Thursday, 25 February 2016

Hump Day Social - Sheffield Beer Week

Just a little note re an event I'm organising.

Hump Day Social 

Venue: Various in Sheffield city centre
Date: Wed 16th March
Buses: to West Street 6, 10, 10a, 51, 52, 120, 271
Tram: Blue or Yellow trams to West Street
Time: 6pm
Cost: Free entry
Celebrate Hump Day with a mini city centre pub trail hosted by Sheffield food and drink blogger Clare Tollick (@feastandglory). Kicking off at 6pm this event will take in six pubs and bars. It will be a great way to meet up with like-minded beer lovers from across the city, and we’ll be asking attendees to keep it social online too. Using Twitter, Facebook, Untapped and Instagram let’s share the beers we try whilst spreading the word about the fabulous venues we’ll be visiting! Join from the start or at a venue along the way. Register your attendance by tweeting the event organiser, Clare Tollick, at @FeastAndGlory
Itinerary: The Red Deer 6-7pm / The Bath Hotel 7-8pm (Tiny Rebel tap takeover) / Anchorage 8-9pm / The Devonshire Cat 9-10pm / The Old House 10-11pm / Brewdog 11-12pm (Five Points tap takeover)

UPDATE - We've negotiated a few tasty deals on food and beer for all Hump Day Social attendees. For more details just speak to Clare on the night!

Catch Up

Ok, ok, it's been a while.

But I am still here - eating, drinking and writing.

Just not here.

Rather interestingly I've started writing a monthly column for Sheffield Star

For other foodie news I recommend you check in on Mr Pickles' blog once in a while. We've also got a monthly column in City Magazine (page 27).

Now, here's a plate of food... just for the sake of it.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

A Trip to Trippet's

Day four of our 'staycation' and we fancied trying somewhere new for lunch. Trippet's Lounge Bar was the obvious choice - with a menu of little plates and a good wine list is sounded right up our street.

We started off in The Bath where I finally got to try the Thornbridge I Love You, Will You Marry Me? - which is amazing by the way. It's a strawberry beer, but, unlike a lot of fruit beers, this was really natural tasting and not at all sickly!

Onto Trippet's and we had a lovely time. You know the kind of experience where you smile throughout the meal and leave the place with a great big grin on your face? Well that's what happened to us. The food, wine and service was just perfect.

We were so impressed that we recently returned one Friday night - so that we could take advantage of the live jazz in the bar. And, once again, we had a brilliant time - Trippet's has quickly become one of my favorite places to be right now.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

A wander down Abbeydale Road

Day three of our 'staycation' saw us take a wander down Abbeydale Road. We've always loved this area of town (we used to live down there about 15 years ago) and the antique shops and Asian supermarkets can keep me entertained for hours!

Come lunch time we fancied something healthy and light so we eschewed our usual haunts on London Road and headed into Nether Edge. 

Homemade by Thelma's caught our attention and I'm rather pleased it did because the food was spot on. Fresh, light and packed with flavour.

Gav went for a Moroccan lamb quesadilla.  

And I had a cheese omelette with a couple of salads.

We then went to see our mates at Hop Hideout and have a couple of beers.

It's such a lovely little spot to enjoy a beer or two - the selection available is just brilliant and there's always something new for me to try.

Later that evening we treated ourselves to a meal at Peppercorn - which was as good as ever - but, as I didn't take any pictures, you'll just have to take my word for it...

Friday, 18 September 2015

A trip down Kelham Island

Since I've started drinking more beer, Kelham Island has become one of my favourite places to while away an afternoon. So on day two of our 'staycation' we headed down there for a few pints.

We kicked things off with a celebratory breakfast of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs - coz we were on our holidays! We even had a glass of fizz with it!

We then headed down to the Kelham Island Tavern where I discovered the amazing M&T News - the monthly magazine of the Sheffield Omnibus Enthusiasts Society. I was just blown away by the level of detail in there!

A lunch at Craft & Dough was as good as ever. I think pizzas are just perfect with beer - tasty and filling.

We rounded off our day at Shakespeares which is probably my favourite pub right now - they just ALWAYS have at least three new things on tap/keg that I want to try. And this time I also dipped into the bottle menu with the Tripel Hopped Duvel.

Back at home we carried on the fun with a Blubus Maximus, which was too sour for my taste, but Gav enjoyed it.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

A quick lunch at the Rutland Arms

The Rutland Arms is one of my favourite pubs in Sheffield. It's a 'proper' pub that happens to serve damn fine beer and top notch food. 

The food is courtesy of Chef Rico who is super passionate about his cooking and able to experiment thanks to the daily changing specials board.

On the first day of our 'staycation' last month I popped in for a quick lunch. Rico had acquired a pig's head from Mr Pickles' and I wanted to see how it looked on the plate.

Pig's head terrine - look how pretty it is!

Pig's ears - coz Jez was on 'staycation' too!