Because this blog is my diary and doesn’t pretend to be about beer, I can write about what I like as long as I don’t upset Mrs RM.
Even breakfasts, which come thick and fast at the moment. This is the Miners Benedict in Dudley, possibly the best thing Spoons have ever done.
Paul Bailey writes evocatively about breakfasts on his blog, though they tend toward the more traditional end of things.
Here’s my breakfast at Quarter House Coffee Roasters on Day 4 of the Great Brum Tickathon. Just in case you find yourself in Digbeth at 9am reluctant to pay Ibis Budget prices but in need of hipster beans.
If beer bores can post pictures of copper kettles, I can share grinders with you (so to speak).
Now this was magnificent. Thick sourdough toast with melty butter and proper jam, probably picked in the hedgerows of Balsall Heath.
The guy even gives you the choice if how hot you want your coffee (hot).
Just for Mark, a design classic.
I bought some of their beans; cost more than my beers the night before.
Some great pubs still to explore round here, even if they aren’t on our exclusive Beer & Pubs Forum trail. If anyone has stayed at the Wellington Hotel, we’d love to know.
Meanwhile in Balsall Heath, the Olde Moseley Arms stands defiant, its Ansells sign and Tandoori food calling me. Next time.