Sheffield’s annual Food Festival is underway with stalls and events across the Peace and Winter Gardens, Millennium Square, Town Hall Square and Fargate. The festival aims to showcase the best of foods made in Sheffield. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
F.J. Kempka and Sons of Abbeydale Road has closed after 60 years serving specialist polish sausages and pork pies. Acclaimed pork butcher Konrad Kempka is retiring from the business opened by his father, who moved to Sheffield from Poland after World War II. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Kitchen Nightmares star and restaurateur Justin Rowntree reunited with his former nemesis Gordon Ramsay this week on ITV’s The Nightly Show. Rowntree was the boss of Sheffield’s Runaway Girl restaurant and jazz club when Ramsay visited in 2011 to give it the full Kitchen Nightmares treatment. Whilst Rowntree clashed with the celebrity chef he ultimately took on board his advice, relaunched the restaurant as Silversmiths, won a host of awards and has never looked back. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Street City, Sheffield’s Street Food Night Festival are organising a weekend of activities on Ecclesall Road to celebrate the Chinese New Year, including food, drinks, music and entertainment. The Chinese New Year, marks the lunar new year and is a major festival in Chinese communities around the world. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Street City organisers, Niall Gordon and Cherise Hatfield.
Sheffield’s Cutlers Spice has won the Yorkshire Team of the Year 2016 English Curry Award. The Indian restaurant based in Gleadless Townend was also nominated for the Chef of the Year Award. This is the second time the restaurant has won the English Curry Award. In 2014, it won the award for the best Chef in the Yorkshire region. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh caught up with Allam Shah Ullah, General Chef Manager at Cutlers Spice.
The Moor Market will begin opening from 8am tomorrow, to encourage more shoppers to come shopping in the market and boost trade. The market currently opens at 8.30am, but traders want people to be able to visit the market before they can start work in the city centre.
Market traders in the new Moor market are going to get a 50% reduction in rent in the hope that the new prices will encourage more people to set up stalls. Family days and other activities are also going to be held during the summer to try and attract more people to the area. The old Castle Market is currently been knocked down. The number of shoppers expected at the market has never been achieved and because of the recession many stall holders have had to close down.
Sheffield Pride is taking place at the Sheffield Students’ Union at the University of Sheffield. the festival will have various activities, music, and food and drink . Pride is hoping to re start the local gay scene in Sheffield.
This weekend is the start of Sheffield Design Week. Park Hill Flats is hosting the launch with activities, food and drink being available through the weekend. Some of the flats are open to the the public to see what renovation is taking place there.
Plans have been released today for the new Sheffield Retail Quarter, set to open in 2019. The plans will transform the Barkers Pool, Pinstone Street and Moor Head area, whilst preserving the historic character of the City. Plans can be seen at the Town Hall all this week. The Retail Quarter will include a range of up market and Independent shops, new offices, homes and restaurants.