much the past few weeks. Work life and the radio station have been busier than expected but we’re now back … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

From Jai-Ho to Soho

  On Saturday 13 August 2016 Soho house will be transformed into  Bollywood Brilliance to celebrate Indian summer Night. Al fresco entertainment including Bollywood dancers and an open-air showing of … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Feeding Time at Foodies Festival

For a change, there was some blue sky present this summer. It was a glorious sunny Sunday and for the third year in a row, Wifey and I escaped the city … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Round of Art – Portraits Untold at BMAG

BMAG (Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery) is one of my favourite gems of the city.  An extraordinary place for art with some stunning pieces, and plenty to do for all … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Get a taste of Tokyo for Birmingham Cocktail Weekend

Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is fast approaching! Less than a week to go and there’s a few excellent events in partnership. One of which I thought I’d highlight… As part of Birmingham Cocktail … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Creating a buzz about saving bees – Opus leads the hive on saving Birmingham’s bees

If you’re aware about food sustainability in Birmingham, you’ll be aware of Opus @ Cornwall Street, Birmingham’s most sustainable restuarant and winner of won the ‘Best Greener & Healthier Lifestyles … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Deep South to Westside – The SmokeHaus comes to Brum

In a former Chinese restaurant at Brindleyplace, a little slice of Americana (with a touch of the valleys) has been born in the shape of The Smoke Haus. Opening their first restaurant … Continue reading

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Downward dog with a upscale view – Yoga @ Rofuto

As you may be aware I’ve visited Rofuto a few times since opening, mainly for food and drinks. This time I thought I’d let you know about something a little … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

American Feast – Taste & Liquor Celebrate 1st Anniversary with new residency

As you know, I’m a fan of slightly different food and drink events in Birmingham, that’s why I thought this was worth a mention!   Taste and Liquor will celebrate its … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cocktail Craziness – Pride at Island Bar

It’s now the final round of our tour of sins with Bitters ‘n’ Twisted, and hosted by the wonderful Vicky Osgood of Brumderland. Previous events can be read about here:    Greed  Wrath  Inferno Lust  … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Deliveroo Round 4! – Pho to Finish

Time for more of Birmingham restaurants to our home. It’s been awhile since last time so it’s good to see if their standards are being maintained! As you may have previously … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whisky, Wine and all things fine -Stilnovisti Whisky and English Wine Takeover

A few months back (!), I had chance to spend an evening with Birmingham Whisky Club and the wonderful Colin Hampden-White, whisky writer extraordinaire. We were to taste a wonderful … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Totally Beachin’ Beer Day at the Botanist!

Popular city centre bar, The Botanist, is transforming into a beach on Wednesday 15 June to celebrate National Beer Day. From 6pm the Temple Street bar is transforming its terrace … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Joyeux Anniversaire! Brummie Gourmand is 1!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since my first post. It started off as a way to highlight some of the the wonderful restaurants and streetfood vendors Wifey … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

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