Food and Drink

Benito’s Hat v Chipotle

By Jack Peat  Mexican food has been somewhat absent, or at least under represented, in the UK for some time. Whereas people in the US enjoy burritos and tacos as a staple high street diet us Brits have been left to seek out our refried beans and pulled meats. But not for much longer. A new wave of fast food – or perhaps I should use ‘over the counter’ to avoid the negative connotations - Mexican restaurants have finally found...

Homeslice Review

Soho is awash with a new generation of what I'd call 'accessible gastronomic' bars, cafes and restaurants. If you're a traditionalist who prefers food to be served on a plate and Prosecco served from the bottle it's probably not a place for you - although your conservatism has probably kept you away from the area for some time - but if a bit of non-conformity tickles your taste buds, you're in for a treat. Homeslice is typical of Soho's new...

Is ‘the pint’ surplus to requirement?

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic  A pint glass is an excessive, unduly measure. Have you ever drunk a pint and thought, “I really enjoyed that last drop”? The so-called ‘dregs’ is defined both as the remnants of a liquid left in a container and the most worthless part or parts of something, which is fitting. I’ve seldom reached that part of the pint where you tip your head and see the glaze of the pub through the...

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