Friday, 25 April 2014

The Roundhay Fox - Roundhay, Leeds

The Roundhay Fox (in Roundhay surprisingly) is a part of the Vintage Inns chain of pubs. There are nearly 200 of them and three in Leeds, so we can call this a well established chain.

A pub chain of this size would normally have me shying away but they don't boast ridiculous deals like two mains for £5.99 or onion rings stacked as high as your granny, so I wasn't too perturbed at trying them out. Plus... it seems to be my new local.

I don't know who, and I don't know when, but someone, somewhere, once told me that the Fox serves really nice pies.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Salts Diner - Saltaire

Salts Diner is situated in Salt's Mill in Saltaire

If you haven't been to Saltaire.. why not? I used to live near to Saltaire and there is so much I miss about the area, including being just a short walk away from the heritage village. 

In the summer time when it's bright and sunny, or the winter time when everything is covered in snow, or in the spring time when the blossom is blooming, or in the autumn when the leaves are turning Saltaire is a beautiful place. A beautiful place which is dominated by Salts Mill. The grand buildings that make up both buildings of the Mill either side of the canal are less ugly and intrusive as you expect a mill to be, but instead a symbol of our countries industrial past, and something to be admired.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Arts Cafe - Leeds

Art's Cafe has been banded around in conversation by food lovers for a while. It wasn't something that hit my radar until I started writing my blog (in 2011) and I've FINALLY gotten around to paying it a visit.

I've heard a lot of good things about Art's Cafe so when the time came to visit I was excited (not just because it was a restaurant that serves something other than American food), the menu sounded intriguing and confident, banding around jargon used often on masterchef (jus, fricasse, red wine reduction etc).

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Twisted Burger Company - Leeds

This establishment has now ceased its lease with Aire Bar, but you can now find them in Jake's Bar on Call Lane. 

This meal was free... but that doesn't mean this post isn't completely honest. 

Twisted Burger Company a Sheffield originated business has come to Leeds to join hands with Aire Bar on the Calls. I haven't eaten at Aire bar since approximately 2009, it was just standard pub fare which did entice me to go back.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Soup Club

What's the first rule of soup club....?

Well hopefully it isn't don't blog about it... We have a soup club at work which consists of four people spread across three departments. We each take it in turns to cook soup at the weekend and bring it in on a Monday for all to sample.

I've never been one for cooking soup, or really eating that much of it. The soup club itself has really broadened my mind to soup and the glory of it! It has broadened it in a sense that I have eaten soup I would never have chosen for myself, for example Broccoli and Stilton. I'm not the biggest of fans of blue cheese I can tolerate it at best, but this soup although blue in taste was a perfect Monday afternoon treat. The salt balanced out the richness and the broccoli added a further dimension that made it smooth. In addition to this I have discovered I love bacon in soup.