Now now, Birmingham seems to be on the rise, the otherwise forgotten about city with its lacklustre ways is coming up a treat. Polishing itself up, and injecting a healthy dose of variety, a number of independent and progressive companies, and movements are taking place.
King's Heath ain't the most hot and happening locations in Brummy land, it never was. It's not really 'on the map' so to speak, and thus we've swept over this residential area, letting it be what it is – a decent area for families to grow up in, in favour of events in the city.
Last Saturday saw the launch of the Streetfood Market in King's Heath (in the village square). Boy, oh boy, did people come in their droves. In total the square held sixteen stalls with a variety of cuisine on offer: Michelin Star cooks from the new Fiesta Del Asada were there, The Bournville Waffle Co, Ross&Ross, Really Awesome Coffee, and Stone-baked Pizza to name a few.
I can still taste the soft, moreish waffles, the irresistible home-made chocolate sauce oozing its way through the crevices of the genetic makeup of the doughy bites. The chunks of brownie making every bite that bit sweeter.
This street food market is just what Birmingham needs; a new way to keep to keep up with, if not ahead of the times.
Expect a lively atmosphere, little ones running around on the grass (even when the heavens open), and a general air of excitement around this buzzing street food market.
I suggest not eating breakfast because the quality of food on offer, which is all pretty damn good, will make you want everything. After the success of the launch, it looks like more stalls will be there in the subsequent weeks too, so get there early (no later than midday), get there hungry, and be prepared for a feast of food from across the UK that is really pioneering a new food movement in the UK: streetfood.