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Tiki turns 10 – Island Bar hits a decade

You can read about my visit to Island Bar here One of Birmingham’s first independent cocktail bars celebrates their 10th birthday in September, following a decade of providing customers with some of the… Continue reading

Ramen-heaven – Tonkotsu is coming to Selfridges Birmingham

As you know, I’m always on the lookout for something a little different in Birmingham… Tonkotsu, one of London’s best-loved ramen bars, will open a restaurant in Selfridges in Birmingham’s Bullring on September… Continue reading

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 those with a… Continue reading

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 a great destination… Continue reading

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 Osgood of Brumderland. Previous… Continue reading

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 back at the… Continue reading

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 I’s year. Bringing… Continue reading

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 went to the… Continue reading

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 to regular service!… Continue reading

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 Slumdog Millionaire will help… Continue reading

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 (just about) and… Continue reading

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 the family. Next… Continue reading

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 Weekend, Rofuto is… Continue reading

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 Scheme’ Award at… Continue reading

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 in Swansea in… Continue reading

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 different, a bit… Continue reading

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 first anniversary on… Continue reading

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  Gluttony Envy   Situated… Continue reading

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 read (cough, cough, cough), Deliveroo supply… Continue reading

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 selection of Stilnovisti whiskies… Continue reading