Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The Yorkshire Meatball Co - Harrogate - A Sneak Preview

Please note this establishment is now closed. 

Lately I've found myself falling in love with pulled pork, falling out of love with pulled pork, falling in love with burgers and then... Falling out of love with burgers. The mass influx of American food in to the UK has been pretty exciting at times. Like the Americans it's big and bolshy (no offence) bringing with it a lot of drama and over-the-topness. It's great, it's exhilarating... It's everywhere. Everywhere I look. Burger bar after meat shack after grill.

I'd heard rumblings about a new place opening in Harrogate, surely not a burger bar in Harrogate with it's niche clientele and highly regulated city centre (regulated in the sense that Carluccios had to fight with the council for the spot they wanted). 

Fear not Harrogatians it is not a burger bar, grill or cafe... It's a meatball place...

Friday, 21 March 2014

Carluccio's - coffee and pastry deal



A relatively short post about my new Friday morning treat.

I've recently been attempting to like coffee... I know I know how have I gone 27 years on this earth without drinking coffee... Well apparently I liked it as a baby. What my parents were doing feeding me coffee as a baby I don't know...

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Each to their own...



I don't really 'do' blog posts like this, as you'll note my blog is mainly restaurant reviews and the occasional recipe when I can remember what I added to said meal...

This morning however something really irritated me. So much so it gave me a tight knot in my stomach and made my ears burn. 

The source of my irritation, annoyance, disappointment and frustration: fellow food bloggers ripping into another blog, publically for all to see on twitter. 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The Old Steps - Leeds


Please note this establishment has now closed and is now MyThai - yey! 

The Old Steps is a place that few people seem to know about, that was until it recently appeared on the Living Social website. It was somewhere that was unfamiliar to me and when asked what I was doing with my Friday night only person knew of it, and when I say 'knew of it' they many decades ago (maybe 2 or even 1) used to go partying around that particular area of town.

Living Social once again doing great things for small businesses by spotlighting attention to them, however I have heard on the grape vine that they do take a large chunk of the money paid for the deal themselves so if you like the place your visiting make sure you tip well. The deal I purchased was £14 and included a bottle of wine and a platter for two people. This seemed reasonable to me having read what was on the platter and a bottle of wine in Leeds City Centre can often cost this price or more.