Last Friday 7th Feb Digbeth Dining Club kicked off again for 2014 at Spotlight Digbeth. After being declared the winner of the Best Street Food Event in the UK for 2013 at the British Street Food Awards it really is going from strength to strength, showcasing the best of Midlands Street Food as well as creating a laid back yet bustling atmosphere of music and entertainment. I was looking forward to the re-launch immensely.
You can read about my very first visit to Digbeth Dining Club here but here’s a quick overview of our most recent visit.
We arrived at Digbeth at about 630, battling the cold and wind, and already the place was heaving, with long queues for a couple of vendors. I heard lots of peoples’ musings about the length of the queues, but rather than being annoyed at the lines, it only stemmed more enthusiasm..’ if the queues that long, they must be amazing…’ seemed to be the gist of people’s thoughts! And we were among that train of thought eagerly joining the line to snare a couple of burgers from the almost legendary Meatshack. As Meatshack burger virgins, we spent the time in the queue deliberating over which one we were going to try. In the end I had a Buffalo Blue Candy whilst Lee went for The Hell Shack. The burgers, which we watched being cooked fresh were a juicy pink in the middle, and both oozing with fillings and flavour. The candy crumb in mine was superb, really lifting the burger with its sweetness. Paul’s burgers are made from 28 day from aged beef sourced 20 miles from Birmingham, which for me being a lover of all things local, is great!
As usual we made it our mission to try something from every vendor, so on we went to Beef Brisket from Low ‘n’ Slow which had mouth-wateringly tender melting meat, pimped up with their homemade BBQ sauce and slaw. We then shared some spuds smothered in garlic mayo from Fat Duck Spuds and also devoured a mixed box of Marinated Chicken and Penang Pork Curry as well as some Spring Rolls from Sai Buddha Belly who never fail to deliver amazing authentic Thai flavours. We were full to bursting after this feast so just couldn’t fit in any Seafood from Leave it to Esmie, but I can assure you it smelled fantastic. I apologise for the lack of photos of some of the food, I was too eager to eat it!
Yet again Digbeth Dining club didn’t disappoint – it is a great weekly event that encompasses all that is good about food, music and fun times. Check it out – you won’t be disappointed.
Every Friday KO 530pm
Spotlight Digbeth, Lower Trinity Street
Disclosure: We paid for our own meal, and all opinions expressed are honest and our own