Damn Northern Rail..Damn Lincoln!

It ran like this. While we were in Lincoln a couple of weeks ago staying at the excellent Tower Hotel , NorthernRail went and ran a promotion with £1 train tickets to all their destinations. Yorkshire warcry at full volume, I grabbed some for.......where?🤔 Well, were in Lincoln enjoying great food so Lincoln it was … Continue reading Damn Northern Rail..Damn Lincoln!

Review: No. Thirty8 Restaurant @ The Tower Hotel, Lincoln – Shout it from the Roof…,sorry Turret, Tops.

Let's face it, we saddos who spend our free time chasing great places to eat, drink and generally be, shall we say, merry?, really do it for one reason. We want to strike gold. Be there at the start of something great and, when it gets to the heights it fully deserves, we want to … Continue reading Review: No. Thirty8 Restaurant @ The Tower Hotel, Lincoln – Shout it from the Roof…,sorry Turret, Tops.

Review: The Savoy, London….No Words Needed! There Aren’t Enough Anyway!

Most of us who care about, use, enjoy or work in, the hospitality industry have spent the last 18 months wondering what will be there as we come out the other side. Will all the small independents be gone, leaving the likes of (decidedly un)B.F.G. Tim Martin, Five Guys Burgers (and if you've had one … Continue reading Review: The Savoy, London….No Words Needed! There Aren’t Enough Anyway!

Review: Luke’s Place, Sheffield – If Small is Beautiful….?

All the photos in this post were taken with the bar lighting at Luke's Place which is rather pink. My camera isn't paggered Now, I'm going to nail my colours firmly to the mast on this one before we even start, I'm not a fan of tasting menus. There, I've said it. There are reasons, … Continue reading Review: Luke’s Place, Sheffield – If Small is Beautiful….?

Review: Native Seafood Restaurant, Sheffield – Muscadet, Mackeral…and Magic!

There's something fishy going on in the City of Sheffield's Shalesmoor area, once a little downtrodden, it's now on the fringes of the ultra gentrified Kelham Island complex. And, to fill the small gap seamlessly has appeared "NATIVE", the latest venture from chef turned fishmonger turned restaurateur and entrepreneur , Christian Szurko, he of J. … Continue reading Review: Native Seafood Restaurant, Sheffield – Muscadet, Mackeral…and Magic!

Review: Paesani Pizzeria

We were feeling really down this week. Normally we'd be in our beloved Minori on the Amalfi Coast celebrating, with friends, the feast day of the town's patron saint Santa Trofimena. It's one hell of a knees up and Lemmy gets to let her hair down (even the stuff that grows between her toes on … Continue reading Review: Paesani Pizzeria

Review – Grazie, Sheffield. “Everything is ‘oma-ma-made!”

Vito of Grazie fame. No. 1 Ristorante in Sheffield "Everything is 'om-ma-ma made!" is the cry from my great friend Vincenzo when he's introducing new acolytes to the food cooked by his wife Maria at their wonderful agriturismo in Minori, Italy. His catchphrase comes to mind every time I sit and talk with Vito Vernia, … Continue reading Review – Grazie, Sheffield. “Everything is ‘oma-ma-made!”

Food Review – Giannis, Scarborough “Aaah, A Saucy Little Sauce!”

What do most people remember about a great meal? "Wonderful steak and the SAUCE......!" or "Everything was brilliant, but the SAUCE on the...... OMG!" It's a fact that we Brits do love our sauces. Gravy for us Yorkshiremen but Jus for the posh bods, even down to the humble curry, soaked up by a fresh, … Continue reading Food Review – Giannis, Scarborough “Aaah, A Saucy Little Sauce!”

Yorkshire Puddings – “Paulette’s Pantry” and the “Rise” of the “Food Expert?”

I'm writing this hot, and hot under the collar I might add, from a spot on Radio Sheffield discussing all things Yorkshire Pudding with the wonderful Paulette Edwards. I've written previously about the way "foodies" seem to want to bugger about with Yorkshire Puddings. From my very first ever post "To be, Or not to … Continue reading Yorkshire Puddings – “Paulette’s Pantry” and the “Rise” of the “Food Expert?”

Getting Cheeky with Pasta

Another lockdown. Another freezer full of goodies that you were saving to use in get togethers. Another round of pasta, bread making and fake bolognese sauce pictures appearing on Fakebook, Twatter and Insideousagram. I'd bought some lovely looking beasts' cheeks when I spied them at the market some weeks before lockdown and now I couldn't … Continue reading Getting Cheeky with Pasta