Now open: Starfish & Coffee Moseley’s brand new boutique bakery, cafe & boho smokehouse restaurant is now open for business on Woodbridge Rd in all it’s independent gorgeously home-spun glory. Go and get some freshly-baked hospitality. See here for details.
Birmingham Beer Week at various venues
An intense week of ale savouring and accompanying flavours from bars, boozers and restaurants is already underway with everything from Michelin-starred chefs to boozy bike rides, a BBQ Street Party on John Bright street (Sat 29 Jul) and a 3 day Craft Beer festival at The Dark Horse Moseley. Our pick though is No Sleep Till Brooklyn (Wed 26 Jul) with beers flown in fresh from Brooklyn’s ‘Other Half Brewing’ for Original Patty Men to have on tap for the evening and accompany with a Brooklyn themed meal for £15. For full details of all the events see www.birminghambeerweek
Opening soon: 1920s themed jazz bar Cafe Colette opens on Fri 4 Aug on Lower Trinity Street next to Digbeth Dining Club’s home, Spotlight. Offering prohibition cocktails alongside live jazz and a summer garden, which will serve as additional seating for Digbeth Dining Club, the bar will open Friday-Monday. Watch this space for previews and events.
Anna’s Diner Pop-up at Loaf
The ever-popular Loaf pop-up returns with a killer-menu to ‘celebrate’ a favourite team-member’s bon voyage on to pastures new. You can pre-order Lobster Roll via the shop or simply rock up and sample Kimchi Reuben, Pork Mole Taco, Japanese Fried Chicken and Red Curry Scallop with Canele and Salted Dulche de Leche cheesecake for dessert. Very minimal seating for casual eat-in (BYO) or take-away. Expect to queue and a v. much first come, first served affair. Popular, much!
Thu 27 Jul, 6.30pm – 9pm, Loaf Cookery School, 1421 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2JL www.loafonline.co.uk/
From Aubergine to Za’atar Pop-up at Peel & Stone
Taking its inspiration from Yotam Ottolenghi and with a menu created by Peel and Stone’s head chef who worked under Ottolenghi for 3 years, expect the God of Plenty’s distinctive take on the region’s cuisine, with an emphasis on vegetables, interesting pairings of ingredients and core Middle-Eastern flavours with a twist. Fri 28 Jul See our full preview here.
Vegan Bollywood Pop-up at Frais Heathfood Restaurant
All vegan curry night at this gorgeous little healthy eating cafe and juice bar featuring two starters, two mains and side dishes with accompanying Dance Bhangra sideshow for just £15. Desserts and hot/cold drinks also available. Reservations only so book on the number below.
Fri 28 Jul, 7.30pm. Frais, Parkgate Shirley Shopping Centre, Stratford Road Shirley, Solihull B90 3GG. Tel: 0121 439 1718 www.frais.co.uk
Taste & Liquor at Sarehole Mill
Taste and Liquor return to the Hobbiton-style surroundings of Sarehole Mill to combine community, global street food and family friendly outdoor pop-up fun all for free. Enjoy a street-food and showcase as a small charming vintage market from Vintage Hideaway alongside the main Taste and Liquor Bar shaking fruity cocktails, iced mocktails and cold beer. Traders include The Smokin Joint, Mrs Patel’s and celebrity street food trader, Momma Bears Wings and Tings. Lots for kids to do including Sarehole Mill’s Busy Bee Trail, art tables (pre-booking of the craft kit is available via the Sarehole Mill website) and Taste and Liquor’s very own Face painter.
Sun 30 Jul, 11am – 4pm Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B13 0BD. Free. www.tasteandliquor.com
Button Factory Bottomless Bingo
Now here’s something novel, 2 hours of unlimited Prosecco or Beer (Amstel) alongside some raucously competitive bingo. The Button factory’s usual beautiful food options will be available to purchase, but as much fizz and fun as you can fit into your Sunday afternoon will flow freely. Full house (hic).
Sun 30 Jul, 2pm – 4pm, The Button Factory, 25 Frederick St Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B1 3HH. www.thebuttonfactorybirmingham.co.uk
Jurassic screenings & Dino eats at Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen
A screening of the original Jurassic Park (PG) with mini-flash light and a dinosaur themed treat for the kids. Screenings at 1pm 4pm & 8pm
Sun 30 Jul at The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen, The Custard Factory, B9 4AA Birmingham. £5 adults & £3 for Under 12’s www.themockingbird.com
There’s also a whole host of gourmet cinema goings-on outside at Regency wharf this week (and into August) including Shawshank Redemption + Prison Food from Rub Smokehouse. See details and WIN TICKETS here
Published on: Thu 20 Jul 2017