Taste & Liquor put down roots at No21 Digbeth
As regular readers are aware, I’ve been to a few of Taste and Liqour’s events. So it’s nice to be able to tell you there’s a new permanent venue coming from them.
Opening from 27th January, the team behind Taste and Liquor is launching a new venue called No21 Digbeth.
The venue is located on Milk Street, and is described as “a new hub for global street food, cultural festivals and diverse community events.” Having launched in 2015, Taste and Liquor has been a great success. They’re now back, with a new venue, weekly street-food parties and monthly experimental events. After outgrowing its original home on Essex Street, street-food and festival organisers, has upped its sticks to a bigger, better site in Digbeth. The opening launch will capture the essence of the brand’s mirror inspiration, as the venue transforms into a weekly Indoor Street Food Hub across Winter and Spring, made up of a range of international flavours paired with contemporary traders, to create novel future classics.
With Birmingham’s landscape constantly evolving, Taste and Liquor wanted to provide an offering that was as unique as the city itself. With an every changing lineup featuring glorious food – from marinated and slow cooked Brazilian BBQ & Turkish Grills to Sticky Indian Pigs Cheeks Naan Sliders – the town is set to get a taste of the best food producers and traders in the region.
2 Friday’s also shows support to New and Emerging Talent, by giving new traders the chance to experiment and really play with ideas without the pressure of having to take on a restaurant. With new chefs starting up whole new pop-up experience, Taste and Liquor aims to support new chefs throughout the year and plans are also in the pipeline for plenty of surprises along the way Taste and Liquor Friday’s will be championing live music, emerging bands and DJs with an exclusive platform showcasing the regions hottest act acts every week. Speakerbox, a showcase produced by Sharnita K Athwal, will present the best of the regions raw talent and hottest emerging stars of 2017. This exciting platform launches with “one of the West Midlands’ most exciting talents” (BBC Introducing) Ed Geater. Birmingham born singer-songwriter and beat-boxer Ed Geater, rhythmical dexterity is complemented by lyrical prowess.
Every Friday, also welcomes The Digbeth After Work Club, between 5pm-7pm local residents are invited to start their weekend early, with specials two-for-one offers on all drinks. Head towards the main bar, featuring bespoke cocktails, craft beer, wines and a vase range of bespoke tonics and spirits.
Monthly themed events will be also hosted every last Saturday of the month. Highlights include Gin & Meat Festival (February), Best of British Street Food (March), Brum’s Big Fat Pizza Festival (April), Mr Hyde’s National Burger Day Festival (August) and the launch more foodie festivals.
Future plans are also in the pipeline for street-closures, cultural celebrations and festivals. Highlights include: Holi Rave Colour Festival (April), Taste and Liquor Birthday Party Weekender (May), Asian Indepen-Dance – a celebration of 70 Years of Indian Independence and Pakistani Partition (August), Digbeth Mela (October), and much, much more.
Address: 21 Milk Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5TR
Doors open: 5pm, Last food orders 10.30pm