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Category Archive: brummiegourmand

Review: #WifeyWrites – A lot of CocknBull in Stourbridge

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You know it’s big news when Stourbridge gets its first dirty burger eatery. I grew up in Stourbridge, my parents owned Mayson Chinese Restaurant for the best part of 25 years so I… Continue reading

News – New cook book is launching to support refugees around the world

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I love food, not so much cooking, but if I do. I usually have a cookbook to hand, and this one supports a charitable cause so what more could I want?   “This… Continue reading

News: The BEAST Comes to Birmingham

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So, there’s something Bouncy and Beasty coming to the neighbourhood, so I thought I’d let you know. THE WORLD’S LARGEST INFLATABLE OBSTACLE COURSE LANDS IN BIRMINGHAM FRIDAY 8th – SUNDAY 17th DECEMBER, 10.00am – 11.00pm #TheBouncyBeast… Continue reading

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.

News: Unda’s Saturday Kitchen arrives at Bar Opus

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  I’m a big fan of Bar Opus, it’s location being a few steps away from the office and I’ve been a fair few times, so I was happy to hear about their… Continue reading

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

Wifey Writes: A Trip to the Nick – Hidden Spaces at Steelhouse Lane Police Station

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Until I arrived at Steelhouse Lane, I hadn’t realised that this was a fully working Custody Suite just 2 years ago.   Having missed the opportunity of visiting when it was featured in… Continue reading

Experience: Raja Monkey – Hall Green

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It’s not often I write about places outside of the city centre. As I live, work and do my radio show in the two or so square miles that make up the heart… Continue reading

Experience: #VR goes #TechStyle at The Mailbox

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You’ve probably heard the name Philip Treacy OBE right? You know, that fascinator… … well, if you’ve not he’s a milliner of some distinction. In celebration of the launch of the new Mailbox… 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

News: Square opens new Birmingham pop-up shop offering free events and masterclasses for local businesses

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So, there’s something SQUARE coming to the neighbourhood, so I thought I’d let you know.   A new pop-up shop is opening today in Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade. The first of its kind… Continue reading

News: There’s something mooing on at The High Field

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 I’ve been to a few Peach Pubs in my time (here, here, and here), so it’s nice to hear about their charitable foundation and their work: Pub goers popping into The High Field… Continue reading

Experience: Thực đơn for Miss Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome with Brum Bloggers

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My knowledge of the Vietnam War and Vietnam in general is limited to a few war movies and an episode of Top Gear. So when I was invited by Brum Bloggers and the… Continue reading