Vice & Virtue

It’s safe to assume that I witter on about food and restaurants an awful lot, occasionally to the detriment of my close friends and relations. I’m frequently nudging whoever is nearby to point out whatever interesting titbit has just caught my eye on social media, observing details of presentation and technique of varying interest to…

Gambling on a good meal

In my forty years, it’s never once occurred to me to go to a casino. My experiences of gambling are intermittent at best and don’t feature many extremes of emotion. I may have won a few quid courtesy of Marc Marquez when he won his first MotoGP world championship, but that high point is forever…

Bridge Cottage Bistro

It’s not often these days that I feel like a restaurant has slipped through my fingers. I’m confident I have York well nailed and reasonably sure I’ve got my eye effectively on the surrounding area. That being the case, I was a bit surprised to get a series of suggestions to go check out Bridge…

Zaap Thai bringing taste of Thailand to York

The people of York will soon be able to experience the vibrant flavours of authentic Bangkok street food, as Zaap Thai are bringing their distinctive brand of casual gastronomy to the city this September.  The new restaurant is located at 7 Lendal in the city centre and follows hot on the heels of the success…

Getting to know the Mazda MX5

It’s hard to think of a car that represents its sector as well as the Mazda MX-5. Its winning combination of usability, fun, reliability, price and looks has made it the defining affordable budget sports convertible over the 30 years that it’s been with us. Those 30 years are now being marked by Mazda with…

The Van Gogh Experience

We’re well served for museums and the arts in York, with plenty of headliners able to garner national recognition alongside smaller galleries that offer plenty of opportunity for local artists to find a platform. Alongside the more permanent venues and frequent pop ups that we enjoy, there’s a new attraction to check out. The Van…