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Urbane Caffeine and Consumption at Urban Coffee Company

To bookend a weekend of relaxation, Wifey and I did away with cornflakes and instant caffeine in exchange for a stroll down to the Jewellery Quarter and a trip to Urban Coffee Company, a local coffee chain with branches in Birmingham City Centre, Jewellery Quarter, Coventry (and briefly Harborne). The Jewellery Quarter branch in the Big Peg is the one we usually gravitate towards as it’s located a short trip down the canal from BG Towers.

Deliveroo – Round 2! With Jojolapa

It’s Friday again, so it was time for another start of a weekend in style with restaurant food delivered straight to my house. As you may have read previously, (cough cough) Deliveroo  supply a delivery… Continue reading

A double hitter of Taste & Liquor

Regular readers of the blog would know I’ve visited tasteandliquor‘s Food Feast-ival at The Coffin Works previously (read about it here). Whilst the last glimmers of summer were licking around, I thought it… Continue reading

High Summer at The High Field

Though the sun decided not to play ball, I had been invited to enjoy the bbq and garden at The High Field in Edgbaston…

Just a Caffeine Boost at Jake’s Coffee Box

In a big, big, city there was a big town hall

And next to the big town hall there was a quiet side street,

And in the quiet side street there was a red phone box,

And in the red phone box…

…A coffee shop lived!

Capital Cuisine – A bite sized taste of Southbank Centre Food Market

Whilst on a trip to London with Wifey we had a visit to Southbank for a wander and a trip on the Eye. Nestled in the space behind the Royal Festival Hall was a street food market. As a foodie it would have been sacrilege not to descend down and have a try…

Flights of Fancy at Emirates GoEast

Following on from CBD Food Festival, I’m happy to report that was not the only celebration of food that weekend in Birmingham City Centre as Emirates ran a celebration of all things eastern at the Go East Streetfood Market in Centenary Square between the ICC and The Library of Birmingham.

Coming Back Down to the CBD Food Festival – Day 2

After a restful night’s sleep and a (very) light breakfast, it was time for a wander back down towards Victoria Square for a few more samples highlighting the range of choice in Colmore Business District…

Consuming, Blogging and Drinking at CBD Food Festival – Day 1

Probably one of the highlights of most food bloggers year is the Colmore Business District Food Festival, it certainly is one of mine…

Chowing down at Coffin Works – Taste & Liquor Fleet Street FeastIVAL

Whilst walking down the canal to the Coffin Works my wife and I were chased by a dark ominous cloud, determined to rain on us. Was this a portent to a unsatisfying evening? Happily… Continue reading

A Sunny Sunday at Sarehole – Flying Teapot Food Market

In my relentless pursuit of getting out of cooking on weekends, my wife and I popped along to Sarehole Mill, a few miles from Birmingham city centre last Sunday. Flying Teapot Events have been running a street food, folk, ale and craft fair every other week since April.

We were out and about for a few visits to family and felt a light repast may help enliven the journey.

Dining Deliveroo Style – Bun & Bowl

Another Friday, another occasion where my energy for cooking dinner seemed to be somewhat lacking. Also, it had been my birthday the previous week and I thought I still deserved a treat.

Helpfully, there’s a new delivery service in town called Deliveroo who’ve been delivering since early April. They supply a delivery service for a wide range of some of the best eateries in Brum, pretty much a ‘restaurant concierge service’. From American to Nepalese via Mexican, Indian, Polish, Chinese and a whole host of other choices, there’s certainly a wide enough options to suit most palates.

Purely Peckish – Pure Bar & Kitchen

After a hard day of work and on the way home, my wife and I felt we needed a well deserved rest…

Lunchtime Liaison – Hibiscus Grove at Sketts Fine Food Fair, Victoria Square

Rather than purchase the regular meal deal from one of the insidious supermarkets slowly taking over the Colmore Business District, my wife and I popped along Colmore Row to Victoria Square.

It was a glorious day and Sketts had put on one of their fortnightly food fairs which are on every first and third Wednesday of the month.

TASTE & LIQUOR, SOUTHSIDE BIRMINGHAM: An inaugural event for my inaugural post

Taste and Liquor opened today so there was no better way for me to start off this blog than a visit to a brand new foodie event. Open 12pm – 6pm every Saturday for now onwards, it’s designed to be a mixture of food, socialising, pop up shops and sport / film events. After a walk around Jewellery Quarter with my better half and the clock approaching 2.30pm, the tummy was rumbling and it was time for some grub.