Take Two: Beer, burgers and cricket

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Our columnist Colin Drury takes a wry glance at some of Sheffield’s news...

BEER BIT

Regular readers may remember this page exclusively revealed the 40th Steel City Beer and Cider Festival - the city’s premier real ale event - was set to be held at Kelham Island Museum this year.

At the time of reporting, the venue still had to be rubber-stamped by the national Campaign for Real Ale body.

That’s now been done making the location definite.

“It’s going to be special,” says Andy Cullen, membership secretary with organisers CAMRA Sheffield and District. “It’s our 40th event so we’re determined to make it one of the best yet. The new location should definitely help us do that.”

BURGER ARE BANGING

From one fest to another, and Sheffield Food Festival has been a roaring success this weekend.

Strange, though, that even when half the world’s culinary delights are crammed into the Peace Gardens and The Moor the burger van still always seems to have the biggest queue.

NOT BOWLED OVER

Reader John Scholey gets in touch after this column had a rant about the disgrace that is Yorkshire CCC not playing regular cricket in Sheffield last week.

“It makes my blood boil too,” he emails. “On several occasions over the past few years I have written to The Star to bemoan the hijacking of Yorkshire cricket by the powers that be at Headingley.

“Yorkshire CCC was born in Sheffield but I feel that it is very much now Leeds City Cricket Club. We have a beautiful ground at Abbeydale and it would do wonders for cricket in this area if they were only to play a couple of games here during the season.”