A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast was Warwick Bar’s summer fete, bringing a hotbed of arts, culture and food to the streets of Digbeth on a sunny weekend.

From a David Bowie exhibition and a cycle powered cinema to circus acrobats, the entertainment was brilliant. But… being a shameless foodie  I must admit the main reason I decided to go along was to sample some of the streetfood on offer, courtesy of Digbeth Dining Club.

After a leisurely stroll around the Edible Eastside garden, myself & my good friend John decided to venture into the booze shed and sample a grow your own Mojito.  With fresh mint straight from the allotment it was a refreshing treat to accompany our trip into the banana warehouse for the cycle powered cinema. If I could remember who had made the shorts we watched, I would sing their praises, but all I can remember is a bird that was afraid to fly south. I loved it!

I couldn’t keep myself away from the food for much longer though, so we wandered back over to Minerva Works and straight to the Mexican Bean streetfood van.

Both of us went for a pulled pork quesadilla, and my word it was good. Succulent and smokey pulled pork sat alongside a crisp quesadilla with tomato sauce and mozzarella, accompanied by a cacophony of flavours, including hot salsa, fresh guacamole, smoked sour cream and pickled jalapenos. It was good. Really good! The photo below pretty much says it all…

But even after that flavour explosion, it would have been rude not to go for dessert, especially as the Bourneville Waffle Company were on hand. Despite an unfortunate power failure, there were smiles on their faces and waffles on the iron so we headed straight over. Having looked at the menu, the Banoffee option was the only one for me. Bananas, fresh cream, caramel sauce and shaved dark chocolate adorned my waffle, which was absolutely, melt in the mouth delicious. I can easily say that it was one of the best waffles I’ve ever eaten, so if you haven’t tried one, I suggest you do at the first opportunity!

After that I didn’t think it wise to try and eat anything else, so we headed off, but it was a really nice event, in a wonderfully quirky location, like so much of Digbeth. And of course, Birmingham’s place in the Streetfood charts is still way up there!

C x

You can catch The Mexican Bean and Bourneville Waffle Company at Digbeth Dining Club every Friday at Spot*Light.

Bourneville Waffle Company’s next appearance is on Friday August 9th.

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