Andrew Kinnon

Andrew has written 17 articles for Nouse

YUSU doesn’t care about my self-definition

We are entering a golden age of university democracy. YUSU president Tom Scott is the first pirate to hold legitimate office since Antipope John XXIII in 1410. Furthermore, it is rumoured that Matt Burton is eager to run for a third consecutive term – a coup de grâce that not even Vladimir Putin, let alone George Bush Jr, entertained. Let us drink to the latest set of YUSU committee appointments because, questionable as some of the positions may be, they are hardly a burden on the taxpayer

J Baker’s Bistro Moderne

Jeff Baker was the first Leeds chef ever to hold a Michelin star. In 2005 he was named Yorkshire Chef of the Year, and both Jeff and his first solo project, J. Baker’s, score highly in UK gastro-polls

Red Chilli

I have had too many distressing encounters with lukewarm bowls of viscous compost; I am harrowed by apparitions of diced sludge; I have had surfeit of cashew nut. If Red Chilli might have changed my mind, it didn’t

L’Antica Locanda

L’Antica Locanda’s location in the Shambles makes it the perfect destination for a romantic dinner, even if the prices are a little high. Helen and James are in the thrall of phallic pepper grinders and authentic Italian food

Pivo

I have never been to a Bavarian beerhaus but, if my imagination serves me correctly, each one should have at least one long, knobbly, wooden bar-top carved from the bole of a great hornbeam, several hundred variety lagers flavoured with all manner of implausible fruit and veg and one winsome barmaid who is blonde and pigtailed, and built by the same company that did Munich cathedral

Carol Ann Duffy Reading

Carol Ann Duffy, like Paul Muldoon before her, has a soft spot for audiences

The Blue Bell

If you like pickled eggs, you’ll like The Blue Bell. If you’re not fond of pickled eggs, but you like the idea of a pickled egg, then you’ll certainly be agreeable to a stint in The Blue Bell

Coffee Culture

There was a single lonely window overlooking the street. Bronte fans might speculate that if the Rochesters had moved to town, this would have been ‘that room’: perfect for the secretion of embarrassing, unwanted lunatic relatives

Bad Poetry

Sunday 2nd March William Blake is notable not only for the very questionable quality of his poetry, but also for…

Hackwood: victim of the soap opera generation

The punishment should fit the crime, not be dictated by our obsession with drama and personality politics

Playing with numbers

The CU can be criticised for a lot, but not for their funds

Nineteen

Location: Grape Lane, Swinegate
Average Meal Price: £25

In the run-up to Christmas, Will and I decided that dinner at Nineteen would be the way to go when we returned after the holidays