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The 2017 Christmas Crisps Round Up

Yeah, this blog post is exactly what you think it is. I spent the entirety of November wandering up and down supermarket snack aisles looking for limited edition festive crisps. I know what you’re thinking and yes, you’re right, food blogging is a tough gig. But some brave soul’s gotta take one for the team and put on a few extra pounds to find you lot the best of the best. I really did have to kiss a few frogs to find out what the decent offerings were this year. Not included but tasted earlier on as they were purchased by a colleague are prosecco crisps. This is a trend that needs to die a death before it spreads any further. They are vile. They taste – and I do not say this lightly – like vomit. They’re available in a few supermarkets but the ones I tried were from co-op. Honestly though, avoid like the plague. Trust me. I wasn’t sure how to rank each of the crisps I tried so I haven’t made …

Review | Semolina Café/Bistro

15 Baker Street, Brighton, BN1 4JN Semolina is a small, independent café/bistro on Baker Street. Baker Street sits between London Road and The Level – this, as locals will know, is not somewhere you’d typically expect to find delicious food. However, between Bangers the pie shop (get their special Christmas pie and thank me in December) and Semolina, it’s proving itself to be well worth a visit. I was drawn to Semolina last week by their set lunch menu. It changes weekly (big plus for this novelty seeker) and will set you back £12 for two courses or £15 for three. The dishes are seasonal and ingredients are sourced locally where possible, this coupled with the fact that they made it onto the top 20 restaurants in Brighton list last year makes that quite the bargain. The interior of Semolina is quite unlike its surroundings, as are the people dining within. If I couldn’t see out of the window, I would never be able to tell you that I was so close to home. That’s …

Dougbo at The Windmill

Review | Doughbo at The Windmill

Doughbo have left The Hobgoblin. For a couple of years they were in residence at one of my nearest and dearest boozers and despite my having initially been heartbroken that they were replacing The Troll’s Pantry, they quickly won me over with their delicious balls. Therefore, I wasted no time in following them to their new home at The Windmill a bit further into town – and found a new favourite early Friday drinking spot in the process.. Last Friday we found ourselves in town during a miraculously sunny window on a late September afternoon and it felt like the perfect moment to scope out Doughbo’s new place. Head up the road to the left of Argos and you should see it straight ahead, tucked away behind Western Road. When we wandered up to the bar, my eyes landed immediately on the sign pictured above and I knew we were among friends. £3 for a glass of Prosecco in a Brighton pub? On a Friday? Sign me up. The lady behind the bar asked us …