Saturday, 22 October 2016

Where To Eat On Route 66

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you may know that in September me, Chris and two of our friends went travelling in America for three weeks! Flying into Chicago and then hiring a car we drove the whole of old Route 66 (one of America’s most iconic roads) all the way to Santa Monica, California. We then also drove up Highway 1 to San Francisco which was epic and I would definitely recommend adding to your trip if you have time!

As a foodie, I was very excited about the food options along the route! I have come back a little fatter, but it was completely worth it. I thought I’d share a few of my favourite places I found along the way if anyone is looking to do the trip!

Friday, 26 August 2016

The Gin Vault, Birmingham

The Gin Vault Birmingham

A few weeks ago I went and met up with some lovely Birmingham bloggers inside The Gin Vault.
New to the Birmingham bar scene, The Gin Vault is Birmingham’s first bar dedicated to all things gin. One of my go-to alcoholic beverages, I enjoy drinking gin so was excited to try it out and have a look around!

Located canal side, on Gas Street, The Gin Vault is conveniently located nearby to the city centre but within the hustle and bustle of the bar and drinks scene – Brindley Place being a couple of minutes’ walk away.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Itihaas Indian, Birmingham

Itihaas Curry Birmingham
Butter Chicken
Curry is one of my favourite foods, and Birmingham is no stranger to them, so when I was invited to check out Itihaas' new summer menu I just couldn’t resist!

Located on the corner of Newhall Street and Fleet Street, just a short walk from both New Street and Snow Hill railway stations, this delightful curry house popped with charm and elegance from the moment I stepped in.

But what was the food like? I can honestly say that it was incredible. As mentioned, Birmingham has an abundance of curry houses and Indian restaurants, and whilst I have far from tried them all, I tend to stick to my favourites because it can be hard to find a good one!

The head chef explained to us that he did not want Itihaas to be just another Westernised curry house in the city centre. His menu was created based on traditional dishes that one would actually find in India and surrounding areas. If you’re after a local Balti or a Tikka Masala that you’d usually get from your local Indian take-away then this really isn’t the place for you, but if you’re after some wonderfully cooked food that’s different and traditional then I urge you to give this place a go.