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Bourbon meets The Bulls Head

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Davenports. that’s a name a lot of Brummies will remember (and a hell of a lot wont…). For nearly two centuries until the late 1980’s Davenports was the brewery of Birmingham, just off… Continue reading

Feliz Segundo Aniversario! Brummie Gourmand is 2!

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It’s hard to believe it’s been TWO YEARS since my first post. I gave an update on what the first year had held so I thought I’d give you an update on Year 2!… Continue reading

Beef, Wine and all things fine at Gaucho Birmingham

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In the heart of the Colmore Business District there’s been a bit of a revamp. First, The Grand finished its face-lift shops and bars; now 55 Colmore Row, the former offices of Wragge… Continue reading

The Spring Menu has sprung at Cheval Blanc

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If you’ve not read my previous post about Cheval Blanc, you may not know they’re a little bit obsessed with wine and pairing it with great food. So when I was invited to… Continue reading

BrumGoesLon Part 2 – The Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch, London

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Firstly, apologies for being away for a month. A few things outside of the blog got in the way but regular service has been resumed now! At the end of last month, Wifey and I took a trip down to the big smoke for a few days for geeky pursuits (more on that side will […]

BrumGoesLon Part 1 – Pizza Pilgrims, Shoreditch, London

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Firstly, apologies for being away for a month. A few things outside of the blog got in the way but regular service has been resumed now! At the end of last month, Wifey… Continue reading

Harborne-ero Boca Grande Tacos arrive at The Plough

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Like a lot of places in Birmingham, The Plough on Harborne High Street has been on my list of places to visit for some time. So when I was invited to try their Boca… Continue reading

Is it Gr8? – Otto Pizza

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Next door to Eight Foot Grocer, founded by Chris James, there’s been a bit of activity. First, Chris diversified into The Pop Up Taco Shop (whilst waiting for planning permission). Now Otto Pizza has… Continue reading

Strawberries get clothed by Godiva at Selfridges

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Godiva Chocolate has been around for a very long time. Since 1926, they’ve been combining Praline and Belgian chocolate into sweet treats, surprisingly though they don’t have a shop in the Midlands (but… Continue reading

A Barbers for Everyman

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A few weeks ago, I was invited down for a free haircut or beard trim at the newly relaunched Everyman Barbers. Everyman has been in Birmingham for over a decade and to celebrate… Continue reading

Mussels of Moseley at Cheval Blanc

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Coming from the creative minds behind The Humble Pub Co, owners of The Prince of Wales, The British Oak and next door neighbours The Dark Horse, Cheval Blanc comes with an estimable pedigree.… Continue reading

Punjab Perfection at Canal Square

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In keeping with the theme of getting more local, Wifey and I decided to try our nearest (and newest) local restaurant in the shape of Canal Square. Knowing #BrumHour‘s taste for Indian food,… Continue reading

New Menu at El Borracho de Oro

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I was invited by Emma Yufera-Ruiz of El Borracho de Oro to go an sample some of her amazing Tapas as part of their menu relaunch, unfortunately I couldn’t make it so instead George Elsmere… Continue reading

Whisky meets Wok – Tasting Evening at Chung Ying Central

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Regular readers would know I visited Chung Ying Central recently (and thoroughly enjoyed the experience too!). So when I was invited to return for a Whisky and Chinese food pairing along with Joe Ellis… Continue reading

#BardolinDough – Pizza Making at Bardolino

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It was National Pizza Day last Thursday (Feb 9th).  Along with some other bloggers, I had the opportunity to have a hand throwing the dough and making a pizza at Bardolino to win the chance… Continue reading

Ju Ju’s Round 2 – Adventures in Brunching

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Well, we said we wouldn’t be long. If you read my previous post, you might know Ju Ju’s Cafe recently extended and added more dining space to the rear. To match the theme… Continue reading

Wrapped Up – WrapLab in Great Western Arcade

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Wrap Lab is the latest addition to the range of eateries in Great Western Arcade. Rather than your normal meal deal, their aim is to bring healthy fast food serving uniquely created dishes,… Continue reading

#BloggersBites at Chung Ying Central

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As it’s Chinese New Year tomorrow, it’s only fitting that I write about a visit to the CBD’s Chung Ying Central, fast becoming a darling of Colmore Row. Since opening in early 2014,… Continue reading

Tom’s New Post at the Mailbox

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Tom’s Kitchen has four locations in London already, another in Istanbul and one soon in Dubai. He’s finally branching out further up north to the newly refurbished Mailbox. They had the soft launch… Continue reading

Dick Whittington at the Birmingham Hippodrome via #BrumHour

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