Pop-ups can be risky. Not double-denim risky but issues around consistency, temperature and wait time are more common than a pesky cold when it comes to temporary food. Be confident you're going to get a delish plate with Funky Lobster, taking over the kitchen at 1,000 Trades until the end of October.
Head out on your very own tasting tour of town. We asked founder of Brum Beer Babs, Catherine, for her brew-based recs and where to find them. BTW the next BBB-shaped meet-up is October 25 — you should go.
"The one constant through all the years," says James Earl Jones in Field Of Dreams "Has been baseball." He's totally wrong, of course. The one constant through all the years is El Borracho De Oro, the Edgaston-placed stalwart of a Spanish restaurant. Baseball is just boring rounders.
You’d think Kerry Godliman would be pressed for time. After all, she might be the hardest-working person in showbiz. There’s current sitcom Bad Move, comedy Carters Get Rich and upcoming drama Save Me. She’ll soon be recording a Radio 4 sitcom and appears on Mock The Week, Live At The Apolloand 8 Out Of 10 Cats. And of course there was her major part in Ricky Gervais's Derek. Next stop, Birmingham, and somehow time to natter to us.
We've got a confession to make. Haydn's not our fave. Not even close actually. The music director of the CBSO, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, however, is our newest girl crush. And we suspect there's very few works that wouldn't sparkle with her behind the baton.
The Rep’s programme of shows celebrating work created by local artists, New & Nurtured, is underway. Here are the six productions that have been handpicked for the season.
Curing salmon. It's just not something we'd really thought about. We've eaten ita lot. But the preparation of the stuff, not so much. And under the tutorship ofSimpson's head chef, Nathan Eades, learn we did. And he'd be the first person to tell you it's reassuringly simple.
Subterranean furniture and homeware store Minima is an assured ambrosia of contemporary design classics. Our dream living room set-up would look a little something like this, just add white walls and industrial architectural deets.
Prosecco and sauv blanc are now part of the national fabric, so we sought guidance from The Wine Gang expert, Joanna Simon, to expand our horizons in the best aisle of the supermarket. She talked us through some trends happening at an exciting time in the winey world, so you can be confident when purchasing that unpronounceable Portuguese bottle of grape.
Skincare brands promise a lot. Like the promise of eternal youth, a lot. So it was with a cynical heart that I read the benefits of the Environ Active Vitamin facial.Radiant, they said. Younger-looking, they said. Nourished skin, they said. But hang on one serum-slathering minute; they might actually be on to something.