What sparks joy?

I read a review on TripAdvisor 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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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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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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Topokki- Birmingham

My first visit to a Korean restaurant.

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Tiffin- Harborne June 2018

A quick review of a new but old favourite

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Gaggan: Bangkok-in pictures

Too busy eating to be writing so here are a few pictures of our travels so far

Hickory’s Smokehouse- Castle Bromwich

American style meat-fest

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Dosa Mania- Harborne

Trying new things for 2018 – even if that just means ordering on my phone and eating in my PJ’s

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