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21 Bristol Food Blogs You Need To Read

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Foodies helping Bristolians eat.

There are some amazing Bristol food bloggers who spend their entire lives eat the best places to eat in Bristol so you don’t even have to. Here’s 21 Bristol food blogs you definitely need to check out.

1. A Life Less Organised

One of Bristol’s best known foodies, Shonette has an abundance of reviews which combine not just Bristol’s delectable paradises but also boozie pub crawls. Look out for her monthly food and drink round ups.

2. Bristol Bites

The queen of Bristol food bloggers is probably Emily Knight. Some even say Bristol Bites are ‘the definitive guide’ to food and drink in Bristol (hint, that’s their headline). You’ll find a lot of reviews of different places here, and also a whole lot of directories of almost anywhere that does food.

3. Foozie

One of the head honchos of Bristol’s food bloggers is Bristolian Thom Whitchurch. Foozie combines the various foodie and boozy (hence Foozie) events to provide Bristol with an awesome place to find something delicious and or drinky to do. Oh and they also run a multitude to really cool Bristol events

4. Wriggle

Bristol’s best food and drink app have recently started producing a host of fantastic guides for Bristol’s brilliant food scene, covering everything from mac and cheese to pale ale spots.

5. Bristol Foodie 

Another big beast this one. Founded back in 2010 over a bottle of Pinot by Becci and Gemma. Incredibly comprehensive, covering anything from best baby friendly places in Bristol to reviews of macaroons.

6. On The Plate

Not as active as they used to be but still a great resource for recipes and foodie highlights from around Bristol.

7. Bristol Eating Adventures

Run by Abby since 2012, Bristol Eating Adventures‘ reviews are very in-depth, pouring over the recipes of Bristol’s establishments. Brucie bonus: one of their favourite bands is Duran Duran.

8. Simple Lampoon 

“You were lampooning me….it was a simple lampoon”. Not strictly just a food blog, this probably has the best name of any Bristol blog full stop. It’s run by the brilliant Dan Izzard who uses ruddy good pun heavy reviews here, a case in point being his ‘ploughmania’ review.

9. Stuffed265

One of Bristol’s most prolific food tweeters, @NatalieBrereton knows a thing or to about food. Check out her mouth watering review of Bristol’s tasty burger scene for a taste.

10. It’s Just Nice

Juggling everything nice about Bristol (it’s a big list obviously). Reviews are superb and even give you sexy recipes, like peanut butter chocolate chip jam muffins for goodness sake!

11. Bedsit Bonne Vivante 

‘Skint foodie, ex bedsit dweller, lady on a budget’. Charlie is responsible for a variety of brilliant food reviews for different Bristol publications. As well as Bristol’s best food places she also covers off some tasty homemade recipes.

12. Girl in Bristol

Definitely not a bloke in Blackpool. She does great reviews of food in Bristol with an extra bonus: sexy pictures of food that’s the definition of food porn.

13. Lily Doughball 

Not just strictly a food blog, Lily covers off a raft of different subjects. Yet when she puts her pen to food she is one of the best in town. A case in point: Bristol Best Bits Eatchu 

14. Eat Walk Talk Bristol

Creators of an awesome Bristol food tour you’ll also find a host of great guides within the realms of their blog.

15. Avon Gorged

Not exactly prolific but Avon Gorged offers restaurant reviews, info about local producers and lots on beer.

16. CJ Callaghan

Awesome writer about things going on Bristol. Certainly knows a thing or two about Bristol’s food scene as well.

17. Crumbs Mag

You’ll find the award winning magazine sitting in Bristol cafes and restaurants. The website has a raft of reviews of Bristol’s latest places.

18. GingeyBites

19. Vegan Bristol

They review everything in Bristol that is Vegan related with over 300+ vegan, vegetarian, vegan friendly places listed. If you don’t eat cheese this is the place for you.

20. Bristol247

A fantastic resource for new openings, reviews and everything that’s great about Bristol’s food scene.

21. Great Food Club

Great Food Club celebrates the best food and drink independents and guides you to them. The website has plenty to read with all the food porn you can lay your eyes on.

Did we miss any of your favourites out? Then please shout at us and tell us who and why they should be included.

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The 20 Best Bristol Street Art Pieces Of 2017

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Best Bristol Street Art

It’s been another great year for the local street art scene. Here’s a list of some of the best art from 2017, some of it is still there to view and some has been replaced; all part of the natural evolution of the art form. We were treated to another stellar Upfest festival which is the biggest in Europe and in my opinion the best. Anyway, here is the list. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram (@streetartbristol) for many more photos from this year and fresh work as we make our way into 2018. Happy new year!

1. Paul Monsters (@paulmonsters) & Copyright (@copyrightart)

2. 3dom (@3dom22)

3dom street art

3. Liz C Illustration (@lizc_illustration)

liz c

4. Irony (@whoamirony) & Boe (@placee_boe)

irony

5. Kobra (@kobrastreetart)

kobra

6. Voyder (@voyder) & 3dom (@3dom22)

voyder street art

7. Woskerski (@woskerski)

Woskerski street art

8. Kristx (@kristx_)

Kristx (@kristx_)

9. Aspire (@aspireartwork) & D7606 (@d7606)

aspire

10. N4T4 (@n_4_t_4)

n4t4

11. Dzia (@dzia)

dzia

12. Andrew Burns Colwill (@andrewburnscolwill

andrew burns street art

13. Lemak (@lemak_art)

lemak

14. Si2 (@hull_graffiti)

bin street art

15. Melike Painting (@melikepainting) & Nino Viegas (@nunovviegas)

melike painting

16. Bex Glover (@bexgloverart)

17. Unknown Artist

unknown street art

18. Cheo (@cheograff)

cheo

19. Louis Masai (@louismasai)

louis masai

20. Angus (@angusart85)

angus

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Bristol’s Hidden Street Art Part 1

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Hidden street in Bristol: Shop Shutters

I used to think I kept fully up to speed with the urban art scene in Bristol and knew the majority of locations to find anything of interest. Then one day I went for my usual wander around Bedminster and realised this wasn’t totally the case. This did happen to be 8 o’clock on a Saturday morning so more importantly what the hell was I doing up and out at that time?! This was during the week before Upfest 2017 so I wanted to make sure I had photos of all the pieces soon to be lost.

All along North Street was art I hadn’t seen before; on shop shutters! I probably had seen a couple of them on a previous weekend wander but there were maybe 6 or 7 completely new to me, some more classical graffiti and some more so ‘street art’ by brilliant artists. This started a quest to walk around my usual graff/art spots of the city on weekends or after closing times to see what other art was waiting for me. Here’s is some of what I found.

1. Andy Council (@andycouncil) – North Street, Bedminster

andy council

2.  Dan Leo (@danleodesign) – Stokes Croft

dan leo

3. Sled One (@sledone) & Smak (@smaktown) – Moon Street, Stokes Croft

moon street art

4.  Ok so this one isn’t a shop shutter but still deserves a shout. By 3dom (@3dom22) in Brislington/St Annes

3dom street art

5. Alex Lucas aka Lucas Antics (@lucas_antics) at Stokes Croft Vintage Market

lucas antics

Alex has done more recent shutters on North Street that I don’t have a photo of (yet!) but it’s white butterflies on black background, go find it and tag your Instagram photo with #streetartbristol ??

6. Mayflower Chinese Restaurant near bus station, artist unknown

mayflower chinese restaurant

7. Mr Impossible by Loch Ness (@lochnessart) on North Street

8. Jamaican Diner, North Street. Artist unknown

jamican diner street art

9. One of my favourites on North Street is this one by Copyright (@copyrightart)

copyright street art

10. Lokey (@lokey_bristol) at North Street Standard

north street standard street art

11. The Bollywood Beauty Lounge on North Street

bollywood beauty lounge street art

12. Tamrakar on North Street

tambakra

13. SHAB (@s.h.a.b) at North Street Standard

shab

14. A few doors away from Hamilton House in Stokes Croft

oj street art

15. Dons Car Wash painted by Sepr (@sepr) in St Pauls

dons car wash

16. Another from Stokes Croft

17. Pete’s Barbers, West Street, Bedminster

petes barber

18. Vandal by Nick Walker (@nickwalker_art) on St George’s Road

vandal street art

19. Another Mr Men & Little Miss themed shutter from Upfest 2016

mr man

20. Bird is the word, one on North Street…for a change ?

bird street art

That’s it for this article, part two of the list will be coming your way in the near future. If you enjoyed this please come and follow us on Instagram and tag your Bristol street art pics with our hashtag. Thanks for reading.

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Bristol Pub Quizzes

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It’s time for a good old fashioned Bristol pub quiz

There are endless places where you can find some good Bristol pub quizzes. Fridays and Saturdays are unlikely but here are loads of places Sunday – Thursday.

Monday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Tuesday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Wednesday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Thursday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Sunday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Others:

Blankety Quiz – Found across Bristol and voted the best pub quiz in Bristol

Got any that we’ve missed? Pop them in the comments below.

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