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Review: Birmingham's Carters of Moseley has inventive fayre which is a true labour of love

Diners and judges have voted it the best UK restaurant in The Good Food Guide Readers Restaurant of the Year. Now Mary Griffin puts Birmingham restaurant Carters of Moseley to the test.

Good Beer Guide features West Midlands microbreweries

Andrew Williams, from the Erdington-based Froth Blowers Brewing Company, which features in the Good Beer Guide
New research has revealed the slump at the pump is over as region's independent breweries are now setting up in record numbers

Stone Willy's Kitchen opens in Longbridge town centre

Andrea Clarke, property manager with St. Modwen (second left), marks the opening of the new Stone Willy's Kitchen in Longbridge with staff (from left) Will Robinson, Gynn Mahal, Claire Mudie and Charlie Rees
Latest company to join regeneration of south Birmingham town centre by St Modwen

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Review: Birmingham's Carters of Moseley has inventive fayre which is a true labour of love

Diners and judges have voted it the best UK restaurant in The Good Food Guide Readers Restaurant of the Year. Now Mary Griffin puts Birmingham restaurant Carters of Moseley to the test.

Andrew Williams, from the Erdington-based Froth Blowers Brewing Company, which features in the Good Beer Guide

Good Beer Guide features West Midlands microbreweries

New research has revealed the slump at the pump is over as region's independent breweries are now setting up in record numbers

Andrea Clarke, property manager with St. Modwen (second left), marks the opening of the new Stone Willy's Kitchen in Longbridge with staff (from left) Will Robinson, Gynn Mahal, Claire Mudie and Charlie Rees

Stone Willy's Kitchen opens in Longbridge town centre

Latest company to join regeneration of south Birmingham town centre by St Modwen

Bar manager Laura Stephens with old original bottles of gin from Holland, in the Gin parlour at the Jekyll and Hyde pub in Steelhouse lane, Birmingham.

Drink of a bygone age is making a very spirited comeback at the Birmingham Gin Festival

Once known as a drink of yesteryear, gin has made a roaring return. Ahead of this weekend's Birmingham Gin Festival, Mary Griffin finds out what sparked the second city's gin renaissance

Sir Robin of Locksley gin uses elderflower petals, dandelion and pink grapefruit.

Five-star tipples to tempt the tastebuds at Birmingham's Gin Festival

Birmingham Gin Festival organiser Jym Harris' five favourite tipples

Opus Restaurant

New Opus bar to bring continental dining experience to city

Restaurant group to open third venue in Birmingham and sprinkle a taste of Barcelona on One Snowhill

Birmingham's Michelin-starred restaurants: Purnell's, Turners, Adam's and Simpsons

Birmingham restaurants snubbed in Good Food Guide top 50

Despite Birmingham boasting four Michelin star restaurants none made it on to the prestigious list

130 Colmore Row which is set to be transformed into a restaurant

Restaurant plans lodged for 130 Colmore Row

Chinese investors show their hand for Grade II building following landmark investment deal earlier this year

The Aston Tavern is one of many pubs around Birmingham to undergo a facelift

Renovated and restored - Five Birmingham pubs sporting new looks

A look at some pubs which have undergone facelifts as Aston Tavern prepares to open for Villa's first home game of 2014/15 season

Take time out for some tea at Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire

Stanbrook Abbey, an iconic former monastery built in a Georgian, Gothic revival style is set in 21 acres of Worcestershire countryside.

Ian Parkes - Marketing manager for Purity - with their new brew Longhorn IPA on show at the Birmingham Independent Food Fair at Millennium Point.

Food and drink producers gear up for Birmingham's first independent food and drink fair

As dozens of food and drink producers gear up for Birmingham's first independent food and drink fair next month Mary Griffin finds out what's in store and asks what sets the city's food scene apart.

Miller Karl Grevatt working at Charlecote Mill in Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire.

The miller using traditional techniques at Warwickshire's last working water mill

A young miller is using traditional techniques to turn locally-grown wheat into flour. Mary Griffin steps back in time at Warwickshire's last working water mill

The Barton Arms pub in Aston

Review: Oaka restaurant at The Bartons Arms in Aston

In the unlikely surroundings of the Aston Expressway, Mary Griffin visits a perfectly preserved historic pub housing a traditional Thai restaurant

Bourneville Waffle Company serve unique waffles from their retro caravan L-R Paul Desmond, original co-founder Dave Robinson and Jenny Deeley.

Birmingham street food: Our guide to who's who in fast food revolution

The launch of Digbeth Dining Club marked the start of a bustling street food scene in Birmingham. As the weekly Friday feast celebrates its second anniversary, Mary Griffin looks at 12 of the traders who have made the city a major player in a national movement revolutionising the concept of fast food.

Lyndon Jenkins

Birmingham Town Hall concert celebrates life of acclaimed music writer Lyndon Jenkins

Mr Jenkins died in April 2014 at St Mary’s Hospice, Birmingham, aged 75

After starting with two piglets, Nick and John Francis now own 600 pigs, supplying 35 Michelin star restaurants.

The secret to good pork is happy pigs

When two brothers bought a pair of pigs neither imagined they'd end up with 600 swines, supplying pork to 35 Michelin star restaurants. Mary Griffin reports

Rodizio Rico Brazilian restaurant at The Cube in Birmingham

Fashionable meat-ing place for young diners

Don't go mad at the buffet and go easy on the carbs. Remember you've come here for the meat.

Cold poached salmon on Cos lettuce, green bean and radish salad, topped with sauce gribiche.

When chips are down, Opus steps up to plate

In her search for a top quality, reasonably priced lunch, Mary Griffin finds potato perfection in this Brindleyplace gem.

The Bureau roof terrace launch: Omar Budeiri (Roar Communications), Jessica Fitzpatrick (Scene Birmingham), Aaron Foster (Clements & Church), Matty Katerzabek (Clements & Church), Stacey Morrow, Emma Larkin (Birmingham Post)

Post People: The Bureau on Colmore Row launches its new roof terrace

Two ‘huts’ on the roof of the building house flag poles that crown the top of the 1903 Grade II listed building

Sir Robin of Locksley gin uses elderflower petals, dandelion and pink grapefruit.

Five-star tipples at Birmingham Gin Festival

Organiser Jym Harris takes a look at five gins which could be selling out at this weekend's event

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