There’s no doubt that some weekends you just don’t want to cook. Your finger lingers over the Just Eat app. You contemplate your local Toby Carvery or Hungry Horse. But one of the best things about Birmingham is its street food scene, and this past weekend we made the most of all the events going on.
I’ve raved about Independent Birmingham in the past, and the great things that Joe has done to promote local businesses, including the introduction of an annual membership card which gives holders discounts and deals at some of the best independent bars, cafes, restaurants, entertainment venues and shops in Birmingham. And last weekend saw the inaugural Independent Birmingham festival at The Bond in Digbeth, showcasing and celebrating local food, drink, music, arts and crafts.
With so much delicious food and drink on offer, Mr Fletche and I opted for drinks from Clink and from The Victoria (I also had a sneaky glass of red wine from Connolly’s whilst Mr Fletche wasn’t looking) and then we jumped in the queue for The Church, whose cajun grilled pork was carved straight from great chunks of meat hanging over a firepit and served on Peel & Stone buns. Delish.
You can see some of the photos from the day here…I was too busy eating and drinking to take any (bad blogger…)
Mr Fletche is out doing photography things, so I decide to treat Pa Lee to a fancy lunch out. Destination Kings Heath. More specifically, the Digbeth Dining Club/Hare & Hounds Street Closure – a regular event over the summer months which I love. After an early stop at the bar (11:30 is totally acceptable for a beer right? Particularly when you’re getting over the bottle of Portugese wine drunk during the Eurovision Contest the night before – yes, we predicted the winner through our choice of drink) we both opt for the Lebanese chicken kebab from The Middle Feast. Our food attracts lots of admiring glances from fellow hungry visitors and we consider making a sign that says “It’s from Middle Feast. It’s the Lebanese Chicken. It’s scrummy”
We need to step away from the street food this weekend. And maybe get some vegetables inside us.
I’m Emmalene, a 40 something with a passion for travel, theatre, food, drink and the occasional accidental hike! I’m a born-and-bred Birmingham native so expect lots of Brum content on here too…