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Food, Restaurants

Hidden Gems in Birmingham – Rico Libre

Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Travelodge. All words, thoughts and opinions in this post are my own and entirely honest. If you’d like to know more about my disclosure policy, you can read about it here. The best finds when you’re visiting somewhere are those awesome little spots that tourists generally miss. I …

Food, Restaurants

Peaky Blinder – Forest of Arden Hotel

The other week I got a slightly unusual invite. The Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club, part of the chain of Marriott hotels, have launched a new beer, the Peaky Blinder. They sent me a lovely email, asking if I’d like to go along to try it, and have a spot of lunch in their …

Food, Geek & Cosplay

Life Lately – Gin, new jobs and cupcakes

Hello there, remember me? I used to be a blogger once, but then life and a new job happened and I vanished for a fortnight. Urm, sorry about that. I am, however, alive, and have been a very busy bee. Firstly, let’s begin with this bearded gentleman above. This is one of the fine chaps …

Bars and Pubs, Food

New Menu at the Rose Villa Tavern

Yesterday evening, I was invited along by the guys at Bitters ‘n’ Twisted to test out the new menu at one of their venues. The Rose Villa Tavern is right in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, housed in a beautiful building, originally built by Wood & Kendrick for Michells & Butler in 1919. The …

Food, Home Cooking

Cooking The Books: A Taste of Birmingham

If Joe’s Bloggers send you an email with a challenge, you take it! And this one involved chocolate… Joe’s Bloggers have teamed up with the Copthorne Hotel and it’s head chef, Michael Chambers, to create an epically Brummie recipe. No, not a balti – CHOCOLATE! Birmingham is the home of Cadbury’s after all. Chambers created …

Fairs and Festivals, Food

Birmingham Independent Food Fair

Last weekend, I set off for Millennium Point to eat myself silly at Birmingham Independent Food Fair. The Fair is run by Ahmed, the founder of Dine Birmingham. Ahmed is passionate about the Birmingham food scene, and with great cause. The food scene here really is fantastic. Birmingham actually has the most Michelin star restaurants …

Food, Restaurants

Afternoon Tea at Balcony Brasserie, Selfridges

If you ask me, Afternoon Tea is a pretty awesome meal. Tea, little sandwiches, scones, cake…yes please to all of those. Mum and I are both fans, so today we decided to head off to Balcony Brasserie in Selfridges to try their Picnic Tea for two (£29). This afternoon tea comes served on a mini …

Bars and Pubs, Events, Food

#BEDM – Don’t You Know About Alfie Bird’s?

Everybody knows that Bird’s is the word! I’ve been banging on about Alfie Bird’s for a while now, and on Thursday night, I set off after work for their opening night. Thursday was a night for invited press, Custard Factory tenants and VIP guests, so there was plenty of free alcohol flowing and lots of …