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REVIEW: VIDA BY LORENTES, NOTTINGHAM

REVIEW: VIDA BY LORENTES, NOTTINGHAM

*Gifted – ad* It has been over a year since I sauntered down the streets in Nottingham, one of my favourite spaces in the world. So when I returned for my first review in the great city, it was with a smile on my face.   The venue was ViDa by Lorentes Tapas Nottingham, and the reason why this may…

FOOD NEWS: INDEPENDENT MANCHESTER BAKERY GOOEY ARRIVES @ HATCH

FOOD NEWS: INDEPENDENT MANCHESTER BAKERY GOOEY ARRIVES @ HATCH

Independent Manchester bakery Gooey, has arrived at Hatch to serve up Instagram famous cookies, doughnuts and soft serve ice-cream. Get in line for sweet treats galore, that will be dished out from Wednesday to Sunday as takeaway or to be enjoyed onsite at Hatch.   It is the second Manchester kiosk for the Manchester-based sweet treat specialist. The Hatch shop…

ENJOY WORLD COCKTAIL DAY – THURSDAY 13 MAY 2021

ENJOY WORLD COCKTAIL DAY – THURSDAY 13 MAY 2021

What is your favourite cocktail? Whilst a brandy or rum will be my usual spirit of choice, I do love a Pornstar Martini or Rum Old Fashioned. Now, this is a bit of fun for those who dig cocktails; did you know that it is World Cocktail Day on Thursday 13 May? In anticipation of this, the good folks at…

FOOD NEWS: KUSHI REOPENS IN ESSEX WITH WEEKLY SPECIALS

FOOD NEWS: KUSHI REOPENS IN ESSEX WITH WEEKLY SPECIALS

15,000 FREE MEALS ALSO DONATED DURING PANDEMIC    The award-winning family-owned chain of Kushi restaurants and takeaways in Essex, is set to reopen to dine-in customers on Monday 17th May, with some exciting new Indian and Bangladeshi dishes with a weekly-changing specials board.   Known for their distinctive décor and mouth-watering food, the six-strong group, has venues in Grays, Romford, Canvey Island,…

BOOK REVIEW: THE LAST THING TO BURN BY WILL DEAN

BOOK REVIEW: THE LAST THING TO BURN BY WILL DEAN

The last time I was this excited about a book’s release was two years ago, when The Silent Patient (by Alex Michaelides) ARCs were doing their rounds.   Word of mouth is one hell of a marketing tool and probably the best that exists. I couldn’t wait to get stuck into The Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean. Why?…

REVIEW: FIRETREE CHOCOLATE (VEGAN & NUT-FREE LUXURY)

REVIEW: FIRETREE CHOCOLATE (VEGAN & NUT-FREE LUXURY)

Ad-Gifted   I can honestly say that I have never, ever eaten 100% cocoa chocolate. Trust me, I would have remembered. I prefer milk and white chocolate (sorry for the chocolate purists out there), so delving into Firetree Chocolate was a new and memorable experience for me.    A little bit about chocolate, which is a perennial gifting favourite. From…