Lee DeSanges Baked in Brick

How I Got Here: Lee DeSanges

By Joe Lutrario

Baked In Brick has had great success on street food circuit in Birmingham and further afield with its eclectic pizzas. Founder Lee DeSanges recently opened his first restaurant at The Custard Factory in Digbeth.

Abigail Connolly sommelier Birmingham

Flash-grilled: Abigail Connolly

By Joe Lutrario

The only female, fully-certified sommelier in Birmingham, Abigail Connolly runs Arch 13, a wine bar and wine shop in the city's Jewellery Quarter.

Luke Tipping Simpsons

Flash-grilled: Luke Tipping

By Joe Lutrario

Luke Tipping is the executive chef and director of Simpsons. The Michelin-starred Birmingham restaurant recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, marking the milestone with a series of special dinners for the region’s top chefs.

Hospitality Openings: March 2016

Hospitality Openings: March 2016

By Hannah Thompson

There was a panoply of colourful and eclectic openings this month, including Park Regis' first UK hotel in Birmingham, James Sommerin's new boutique hotel and Victor Garvey's latest tapas restaurant Duende.