Eating out and restaurant reviews and recommendations
Restaurant reviews and recommendations – good places to eat out in Leeds, Bradford, West Yorkshire in general and sometimes further afield.
Way, way back, I used to have a Saturday job in the centre of Leeds. This mainly involved constantly folding jumpers and failing to stop shoplifters, but it gave me one precious hour at lunchtime to wander in a big, arcing circle around the city, from one record shop to another. I'd inevitably end up in [...]
I catch the train into Leeds every morning, and instead of rushing straight to the office, I take a slight detour through some of Leeds' alleys and yards, down onto The Calls and back up to work through the Markets. I see the same faces every morning, passing the same people in the same places, [...]
I got home from work last night and dumped my bag in the normal place, the place where it shouldn't be. My son was loitering about, and there was something on his mind, something that he didn't seem to want to ask. "Dad? Hmmm. Well, I was thinking that seeing as its just us, maybe we [...]
Ever stumbled into a new city, a place brimming with possibilities and with a reputation to match, and found yourself completely overwhelmed, fumbling around for somewhere to eat, realising that all the good places are closed/rammed/somewhere else, and being forced to settle for some lazy tourist trap with barely a local in sight? This happens [...]
In Lisbon, there's a part of the city where your map isn't likely to help you. It's a dense warren of narrow cobblestoned streets and alleyways spread across a hillside. Take one turn, then another, then another, before realising you're right back where you started. The only certainty is that some streets lead generally uphill, and others [...]