Those of us who are old enough to remember getting drunk in the nineties (which happened to be my friends and me on this particular evening) remember a very different Electricity Showrooms.
Eating outdoors is always a treat (weather permitting, of course). So don't miss a chance - in London or around Great Britian - at these top spots.
You would have thought that if anything was affected by the credit crunch it would be private members clubs. Yet, to paraphrase Tony Soprano, it seems that like the mafia, these bastions of exclusivity are recession proof.
Whether your drink of choice is a martini, a mojito or a negroni, it tastes all the better in the perfect bar.
For those of us brought up on a diet of 1950s Hollywood movies, the diner remains a powerful symbol of all things American. These shimmering stainless steel eating houses have made menu staples such as pancakes, French toast and grits, and bottomless cups of coffee as familiar to us as the traditional full English. By name at least.
Some say the best time to serve up ice cream is in the heat of the summer.
Tis the season, regardless of what the thermometer says. And to ensure you're in the right place when the mercury does hit, say 15, following are 10 spots to plant yourself al fresco and toast the Great British Summer.
There has been plenty of noise over the years about banning ‘Happy Hour’ - the after-work drinking session that is apparently responsible for every social ill from ASBOs to our ‘broken society’. I’m surprised it hasn't been blamed for the credit crunch.
Has it really already been 10 years since Shoreditch shoved aside Notting Hill and Soho and established itself as the centre of London 'cool'?
It was not so long ago that any London pub which specialised in ales and bitters tended to be frequented by people of a more 'earthy' nature. Criminals, in other words.
Jenius Social is an exciting new food and drink social hub that hosts a smorgasbord of daily food adventures.
A friend once said the she could 'never trust a man with two surnames', which given my name, could be construed as an insult.
Our piece on cooking with beer had readers calling for recipes – so here are two: for beernaise and beer-brined brisket