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Category Archive: aroundbrum

News: Bitters n’ Twisted Venues Support Acorns Hospice with #AcornsFriday

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  I’ve been to a few of Bitters’n’Twisted‘s venues, and I’m happy to tell you about their wonderful partnership with Acorns Childrens Hospice from Friday… November 24th aka “Black Friday”, the day the internet… Continue reading

Experience: Lasan – Jewellery Quarter

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Lasan is a well known name in the foodie scene of Birmingham. What many don’t seem to realise is how close it is to the City Centre. Nestled just off St Paul’s Square,… Continue reading

GUEST POST – #BRUMHOUR GOES FOR A SPOT OF AFTERNOON TEA AT ROFUTO

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A few weeks ago, it was Wifey and I’s 3rd wedding anniversary so we popped over to Jersey for a few days to visit my brother-in-law and his family, and ate too much food (more on that soon!).

So when I had an invite to afternoon tea, in my stead I sent the amazing Social Media superstar, #BrumHour (aka Dave Massey) to enjoy an afternoon tea with Rofuto.

GUEST POST – PHILIP ELLIS GOES TO SAN CARLO WITH GRANA PADANO

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A few weeks ago, it was Wifey and I’s 3rd wedding anniversary so we popped over to Jersey for a few days to visit my brother-in-law and his family, and ate too much… Continue reading

GUEST POST – CARAMELLATTEKISS GOES TO THE BULLS HEAD WITH LANGLEY’S GIN

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A few weeks ago, it was Wifey and I’s 3rd wedding anniversary so we popped over to Jersey for a few days to visit my brother-in-law and his family, and ate too much… Continue reading

Experience: Rob Wood brings Cocktails to The Plough

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My second post in a row outside the ring road, shocking isn’t it? But I heard the golden words “Rob Wood” and “Cocktail Menu”, especially when it’s at The Plough too. All three… Continue reading

GUEST POST – BRUMDERLAND GOES TO THE MIDLANDS WHISKY FESTIVAL

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Firstly, let me introduce myself. My name is Vicky but I am also known as the ‘Mad Hatter’ behind the blog Brumderland… Now that’s out the way, I will give you my thoughts… Continue reading

News: Cocktail Collaboration at The Plough – Harborne

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Rob Wood is one of my favourite Brummie Cocktail Construction maestros with a passionate attention to detail and a focus on curious taste collaborations with a twist so it’s great to hear he’s… Continue reading

Experience: The Meeting Place with Jack Daniels

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Regular readers will be aware I’m a Whisk(e)y aficionado. What you might not know is Jack Daniel’s is a Whiskey, not a bourbon, it could be a bourbon if it wanted to, but it’s not. It’s a regular bourbon until it enter’s their charcoal filtering method and then it’s described as a ‘Tennessee Sipping Whiskey’or a Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey if you look closely on the label.

Experience: Adil’s – Balti Triangle with Travelodge

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Curry is a funny thing for us Brummies. We like to think we know a thing or two about one of the world’s most favourite dishes, and even have our own style to… Continue reading

Talk: Squaring Up with Gizzi Erskine

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Something rather Square and American has come to Great Western Arcade in the shape of Square UK’s  first ever pop-up shop,  and follows in the footsteps of Square’s first physical store in New York, which… Continue reading

Review: Food Attack at The Meat Shack

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It’s National Burger Day today, so what better way to celebrate then telling you about my visit to one of Birmingham’s hottest new venues, The Meat Shack at Thorp 17. The Meat Shack… Continue reading

News: Birmingham Gin from Langleys hits Selfridges & Bar Opus

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It’s no secret I’m a gin fan, and it’s nice to see the local chaps at the Langley Distillery have partnered with Selfridges and Bar Opus to make a Birmingham exclusive gin, named Birmingham Gin.… Continue reading

Wifey Writes – Sakerol Spritz at Rofuto with #BrumHour

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A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to accompany Dave Massey aka #Brumhour to try a new summer cocktail at Rofuto in the Park Regis. If you’re a regular reader of this… Continue reading

Preview: Rosies Birmingham

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If you’ve been down the clubbing centre of Birmingham recently, you may have noticed 6 on Broad Street has disappeared and has instead been replaced by Rosies, Broad Streets newest Super Club. Wifey… Continue reading

News: There’s a new garden area ‘Hopping Up’ in Sutton Coldfield at Brewhouse & Kitchen

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Regular visitors and residents to Sutton Coldfield will no doubt already know about the Brewhouse and Kitchen, which has been open for the past few years. They’ve now extended this into their new… Continue reading

Siamais-ing

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Now, Chinese food is a bit of a problem for me. As Wifey’s parents owned their own restaurant for many years, I’m a little bit spoilt when I go over for dinner. However,… Continue reading

Haig Club Skybar – Lowland Whisky with a Sky High view

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I do love The Cube  Architecturally, the building is stunning and it has a great mix of living, dining, drinking, spa treatments and even a bowling alley on the way apparently… Its newest resident… Continue reading

#GBTour – Chase Distillery at The High Field

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I like gin and I’m very glad it’s currently having a revival. It’s a curious spirit, being made from another (vodka, if you didn’t know) and steeped with a variety of botanicals. So… Continue reading

Belinda Carlisle meets The High Field for a Charity Dinner

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I’m no stranger to The High Field, so on hearing they’re having a very spacial musical guest next month, I thought I’d let you know, especially as there’s only 250 tickets so likely… Continue reading