Tag: coffee

Feliz Segundo Aniversario! Brummie Gourmand is 2!

Feliz Segundo Aniversario! Brummie Gourmand is 2!

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! This year has been an interesting one so far, having been shortlisted […]

Sunday Best at The Almanack Kenilworth

Sunday Best at The Almanack Kenilworth

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 for a day out with the renowned Kenilworth Castle and Stoneleigh Abbey […]

Choc-A-Block at Colmore Food Festival

Choc-A-Block at Colmore Food Festival

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 the cream of the Colmore BID‘s bars, restaurants and cafes in a […]

Bonjour to Le Bistrot Pierre!

Bonjour to Le Bistrot Pierre!

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 launch at the backend of June (yes, I’m that far behind!). We […]

Feeding Time at Foodies Festival

Feeding Time at Foodies Festival

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 headed to Cannon Hill Park. The main reason for our visit was […]

Breakfast Bonanza – Birmingham Breakfast Club at Nomad

Breakfast Bonanza – Birmingham Breakfast Club at Nomad

Nomad don’t do things by halves. Described as “Birmingham’s most unusual restaurant”, its philosophy is based around bringing foraged and unusual cuisine to the fore. Founded by Alex Claridge (formerly of The Warehouse Cafe and development chef at Bistro 1847), it spent most of 2014 […]

Breakfast Banquet – Birmingham Breakfast Club at Simpsons Restaurant

Breakfast Banquet – Birmingham Breakfast Club at Simpsons Restaurant

It’s not often Wifey and I go somewhere a little different. With one of the most prestigious pedigrees in Birmingham, and Britain, this time was going to be a rather special breakfast… Founded in Kenilworth by Chef owner Andreas Antona, then relocating to Edgbaston, holders […]

Back Into Foodie Festivities! Birmingham Independent Food Fair 2015 – Day 2

Back Into Foodie Festivities! Birmingham Independent Food Fair 2015 – Day 2

After a night’s rest, it was time to return to foodie heaven (see part one here).

Because I Feel Foodie! Birmingham Independent Food Fair 2015 – Day 1

Because I Feel Foodie! Birmingham Independent Food Fair 2015 – Day 1

Birmingham Independent Food Fair is now in its second year, following on from #futurefoodies @ Hotel LaTour in 2013 (#futurefoodies was Wifey and I’s first foodie event in Birmingham and we were the first visitors to arrive!). Created by the minds behind Dine Birmingham, Birmingham Independent […]

Urbane Caffeine and Consumption at Urban Coffee Company

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.