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Banging burritos with Mama K

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If you’re like me, you might think Mama K is a new kid on the block in Chester. But I, and you, would be wrong. I could’ve, and should’ve come across Mama K’s burritos at one of the many festivals or other events they’ve attended around here, but I didn’t and it’s a downright shame.   Anyway. I came across…

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femALE brewing day at Brewhouse & Kitchen

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Happy belated International Women’s day folks! Sorry about being around to wish it to everyone identifying as female on the actual day but you see, I was busy brewing beer. This Ale Lover Extraordinaire got to put her money where her mouth was and actually get her hands (and clothes, doh) dirty.     International Women’s Day celebrates the social,…

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Beer Without Fear March

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Beer Without Fear is a clever concept. It’s a monthly beer tasting  in the Cellar Bar which aims to serve you the most bonkers, insane and intense beers from around the world in 6 tries. Two judges go head to head presenting 3 beer each and in the end the beer tasters vote for their favourite. Simple? Yes, unless you’re…

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Deva Taprooms takeover

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Some of you may remember my totally emotional eulogy to Kash Bar a few days back, in which I said goodbye to a place which was a stage where the most important events of my life played out. Fast forward three days (yes, folks, three days) and I found myself knocking on the door of the familiar building, with beer…

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So long and thanks for all the beer

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Kash is dead. Long live Kash.     I’ve started this blog a good few times and deleted every word after a few lines because I just didn’t think they did the subject any justice. It’s hard trying to put into words what this place has meant to me over the past 6 years. It’s hard to explain how much…

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Chester Beer Awards 2017

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  The top of the hops in the Chester beer scene were given recognition this Saturday in the second annual Chester Beer Awards, my favourite event of the year. Okay, I am a little biased on this and it’s purely because it’s my very own creation.   When hubby and I last year envisaged an award event to really recognize…

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Around the world at dinner – Panda Mami Chester review

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  Way back when it still used to be tucked neatly away on Newgate Street in Chester, I used to absolutely love Buffet City. I mean who doesn’t crave for an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet every now and again? So when Buffet City was no more I felt like there was a restaurant sized hole in my culinary choices in my…

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Christmas lunch at the Faulkner

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Every year a girlfriend of mine organises a whopping large group of us to get together for a Christmas lunch, where we raise a glass to celebrate friendship, the holidays, and loved ones who are no longer with us. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a sad affair. It’s very festive and it’s about celebrating friends and family, past and present…

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Soul Caking and ale drinking

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  So this weekend I’ve been cultural like you wouldn’t believe and followed this group of quirky performers of an ancient Cheshire folk play around the city. It wasn’t just a pub crawl, no Sir! It was culture!   The old English custom of “souling” or “soul caking” is thought to date back to the tenth century or even pagan…

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When Santa met the skeletons – Chester Winter Watch Parade

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There’s pretty much nothing that says Christmas like snow fairies, a giant Santa and some skeletons, wicked Vikings and witches.   Wait. What?     So every year Chester put its best foot forward and throws together a parade which welcomes Christmas into the city. With its origins in medieval parades marking the turn of the year, it’s like a…

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