• Charity Shops Headingley Leeds

    Second Hand Bargain Shopping in Headingley, Leeds

    This month is #SecondHandSeptember, which means we should try where possible to buy used products in vintage and charity shops. Have you made any conscious decisions to reduce your consumption of new things? I find it really hard not to buy new things but I’m happy for them to be second hand, it doesn’t bother me. Maybe not everything, but you get the jist. If I can save £5 buying a book that’s only been read once before, for one I’ll most likely also only read once, it’s a bargain. Buying second hand clothes has other benefits than being cheaper than on the high street. You’re most likely going to…

  • Duck Hearts

    Tasting Yakitori (Japanese Barbecue) at Iroko in Leeds

    I’ve written about Vanguard’s themed food events before. Since then they have changed name to Iroko but the interior, menu and concept stays the same. I’ve been back for coffee and cake and also another foodie themed event: this time their Japanese night. £20 a ticket for a full Yakitori experience, served with Japanese beer and whiskey. Yakitori Evening at Iroko Yakitoro is very popular in Japan, as an after work treat hanging out with friends. At Iroko, you can experience this every second Thursday, during two sittings: 6.30pm or 8.30pm. Yakitori is a style of Japanese barbecue which Iroko’s menu celebrates in the form of five different skewer dishes.…

  • Poison Bar Leeds

    Taking a Gin Journey around Leeds with Slingsby Gin

    Let’s go on a gin journey around Leeds. A Slingsby gin journey to be more exact! A couple of days ahead of the event, our meeting point was revealed but the rest of the bars involved came as a surprise throughout the day. During four or so hours, we talked, learnt and sipped on nothing but gin. It was gin o’clock all afternoon. Slingsby Gooseberry | Poison Bar Our gin journey ended at Slingsby’s beginning and started with their most recent gin flavour: gooseberry, which happens to be my favourite of theirs. I like it best served with Mediterranean tonic but the bartenders at Poison Bar in Leeds made a…

  • Arts Restaurant Leeds

    Arts in Leeds | Where Food Portraits Like a Piece of Art

    Arts Restaurant, former known as Arts Cafe, on Call Lane has a new head chef and I was invited to try their new menu, before its official launch. Arts has been around for 20 odd years and I’ve been a couple of times before. It’s the perfect lunch spot during a full day of shopping but at night turns into a cosy high end restaurant. It’s actually interesting how it’s doing so well, surrounded by mainly bars, but the truth is, the food is too good not to come back for more. If I thought the food was great when it was Arts Cafe, Simon Turner’s new menu is that…

  • The Brunswick Leeds

    Burgering Up at The Brunswick in Leeds

    A burger is always a safe bet if nothing else on the menu stands out but sometimes all you want is a burger. If that’s the case, I can highly recommend going to The Brunswick in Leeds. Just on the outskirts of city centre this corner pub offers a wide variety of local and international beers and serves seasonal locally sourced food. At the moment, they have a killer burger menu with a generous Wednesday offer: beer, burger and chips for a tenner. The Brunswick Burgers You may have seen one of my latest Instagram posts saying I’ve had the best burger ever. The beef burger at The Brunswick comes…