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Where The Light Gets In

Sparks Flying In Stockport “Where the f***k is everyone?”, I feel like shouting out in the middle of the market place after walking around Stockport’s virtually deserted ‘Old Town’. The…

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Kym’s

Xian and the City The first restaurant that saw me ratcheting up visits time and again, like an obsessive groupie, was A. Wong in Victoria. Obsessional, frequent, rat-a-tat visits that…

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Jolene

Serial Miller Dear Dolly, Was it a surprise when The White Stripes belted out ‘Jolene’ at their gigs? It’s got 7 million views on YouTube, you know? Also, have you…

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Go On, Just Have One

It feels like I’ve achieved a feat of Herculean proportions: 122 days of a total self-imposed booze ban, nothing, nada, zilch, not a sip – even negotaited a couple of…

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Grand Trunk Road

Grand Indian Dining In Woodford The Meghna Grill in South Woodford. Sunday. Some time in the 80s. A sprawling buffet, a pile of massive rustling onion bhajis. The eight-year-old me…

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The Lingerers

“You have the best job in the world, you really do…” So the refrain goes, a bit of admiration laced with a dash of jealousy and a smattering of “Oh…

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Sabor

What’s Your Flava? “Is it Spanish? Oh, really? I couldn’t tell because of some of the words. Not heard of Estrella. Is it Champagne?” – Sabor, ‘Mayfair Joe’, February 2018…

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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…