Month: May 2016

Joyeux Anniversaire! Brummie Gourmand is 1!

Joyeux Anniversaire! Brummie Gourmand is 1!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since my first post. It started off as a way to highlight some of the the wonderful restaurants and streetfood vendors Wifey and I visited around Birmingham. I never thought anybody would take their time to read […]

Magno Opus Nocte -Friday Nights as Opus – Cornwall Street

Magno Opus Nocte -Friday Nights as Opus – Cornwall Street

I’ve been to Bar Opus and Cafe Opus on a multitude of occasions but this was my first ever visit to the big brother, Opus itself, a stalwart of the Birmingham food scene for over a decade. Ran by Ann Tonks, Irene Allan, with exec chef Ben Ternent conducting the kitchen. […]

Truffle Hunting in The Chocolate Quarter

Truffle Hunting in The Chocolate Quarter

The Jewellery Quarter is having a bit of a renaissance recently, attracting new and creative independent stores.  One of the most recent editions is a new chocolaterie in the form of The Chocolate Quarter. On #StarWarsDay (aka May the 4th for non-geeks), I had the […]

A very ‘Tesh’ty Pop Up – Ben Tesh takes over Urban Coffee Company

A very ‘Tesh’ty Pop Up – Ben Tesh takes over Urban Coffee Company

Pop ups are becoming a big thing in the foodie world. Allowing chefs creativity before establishing roots and letting them be experimental with dishes for the curious. Former Turner’s chef Ben Tesh is moving into Birmingham city centre to host a new Summer of restaurant pop-ups […]

Wanna Get Flexible? – #Envy at Marmalade

Wanna Get Flexible? – #Envy at Marmalade

It’s now round six of the seven sins (+ 1) 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 Marmalade is located just under The Rep on Broad Street and is wonderfully eclectic […]

Wifey Writes: Pudding Proliferation at Pirlo’s

Wifey Writes: Pudding Proliferation at Pirlo’s

For the first time, I let Wifey loose without me to find out about a new exciting dessert venue in Digbeth… When Ryan was invited to the grand launch of Pirlo’s Dessert Lounge, due to a prior engagement, he asked me to step in and […]

Return to Rofuto – Utsukushī menyū to byū

Return to Rofuto – Utsukushī menyū to byū

You may have seen previously on the blog Wifey and I went to the Rofuto opening a few weeks back. I mentioned then I would be returning for a more generous sample of the menu, so buckle up and enjoy the ride! My guest and I arrived at […]

Vintage Variety at A Lost Society

Vintage Variety at A Lost Society

Those in Birmingham’s foodie scene are probably aware of Josh Porter, former Chef de Partie and co-founder of one of last year’s hottests pop-ups, En-Place. With new partner, food writer and blogger, Jade Hollingworth, taking over front of house duties, Josh has stripped back the […]