Guess who was asked to write something for Sainsbury’s Magazine? Yep, little old me! You know me, any excuse to talk about the food (and drink) scene in the city and especially when it’s in a national publication – and one I actually read, usually on the bus home when I’m trying to balance all my shopping.
I could only pick four places, so I picked the ones that I think are pretty cool – and might appeal to fellow Sainsbury’s Magazine readers. If you’d like to read the column, the nice people at Sainsbury’s Magazine have handily added it online. If you’d like to read more about the places I mentioned, I’ve popped some links to my blog posts below;
- Rofuto I haven’t written up my food experience, I think the photos got lost in the great tech fail of 2016, but I’m heading back soon so will link then – though here are my first look photos.
- Gas Street Social I’ve been to a few times – here’s one on their brunch and some festive cocktails.
- Original Patty Men, obviously they’re my favourite place in Birmingham for burgers. But I also managed to get a mention of The Meat Shack who I also think are ace, I’m just sad they don’t have their own bricks and mortar place I can head to for burgers!
- The Edgbaston’s afternoon tea, which is lush, whether it’s Christmas or the standard variety.
Another fun surprise from the article was when my friend spotted a mention of it on TripAdvisor, as the reason someone went to Gas St Social. Probably time to stop thinking the only person that reads the blog is my mum.
I’m a bit please about this; recently Virgin Trains got in contact and asked me if I fancied writing something to lure people to the fine city of Birmingham, and of course I was more than happy to do so. After much debate (and excuses to go and make absolute sure how much I liked some of the places), I wrote a bit of an opus about some of the places I’d check out, food and drinks wise, if I were travelling to Birmingham. Of course there are loads more places I missed off the list, but I’m really pleased with how this turned out. If you want to have a read of it, here’s the link to it;
Quick one from me, as I’m a bit poorly at the moment, but I wrote something for the nice folks at OpenTable on a few places to find the flavours of summer in Birmingham…given the weather has been a bit rubbish recently (although I hear it’s getting sunnier next week) it felt like an apt thing to write about!
Hey up! I’ve been on my sick bed for the last couple of days feeling very sorry for myself, and after sleeping for most of yesterday I was finally able to look at a computer screen for more than ten minutes without blinding pain. So imagine my surprise when I clicked on an article on the Birmingham Mail website, hoping to find some more Brummie Instagram accounts to follow, only to find out they’d named my Instagram account in their article!
It’s well worth reading the whole article because there’s some cracking Instagram accounts in there to follow – I’m not the only food related one, but some of the others post some amazing non-food photos too.
I’ve been reading Olive Magazine for years, ever since my friend Louise gave me a subscription for Christmas.
I like the positivity and enthusiasm of Olive. It feels like a celebration of food and drink as a whole – it doesn’t just focus on the eating or the cooking, but it understands all aspects. Although I feel Brum could focus more in there, its had some great suggestions – Blue Ginger in Kings Heath I found because of an article in there, which I duly ripped out and waved at my mum.
And recently someone pointed out that assistant editor Lulu’s Notes blog had a post on What to eat and drink in Birmingham, and the the last line stopped me in my tracks; “If it’s neighbourhood eats you’re after, rather than more rarefied dining, check out these two local food blogs: Full To The Brum & Smoke And Umami.”
I’m so utterly dumbfounded to be referenced on the site – thanks Olive Magazine!