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Find out where to eat, drink, and be merry in Brum.

The Oyster Club

We ate our last meal out ahead of the first national lockdown at The Oyster Club, on the night all bars and restaurants were ordered to close as soon as they could (for posterity the link to that speech on … Continue reading

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Fine Dining at Birmingham College of Food

You’ll be hard-pressed to dine in one of Birmingham’s better restaurants without finding somewhere in the establishment someone who has learned their art in The Birmingham College of Food at University College Birmingham (UCB). Offering courses for students from 17 … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Street Kitchen

A new city centre site of popular restaurant Vietnamese Street Kitchen is due to open at Birmingham’s iconic Bullring next month. Independently owned and family run, the new VSK restaurant joins the Resorts World venue and replaces the (now closed) Brindleyplace … Continue reading

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The Vanguard is no more….. Long Live The Pineapple Club

Much loved Jewellery Quarter bar and meadery The Vanguard, have confirmed they will not be reopening after lockdown…………. However, they have also announced they will be reemerging from their forced metamorphosis period into a brand new and even more exciting … Continue reading

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Opus to You, a heat-at-home weekend treat

In non-lockdown times, given the happy chaos of our jobs and personal lives, we invariably eat out several times a week and lunch is usually on the go and eaten al desko. So lockdown is the first time in a … Continue reading

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Bistro @ B31

Brummy restaurateurs have found brilliantly innovative ways to continue to keep cash rolling in during lockdown, with many of them conscious that even after lockdown begins to ease that their normal business models won’t work because of requirements for distance … Continue reading

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Birmingham Pride 2020: The Lockdown Digital Edition

The Birmingham Pride 2020 festival would’ve attracted over 100,000 people to the city over this Spring bank-holiday weekend but, of course, it has been Corona-postponed to 2020. Thankfully the organisers didn’t want to let the weekend pass without marking the … Continue reading

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The Big Brummie Camp Out for SIFA Fireside – Kid Friendly Homelessness Charity Event on Friday 8th May

On Friday the 8th May SIFA Fireside are asking friends and families to set up camp in their back gardens, build make-shift dens on balcony’s or cushion castles in their front rooms to raise money for SIFA Fireside. To sign … Continue reading

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COVID-19, a Black Country Ode

A poem written fonetikley (phonetically), in Black Country accent, by my very funny uncle, Chris Cartwright, April 2020. We Need Ter Stop In – a Black Country Ode to COVID-19 by Chris Cartwright, April 2020. We need ter stop inBest … Continue reading

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Salt

Languorously sipping a pre-noon aperitif I remembered how pleasurable devoting a Saturday to friends and a fancy lunch is.  The open fire of The Woodman in Stratford-upon-Avon provided a comforting smokey aroma as we drank our Chase Pomelo and Grapefruit … Continue reading

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