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…

The Woman In Black | Theatre Review

Mentioning The Woman in Black is like regaling a ghost story that you’d heard as a child.  Most people will have heard it,  those that have heard are scared of it and those that haven’t will listen wide eyed as you recount the tale of Mrs Drablow and The Woman in Black.  A similar tale occurred when I mentioned going to see the play on social media.  “It’s the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen!”  “Oh my god,  I saw that when I was younger and it’s so bad”. For 28 years The Woman in Black has haunted the psyche…

Klay Pizzeria | Hanley

I’ve long believed there’s not much which is more comforting than that first bite of a cheese laden pizza skin with all the toppings. A combination of a crisp base but doughy crust (preferably stuffed) and a flavoursome tang of a tomato sauce which compliments the cheese perfectly. If you’re extra lucky, these slices would be washed down with a bottle of beer and the leftovers (unless you’re a pizza eating machine) taken home to be consumed the next morning. Because there’s nothing more fantastic for breakfast than warmed up pizza. Something so simple sounding should be easy to get…

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