Brunch’in & Hip Hop with bottomless cocktails
Following last month’s’s UK garage and weekend gorging, Brunch’in turns its attention back to hip hop. Expect to hear the full breadth of the genre, from boom bap Wu-Tang classics and R&B-infused jams courtesy of Aaliyah and Mary J Blige to more modern, Xanax-numbed cuts from the likes of Lil Uzi Vert. If you fancy a drink, there’s bottomless cocktails between noon and 1pm; and if you’re feeling peckish, there’s jerk chicken, goat curry and a Caribbean BBQ from some of Brum’s finest street food vendors. Bored? Have a game of basketball, pool or ping pong. It might be a cliché, but there really is something for everyone here. (GW)
Sat 3 Feb, SK Cash & Carry, from £11.25 www.skiddle.com
Hawker Yard news: Vegan Streetfood Festival + more
Kicking off with a monthly all-vegan streetfood and plantastic array of streetfood traders in the first weekend of Feb, subsequent weekend offerings promised include a Valentine’s night market by candlelight, sweets & starters event, bottomless brunch & unlimited prosecco parties and a Chinese New Year blow out. Watch this space for more news.
Sun 4 Feb, Hawker Yard, 62-70 Pershore Street, Birmingham B5 4RU www.hawkeryardbirmingham.co.uk
Book Now: Salt & Earth February residency at 1000 Trades
Niki Astley continues his post-two cats kitchen adventures with a Salt & Earth residency at 1000 Trades exploring his cutting-edge cuisine and inviting selected chefs to join him and bring one of their own dishes to the table. Lunch and dinner are available with the menu offering up a variety of inspired plates with Earth, Sea and Heaven themes such as Yucca fries & ponzu mayonnaise, Beef rump cap & mole poblano sauce, Tilapia ceviche, chia seed, seaweed and Popcorn ice cream, smoked fudge, waffles. Booking and walk-ins both available but we suggest you book for popular slots.
Mon 5 Feb – Wed 28 Feb http://1000trades.org.uk/food/
*Cancelled* Carters Brad Carter to volunteer with TRJFP Brum in Feb
Michelin star catcher Brad Carter knows a thing or two about foraging the world for seasonal produce (understatement) and the efforts it takes to get said treasures to plate, so who better to volunteer their time to head-up the awesome TRJFP Brum kitchen for a day in their Kings Heath Community Centre kitchen. This top chef link-up echoes the awesome Mary Ellen McTeague’s work with TRJFP Manchester whose City Art Gallery Cafe now offers a cracking kids PAYF menu. TRJFP Brum pop-up cafes run in various locations every week.
Mon 5 Feb at Kings Heath Cafe Heathfield Road Community Centre, 12pm-2pm. PAYF, please give generously to support this fantastic cause. See trjfpbrum.com for more details.
Digbeth Dining Club relaunch 2018
Back with a vengeance this year, the DDC crew offer up their unbeatable mix of street food ‘eats, beats and liquid treats’ with a shiny new look, new front garden, new traders and Thu-Sat opening featuring local legends Baked in Brick for their January/February residency. The relaunch weekend kicks off Thu 25 Jan.
Thu 25 Jan – Sat 27 Jan, 4pm-11pm at Spotlight Lower Trinity St, Birmingham B9 4AG. Free entry Thu, and before 9.30pm on Fri/Sat, £1.50 charge after. www.digbethdiningclub.com
Malaysian Street Food Supper Club with chef Norman Musa at Urban Church Street.
Chef and author Norman Musa returns to the city for 2 nights only, this time with a street food inspired 4 course menu featuring noodles, baked five spice chicken and a traditional sweet tea dessert platter.
Thu 25 Jan & Fri 26 Jan at Urban, 30 Church St, Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2NP. £30 per head. www.designmynight.com/
Brunchin’ & 90s UK Garage w/ Bottomless Prosecco at Leveldigbeth
Chicken wings and waffles from top street food traders accompanied by old-school garage with bottomless Prosecco cocktails between noon and 1pm. Taste & Liquor do their street food thing while Fonti from veteran garage outfit Heartless Crew will be there to lay down the classics, and even some newer-era cuts to ensure all UKG tastes are satisfied. Limited tickets with all 1st release now sold out, so booking is advisable.
Sat 27 Jan, Birchall Street, Digbeth , Birmingham, B12 0RP. 12pm – 6pm. £14 www.theticketsellers.co.uk
Breakfast at Tiffany’s/Amelie/Mean Girls Brunch with unlimited Prosecco/Bloody Mary & a movie at The Mockingbird
Taking bookings for Sun 28 Jan for a two course brunch, unlimited drinks (see above) and a movie on the side. Later dates include Amelie on Sat 3 Feb and Mean Girls on Sat 27 Jan & Sat 10 Feb. There’s a special Prosecco Dinner and The Notebook screening for Valentine’s Day too. £29.95 for brunch. See www.mockingbirdcinema.com for more details.
Chien Lunatique at 1000 Trades
1000 Trades’ January kitchen resident is serving up handcrafted sausages served in a brioche roll with crazy-good gourmet combinations like stilton and apple, lamb and apricot, balti spices and an elaborate falafel veggie version.
Mon – Sat until Sat 3 Feb at 100 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, B1 3HE. www.1000trades.org.uk/food
Desi-Pub takeover, The Covered Wagon Moseley
A smart new desi-pub takeover at the Bog-end of Moseley, well worth a sharp swerve off the regular curry triangle route for. See our full preview here.
Published on: Thu 25 Jan 2018