Have I ever mentioned that I lived in Vietnam? Yeah, six months spent at the Viet Duc Industrial College in Sông Công, Thai Nguyen province back in 2004. My time was spent teaching at the college and a bank up the road. I also spent a lot of time listening to my Irish flat mate … Continue reading Eat Vietnam – Birmingham
1 x taxi that didn’t turn up. 1 x train that stopped after 10 minutes and chucked everyone off because of flooding. 1 x taxi that broke down on the hard shoulder. 1 x cancelled train. 1 x lovely man from Machynlleth called Huw. That’s how we spent our first wedding anniversary getting to Wales. … Continue reading Ynyshir – Wales
"A cornerstone is literally a stone at the corner of a building. It's an important stone, so it also means “the basic part of something,” as in, the cornerstone of the suffragette movement was getting women the right to vote." Not my words, the words of vocabulary.com. The suffragette movement is an interesting angle for … Continue reading Cornerstone – Hackney
The Woodsman - the man of wood, woody. Sometimes erections are referred to as ‘wood’ aren’t they? ‘The Erectionman’ - probably wouldn’t work as the name for a restaurant, the soft launch would be confusing and they’d never get your mum out of there. ANYWAY, I was looking for something to do for our first … Continue reading The Woodsman – Stratford-upon-Avon
Bristol - where you go when you leave London but you’re not edgy enough to move to Birmingham. Not my words, the words of Russell Howard*. *Russell Howard did not say this. Recently I had a free weekend, and whereas normally I’d spend this sat on my arse, watching football and ordering at least two … Continue reading Eating food in Bristol
Some of you may be surprised by the number of pizza restaurants rising up in Birmingham recently - research suggests we can expect no fewer than four dough flinging outlets per person in the city centre by 2020. Quite the prospect. Of course, anyone with an even reasonable grasp of history won't be surprised by … Continue reading A History of Pizza Eating in Birmingham and Where to Eat it Now
Mermaids. Hygge. Herring. Amuse-bouche A man I know moved to Denmark a couple of years ago. That man? That man is one of the co-founders of the most important food blog of all time - foodieboys.com That’s right, we set this up back in October 2014 to take the piss out of the food blogging … Continue reading Eating food in Copenhagen
A review of Slim Chickens in Grand Central Birmingham.
A review of Copper Fox grill in Quinton, Birmingham.
A review of the food from Apocalypse Cow at Ghetto Golf Birmingham.