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Friday, April 20, 2018
St Albans

Herts Ad food columnist Becky Alexander explores St Albans’ new ice cream parlour...

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Radlett has had a farmers’ market at various locations over the years, and I am pleased to tell you that it is back. The Duck Pond Market is now located right on Watling Street, Newberries Parade, alongside the shops, which is much better than tucked away on the train station car park.

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Exploring the Cave...

Monday, January 29, 2018

I don’t think I’ve been to a “wine bar” since the ‘80s; were they all replaced by gastro pubs and proper pubs? I was curious when The Bishop’s Cave opened in a former hair salon on Holywell Hill – with a picture of a glass of wine in the window, was the wine bar back?

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Plenty to find in Loft...

Thursday, January 11, 2018

George Street and the ‘Cathedral Quarter’ are becoming quite the destination for restaurants and bars. Busy Dylan’s, Per Tutti and Suckerpunch have created a new buzz about the area, and locals know to head away from the main roads with the chains to the more atmospheric parts of town for something interesting to eat.

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St Albans

Herts Ad food columnist Becky Alexander takes a look back on the year’s food news. What opened and what closed, and what were the trends in St Albans and Harpenden? With national news being full of shop closures and Brexit, how were things in our (fairly) affluent area?

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Festive foodie treats...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

I love this time of the year, when I can share with you some of the special Christmas foodie treats that are on offer in our local area. We need plenty of things to cheer us up when the weather gets cold, so here are some of my favourites!

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Teatime in Sandridge

Monday, October 23, 2017

Herts Ad food columnist Becky Alexander explores a new village café...

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A taste of tomorrow...

Monday, October 9, 2017

Food writer Becky Alexander visits one of the district’s hidden gems - The Stables restaurant at Oaklands College.

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Oaklands College

Herts Ad food writer Becky Alexander looks ahead to the 10th St Albans Food and Drink Festival...

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Oaklands College

Herts Ad food and drink writer Becky Alexander checks out what’s in store at the inaugural St Albans gin festival.

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United Kingdom

Herts Ad food writer Becky Alexander looks at a campaign designed to cut down on wasteful plastic straws.

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Have you been to the new café HIIT on Holywell Hill, St Albans yet? HIIT, as all gym bunnies will know, stands for high intensity interval training, and is a clue to the nature of the food found inside. Co-owners Rob Ashman and Kris Tyrell have backgrounds in gym training and wanted to start a healthy eating cafe in the area; the food and drinks on sale are largely plant-based and offer an interesting alternative to many of the local chains. You will find it opposite Nando’s; the choice is yours!

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St Albans

Do you have plans for Sunday? I hope you have time to head into St Albans city centre for the St Albans Street Festival, which will be taking over St Peter’s Street with fab food, funky music and gorgeous sunshine (hopefully!).

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