Good bagels aren’t difficult to find in NYC, but the provider of arguably the best, H&H Bagels, have recently closed the doors at their last remaining location on West 46th street. The final closure is the result of legal wrangles after owner Helmer Toro had struggled to prevent bankruptcy proceedings on the company.
H&H Bagels were founded in 1972 and are renowned around the world. They have been referenced on shows as big as Seinfeld.
Toro reckons that the fight is not over, but for now, the H&H doors are padlocked closed.
We went to Prague with little hope of finding good vegetarian food. Often trips in Europe mean endless cheese sandwiches and the odd pizza, with little hope of trying authentic local scran. Bearing this in mind, you can imagine how pleased we were to find two amazing veggie places to eat in the 48 hours we spent in the city.
Our trip to Milan during Fashion Week would not be complete without some top notch food and drinks.
We visited Nottingham Forest – a cocktail bar that does for alcohol what perhaps Ferran Adrià or Heston Blumenthal has done for food. i.e. taking the Frankenstein approach of deconstructing a classic; getting the test tubes out and rebuilding an interactive drink that is unlike anything we’d ever seen before. Sounds strange? Check out the image of our two drinks, firstly the Archimedes Dry – the red glass contains the mixer element of the drink where the blue ‘upside down’ bottle contains the alcohol, giving you control over potency. Confusing? Not compared to the drink on the right, the Umami Martini, working on the Japanese principle of ‘umami’ being the fifth ‘taste’. A ‘savouriness’ if you like. With oriental rice vodka, bitters, pink peppercorns and olive oil it stuck around longer than any other Martini we’d ever had. Most of all, Nottingham Forest was fun – but be prepared to wait for a seat…