I’ve realised there’s a lot going on and I don’t always get time to write up everything; so I’m trialling out a sort of weekly round up of good places I’ve been to (that may or may not be blogged about later), news I’ve stumbled across and anything else short and snappy. Let me know what you think of the idea…
Went to / discovered
- A nutrition talk at in the Great Western Arcade. It was an interesting overview on ways to overcome bad eating habits. They’re looking to run some more sessions looking as specific areas of nutrition, so once I hear more I’ll let you know.
- Ikea as part of the Live Lagom project – there was a bit of an update, a chance to meet some of the others taking part locally, see some new products Ikea are bringing in which have sustainability in mind, and eat some meatballs.
- Slow cookers can make pretty decent curry for lunch. I’d blog the recipe, but whilst it tasted good, it looked a bit oddly coloured.
- Cherry Reds and Waterstones Birmingham cafes for tea and cake. I’m not doing a write up of them as that seems a little silly, I can heartily recommend the rainbow cake at Cherry Reds and red velvet cake at Waterstones.
Rofuto, the new Japanese concept bar and restaurant at the top of Park Regis at Five Ways is offering early birds keen to try them out with 50% off food as part of their soft launch offer running from Friday 22nd April to Saturday 23rd April. Reservations can be made via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Deliveroo Birmingham turned one this week! The on-demand delivery service delivered via a fleet of delivery mopeds and bicycles and can often be spotted in the city, covering more than 3,000km a week and providing more than 60 jobs, as well as food to your door.
Moseley is getting a new upmarket wine bar thanks to Prince of Wales’ Keith Marsden. The Cheval Blanc will be next to the Dark Horse, one of Keith’s other venues, and is due to open in May.
The worst kept secret in Birmingham is that Langley’s are going to be opening a bar in the city. I tweeted a photo of the licensing application stuck to the Great Western Arcade, but lets keep that between us, right?
Did I mention Brum Yum Yum are going to be opening a permanent city centre Hawker style venue on Pershore Rd, near the Arcadian. It’ll give street food vendors a chance to have a bit of a permanent base, without the costs associated with it. I’ll get more info when it’s closer to opening.
Shaanti’s Holi Rave Festival is back on city on Saturday 16 April 2016 at the Digbeth Gardens with daytime and evenings shows so everyone gets a chance to go. Taste & Liquor will be curating the food area, and there’s more info on http://www.holirave.com