As excuses for a pub crawl go, it was a cracker. The Somerset brewery, Moor, took seven casks of their porter, Amoor, to London last week and handed them to seven different pubs.
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Monday 28 February 2011
Bad times? Nonsense. Buck up. All coming along nicely, what? Football chap shoots another chap in the side, larking about. Daring SAS raid (is there another sort? Is there another thing they do, other than raids?) gets our chaps out of the desert. The King's Speech at the Oscars. Rolls-Royce more respected than Google, Microsoft or Apple, whose chief designer Jony "iPad" Ive is an Englishman who drives around Los Angeles in a Bentley some days, an Aston Martin on others.
Sunday 19 September 2010
Sunday 06 June 2010
Wednesday 26 May 2010
Sunday 25 April 2010
Sunday 21 March 2010
The woman at the next table is looking mournful. “This used to be the best Italian restaurant in London…” she says, plaintively. I’ve only just put my bottom on the seat and picked up the menu. It is overwhelmingly French. Oh dear; is this meal doomed to failure?
Saturday 20 March 2010
When I tell people what I do for a living, the question they most often ask is, do the restaurants know beforehand that you're coming? To which I answer, "No, but I always book in as Fay Maschler, just to keep them on their toes." The business of anonymity among reviewers is something of a red herring. After all, if the kitchen can't cook and the front of house is inept, just knowing there's a professional diner in the house won't make them significantly raise their game.
Tuesday 09 March 2010
A man's conviction for murder almost 35 years ago could be overturned after it was referred to the Court of Appeal.
Thursday 04 February 2010
Saturday 30 January 2010
Saturday 31 October 2009
"It's just the thing for Hallowe'en," grated the Independent Magazine's top brass, in their don't-even-bother-arguing way. "Instead of reviewing a normal restaurant, where people eat a romantic meal with knives and forks in discreet lighting, you'll go to that place where everyone dines in spooky total darkness, you'll think you've gone blind and you'll pour red wine down your front. Shut the door on your way out."
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