Danny Smith was writing lots of guides to Brum for the Itchy guide, last year. It never happened, so we present his guide to the past in a number of parts (see all the parts):
41 Corporation Street
A shop. For caps. Yep that’s right an entire shop devoted the gaudy headwear of our knife happy youth. There is poverty, homelessness and disease on our own doorstep and we build shops to sell each other tasteless millinery. Pretty soon the polar caps will melt and all we humans will die. It’s no less than we deserve. We had to leave the shop after a really short amount of time because the compulsion to peel the labels of the brims and bend the peaks a little was overwhelming
Open; mon-weds, 10am-7pm; thurs, 10am-7.30; fri-sat, 10am-7pm; sun, 12pm-6pm
Baguette Du Monde
Various locations in the city centre
“What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?” W. H. Davies. Stop and stare?! Lets face it most of us don’t even have a chance to sit and eat, let alone stop and bloody stare. Luckily cheap food on the go is available throughout the city centre, and the baguette is the perfect shape for eating on the move because of the way it is packaged it becomes its own tasty handle. There are, admitidly, cheaper places to buy your baguette, but none have the range of fillings or the same value meal deal.
Any chicken Baguette, crisps or fruit, 330ml soft drink or mineral water or Tea – £2.99