The good news is that there is only four weeks now to wait until Birmingham Independent Food Fair (BIFF) is back.
Bigger than last year, the festival has been extended to two days – Saturday 12 to Sunday 13 September with more than 40 independent food and drink places taking over Millennium Point.
Created by food blogger and Dine Birmingham editor Ahmed Ahmed, he says : “This festival is about celebrating and supporting the local food heroes of the Birmingham area. That’s what makes this fair different – it’s a true taste of Birmingham.
“We’re so happy with the public response, and Millennium Point provides the perfect venue for us to host such a large scale event both in and outdoors. We hope that everyone comes along and gets a taste of Birmingham’s fantastic independent food and drink offering.”
The street food line up is packed with global treats including Malaysian curries from Mama Eti’s (pictured), Cajun jambalaya, Middle-Eastern flatbreads and Caribbean jerk chicken.
All this amazing food is going to work up a thirst. Sutton Coldfield drinks retailer The Cellar Door will be running an outdoor craft beer bar, serving a range of beers from the Midlands and beyond from cask, keg and can.
The craft beer bar will sit alongside the Gin Garden, where visitors will be able to indulge in Birmingham’s passion for the spirit by sipping on a series of different gins. A cocktail theatre and a wine bar run by Loki Wine will complete the drinks offering at the food fair.
More information and tickets are available here.
Image credits: Craft beer by Jack Spicer Adams