A Birmingham and Black Country thread for all things Brummie and Yam-Yam

Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by cybershot, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I've decided to ripp off mauvais A Manchester thread for all things Manc thread as it seems there's quite a few Brummies scattered around here from various topics and posts.

    So post your news, events, offers, trivia, chat, meetup attempts (eeek)

    I'll start off by posting about this weekly e-mag that ends up in my inbox, if I'm honest I don't even remember subbing to it, might have been as part of something else I signed up too.

    The online archives are available here Home and generally always has some good shouts for random things to do that are more independent based with a fairly decent restaurant review each week.

    Speaking of which. Anyone been Meat Shack yet? It's ace.
     
  2. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    I have been to The Meat Shack. It's brilliant - the fries with chipotle on are a work of genius.

    ICB is shit though.
     
  3. moomoo

    moomoo Not so yummy mummy

    What’s the meat shack?
     
  4. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  5. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  6. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

    I grew up in Birmingham and am going back for the weekend in December. Would love a recommendation for a great Sunday roast (town or Moseley area) and some Christmassy things (apart from German market).
     
  7. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Moseley is bad for a Sunday dinner. The best is the dark horse but it’s really overpriced and not that great, just better compared to the others. I think the lord Clifton in hockley / jewellery quarter is meant to be good.
     
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  8. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Alice in Wonderland is on at the old rep in Dec if that counts as christmassy.

    The Old Rep Theatre | Alice In Wonderland

    I'll get back about the roasts, I'll asks my mates who live there and are huge on all things good about Moseley and surrounding areas.
     
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  9. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I'm afraid my Moseley chum echoed the above, is that you kel?
     
  10. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    For a Sunday roast in reach of town I'd go to one of the gastropubs round edgbaston way - the physician or the high field. The clifden is good but it's the opposite side of town to Moseley.
     
  11. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one with those views. :D
     
  12. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

  13. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

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  14. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    There was a superb exhibition about the Click Club put on at BCU ast year where a load of related material from this site was displayed. I posted the details in the music thread where it was largely ignored. If only this thread existed then eh!?
     
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  15. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    miss direct The High Field in Edgbaston is definitely the place to go for Sunday Roast. It's delicious and they bring round extra yorkshire pudding and roast potatoes. I would book though as it is popular. Moseley should be swerved as others have said.
     
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  16. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    I still stand by the good old Toby Carvery for Sunday lunch. Good value, good food, great for kids and won't be full of hipsters :D
     
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  17. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Hipsters, kids. Same thing! ;)
     
  18. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    i fucking hate birmingham. its entire population and its entire history. shit on the villa.
     
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  19. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    Probably not the thread for you then? :hmm:
     
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  20. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Don’t hold back there. :D
     
  21. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Bet you watch Peaky Blinders tho' eh
     
  22. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    I’ve given it a like a) cos you are from Bilston which is a great place and where my dad worked for years and b) the gratuitous attack on the Villa :thumbs:
     
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  23. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    i did until they supposedly beat up the black country gang. realised how shit it was then.
     
  24. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    Filmed in Liverpool and the Black Country and abysmal attempts at Brummie accents. discokermit will love it!
     
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  25. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    where did he work? if you don't mind me asking.
     
  26. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    At the steelworks on Lizzy. He worked there until Thatcher shut it
     
  27. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    my dad worked there for a bit. one of his best mates was a foreman fitter there and one of my mates worked under him.
    i did my apprenticeship over the road at metabrasives (formerly bradley and fosters).
    i stood with my dad at the top of bilston and watched when they demolished lizzy. sad day.
     
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  28. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    So did I bud. My dad drove me and my brothers over to watch it. I was only a kid but I still remember it vividly. I wonder sometimes what my dad felt like seeing his livelihood literally been blown up

    What’s never been mentioned - as far as I know - was how many of the workers there suffered after. One of dad’s best mates gassed himself in his car because he couldn’t find work after the closure and his marriage was breaking up. Another one of his mates lost it and ended up disappearing and was never seen again.
     
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  29. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    they broke the unions by breaking people.
     
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  30. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    I worked at Bilston Town Hall in Housing Benefits for ten years before the council "re-centralised". I loved every day of it, helping folk out getting round the benefits system. This was people from the lizzy, Darlo Steel, Wednesbury Tube etc etc who were dumped by Thatcher and her policies as Smokeandsteam has mentioned up above.

    The people I dealt with were real true Black Country folk, proud but battered by the gov't at the time in its pursuit of the Unions.

    We seem to have drifted a few miles down the road. Maybe cybershot would be gracious enough to add (and the Black Country) in the thread title ??
     

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