The “new hub for global street food, diverse arts and culture” is located in Digbeth
Opening later this month, the team behind Taste and Liquor with the owners of 21 Milk Street are launching a new venue called No21 Digbeth. The venue is located on Milk Street, and is described as “a new hub for global street food, cultural festivals and diverse community events.”
Having launched eighteen months ago, Taste and Liquor has been a great success. They’re now back, with a new venue, weekly street-food parties and monthly experimental events. After hosting Street Food events across the city and all over Digbeth last year, the street-food and festival organisers, has upped its sticks to a venue catered specifically for Food and Drink in Digbeth, launching on Friday, 27 January (2017).
Co-Partner of No21 Digbeth and Director of Taste and Liquor, Manga Singh, says:
The timing is right for bringing this to Digbeth on a permanent basis. Having been part of community since 1999 – with our ten-year multi-award winning residency at The Medicine Bar – we proudly call Digbeth our home. We cannot wait to produce the next succession of creative events with Taste and Liquor, at No 21 Digbeth. However our future plans for the venue are limitless: 2017 is our year to explore new ideas, secure local partnerships with the regions leading arts organisations and to engage full circle with the local community, with hope to attract more visitors into the area…adding a new cultural dimension to life.
The opening launch will capture the essence of the brand’s mirror inspiration, as the venue transforms into a weekly Indoor Street Food Hub across Winter and Spring, made up of a range of international flavours paired with contemporary traders, to create novel future classics.
With Birmingham’s landscape constantly evolving, Taste and Liquor wanted to provide an offering that was as unique as the city itself. With an every changing lineup featuring glorious food – from marinated and slow cooked Brazilian BBQ Grills to Sticky Indian Pigs Cheeks Naan Sliders, Turkish and Lebanese Street Food – the town is set to get a taste of the best food producers and traders in the region.
Friday’s also shows support to New and Emerging Talent, by giving new traders the chance to experiment and really play with ideas without the pressure of having to take on a restaurant. With new chefs starting up whole new pop-up experience, Taste and Liquor aims to support new chefs, throughout the year.
Opening on the night Taste & Liquor have secured Birmingham born singersongwriter and beatboxer Ed Geater.
Growing up on a staple musical diet of alternative rock, folk and electronica, equally matching his love of classical music. Influenced by his obsession with ambient electronic artists such as Bonobo, Boards of Canada and Four Tet – Ed set out to create the same vivid and textural musical landscapes, but only using his organic vocal beats, acoustic guitar and loop station.
Every Friday, also welcomes The Digbeth After Work Club, between 5pm-7pm local residents are invited to start their weekend early, with specials two-for-one offers on all drinks. Head towards the main bar, featuring bespoke cocktails, craft beer, wines and a vase range of bespoke tonics and sprits. There’s also a stage for live music, emerging bands and DJs, and plans are also in the pipeline for street food takeovers and plenty of surprises along the way.
Monthly themed events will be also hosted every last Saturday of the month. Highlights include Best of British Street Food (February), Gin & Meat Festival (March), Brum’s Big Fat Pizza Festival (April), Mr Hyde’s National Burger Day Festival (August) and the American Street Feast.
Future plans are also in the pipeline for cultural celebrations an Festivals. Highlights include: Holi Rave Colour Festival (April), Taste and Liquor 1st Birthday Party Weekender (May), Horn OK ‘Indian Street Feast’ – a celebration of 70 Years of Indian Independence and Digbeth Mela (October).
Taste and Liquor at No 21 Digbeth will launch on Friday 27 January, and will be hosted every week. Friday Entry is free from 5.00pm. Last food orders 10.30pm.
For more information log onto www.tasteandliquor.com or Whatsapp: 07968260276 Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat: Taste and Liquor, Address: 21 Milk Street, Birmingham B5