Exciting developments for Birmingham’s award winning street food event coming in 2017.
2016 was the year that Birmingham’s street food scene was truly put on the map nationally as its own award winning event, Digbeth Dining Club, held the finals of the British Street Food Awards for the first time and 2017 is where the weekly event plans to take the City’s love of street food to the next level.
Digbeth Dining Club, also known as DDC, has become a weekly institution in the City, with thousands descending every week to enjoy its weekly mix of street food, music, art and entertainment all based in the redesigned warehouses of Lower Trinity. With the clamour for more, the promoters have responded to public demand and are launching twice a week for its hungry patrons. The weekly event relaunches for 2017 every Friday and Saturday from January 27th.
Digbeth Dining Club co-founder, Jack Brabant:
The popularity of street food in the Midlands has been fantastic in the last 4 years since we started and as a brand we are always looking to respond to our customers needs. Fridays have been hugely successful but a gripe we often had was that we were not more often. So we are happy to launch Saturdays as well as Fridays so that people enjoy our unique atmosphere twice as much!
Saturdays will be a completely vibe to Fridays with a focus on live music, entertainment and takeovers of artists and comedians. Birmingham has a multitude of talented artists and we cannot wait to give a platform for them.
The inclusion of Saturdays is not the only development though. DDC’s home venues, Mama Roux and Spotlight, will see an as yet unnamed bar added to its line up of venues to enjoy the street food event along Lower Trinity Street. The new venue is due to open at the end of February.
DDC became well known in 2016 for expanding its events across the Midlands, none more so than hosting events in Kings Heath, Coventry and Codsall. And Jack goes on to say that this is continuing for 2017.
Digbeth will always be our home but taking it all on tour was a real highlight last year. We are excited to be back for the Spring and Summer in those locations and will be announcing several new sites in the coming weeks across the Midlands.
Whats more, hosting the British Street Food Awards gave us a real appetite for curating bigger events, so larger food festivals in Birmingham and further afield is in the pipeline. Birmingham in particular is now recognised as the UK hub of food and we plan on celebrating that come the Summer. Watch this space!
DDC has become home to the best street food traders in the Midlands and has multiple award winners in its roster, none more so though than recent Award winners Baked in Brick, who won best Dish and Buddha Belly who won the Peoples Choice at the British Street Food Awards 2016. With other favourites including the likes of The Meat Shack and Low n Slow. DDC will also be welcoming the best traders from across the UK to join their line ups.
The Street Food Awards was a chance for everyone in Brum to try whats popular across the UK and there has been a real clamour for us to bring the UK’s best traders to the City. With the move to 2 days a week, you will see more of the UK’s talent coming to Brum starting with the likes of Dim Sum Su from Manchester in February.
The weekly street food starts up again on the 27th and 28th January form 5pm then is weekly until the end of the year. Lower Trinity Street will be closed down a street party on the Friday for the launch as DDC celebrates.
Tickets for the Friday are available for £1.50 on the door or online from digbethdiningclub.com. All other days are free entry unless stated.