Burgers

Review: Burger Craft, The White Ferry, Pimlico, London

What makes a good burger? Soft bouncy bun, the kind that doesn’t tear at the slightest prod? Juicy medium rare patty, with a specific meat to fat ratio? Gooey cheese, salty and generous enough to drape over the lettuce, but not so much that it takes over? And so it goes on.  You know what…
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Travel

Out In The Street: Chengdu, China & Sichuan Street Burgers

“Enjoy life like a giant panda.” That’s the motto in the panda packed Sichuan region of southwest China. According to locals, to enjoy life like a giant panda you must limit yourself to three key activities:1) eating 2) relaxing 3) having sex once a yearTempting. In parts. On my visit I embraced number one on…
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Burgers

Review: Boom Burger, Notting Hill, London

Boom! A (relatively) new burger  has exploded onto the London burger scene, and it’s as boom as the name suggests. Out west in Notting Hill, burgers are now being served with a loud Jamaican twist at BOOM Burger. Order at the counter choosing from the beefy and bacon jam “boom” burger, jerk chicken burger, fish…
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Burgers

Review: Parrilla Natural (Burger), Algarve, Portugal

This seemingly unimportant burger became much more significant when Springsteen joined the stage with The Rolling Stones in Lisbon recently. I get through a lot of burgers. I’m too embarrassed to tell you how many. Let’s just say about 50% of the burgers I eat make it on to here. I need to choose the…
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Bruce

Billy Idol: Padova, Italy, 10th June 2014, My Review

There was a crotch thrusting, fist clenching, lip twitching sweaty night of passion in Italy this week. Don’t worry, it’s not how it might sound. But it was just as exciting. Always fond of a jaunt to Italy, and with Springsteen’s touring schedule up in the air for the foreseeable future, I booked tickets to…
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Interview: Martyn Joseph

As a Springsteen fan I often feel surrounded by mediocre, lack lustre versions of his songs. Pale imitations. Clumsy forgeries of masterworks. But not always. One Welsh singer-songwriter has spectacularly, and very successfully, nailed it. Recording an album of covers can be one of a musician’s most challenging tasks: how do you remain true to…
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Burgers

Review: Spuntino, Soho, London – A Burger and The Boss

Spuntino opened a few years back, and was the third project from the Polpo and Polpetto folk. Spuntino clogged my Twitter feed and crowded the web with reviews. I didn’t go – all the hype made me shudder. But now we are further on up the road (sorry, can’t help it), and this London take…
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