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Our reviews and ‘best of’ articles relating to music, food, art, shopping and more in and around Birmingham.

The Head of Steam menu review

The Head of Steam menu review

Prior to last week, my only taste of any food at The Head of Steam on Temple Street was a bit of pizza at my Christmas gathering,… Read more »

New ‘Actress Live’ Music Weekends in Jewellery Quarter

New ‘Actress Live’ Music Weekends in Jewellery Quarter

A trip to St Paul’s Square is never complete without a visit to the Actress & Bishop for a pint of Guinness and a bit of live… Read more »

Locals fire walk for breast cancer

A breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Haven, is asking local people from across the West Midlands to walk across fire to help raise funds and awareness of… Read more »

Gordon Ramsay hunts for UK’s most exciting and innovative new food and drink businesses

Have you got the next big food or drink idea? Gordon Ramsay is on the hunt for the UK’s most exciting and innovative new food and drink… Read more »

1917 Review – A slice of time, where the viewer becomes the third protagonist

1917 Review – A slice of time, where the viewer becomes the third protagonist

Oscar winning director, Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall, Spectre), returns to our screens with his new-born and highly acclaimed war epic, 1917. Historical War Films have always… Read more »

Discover Birmingham 2020 Genuine Panama gig review

Discover Birmingham 2020 Genuine Panama gig review

Last month Birmingham Promoters teamed up with BBC Introducing, MAS Records, Born Music and Counteract to bring together a series of live showcases from some of the… Read more »

Digbrew – Dough Pizza review

Digbrew – Dough Pizza review

Dig Brew Co. exists within a converted factory unit, which houses large vats full of delicious craft beer, served to thirsty punters from a full length bar… Read more »

Rainbow food feasts at the Plough by Rhiannon Simpson

Rainbow food feasts at the Plough by Rhiannon Simpson

I am ashamed to say as an adopted Brummie, finding me laying my roots here for the last 18 years but I had never been to The… Read more »

Dig Brew Co appoints new Head Brewer

Birmingham’s national-award-winning craft brewery and taproom Dig Brew Co has appointed a new Head Brewer. Andy Whyte, a University of Plymouth Masters graduate, will lead the brewing… Read more »

Rico Libre tapas review by Rachael Butler

Rico Libre tapas review by Rachael Butler

It has been quite some time since I visited the Custard Factory in Birmingham, in-fact the last time was many years ago when I was with a… Read more »

The Ruin Sunday Roast review

The Ruin Sunday Roast review

I have been a big fan of The Ruin in Digbeth since it re-opened as a pub back in 2016. The present building originally opened as a… Read more »

The best East & South East Asian cuisine in Birmingham

With Chinese New Year fast approaching, here at The Grapevine, we thought we would round up some of the best East and South East Asian cuisine in… Read more »

Grade II listed Wolverhampton hotel turns green for Blue Monday

The Iconic Grade II listed Ramada Resort Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton has turned green this Blue Monday, as part of a region-wide-campaign to raise awareness around… Read more »

The Best Burgers in Birmingham – And a Short History of The Hamburger

Birmingham’s culinary finesse has traveled a long way since Cliff Richard’s Brumburger Duet with Debbie Watling in 1973 on Take Me High – click here to watch)…. Read more »

HOOPLA BLUE unleash new menacing single SA(SEA)LT

Out now via FOMA Birmingham’s Hoopla Blue have today revealed their new single ‘Sa(sea)lt’, pronounced as ‘sea within the salt’. ‘Sa(sea)lt’ – along with previous releases ‘Scour’… Read more »