Get your teeth into these bite-size bits of ‘snackable content’ on the city’s food scene…
- Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Let’s Sushi are the latest eateries to open at Meadowhall. Joining the line-up at the Oasis Dining Quarter, Gourmet Burger Kitchen’s 2,500 sq ft restaurant is on the upper level alongside brands like Giraffe, TGI Fridays and Carluccio’s, while Let’s Sushi is on the lower level in the family food hall.
- The Real Junk Food Project – which turns surplus food destined for landfill into tasty meals at pay-as-you-feel cafés and runs a market, an educational programme, dining events and a catering operation – has been named as a finalist for the ‘Social Enterprise of the Year’ award in the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards.
- The bumper crop of harvested grapes at Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is expected to produce around 1,000 bottles of its home-grown rosé, Steel City Wine – believed to be one of the most northerly wines made in the UK. It won’t be ready to drink until summer, though, when the tipple will be distributed to sponsors of the vines.
- James O’Hara and James Hill, the entrepreneurs behind Picture House Social, have opened Public, a 40-seater bar, in the underground former gents’ toilets by Sheffield Town Hall. Sip cocktails made with gin-infused blackberries from the Peak District or dine on the locally-sourced sharing and small dishes served on ceramic plates made by local artist Grey Suit Clay.
- DINA – the city centre venue focusing on digital arts and music – has opened the DINA Diner next door, a new fully licensed vegan/vegetarian cafe open 10am-4pm each day.