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Events, Food, Restaurants

Envy. Going Flexitarian at Marmalade

It’s time for another round of the Seven Deadly Sins with Bitters ‘n’ Twisted and Brumderland. This time around was Envy, at Marmalade. Marmalade is situated in The Rep theatre on Broad Street. Serving up lunch, pre-theatre meals and after show cocktails, Marmalade is a little different to the usual Bitters N Twisted venue. Like all …

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 …