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Gourmet Burger Kitchen (Trafford Centre)

The quest for the perfect burger took a detour – away from the trendy burger-mile in the Northern Quarter –  to the Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) in Trafford. GBK had been recommended by a former colleague so I decided, after reviewing the likes of SoLIta and Burger Joint,

Daisy May’s BBQ USA (New York)

I’ve always wanted to try a traditional Southern American barbecue but have never been comfortable with the idea of travelling to that part of the world; In my more vivid day-mares the locals discovered my indifference to NASCAR and ran me out of town. Fortunately, the award-wining barbecue restaurant Daisy May’s

Burger Joint (New York)

New York is a place of hidden treasures. One such treasure – the simply named “Burger Joint” – is hidden behind a large velour curtain in the lobby of Le Parker Meridien hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The hotel itself gives no clue as to the existence of the Burger

Mud Crab Cafe

My wife and I visited the Mud Crab Cafe / Diner in Didsbury on a Thursday lunchtime. When we arrived, well after the lunctime rush, the restaurant was still relatively busy. The restaurant had a relaxed vibe to it and we were quickly shown to our table


I visited SoLIta (South of Little Italy) mainly out of curiosity. A friend had been there for his birthday lunch and made an astonishing claim: he had just eaten the world’s ‘best burger’! SoLIta is a small and stylish restaurant, with a great atmosphere, hidden away in