Kaye Winwood’s Protest Feast at mac, Birmingham
Join the food artists and taste magician that is Kaye Winwood (see feature here) for the ‘F’ words combined as Food and Feminism collide in a specially commissioned dining experience, curated in response to some of the issues raised in the mac’s Sally Payen exhibition. Expect nothing short of food-turned art and vice versa at this 3 course vegetarian meal with welcome drink.
Sun 19 Nov, mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH. Tel:0121 446 3232. 3pm.£30 www.macbirmingham.co.uk
Now Open for bohemian (louche & long) happy hours: The Ruin
Boasting quirky boho charms aplenty, this new bar inspired by Budapest’s bustling bar scene features messed up decor, ‘industrial nerve-centre computer room’, distorted library and a growing selection of other random additions is devoted to the the shabby spirit of rustic Hungarian pubs and bistros. we could get just as devoted to its happy hour deals, 2 selected pints for £6 – 5pm-7pm, Tuesday to Friday. Egészségére! (best start brushing up on the Hungarian). www.theruindigbeth.com
The Ruin, 92 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5SR. Tel: 0121 643 5811
Just announced: What’s the Wurst Thing That Could Happen
Peel & Stone’s brilliantly titled celebration of all things German & indulgent, expect sausage, stews & streudals. Free entry.
TRJFB takeover at Cherry Reds Kings Heath
Our favourite waste-not-want-not crew take over a lovely neighbourhood bar for some no nonsense feasting and fun with DJs, deliciousness and pay-as-you-feel feasting.
Tue 21 Nov, Cherry Reds Kings Heath, 16 York Rd, Birmingham B14 7RZ. Tel: 0121 441 3155
6pm – 10pm www.trjfpbrum.com
Coming soon: Vanguard Cocktail & Mead Bar
We already had a bit of a sweet spot for 1000 Trades (see more about their November Pietanic residency here) and now its gone and got itself a new upstairs neighbour in the form of quirky cocktail bar and mead purveyor The Vanguard. Scheduled to open towards the end of November this lovely laidback space promises ‘hip hop and honey’ in a uniquely themed atmosphere (clue: honeyed beer and wines only). Find them on Twitter here and Instagram here.
Just launched: Champagne button at BMAG’s Edwardian Tearooms.
As if the Edwardian tearooms weren’t chi-chi enough in their own gorgeously opulent right, the high life is now available at the touch of a button at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery with PIPER-HEIDSIECK’s new ‘Press For Champagne’ service. Those taking tea in these lovely surrounds now have the option to press a button and receive a glass of the finest fizz hand delivered to the table. We could get used to this. www.birminghammuseums.org.uk
Just announced: The Clean Kilo – Zero Waste Supermarket, opening Digbeth 2018
This could be a game-changer for Birmingham as it follows unpackaged suit into the future of zero-waste and global environmental awareness. Opening in spring 2018 you can read about the founder Tom Pell’s story and why the world needs this kind of entrepreneur here: www.thecleankilo.co.uk. Start stockpiling mason jars now.
Bo Ssam Korean Feast at Caneat cafe Stirchley
Probably the best pop-up you’ll find this month features a one off night of Korean delight featuring spicy roast pork, raw oysters, loads of different kimchi pickles and lashings of soju (rice spirit). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets. See our original Caneat review right here.
Fri 10 Nov, Caneat 1397 Pershore Rd, Birmingham B30 2JR 7.30pm £35.
Sear & Smoke DDC + OPM event at Crane
Birmingham’s street food stalwarts Digbeth Dining Club + urban burger masters Original Patty Men = Birmingham’s first ever food event dedicated to Meat & BBQ and a whole lot of testosterone fuelled feasting of epic proportions. BBQ, rotisserie, seared meat, if it sizzles, chars, blackens or needs a damn good basting, it’s on the menu. Former Head-Chef of Two Cats Kitchen, now Salt and Earth, Niki Astley heads up the guest list along with Original Patty Men Vs Caneat’s (see above) Dom Clarke. Soundtrack supplied by Digbeth Dining Club’s DJs and bands with Craft Ales and Craft Lager, cocktail and gin bars, all in Birmingham’s loftiest new venue.
Sat 11 Nov, CRANE, Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham, B9 4AG. 12pm-10pm. £10 www.ticketlist.co.uk
Big Time Gin Festival
Big Time Gin celebrates all things juniper in the just-about-monumental-enough confines of Edgbaston Stadium. Bringing around 100 brands of premium gin (and some vodkas too) to the event from locally produced artisan gins and a variety created overseas. A 7 piece swing band will perform live while you wander through a veritable sea of gin-themed bars sampling coktails and concoctions to fulfil every ruinous mother (and all her 18+ charges) sweet gin-fuelled dreams.
Sat 11 Nov, Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Rd, Birmingham B5 7QU. Afternoon Session: 12.30pm – 5pm, Evening Session: 6.30pm – 11pm £7.50/9.50 www.bigtimegin.co.uk
Cheese Fest UK at The Custard Factory
Melted raclette, cheese wheels, fancy fondues, deep fried mozzarella sticks, halloumi fries, mac & cheese waffles (stop right there). If, like us, you can never get enough of that funky stuff and haven’t procured your tickets for Birmingham’s Cheese Fest yet, where have you been? Luckily enough for all those sleeping on the job, the lovely folk at Cheese Fest have decided this event is so nice (and popular) they had to do it twice, by adding another day, so you can now go and smother yourself in the stuff over an entire weekend. Try cheese-dreaming that one off.
Sat 18 Nov (sold out) & Sun 19 Nov (2 hour arrival slots from 10am – 4pm) at The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AA. www.cheesefestuk.com
Published on: Wed 15 Nov 2017