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Experience: Rob Wood brings Cocktails to The Plough

Experience: Rob Wood brings Cocktails to The Plough

My second post in a row outside the ring road, shocking isn’t it? But I heard the golden words “Rob Wood” and “Cocktail Menu”, especially when it’s at The Plough too. All three boxes ticked, I grabbed Wifey and we hightailed it out of the […]

GUEST POST – BRUMDERLAND GOES TO THE MIDLANDS WHISKY FESTIVAL

GUEST POST – BRUMDERLAND GOES TO THE MIDLANDS WHISKY FESTIVAL

Firstly, let me introduce myself. My name is Vicky but I am also known as the ‘Mad Hatter’ behind the blog Brumderland… Now that’s out the way, I will give you my thoughts on Nicholl’s & Perk’s second annual ‘Midlands Whisky Festival’, at thestudio Birmingham […]

Wifey Writes: A Trip to the Nick – Hidden Spaces at Steelhouse Lane Police Station

Wifey Writes: A Trip to the Nick – Hidden Spaces at Steelhouse Lane Police Station

Until I arrived at Steelhouse Lane, I hadn’t realised that this was a fully working Custody Suite just 2 years ago.   Having missed the opportunity of visiting when it was featured in Hidden Spaces last year, I jumped at the chance of going when […]

Experience: Raja Monkey – Hall Green

Experience: Raja Monkey – Hall Green

It’s not often I write about places outside of the city centre. As I live, work and do my radio show in the two or so square miles that make up the heart of the second city, it’s hard to winkle me out of it […]

Experience: #VR goes #TechStyle at The Mailbox

Experience: #VR goes #TechStyle at The Mailbox

You’ve probably heard the name Philip Treacy OBE right? You know, that fascinator… … well, if you’ve not he’s a milliner of some distinction. In celebration of the launch of the new Mailbox App and their #TechStyle event, the Mailbox have the UK  premiere of Spatium. […]

News: Cocktail Collaboration at The Plough – Harborne

News: Cocktail Collaboration at The Plough – Harborne

Rob Wood is one of my favourite Brummie Cocktail Construction maestros with a passionate attention to detail and a focus on curious taste collaborations with a twist so it’s great to hear he’s working with The Plough on their new cocktail highball menu… The Plough […]

Experience: The Meeting Place with Jack Daniels

Experience: The Meeting Place with Jack Daniels

Regular readers will be aware I’m a Whisk(e)y aficionado. What you might not know is Jack Daniel’s is a Whiskey, not a bourbon, it could be a bourbon if it wanted to, but it’s not. It’s a regular bourbon until it enter’s their charcoal filtering method and then it’s described as a ‘Tennessee Sipping Whiskey’or a Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey if you look closely on the label.

Experience: Adil’s – Balti Triangle with Travelodge

Experience: Adil’s – Balti Triangle with Travelodge

Curry is a funny thing for us Brummies. We like to think we know a thing or two about one of the world’s most favourite dishes, and even have our own style to differentiate from other curry hot spots with the Balti. I mean, we […]

Talk: Squaring Up with Gizzi Erskine

Talk: Squaring Up with Gizzi Erskine

Something rather Square and American has come to Great Western Arcade in the shape of Square UK’s  first ever pop-up shop,  and follows in the footsteps of Square’s first physical store in New York, which opened last month. To celebrate opening in Birmingham they have also had […]

News: Square opens new Birmingham pop-up shop offering free events and masterclasses for local businesses

News: Square opens new Birmingham pop-up shop offering free events and masterclasses for local businesses

So, there’s something SQUARE coming to the neighbourhood, so I thought I’d let you know.   A new pop-up shop is opening today in Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade. The first of its kind in the UK, the Square pop-up will run until the 16 September and follows […]