@littlelottieloves tucks into a summertime salad Niçoise
HOP TO TROT
Seen the new, independent beer shop on Fishponds Road yet? Residing in a building not unfamiliar with beer – the former Cross Keys pub – Bristol Beer Shop prides itself in being entirely dedicated to beer (okay, so there are a few ciders, too – you have to have some balance, after all…) by stocking the best brews from a massive range of local craft and micro breweries, as well as international producers. There are also glasses and beer-themed gifts on offer at this new specialist store. Drop by and see what unfamiliar gems you can unearth, why don’t cha? ✱ bristolbeershop.co.uk
Food and drink event biz Foozie has been dishing out quirky food experiences in Bristol for the last year – think hip hop brunches and foodie bingo galas – and now it’s hit the club scene. By which we mean it’s set up Club Foozie, membership to which includes juicy deals, discounts and priority on its unique food events. Of course, it celebrated its launch the only way it knew how, with ‘Hip Hop in a Chip Shop’ (natch) at Soul Fish. Next up? ‘The Sushi Bus’ on 17 September, where passengers will get five courses of sushi while enjoying the Bristol views from a vintage double decker. You can sign up on the website. ✱ foozie.co.uk
You’ve probably noticed that Bath’s Raphael restaurant has been closed since February, thanks to an electrical fire. We have news, though: it’s back in business this month, and raring to go. The gaff has been treated to a total revamp, but we’re assured that it’s managed to keep hold of its previous character and atmosphere. The downtime has given the chefs the chance to come up with some exciting new menus too, which they’re eager to show off to you lot. ✱ raphaelrestaurant.co.uk
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In the diary... (14 Sept) SIMPLE SUPPERS WITH DIANA HENRY Diana Henry will be showcasing some of the dishes from her new book, Simple, at Topping & Co. bookshop in Bath. Tickets £15. ✱ toppingbooks.co.uk/events (17-18 Sept) WESTON SUPER FOOD FESTIVAL Find it at the old Tropicana, which Banksy recently turned into Dismaland. ✱ westonsuperfoodfestival.co.uk (24-25 Sept) BATH & BRISTOL FOOD FESTIVAL Have a day out with the family at Bath Racecourse at this event-filled festival, with stalls demos and activities. Visit the website for tickets (£5 for kids and £10 for adults). ✱ fantasticbritishfoodfestivals.com