There's more to Burton on Trent than just beer! - Part 1
Many people around world will automatically associate town of Burton on Trent with beer and brewing industry. There have been many times when I have visited bars in different countries and have seen distinctive Bass red triangle and words 'Brewed in Burton Upon Trent' on a beer mat or etched on an ornamental mirror.
Without a doubt, beer and lager is Burton's main export and it's surely true that most Burtonians have met people in far flung corners of earth who have said "so you're from Burton .... where beer comes from".
But, as title of this article suggests, there's more to Burton on Trent than just beer so here, in first of a series that takes a look at some of other points of interest of this Staffordshire town, we take a snapshot of a few of many options for food in town.
Whether you fancy a curry, a good pub meal or a lavish extravagant treat you can certainly find something for every palate and every wallet in Burton on Trent. Starting with curry, there is an adundance of good Indian restaurants in and around Burton.....
These include Balti Tower on Station Street which has most extensive choice of Balti dishes in Staffordshire and where a curry will only cost around a fiver. Balti Towers is not licensed and so you're welcome to take your own drinks with you which is also great if you want to keep cost of your meal to a minimum. If you visit Balti Tower with a few friends make sure you try Family Nan Bread, it's absolutely gorgeous ....... and about size of a small duvet!
There's also Jee-Ja-Jee's in Horninglow Street. I'm reliably informed that translation of Jee-Ja-Jee's is 'brother-in-law' and this is because four Jee-Ja-Jee's restaurants (in Burton, Tutbury, Littleover and Kegworth) are owned and run by two brothers-in-law. The quality of food at Jee-Ja-Jee's is superb and specials (some of which don't appear on menu but staff will be happy to tell you about) are among best curries I have tasted.