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Bourbon meets The Bulls Head

Bourbon meets The Bulls Head

Davenports. that’s a name a lot of Brummies will remember (and a hell of a lot wont…). For nearly two centuries until the late 1980’s Davenports was the brewery of Birmingham, just off Broad Street, and their ‘Beer at Home’ slogan was known across the […]

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 […]

Beef, Wine and all things fine at Gaucho Birmingham

Beef, Wine and all things fine at Gaucho Birmingham

In the heart of the Colmore Business District there’s been a bit of a revamp. First, The Grand finished its face-lift shops and bars; now 55 Colmore Row, the former offices of Wragge & Co, has been re-vamped as part of a £30m refurbishment. Part […]

The Spring Menu has sprung at Cheval Blanc

The Spring Menu has sprung at Cheval Blanc

If you’ve not read my previous post about Cheval Blanc, you may not know they’re a little bit obsessed with wine and pairing it with great food. So when I was invited to see what Cyd was cooking in the kitchen as part of their […]

BrumGoesLon Part 2 – The Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch, London

BrumGoesLon Part 2 – The Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch, London

Firstly, apologies for being away for a month. A few things outside of the blog got in the way but regular service has been resumed now! At the end of last month, Wifey and I took a trip down to the big smoke for a few days for geeky pursuits (more on that side will […]

BrumGoesLon Part 1 – Pizza Pilgrims, Shoreditch, London

BrumGoesLon Part 1 – Pizza Pilgrims, Shoreditch, London

Firstly, apologies for being away for a month. A few things outside of the blog got in the way but regular service has been resumed now! At the end of last month, Wifey and I took a trip down to the big smoke for a […]

Harborne-ero Boca Grande Tacos arrive at The Plough

Harborne-ero Boca Grande Tacos arrive at The Plough

Like a lot of places in Birmingham, The Plough on Harborne High Street has been on my list of places to visit for some time. So when I was invited to try their Boca Grande Tacos evening (every Wednesday), how could I say no? The Plough […]

Is it Gr8? – Otto Pizza

Is it Gr8? – Otto Pizza

Next door to Eight Foot Grocer, founded by Chris James, there’s been a bit of activity. First, Chris diversified into The Pop Up Taco Shop (whilst waiting for planning permission). Now Otto Pizza has arrived to take its place. Sourcing a carefully selected list of suppliers […]

Strawberries get clothed by Godiva at Selfridges

Strawberries get clothed by Godiva at Selfridges

Godiva Chocolate has been around for a very long time. Since 1926, they’ve been combining Praline and Belgian chocolate into sweet treats, surprisingly though they don’t have a shop in the Midlands (but they do have a stand in Selfridges). In the short term however, […]

A Barbers for Everyman

A Barbers for Everyman

A few weeks ago, I was invited down for a free haircut or beard trim at the newly relaunched Everyman Barbers. Everyman has been in Birmingham for over a decade and to celebrate in style, they’ve had a £150,000 refurbishment of their Temple Street store and […]