What sparks joy?

I read a review on trip advisor today and whilst the feedback was entirely honest in regards to the negatives, it also highlighted the things that were just excellent too but yet this was not the thing that stuck in my memory. Instead I will no doubt forget the pointers on dishes I want to try and be left recalling an anecdote about bad service. This got me thinking about why sometimes, it’s easy to focus on all that is challenging or controversial and not the simple things that make you happy.

I wrote a post not too long ago about the things in the food world that were grating on me at the time but I think it’s about time I did the opposite, so instead, here are some of my moments of joy, the standout dishes, the experiences I will never forget and will treasure forever.

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The Oyster Club

I’ve been a bit quiet of late, it feels like ages since I’ve been out in Birmingham but in reality I suppose I’ve just been visiting my favourite places instead of going somewhere new. And that’s what this is about, you don’t need to hear my opinions on the best burger in town each week, if it changes then maybe its worth comment but for the most part, I write things down so I remember them and that’s always been the number one priority. This was one I knew I’d want to reflect on again.

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Don Diego- Edgbaston, Birmingham

A return trip to our local Spanish eatery

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Sick of it all – Part 1

It’s January,and it’s been a frustrating day. For some reason this prompted me to think about all those other things that annoy me.

So here it is. A whinge. A moan. A vent.And some swears.

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The Meat Shack

Christmas is over. Normal eating has resumed.

A.K.A: We were hungry and too lazy to cook.

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Three Church Road

Being brave, dinner date with a stranger in a restaurant that forms part of a rather fancy ‘retirement’ campus.

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Quick Post- Asia Asia Foodhall

Jordan writes his first ever review for our Blog and I miss out on what sounds like a very good dinner!

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A month in food- September

30 days have raced by… A run down of September

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Opulence & Occasion at Opheem

There was a lot of buzz about the opening of Opheem so we waited a little before we went to try it out, wanting to get past any early snagging points or busy dining rooms so last month we booked a midweek table for a birthday meal. Having read a tonne of reviews by this point I was itching to go and its fair to say we were not disappointed.

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Quick Post- Harborne Night Markets

Because I really like to waffle on when we go somewhere a bit different or extravagant, I’m going to try and do a few ‘quick reads’ too..

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