Category Archives: Area: Hurst Street / The Gay Village / South Side

No More Lounging at The Loft

As some of you may have spotted, the long established Loft Lounge in Bromsgrove Street has had a bit of a makeover. And by “bit of” we mean very extensive. They’ve dropped “Lounge” from the name and are now advertising … Continue reading

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Dua Lipa Announced as Birmingham Pride Festival Headliner

Birmingham Pride have announced that international recording artist Dua Lipa will headline at this year’s two-day LGBT festival, which sees 2017 celebrating the 21st year of the event. Dua Lipa’s hit singles in the last 12 months,  including ‘Be The One’, … Continue reading

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Nomad Restaurant

It’s the second time in three weeks I’ve attended a venue that I can describe as “in close proximity to a sex place”, the first being OPM which is a stone’s throw from Taboo Cinema, and the second being the … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Central Shopping, Area: China Town, Area: Grand Central, Area: Hurst Street / The Gay Village / South Side, Area: The Bullring, Birmingham Restaurant, birmingham restaurant review, birmingham review, Cuisine: English, Cuisine: Fine Dining, Cuisine: Modern Mixed, Price: Average, Price: Get your dad to pay - above average, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Meating

The last couple of years have been very carnivorous for the city as many meaty venues have opened, from Fiesta Del Asado, Fleet Street Kitchen, lots of pop-ups from Andy Low ‘n’ Slow, and several chain burger joints. There’s another … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Beauty at Birmingham Royal Ballet

I don’t know my Bolshoi from my Kirov, my plié from my fouetté, my frappé from my iced coffee, but I know what I like, and I like Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty. We visit the theatre a fair … Continue reading

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Birmingham Pride 2013

In a week that saw parliament vote in favour of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, it was fitting that Birmingham Pride 2013 kicked off from Victoria Square, led by the inimitable LGBT activist Peter Tatchell. Modern UK prides are … Continue reading

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Home Style Korean at Topokki

Their website is a veritable treasure trove of hilarious spelling catastrophes; I dare you to read through it without either grinning with delight or, if you’re like me, groaning with pedantic disbelief that English can be written so very badly. … Continue reading

Posted in Area: Arcadian, Area: Hurst Street / The Gay Village / South Side, Cuisine: Korean, Price: Cheap as Chips - Inexpensive, Venue type: Cafe, Venue type: Restaurant | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment