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Donostia

Txak Attack Txakoli, light of my life, fire of my glass. My sin, my soul. Cha-Ko-Lee: the tip of the tongue taking an acid trip of three steps down the…

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Berenjak

Special K Kabab. Kebab. Kebap. Kabob. Kebob. Whichever of its iterations are eaten/uttered/cooked, it’s all the same family, the same flame licked DNA. Loved and cosseted as part of the…

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The Folkestone Wine Company

Find Your Folkestone Tubbs peers over his spectacles at me: “I have a room for you, but I can’t confirm for another ten minutes or so, until I move a…

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The Fordwich Arms

Livin’ la Vida Local “Unless you want an overpriced fancy dinner, you can now only get fancy overpriced nibbles for a lunch. No more lovely cob rolls. No sandwiches. No…

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MCK Grill

The Only Way Is Woodford? Let’s get this out of the way first: I am an Essex boy. If anyone has early dibs on taking the piss out of Essex…

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German Doner Kebab

KEBA-Brand Döner: from the Turkish ‘dönmek’ (to turn) ‘German Doner Kebab’. Say what? Spotting the sign for GDK (with an off kilter ‘G’ haunting the background) while walking along Islington’s…

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Missive from Manhattan

New York State Of Mind   Battered. Bruised. Brutal. Stepping back onto Heathrow tarmac last week, these were the three brothers running through my mind, after a delayed and nerve…

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Ellory

Nothing Amis “And a love story (I think), of all strange things, so late in the century, so late in the goddamned day.” — Martin Amis, London Fields London Fields…

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Kitty Fisher’s

Wood Grill Purrs Into Action In the fervid climate of London restaurant openings, a restaurant butterfly (who me?) is finding it increasingly difficult to go back to enough restaurants, enough…

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Mora

Roman Road Leytonstone. The not so pretty drag of Leytonstone High Road is an ancient pre-Roman pathway that linked London to the sprawl of Epping Forest, its name coming from…

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