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A Taste of Culture: Hull’s Top Eateries

There’s no doubt an abundance of restaurants trying to supply fine food in Hull but not many are doing it quite like these;

Da Gianni;

The brand is developing into other premises elsewhere but the  flagship restaurant on Princes Ave continues to serve authentic Italian food in a homely environment feeling as close to Italy as you can get near the Humber. It’s the perfect spot for a date if you want to impress and not spend too much doing so. Fresh pasta and real stone-baked pizza for reasonable prices, cant go wrong.

Wagwan chicken;

Seriously succulent Jerk Chicken with style courtesy of Hull brand ‘Dope Food Inc’ well known for the sister takeaway/cafe ‘Dope Burger’. The small shop on Spring Bank will bring you “grandma recipe” standard chicken, rice & slaw like you’ve never tasted before. You might think it’s just their cool marketing but the hype is real, It’s not the cheapest option but for £8 you can expect a generously sized meal with a genuine taste of Jamaica…. in Hull.

Hull Pie;

With several locations across Hull this growing brand is a forced to be reckoned with, and not just because of its perfectly thought out locations. Pies arent something that would often excite people under the age of 40 but this is a real exception. £5 gets you a seriously good pie with any side, they’ve even jumped on the bandwagon and got sweet potato fries. There’s a shop at the top of Newland so no excuses, go try it.

 

 

 

Sonic Study Tools; Music To Help You Concentrate.

Whether you’re at your desk struggling to get into the zone or in the library in need of something to drown out the sound of those dudes talking loudly about Game of Thrones; music is the answer.

Heres some artists and albums to help you switch off the world around you and get motivated;

Nightmares on Wax – Smokers Delight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ8CGOXrhks 

The 1995 album by Leeds mastermind Nightmares on Wax is a percussive funky journey to which I arguably owe my success in GCSE & A level. The tracks carry the right amount of minimalism to avoid distraction yet the perfect amount of switch ups to avoid you getting bored.

Kruder & Dorfmeister – K & D Sessions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCU36y5utlw&list=PL0B83276B1AC5C9C5

Produced in 1998 by Austrian DJ/Producers Kruder & Dorfmeister the trip-hop album is a mix of their originals and remixes that will have you locked for the duration. Rumour has it Dorfmeister will be playing in Hull this year…

J Dilla – Vintage Instrumentals vol 2  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff9eDId1GtM 

Little needs to be said about this Detroit hip-hop legend. The late J Dilla often produced tracks for MC’s or his own lyrics however this album is a compilation of dreamy instrumentals which apparently never found vocals to fit. Let the snare take you.

Steve Reich’s Marimba & Piano Compositions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG_1sjActCE

Minimal pioneer Steve Reich delivers compositions that simply take you away. Simple overlapping melodies and arpeggios with no drums keep you thinking without distraction.

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