Tucked away in a basement just off Fleet Street, the City of London Gin Distillery is easy to miss, but well worth seeking out.
In 2015, fried chicken became the new cheeseburger. Last year it seemed like every other month a new chicken joint was popping up across London offering a crunchier, juicer, more hipster version than their PFC cousins on the high street. But I'm not going to be one of these people who bemoan the gentrification of food stuffs: if you want to take a popular dish and make it even MORE delicious, then by all means be my guest! I mean, I'm not crazy...
I admit I’m a sucker for a bit of marketing, which is why this found its way into my shopping this week. Hey, it’s got a gorilla on it.
I feel the need to promote one of my favourite tipples: ginger wine. I’m not a relative of Joseph Stone (the grocer who gave the brand its name) nor do I work for the World Ginger Beverage Council. I’m just surprised how it’s not more readily available and feel more people could be enjoying its fiery green goodness with me. Besides, I can’t drink it all.
Stripped wood and craft beers are in, dartboards and yellow net curtains are out.
Stripped wood and craft beers are in, dartboards and yellow net curtains are out. How is the spread of hipster culture affecting your local?