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How is man about town Jordan Odu soaking up summer in Leeds?

How is man about town Jordan Odu soaking up summer in Leeds?

You’ve got to love Leeds. After months of whinging that ‘Summer’s not what it was last year’, the same people are now moaning that it’s too hot. Well, you won’t see me complaining. I took full advantage of writing this column on an extended lunch in the sunshine at The Potting Shed in Halifax, who […]

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What’s in the mix at this year’s Leeds Rum Festival?

What’s in the mix at this year’s Leeds Rum Festival?

The Leeds Rum festival returns to the city for its fourth year and it is back with a bang. It is at the Corn Exchange in September for one night only – and this time it has teamed up with the Black Music Festival. In addition to bringing some chilled out tunes to mix with […]

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Rolling into a Leeds summer of food and festivals

Rolling into a Leeds summer of food and festivals

So, June has been a washout compared to last year, but it’s not stopped me from having my most epic summer to date. Roundhay Park was the perfect setting for some fine Michelin Star pubs from Yorkshire and beyond. If gourmet gastro-pub grub, local ale and premium gin wasn’t enough, the music was off the […]

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Why Liz swapped corporate life for cakes as her Leeds business expands

Why Liz swapped corporate life for cakes as her Leeds business expands

A self-diagnosed mid-life crisis led to Liz Richardson turning her hobby into a full-time business. Six months after launching a successful crowd-funding appeal she is now rising to the challenges of being a one-person start-up business and is looking to where she can now take the Porterhouse Cake Company. From being miserable in a corporate […]

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Jordan jets out of Leeds to tick off the bucket list in Monaco

Jordan jets out of Leeds to tick off the bucket list in Monaco

So, May has turned out to be one of those amazing months where I’ve got to tick some top-tier items off my bucket list. Firstly, I was lucky enough to go to the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend and talk about exceeding expectations. It really was one of the best weekend’s I’ve ever had. As […]

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What’s on the new menu at award winning Leeds restaurant Vice and Virtue

What’s on the new menu at award winning Leeds restaurant Vice and Virtue

A fine dining restaurant is set to make its mark on the Leeds food and drink scene again with a mix of “weird and wonderful” and “tried and tested”. Jonathan ‘Jono’ Hawthorne is taking over the reigns as head chef at award-winning Vice and Virtue and has created, along with founder Luke Downing in his […]

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Check out which Leeds bars are taking part in the new look Summer Cocktail Experience

Check out which Leeds bars are taking part in the new look Summer Cocktail Experience

The city’s favourite cocktail event is back for summer – and it has been mixed up more than your average pornstar martini. The Summer Cocktail Experience is moving from night to day and to one of the most popular pubs on the indie scene, The Faversham. The night time glitz and glamour is being replaced […]

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From Queen B to LUFC – a four day weekend for our man about town

From Queen B to LUFC – a four day weekend for our man about town

I love a four-day weekend as much as the next person, but I’m not convinced my liver would hold up if I had this pleasure every single week. That said, the Easter break was an action-packed one with amazing events and foodie delights. I kicked things off in a suitably raucous fashion at Loop with […]

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New dishes and drinks on the menu at cool Leeds local Dough in the City

New dishes and drinks on the menu at cool Leeds local Dough in the City

From comfort food with contemporary flair, to old school dishes done in a rebellious way – one of the coolest additions to the city’s independent scene has created a new menu in time for the spring and summer season. Dough In The City is a culmination of the ideas and talents of Vice and Virtue […]

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Cooking up a plan for the future of the Leeds Indie Food fest

Cooking up a plan for the future of the Leeds Indie Food fest

The appetite for the Leeds Indie Food Fest is set to stay as organisers reveal plans that will see the event have an impact all year round. This year will be the fifth festival and with 94 events taking place over 18 days, it is the biggest one yet and takes place from May 9 […]

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