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Autumnal Comfort at Ju Ju’s Cafe

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First off, I must apologise to Ju Ju’s. Wifey and I have been living near Canal Square for 6 years now and we’ve had a fair few visits, including a decent amount of… Continue reading

Brunching out at Chez Mal Brasserie, Malmaison Birmingham

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Chez Mal is no stranger to Wifey and I, we’ve enjoyed a few brunches with family in the past. When we were invited to go and try it out, how could we say no.… Continue reading

Game, Set & Match at The British Oak

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If you weren’t aware, Stirchley has had a bit of a revitalisation in the food world. Loaf has been leading the way to change up the run of traditional Balti houses. More recently, The British… Continue reading

Megashake-it-off at Cafe Opus

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Wifey and I are not strangers to Cafe Opus housed in the Ikon Gallery, located conveniently off Broad Street in Oozells Square, Brindleyplace. It’s a favourite for a spot of breakfast or a… Continue reading

Mâcher at Miss Macaroon

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Great Western Arcade is attracting a lot of food highlights to its Victorian arches. From some of the world’s best sandwiches in Anderson & Hill deli, fresh sushi in Sushi Passion, great coffee with… Continue reading

Wifey Writes – Alcohol Alchemy at The Alchemist

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Birmingham is buzzing with new bars and restaurants opening at the moment. The latest addition is The Alchemist, housed underneath The Grand Hotel restoration on Colmore Row, next door to sister venture Italian restaurant Gusto.… Continue reading

New Book Launch at Tapas Revolution

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It seems to be a period of 1st birthdays. Grand Central has been open for a year now, nestled on top of New Street station, with already one swap of ownership. Grand Central… Continue reading

New Menu at Nosh and Quaff

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A few weeks past, Wifey and I got to attend a special 1st birthday party and new menu launch of Nosh & Quaff. It’s odd to believe it’s been a year since they… Continue reading

New Cocktail Menu at Bar Opus

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I’m no stranger to the Opus group (you can read about previous experiences here, here, here, and here). So I was very happy when they invited me down to try out their new… Continue reading

Gluten Free Menu at Henry Wong’s Harborne

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Gluten free and Cantonese cuisine aren’t usually synonymous. With soy being a large component in Chinese cooking, not many dishes get away from the gluten. It can be pot luck when looking for… Continue reading

Tiki turns 10 – Island Bar hits a decade

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Choc-A-Block at Colmore Food Festival

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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!

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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

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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

Feeding Time at Foodies Festival

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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

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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