The Midlands’ premier street-food destination, Digbeth Dining Club, is returning to Digbeth on Thursday, 25th January.
The multi-award winning street-food event based in Digbeth which brings together the nations best traders is now being extended to three days a week with expansion across the site.
Launching on Thursday, 25th January in the brand new French 1920s themed bar: Cafe Colette, DDC begins with a full, month-long residency from one of the Midlands most popular street food traders: Baked in Brick.
Lee Desanges, of Baked in Brick, who is the current British and European Street Food Champion is returning to where to it all began for him three years ago, and will have one-off specials and weekly changing menus to commemorate the first of a series of residencies at Digbeth Dining Club.
As well as Cafe Colette, Digbeth Dining Club will be operating across its the other venues: The New Orleans inspired Mama Roux’s and Brooklyn influenced Spotlight as well as a new look Unit 4, which is being converted into an immersive games room, where children (and adults) can enjoy themselves all evening. The whole complex will be fully covered meaning weather will never be an issue ever again.
Speaking of the new plans, Director of Digbeth Dining Club, Jack Brabant said:
We’ve got big and exciting plans for the year. Whilst we’re going three days a week now in Digbeth for the rest of the year, we’re also looking to be bringing a lot more of our events in and around the Midlands.
We’ll be returning to Coventry, Solihull, Wolverhampton and Longbridge this Spring, which were all massively successful events, as well as new sites soon to be announced. We are also launching our lunch clubs across Birmingham and the Midlands throughout the week starting in Coventry in Febrary. Our sell-out event, Sear & Smoke that we ran alongside Original Patty Men back in November will also be returning in the Summer at some point, we’re also planning loads more larger scale themed events in Digbeth throughout the year.
After The Rainbow Venues had their license revoked at the end of last year, we’ve lost their financial support. With the added costs involved in this, there has been a greater financial strain put on us as a business, so we have been left with no choice but to charge a small entry fee on Fridays and Saturdays.
People are still more than welcome to come down for free before 5.30pm, but after that, we will be charging just £1.
We will also be placing a huge focus on the entertainment for the year. As well as our usual roster of resident DJs, we’ve booked in Dead Pixels, who offer a retro gaming experience to be with us on a monthly basis, we’re teaming up with Digbeth Arts Market and Shanty Town Collective who offer live music. We also hope to be linking up with loads more promoters, artists and musicians around the Midlands to make this a real collaborative effort for Digbeth, and Birmingham as a whole.
Digbeth Dining Club’s relaunch weekend begins at 4pm on Thursday, 25th January and finishes on Saturday, 27th January at 11pm on Lower Trinity Street in Digbeth.
For any more information on the relaunch weekend and all of Digbeth Dining Club’s future events, head to www.facebook.com/digbethdiningclub.