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Steve Jaszczak
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An evening spent sucking duck tongues with +Patrick Lachowski​ and +Mark Jaszczak​.

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+AJ Durling​​ do you miss nights out with us? :) 
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Expertly summarised as usual by the Daily Mash! 
THE Greek people are ready to give their final yes or no vote on an unknown issue that will decide their entire future.
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Too close to reality for this country, never mind Greece. I couldn't find anything funny to say that wasn't massively political too. So I left it. 
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+Ryan Martin​ what time of day do you usually do your daily +Elevate​ tests?

So far, Monday morning is proving to be a bit of a struggle so I've put off doing today's tests until after work. Hopeful I'll have woken up by then! 
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The listening tests stress me out so much! 
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Paul Rankin's Soda Farls: Recommended!

Toasted. Dripping with some sort of butter substitute (or real butter if you just don't give a shit today).
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+Richard Dixon​ no thanks. 
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I'm no expert, but this level of population growth does not seem sustainable.
The UK population grew by almost half a million last year to almost 64.6m, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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It's hugely dependant on how the government deals with a sustained growth. London for eg is on the road to huge failure as house prices continue to rise and they become more about investment than actual living spaces.
It's a wide open question you've asked there. 
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In the spirit of wanting to try something new, I bought some samphire yesterday.

Will not be making that mistake again. Not nice at all.
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I shall try it one of these days +Steve Kunzer but I shall not add salt!
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I like bees...and I like butterflies...but holy shit are they ever thick.

I've had to rescue three of them from the perils of my kitchen window so far today.

JUST STAY OUTSIDE...WHERE THE FUCKING FLOWERS ARE!
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I had a bee yesterday that kept trying to nap in my trouser pocket O.o
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Eddie Jordan is not particularly impressed with McLaren!
McLaren are a mess and anyone who thinks it is just the Honda engine keeping them off the pace is deluding themselves, BBC F1 chief analyst Eddie Jordan says.
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+Mamadou Diagne​ not saying we should cut McLaren slack but my point still stands that it doesn't matter how good your aerodynamics is if you don't have an engine that can get you to the end of the race.
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I can't say it didn't make me smirk when I saw that the POF app has been given a PEGI rating on Google Play.
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It would be nice if Google Now supported "AND" commands.

For example:

"OK Google, turn on Bluetooth" and "OK Google, play some music" are both commands that work individually...

...but "OK Google, turn on Bluetooth AND play some music" does not work. 
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Nope
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SMS/Hangouts have become unmerged...

I just noticed that my previously-merged conversations in Hangouts mobile app have now become unmerged for some reason.

Has this happened to anybody else?
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I step away for two minutes and return to find +Richard Dixon's input haha 
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Who do people think should be Chris Evans' co-hosts on Top Gear?

Now that Chris Evans has been confirmed to replace Jeremy Clarkson, people are going to be speculating about the replacements for Richard and James.

Personally, I wouldn't mind Jodie Kidd. And she seems to be the favourite for one of the slots anyway.

As for who takes the other slot, I'm not sure. Hopefully not someone like Steve Coogan though. Chris Evans did hint that he and James May are still "talking" about it so maybe James will be back?

Chris Evans
Jodie Kidd
James May

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I'd like to put my hand up to say that I also can't stand Chris Evans. But he is easily suitable for the role. I think you've hit the nail on the head for the trifecta +Steve Jaszczak​​​. Chris, Jodie and James. 
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We had a brilliant time at Coast to Coast this evening. It was the first time we'd been there and we all agreed that we'd happily go back. The food was really tasty, hot, and well cooked. Couldn't fault it at all. My starter was the buffalo wings and they were some of the best I've had (and I've had a few in my time!). My main course was the St Louis ribs. Described as "giant" on the menu was an accurate description! Really really nice; the meat was falling off the bone. Part of what made it such an enjoyable experience was definitely our server. Holly Morton...take a bow! Excellent, friendly, and good humoured service. Couldn't fault the food; couldn't fault the service. Yes, I'd recommend it!
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
This was my first time visiting a Turkish restaurant. On the whole, I thought it was pretty good. For my starter, I had the meze, and for my main course, I had the mixed grill. With so many nice sounding dishes on the menu, I was having trouble deciding so thought these were a good bet. The food was all very tasty so no complaints there. In terms of value, I wouldn't say the starter was particularly great value but it wasn't too bad either. While the restaurant was clean and tidy, the lighting was a little low. They did have oil lamps on the table though, which was a nice touch. And I did think the service was pretty good as the staff were cheerful and polite. I would definitely go back here again.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
While the York Tap is still a place I enjoy going for the variety of ales on offer, I have decided to take a star off my review because of some slipping standards lately. The beer is still great and the staff are still really helpful and fairly knowledgeable but the last few times I've been, the toilets have been pretty messy and the smell can escape into the bar area when someone opens the door. The place could do with a bit more cleaning in general (and perhaps a coat of paint in a few areas).
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
First off, it's a Starbucks. That means that you probably know what to expect from the coffee and food (whether you like it or you don't like it). The coffee I received today was enjoyable and the cinnamon bun was fresh and tasty. I don't usually go to this particular branch because I'm a regular of the one on Stonegate. While the Coppergate branch is pretty clean and tidy, it lacks character. It was a nice enough place to sit and have a quite coffee, but I just prefer the one on Stonegate for it's more cosy atmosphere. What the Coppergate branch does have going for it is the large upstairs seating area. While the views out the window are "nothing to write home about" and you can't engage in people watching from up there, it was at least quite airy and there was a decent amount of natural light. Three stars seems a little on the mean side but there just wasn't much about it that makes me feel inclined to give it any more stars. It's worth going to though if the Stonegate and Coney Street branches are full (as they quite often are) and you just like the coffee in Starbucks.
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Public - a year ago
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I decided to go here with my brother based on a lot of good reviews on another site so the question was; would it live up to the hype? Unfortunately, it did not. On entering the place, I was a little surprised at just how small it is. I knew it would be small and that's no bad thing in itself but it really is small; seating just 16 people. So if you want to come here to try it for yourself, make sure you book in advance. Therein lies the first frustration with our visit. While we had booked, three Chinese people arrived at the door who hadn't booked so we were asked if we would mind moving to a smaller table to accommodate them. Since we had only just ordered, we were OK with that. What really annoyed us though was that they got their food well before us. Not sure how that happened, but it was incredibly annoying. Problem number two was in how long it took for any food to come to the table. We ordered some dumplings as "appetisers" and after 45mins, there was still no sign of them. My brother said he thought they'd probably end up bringing everything to the table at the same time; he was right. Out came all the food we'd ordered, squeezed onto our (now much smaller) table. It made eating a little cramped experience. If the waiter is going to advertise something as an appetiser then they should bring it to the table first while we wait for the rest. In terms of the food itself, it tasted OK. But one of the dishes (the squid) was lukewarm so we sent it back to the kitchen with the waiter. A couple of minutes later, a woman came out of the kitchen with the same dish and asked us to touch the bottom of the plate to prove that it was hot. I have never had that happen before and, frankly, I don't care if you put a lukewarm meal on a hot plate; it's not going to make the meal hot. By this point we were getting a bit fed up so decided to eat it anyway and it was "OK". Another of the dishes we ordered didn't even come to the table because the waiter wrote it down wrong on the pad. We ordered the udon noodles (chicken teriyaki version) but only received a plate with some chunks of chicken teriyaki on with some salad. Not a noodle in sight. Again, we mentioned this to the waiter and he pointed to his order pad where he'd written "chicken teriyaki". Not sure what he was trying to prove but it just wasn't what we ordered. He asked us if it was OK; it wasn't but, again, given how long it took to get served, we ate it anyway. Generally, the food was tasty; some of it better than others (we had a couple of others as the waiter recommended four dishes between the two of us). It wasn't "great" though and the portion sizes were quite small. I believe they haven't quite got the pricing right on their menu as a result. Small portions is OK if you balance it with quality and price. Unfortunately since the quality of the food and general experience wasn't as good as we were hoping, it led to the food looking too expensive. To his credit, the manager did come over to talk to us at the end of the meal as the waiter had obviously told him that we weren't happy. He looked genuinely disappointed that we didn't have a good experience and we told him what we were unhappy with. He apologised and deducted the chicken teriyaki meal from the bill too. One final note to the manager if he happens to read this review; keep a closer eye on the level of service instead of turning up at the end to apologise. There are a few things that went wrong with our visit that would be quite easy to fix. I don't like being negative but a disappointing experience is a disappointing experience. Perhaps we caught them on a bad night but it's important that you give a good impression every night. I've no doubt that the manager cares so I hope they make a few improvements that will be of benefit to Oshibi in the future.
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Public - a year ago
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When I visited The Hop, it had only been open for 4 days so everything was still neat and tidy as expected. I found it an interesting place really; the front half being more of a traditional pub experience and the rear half being a spacious pizzeria/seating area with a large skylight and paintings on the wall. It was a pleasant place to sit with friends and sample the beer and food on offer. The strange thing was that I found myself forgetting after a while that we were sitting in a pub on Fossgate. Speaking of the beer, I found the selection to be excellent (primarily Ossett Brewery ales) and to my tastes. Food wise, they seem to be keeping things simple as the only thing on the menu are wood-fired pizzas (you can see the wood oven from your table). Limited selection is not necessarily a bad thing though as it often means that what you do get is of a higher quality. I'd say that was my experience of the pizzas as they were very tasty. Not the cheapest pizzas you'll find but not too expensive either. Overall, I enjoyed The Hop and definitely think I will be going back.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Rafi's is a fantastic place for anyone who likes to experiment with spices in their cooking. Probably best known for their excellent spice mixes, they also stock a wide range of individual spices, chutneys, pickles, rice, lentils, and more. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly people, and will usually let you taste things before you buy. There really isn't anywhere better to go in York to stock up on your spices if you want a little guidance along the way. Some of my favourite things to buy are their smoky chilli flakes (produced without the seeds for a really amazing taste and aroma) and their whole chipotle chillies. And if you like something a bit hotter, you'll also find things like dried naga chillies!
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