Budding from Birmingham's Southside on Lower Essex Street this sunny-season, Taste & Liquor's street market brings you a festival of food, fashion, drinks and dancing. Concentrating on quality, Taste & Liquor aims to marry Michelin Star standards with succulent street food with a view to give a whole new meaning to the alfresco market scene, where a frenzy of first-class chefs will fire up your tastebuds as they serve up a storm from noon 'til 6pm. Showcasing variety as well as quality, look out for weekly resident Mr. Jerk's Jamaican chow stand, Erdington's stone-baked pizzas, Perios' burgers and barbecued bites, Surti's veggie nips, Cuban classics and, of course, Michelin Star-produced En Place dining. And for the sweet tooth few of you, the street is soaked in sugary tuck from Raw Chocolate treats to syrupy waffle delights.
Away from the lip-smacking snackeroos, expect uplifting vibes, live music stages with space to groove to big, busting beats, as well as creative cocktail-making classes. Pop-up fashion stalls are also sprinkled over Southside with names including the likes of Série Noire and indie Vintage Hideaway to entice a range of ravers, revellers and buyers alike. Should you be more of the sporty type, Taste & Liquor plans to screen famous films and sports events over the summer, so you won't be missing that all important final, and thanks to Tap That ping-pong awash you'll no doubt be enjoying a competitive hit-about with pals.
Taste & Liquor is a wide and eclectic mix of market magic and, on top of being a jubilant jaunt this summer, the team have thrown in a charity stand with their very own emergency food-bank for merrymakers to make small donations to help provide support for those in need. Hungry tummies aplenty munch on Michelin Star street food, booze on craft beer, carouse with mates at the upbeat music rostra and make a much appreciated donation.
Taste & Liquor is now open and is set to run over the summer, where it will be held weekly from 12.00 to 18.00 at Southside's Lower Essex Street, B5 6SN. It will also be making a fortnightly Friday night appearance at The Coffin Works in Birmingham's city centre, B3 1JP.