Clean Cocktails from RAWR Hanley

Love cocktails?  So do I.  In fact, if you take a look at my Instagram over Bank Holiday it looks like all I did this weekend was drink cocktails… and you wouldn’t be completely wrong.  I’ve enjoyed one, twelve or a million cocktails in my time in both the UK AND abroad (those colourful umbrellas are worth the flight) and I’d say that that constitutes being an expert cocktail drinker.  A cocktail connoisseur if you will (yeah right) and so nothing pleased me more than receiving an email from one of my favourite local foodie places to say “Hey Charl!…

Time for Tea (& Coffee) at tsp. Hanley

tsp. teaspoon, tee-ess-pee or tisp are the cupcake hustlers of Hanley and the OG business to breathe life and drag the somewhat dilapidated looking Cultural Quarter into the 21st century.  What was just two years ago home to the odd diamond in the rough, countless run down charity shops and greasy spoon cafes, is now a buzzing hive of Northern Quarter-esque eateries. Cupcakes, pizza, prosecco and a trip to the theatre?  You’re practically spoiled for choice. Famed for its coffee and freshly baked, Instagram worthy cupcakes topped with Cookie Dough, Jammy Dodger or their last(ish) Rolo, tsp. is the perfect place to pull up a chair, wrap your hands around a steaming cappuccino…

Currently Loving | The QUARTER, Hanley

Have you ever wished you had an eclectic local hangout where you can drink great coffee, grab a muffin to go or enjoy a cookie over a cosy catch up on a couch with a friend?  Me too. Although fictional, Central Perk always seemed like the most welcoming and happening hot spot for a caffeine fix and had it served a large glass of red, a cocktail and bite to eat, I imagine it would look like Piccadilly’s latest foodie offering, The QUARTER. The QUARTER opened in December 2016 hot on the coat tails of Cultural Quarter favourites tsp, Rawr and Klay…

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