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Food and Drink

Food and Drink

St Albans takes pride in catering for all palates! Whether you want to hide away down the historic backstreets and tuck into a satisfying pub lunch; sip a cappuccino while you sit al fresco on the main street; enjoy an Italian meal near the Abbey or simply want good family friendly service for the kids, St Albans really has it all.

The Kashu restaurant – new business in the former Liberal Club building

I had passed this recently renovated restaurant several times before I experienced it. To be honest, it looked a bit sterile outside and I assumed it would feel a bit like a class room inside!

Help St Albans CP to avoid a cat-astrophe!

Have you ever considered fostering a cat? I have just seen Poppy, a beautiful black cat who needs a loving home. Poppy has been rescued by the St Albans Cat Protection and is just one of many stray cats who need a caring family.

Japan Tsunami Appeal – St Albans

A fundraising event is taking place in St Albans to help support the Japanese Tsunami victims. It takes place in the Jubilee Centre (AL3 5NX) on Catherine Street tomorrow, Saturday 19th March between 11am - 3pm.

Fine wines in St. Albans

The Verulam Industrial Estate in St Albans is the location of the award winning Cellar Door Wines shop. Opened five years ago, this independent wine retailer has won the Independent Wine Retailer of the Year 2008 award...

Market day and the stalls are alive with the sound of music

If you were at the St Albans' Market last saturday, you may have found yourself seduced by the tunes of one of the top musicians of the West End.

Taking the pizza?

I've been to Pizza Express on Verulam Road many times in the last few years. It seemed the right thing to do. I put up with that nagging feeling that the pizzas get smaller and the prices just get bigger. They do, or did, a really good pizza, in a reasonable atmosphere.

Christmas Market at Charters Health Club

There will be a Christmas market at Charters Health Club, Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0DB on Friday 18th December 3pm til 9pm. Free Entry! Have a go at ice skating, fairground rides or visit Santa in his grotto; lots of craft and food stalls, festive refreshments, plus lots more fun for all the family.

The Beech Tree Café

Maria has been tasting some of the best coffee in St Albans, at The Beech Tree Café, here is what she found.....

St Albans Beer Festival 2009

St Albans is bracing itself for its 14th Beer and Cider Festival, held by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale). This will take place between Wednesday 30th September and Saturday 3rd October 2009 at the St Albans Arena.

Taste the essence of life in historic surrounds.

Last year, the coffee and tea addicts of St Albans heard that the lower floor of the Town Hall would be converted into a café with outdoor seating. I was really pleased about this as it seemed the perfect location to sit and people-watch in one of the great historic cities of England.

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Wilco Johnson Band and Glenn Tilbrook at the Alban Arena March...

The Alban Arena is a venue with a rich history of welcoming touring acts, some of which have gone on to world-wide fame - such as Dire Straits, who played there in 1978. I saw the legendary Rory Gallagher there in 1988, more recently The Waterboys and The Gorillaz have graced the stage. It is maybe a sign of the times that more tribute bands than original artists perform there these days. So when two of the UKs most respected musical artists were coming to the Alban Arena it was likely to be an evening not to be missed!