Birmingham one of the top places to visit in 2012

If you are a Brummie, or like me, an honourary Brummie, you will have probably already seen this story. Still, it’s great news which needs to be shared.

The New York Times, arguably one of the most well-known newspapers in the world, recently ranked Birmingham at Number 19 in their list of the 45 Places to Go in 2012.

This is an excerpt from the article:

Could England’s second city be first in food?

Olive, the BBC’s food magazine, recently startled British gourmands when it declared Birmingham, England’s second largest city, the United Kingdom’s “foodiest town,” ahead of London and Edinburgh. The award came last October, just as Birmingham was hosting an annual festival, the 10-day Birmingham Food Fest, which featured such local talents as Aktar Islam of Lasan Restaurant; up-and-comers like David Colcombe of Opus, Andy Waters of Edmunds Restaurant and Steve Love of Loves Restaurant; and a troika of Michelin-starred chefs: Glynn Purnell of Purnell’s; Andreas Antona, Luke Tipping and Adam Bennett of Simpsons Restaurant; and Richard Turner of Turners of Harborne.

The chefs are building on an already rich dining scene. Birmingham is famous in Britain for its Balti Triangle, an area of town that is home to a beloved Pakistani-Kashmiri curry dish invented here; it is also birthplace to such classically British food items as Typhoo Tea, Bird’s Custard and HP Sauce.

High praise indeed!

Although this is not Digbeth news per se, it’s great news for the city as a whole, and with Digbeth being so close to the city centre, we will inevitably benefit from this. More importantly, Digbeth is the birthplace of Typhoo Tea and Bird’s Custard. If anyone wants to come visit these places, then Welcome to Digbeth Bab!

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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