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…

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…

Reflections on 5 years of The Fork

I’m not always great with anniversaries. I can manage to remember the ones that come with consequences such as wedding anniversaries and birthdays, but the more minor ones can slip by, hence my realisation that York on a Fork has been going on for five years. I really had no idea what direction it would…

Yorkshire’s finest food & drink entrepreneurs revealed at Garbutt and Elliot Awards ceremony.

Eleven of Yorkshire’s leading food and drink businesses have been recognised for their entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen and product or service excellence, as winners were revealed at the second annual Garbutt and Elliott awards, last night. The winners emerged from over 100 entrants to be crowned across nine categories, including the coveted ‘Garbutt + Elliott Business…

Garbutt & Elliott Food Awards shortlist announced!

REVEALED: SHORTLIST OF YORKSHIRE’S MOST ENTREPRENEURIAL FOOD BUSINESSES The second annual Garbutt + Elliott Food Awards have now closed for entrants and a shortlist of 28 businesses across the eight categories have been announced. The awards, established by leading York and Leeds based accountancy firm, Garbutt + Elliott, now in their second year, celebrate Yorkshire’s…

A Grand new cookery school

The Grand Hotel is a landmark in York, providing a stunning foreground to many pictures of York Minster taken as people make their way to it from the train station. As well as being a hotel and spa, there are a variety of food and drink reasons to visit The Grand including Hudson’s and The…

Change on the horizon!

It’s time for a change. I’ve been producing this site and the huge majority of its content for approaching five years now, with help from some amazing people along the way. I’ve met some incredible people and had some wonderful experiences but life moves on and it’s time for a bit of a shift in…