But before that, here's my round up of foodie bits and bobs I didn't blog about in December.
Leon is one of the new-to-Birmingham foodie locations that opened in the new train station. I've popped in a couple of times now when in the area. It's so nice to be able to pick something up that isn't a boring sandwich or a pasta salad.
Leon sell a range of salads, wraps, rice boxes and burgers which are all comparatively healthy, filling and fresh. My pre-train options have been much improved.
Speaking of Grand Central, I'm also a big fan of Wasabi, who sell sushi to go. It's not as good as Sushi Passion obviously but it's fresh and they have a large range. They also sell some individual nigiri, maki and California rolls, which make it super accessible for someone who has maybe never tried sushi.
Gas Street Social
Edd and I intended to go for brunch but got up too late and ended up having lunch instead! We both went for a burger which you can add a variety of toppings to. I had a chicken burger with halloumi and tomato relish.
Canoodle at Digbeth Dining Club
The first Yelp event for a while was held at Digbeth Dining Club where we were given a voucher to choose a meal from one of the vendors. I had squid from Canoodle. It came with sticky rice and gorgeous pickled veg. Terrible photo but beautiful food.
Hard to do a December post without mentioning Christmas. I'll be getting some proper pictures up soon.
I can't say I did a huge amount of cooking but I did make a cranberry syrup for cocktails and beetroot cured salmon which is one of my favourite Christmas treats.
It looked prettier than this after five days of curing!
Edd and I wanted to pop out for an easy lunch last weekend so we headed to Gourmet Burger Kitchen at The Mailbox. I picked a breaded chicken burger with mozzarella, pesto and bacon. The chicken was beautifully cooked but I wanted more of that yummy pesto!
We also shared some chilli chicken bites which were surprisingly good. I liked that they were made with the dark meat of the chicken, showing they aren't wasting anything.
I'll be back in the next couple of days with a review of Nomad's proper restaurant.
Here's to more foodie adventures in 2016!