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The Rise of Gastro-pub Culture

The Rise of Gastro-pub Culture

Featured, Food
Pubs are no longer places for football fans to get drunk at during match days, instead they have become something more. The regular British pub has evolved to a world of creativity, home made beers, and delicious food aka; the gastro-pub. The term “gastropub’’ was coined in the 1900’s, and since then, the rise of high quality beer and food has enhanced the UK pub scene for boozy Londoners across the capital. The ethos of the gastropub was broader than its menu: a determination not to be fussy; to keep the glassware; never lose sight of the true purpose of the pub and to have no matching chairs. Yet, the food has changed everything. It has saved London’s boozers, offering them more of a reason to visit the pub, making it more family-friendly by creating an environment that is warm
You wanna cook? London’s Breaking Bad.

You wanna cook? London’s Breaking Bad.

Food
ABQ, situated in Hackney, is home to London’s very own Breaking Bad themed bar. At £30 a pop it sounds steep, even to hardcore fans of the hit TV series, so we thought we’d suss it out for you… Walking from Bethnal Green tube station, we had no idea what to expect. Then we saw it. A huge RV parked in a car park. No signs anywhere but this had to be it. “Sup, you here to cook?” a lady shouted at us from the open truck door. As we approached her she chucked fetching yellow boiler suits at us and told us to put them on. Walking up the stairs into the RV we were greeted with a high five from each of the people behind the bar. That was the second indication that it wasn’t going to be your average ‘out for drinks’ experience. As 90s tunes played, we were led to a table at the back of th

Five DIY cocktails for Halloween

Food
If you fancy a monstrous night where you can not only have fun but also poison your guests with an exotic drink, look no further because we’ve got you covered. Reporter: Elitsa Grigorova | Subeditor: Ivelina Nikolova Only two days away from the most celebrated holiday in the world, people have already gone mad about Halloween. After we have figured out the best costume, and decorated the house in a devilish air we are ready to throw the coolest yet creepiest party on the block. But what kind of party would it be without a delightful alcoholic treat for the grown up guests?  It’s time to swap the pumpkin carving ritual for  spooky cocktail recipes that would definitely liven up the spirit at your dead party.   Black Velvet   This cocktail consists the perfect balance be
10 Cocktails To Lift Your Spirit Before Christmas

10 Cocktails To Lift Your Spirit Before Christmas

Food
It’s hard to imagine going through the season without something to lift your spirit. We’ve sorted a list of the best winter cocktails that will not only prevent you from the cold, but are also innovative and easy to make at home. Words: Lyubomira Ivanova, Subeditor: Toni Hart  Hot Cocoa Martini It’s time to elevate the classic martini cocktail to a new level, with a splash of some cocoa. Not only easy to make, but it will also bring those childhood memories back - when Christmas was all about being wrapped under the blanket with hot cocoa in hand. So relax, take a sip and enjoy your holiday. Cranberry Margarita If you are a huge fan of margaritas as we are, you will love this version of the cocktail. Apparently one of the best fruits to pair with tequila - not that i
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