Burgers

Burger at The Bite, Zurich, Switzerland

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Sandwiched between two porn shops in Zurich you’ll find the world’s most expensive burger. But it’s a good one. We found The Bite in a part of Zurich that I quite liked. It felt less polished, less chocolate box than the rest of the city. There were strip clubs and adult film shops, then more strip…
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Burgers

Five Guys, Take Two

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A few years back I slagged off Five Guys because the burgers made me feel fat and shit. And while there’s a certain expectation that burgers will always make you feel a bit fat and a bit shit, there are different levels of feeling fat and shit. I felt very fat and very shit. The…
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Travel

Bruce Springsteen in Barcelona, May 2016: a weekend with my dad

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It’s a muggy Saturday night in Barcelona. There are 64,000 Catalonians crammed into Camp Nou. On the stage is Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, belting their way through the first song of the night: Badlands. And next to me? My dad. Grinning. BEAMING. Jumping like a kid high on sweets. He wasn’t supposed…
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Burgers

James McAvoy, burgers and Bruce Springsteen

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Why read my words about burgers when you can read James McAvoy’s words about burgers? I interviewed McAvoy about his role as Professor X in the latest X-Men film (link to the feature below). After some obligatory film chat I asked him about his favourite burger in London, natch. His response was… colourful: “I love…
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Burgers

The burger at the Outpost pub, Lake Louise, Canada

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Lake Louise, Canada, is one of those one-horse town kinda places. Except calling it a town is quite generous – the ‘town’ consists of a car park with a post office (closed), supermarket (tiny) and a pub (more on the pub later). That’s not a town, it’s not even a village. It’s just a car…
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