Soliciting Flavours

Musings (more like rambling thoughts) of a Cardiff based lawyer obsessed with food and wine

Category Archives: retail

Finger lickin or slim pickins? Slim Chickens, St. David’s 2, Cardiff

When it is done properly fast food is an utter joy, but when it is done badly it is the devil’s own work. The difference between really good food and … Continue reading

Jan 6, 2019 · 4 Comments

Finger lickin food? Sticky Fingers Street Food, Brewery Quarter, Cardiff. UPDATE : May 2019

Many in Cardiff have for a while been lobbying for some form of permanent street food (is that an oxymoron?) base of operations in Cardiff. These places are ten a … Continue reading

Nov 18, 2018 · 6 Comments

This “year” sherry is really racey stuff! The Sherry TT for International Sherry Week.

The sherries for this tasting were very kindly provided free of charge (including delivery cost) by the Sherry Notes blog in conjunction with the Consejo Regulator of the Jerez DO … Continue reading

Oct 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

The cream of Bristol sherry bars? Bar 44, Bristol.

Bristol is often seen as more of a foodie town than Cardiff (with Jay Rayner being rather scathing as to the relative gastronomic charms of the two cities – very … Continue reading

Sep 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

Seitanic bites! Greazy Vegan, Cardiff city centre

Vegan food and fast/junk food are not generally seen as being particularly synonymous with each other. Yes there are veggie burgers of various degrees of competency (from quite nice to … Continue reading

Sep 2, 2018 · 3 Comments

Tell me why I don’t like Mondays!! Half price pintxos on Mondays at Curado bar, Cardiff City Centre

If you are like me, Monday mornings can be a bit traumatic. A busy week in work beckons and I usually seriously don’t want to get out of bed. I … Continue reading

Aug 19, 2018 · 4 Comments

Iberian imbides – eight alternative summer sundowners

The sundowner is that rather British of drinks, partaken as the sun (that thing we have been seeing unusually often – thankfully – so far this summer) starts to drop … Continue reading

Jul 8, 2018 · 2 Comments