Father’s Day on lockdown Father’s day doesn’t have to be another day on the calendar that rises and falls indifferently during the lockdown. Family traditions may need re-thinking to reflect our current times. For those stranded from family, this may be particularly hard, so we’ve put together some ideas to help you say “Thank you,…

Lockdown Lunchtime Survival Guide For many, the idea of working from home (or WFH, as we freelancers like to call it) has seemed luxurious and possibly even a bit like light tasking. Stick at it for any time though and you’ll soon find that work time and non-work time start to bleed into each other,…

COVID-19 Food Resources Here we bring together some ways in which the Brighton and Hove communities are coming together to support food and provisions distribution. As well as ways you can help others in need. This isn’t an exhaustive list, it’s one we’ll keep updating and adding to as we hear of incentives. If you…

Post-lockdown recovery On July 4th restaurants, cafes and bars are able to open once again after four months of closure. While we’re all excited to see old haunts and familiar faces, to eat food made for us by someone not in our household, to drink beer pulled through a pump, to receive a recommendation, we…

The Urchin is Five The end of February marks the fifth birthday of The Urchin. Almost exclusively serving shellfish, craft ale and select wine, hidden away on Hove’s Belfast Street (that’s just behind the big Tescos, for those who only know Hove by major landmarks) this local pub has gained national acclaim and bucked the…

BRAVOs 2020 The BRAVOs (Brighton Restaurant Awards Vote Online) are an opportunity to celebrate your favourite cafes, pubs, and restaurants in Brighton and Hove*. Any venue can enter and the public vote for their favourites. For a local business, winning a BRAVO or even featuring in the top 20 can mean a lot. So join…

Food trends 2020 This year’s biggest food trends hone-in on health and sustainability. We’re becoming ever-conscious of the impact our food choices have on both the planet and our bodies.   In response, we’re seeing a host of new plant-based products and innovative ideas that are helping us to eat well, and eat responsibly. Here’s…

How to succeed at Veganuary 2020 Now in its seventh official year, Veganuary has inspired more than half a million people to go vegan for January. From animal welfare and personal health to sheer curiosity, there’s a whole host of reasons to get involved. If you’re tempted to sign up for Veganuary 2020 but are…

Soft-drinks for grown-ups Whatever your reason, going alcohol-free doesn’t have to be all about tap water and fruit juices. In fact, many of Brighton’s non-alcoholic options are more tempting than beers and wines. Here are our favourite places to find some cracking alcohol alternatives in Brighton. Award winning cocktail venue Plateau If going sober has…

I’m never drinking again… …so goes the drinker’s reproach. You’ve woken up with a marching band playing in your head, and a mouth like sandpaper. Somehow you’ve got to get back to a semblance of normality, you need the right food, or drink, but decision making is tough. Every morning after is as unique as…

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