Bull and Co

As we approach the grim anniversary of major restrictions on our liberties, which finally seem to be within sight of being removed, there are many questions to come about the relative normalcy of the society we’ll come back to. The hospitality world, having adapted to the strictures of the last 12 months, will inevitably be…

Pan Sushi

Pan Sushi is a small, family run business that operated in Wetherby and the surrounding area to deliver its unique take on sushi to a loyal customer base. While they offer up the usual sushi staples such as Maki and Nigiri they also offer a range of “Fusion Sushi Rolls” that take things in a…

The Blue Barbakan Takeaway

Who’s had enough of eating at home now? Bored of cooking? Life turned into a never ending race to keep the dishwasher fed and laundry at bay? Itching to get back out and about into the wilds of York’s hospitality scene? Sentiments I think many of us can identify with. It’s only a few torturous…

Courtyard Dairy Virtual Tasting

Hopefully, now we have a “roadmap to freedom”, we have an end in sight to living our social lives via a webcam or at least the option to meet up face to face should we so desire. While that flexibility of offering is something that I hope will continue and broaden access to tastings and…

Berenjak Bazaar kebab kit

At the moment we’re building our weeks around treats, each trip to town for a sandwich or receipt of a takeaway representing a landmark of interest in the days that merge together a bit too much. The latest recipe kit to catch my eye is the Berenjak Bazaar kebab kit, which earned high praise from…

Ban’s Kitchen recipe kit

Recipe boxes are all the rage at the moment, with examples on offer from established operators who have a nationwide footprint as well as smaller concerns servicing their local customer bases and everything in between. I’ve tried a good number of these over the years and rarely been disappointed by the mixture of convenience and…

Vanilla Black Cook and Learn

These are dark times for those of us who alighted on eating out as a distraction from life’s mundanities. A few days before New Year, I seized upon the opportunity to spend a voucher for Roots that had been a kind Christmas present on the suspicion that restaurants might be about to be shuttered again,…

Juici Jerk

Caribbean food is not something York is terribly well served for. It’s cropped up as pop-ups in pubs and at the occasional street food market but there’s only one permanent venue in the city offering it and one takeaway that offers it to the best of my knowledge. Perhaps that makes the city attractive for…

Patty & Bun burger delivery kit

It feels like the days and weeks are rather differently punctuated at the moment. While 12 months ago I might have been centring my diary around days out, meals with friends and even trips to different cities, at the moment the coffee machine has seen its status raised to that of a daily landmark. With…