Author Archive | Andy Munro

New “Independents” Guide Launched

A Guide with a difference has been launched highlighting the tremendous range of independently owned shops and restaurants in Alum Rock, the Balti Triangle, Soho/Lozells and Small Heath/Bordesley Green. This free Guide highlights the unique ness of these multicultural areas and on the eating front it includes information on Moroccan, Turkish, Lebanese and Iraqi restaurants […]

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All change at Taste of Birmingham!

Taste of Birmingham is apparently not going to be the previous rather elitist affair in Cannon Hill Park in 2011 so hopefully this will be a great opportunity for restaurants in the Balti Triangle to work with Marketing Bham for the Autumn Event.  All ideas welcome!

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Authenticating the B’ham Balti

The newly formed B’ham Balti Association propose to make an application  to register the B’ham Balti. Initial discussions are underway with agencies to secure the European TSG (Traditional Specialities Guaranteed) mark.  This aimed at ensuring that anybody who opts to enjoy a B’ham Balti experiences the real thing rather than a typical curry where the restaurant […]

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Balti Competition Sham

A ‘Best’ B’ham Balti Competition is being organised with a line up of top ‘chef’ judges who should know better if they purport to be foodie gurus.  Last year, the winning restaurant Grameen Kadar, despite being an excellent ‘curry’ restaurant by the way, wouldn’t know a balti if they fell into one.

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‘New’ Balti Guide Launched

A new Balti Guide is out and worth seeking out if only for the purposes of both amusement and the discount vouchers which are always welcome.  A rip off from previous guides, it has a less than comprehensive list of restaurants bizarrely not listed in alphabetical order. It’s reviews include stunning insights and literary gems […]

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