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Portsmouth Beer Festival at Victorious

Victorious Festival made its debut on Southsea Seafront last weekend, and the move from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard proved to be quite a masterstroke. The expanse of grass that usually makes up part of Southsea Common was transformed, making it feel like you weren’t really in the city at all, with 3 proper stages, multiple food…

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Beer Review: Hardknott “Azimuth IPA”

So, after the brief sojourn into the world of sub 4% pale ales, time to move things up a gear with a IPA in the upper 5’s with Hardknott’s Azimuth (5.8%). Lots of my favourite beers and ales sit between 5.5 – 6%, which give a little bit extra punch but don’t overwhelm you with a…

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BBC Ehhh?

So, Tony Hall has made his decision, and BBC Three is the one for the chop. An unavoidable choice we are told – The Beeb needs to save some significant dollar due to a tawdry licence fee settlement in 2010, where they were ambushed by an incoming Government with significant political capital. More “Salami slicing”…

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Cheese.

One thing I think we can all agree on is that cheese is awesome (if you can’t – get out). The past couple of years I have recieved and bought these great cheese selection boxes from the lovely people at Pong – you can choose the cheeses you want, or take their recommendations. If you do order…

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Leon Spicy Couscous

This article was originally written for Southsea Food Social. “The more urbane readers of SFS may have come across a chain of restaurants that go by the name of Leon whilst visiting the big smoke. For those who haven’t, they have attempted to rethink the concept of fast food from the bottom up, with pretty amazing results. They…

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Vatika: Restaurant Review

This article was originally written for Southsea Food Social. Unfortunately since this article was written Vatika has closed and has been replaced by a restaurant & tea rooms.  Right… I have been meaning to write this up earlier – but I’ve been busy OK? Stop hassling me. Anyway, a few months ago Jemma and I…