At the time December felt depressing, with even the imminent arrival of a ‘normal’ Christmas in doubt. Looking back now it was a period of relative freedom bookended by two lockdowns.
Food & Drink
There was much excitement when Rudie’s Jerk Shack announced it was setting up home in Brixton Village, not least from me. Ever-changing operating restrictions in late 2020 played havoc with the opening but this finally happened last month.
As quirky brand names go, Cake or Death must surely take the prize. Is it a choice? Not sure. If another reason were needed to give Veganuary a try, this east London vegan bakery could well be it.
There are those pubs which hold a special place in your heart. For me, it’s The Regent in Balham. It was THE meeting place for my friendship group around a decade ago and the scene of many life changing events – early dates, hen weekends arranged over a glass of wine, and best woman’s speeches written here.
Recent research found that 36% of adults have increased their alcohol consumption during this year’s lockdowns and with Dry January around the corner, many people will be looking to reduce their alcohol intake.
The UK will be expected to pay over £300m on beer duty this December, which is more than the entire annual beer duty bill for 19 other European countries, despite 85% of UK pubs being unable to open this Christmas.
Coronavirus restrictions this Christmas means gifts are more important than ever before but a new report has revealed the top 10 most-hated hamper items to avoid gifting this year.
New research has revealed that one in five Brits are embracing a plant-based Christmas dinner this year, with mushrooms being the most popular alternative to traditional turkey.
Thirty years ago, Streatham was known for having some of the best Italian food around. Then everyone started cooking pasta at home and the public appetite for the cuisine diminished.
The culinary status of the humble burger has risen hugely in the past few years, so little wonder it’s the one meal so many people crave. Here’s our guide to the best burger joints south of the river
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