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Interview: From crooning to cooking for former boyband star Donal Skehan

A decade ago, young Donal Skehan was plying his trade as a pop star, showcasing his dance moves and– “the most mortifying aspect of it” – wearing matching white training outfits to the gym with his Streetwize bandmates.

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Food review: Bunker down with waffles, moose and bear at cosy Sheffield cabin

It’s the warmth that hits you first - and then the sight of a moose, bear and wool blanket to snuggle in while browsing the menu. 
The cosy, quirky ranch that is The Cabin on The Moor also has a wide choice of seating, but even on a late Saturday afternoon the place was packed. A good sign to say this cafe has only been open for a few months. 
Owners Linz Lonchar and her American husband George made the life-changing decision to open up their dream business, serving home-made pancakes and waffles to follow George’s family tradition. 
Food is made to order and we didn’t have to wait long for our dishes, although they also offer takeaway . 
Staff are friendly and calm and tables were quickly cleared. The menus could have benefitted from a wipe here and there, but perhaps that’s not surprising with the style of food eaten. 
The produce is sourced locally where possible, from Cannon Hall Farm’s bacon and sausages which can be tasted as a pancake topping to Dungworth’s Our Cow Molly ice-cream which I sampled on my root-beer floater. Its not often you can drink real root beer locally so well worth a try. 
I was tempted by the Pikes Peak Pancake Challenge, some 12 pancakes with a choice of three toppings for £18.95, but that sounded too ambitious. I opted for waffles with maple-mustard mushrooms, with mozzarella and cheddar cheese, Greek yoghurt and chives, at £5.95. This was served with a side of rocket and maple balsamic. The waffles were thick yet light and fluffy, and surprisingly filling. The succulent mushrooms came in a creamy sauce while the maple sweeteness was perfectly balanced by the sharpness of the mustard. There were also choices of various bagels and most dishes can be gluten-free. 
If you can bear -sorry - dessert there are plenty of options, from sweet pancakes and waffles to cheesecake, and muffins. But when in a log cabin the maple pecan pie (£2.95) was a must. Melt in the mouth pastry contained a sticky syrupy bourbon filling and was topped with candied pecans and maple glaze.
With the trend for hygge showing no signs of slowing this spot next to Atkinsons, takes you away from the hustle and bustle of a busy day’s and into a happy environment. With outdoor seating available, Linz and George plan to add more suitable shakes and ice creams for summer, and look out for seasonal specials such as an enhanced pancake day menu and Valentine’s Day treats. More bistro are also on the cards. Our bill was £19.45, including drinks.

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The Itchy Pig. Picture Scott Merrylees

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The Plough, at Sandygate in Sheffield

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Campaigners who battled to prevent a historic Sheffield footballing pub becoming a convenience store say they may try to buy the building.

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Sentinel Brewhouse, a pub, brewery and theatre of ale, launched during beer week 2016

Food news: Month of beer set to pull in large crowds

Beer, glorious beer is on the menu for Sheffield in March - as two festivals and a new conference dedicated to ale take over the city.

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Koko restaurant, Eccelsall Road. Picture: Andrew Roe

Review: New take on Japanese cuisine is a real winner

Koko on Ecclesall Road combines tradition with flavour for an innovative menu.

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Protesters, who won their fight to prevent The Plough becoming a Sainsbury's,  outside the pub

Sheffield pub reputed to be the birthplace of modern football will NOT become a Sainsbury's

A Sheffield pub hailed as the birthplace of modern football will not become a supermarket, following a community campaign to preserve it as a watering hole.
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The Robin Hood pub in Millhouses.

Will this South Yorkshire pub retain its spot as the county's number one bar?

The hunt to find Britain's best pub is on - and a South Yorkshire watering hole which reigned supreme at last year's awards could be in the running once again.

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The Devonshire Cat
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Head Chef Andy Mason

Review: Beer-infused dishes at new look Cat

Bang in the middle of Sheffield city centre, but tucked up a street containing mainly student accommodation, is the Devonshire Cat.

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Doctor’s date with new healthy food remedy

Doctor’s date with new healthy food remedy

Finding a healthy snack in an airport can be a fruitless task - with bland pasties and sugar-laden confectionary being the main items on offer.

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The Florentine

Pub of the week: The Florentine

Who goes there?

Well-heeled locals mainly, and visitors from across the city.

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Al Khartoum Restaurant, in Ellesmere Road, Burngreave

REVEALED: The Sheffield food outlets with the worst hygiene ratings

Cockroaches, mice and filthy cloths were among the horrors encountered by food safety inspectors at Sheffield's most unhygienic eateries.

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All change with new chefs at helm in Sheffield

All change with new chefs at helm in Sheffield

A young chef who started as a teenage apprentice has worked his way up to the top position at a Sheffield restaurant.

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The Cricket Inn Totley food review Head chef Sam Parnell holding a goats cheese with chargrilled little gem and textures of beetroot

Food Review: Room at Sheffield inn for a seasonal stand-out

Breathing some new life into a Christmas menu is an unenviable task. The traditional safari through turkey and stuffing doesn’t lend itself to much experimentation.

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mag grid. Caption: Pub of the week, Dec 15, Brown Bear, Sheffield.

Pub of the week: The Brown Bear

Who goes there?
A favourite of some Star staff, it also attracts city centre workers and students.

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Barroom etiquette explained

PUB PROTOCOL: Inn etiquette explained to infrequent pub-goers

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Christmas dinner

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Festive fare quiz

QUIZ: Can you guess Christmas dish ... from just three ingredients?

Christmas is coming and it's not just the goose that's getting fat as we're all prone to pile on pounds amid seasonal over indulgence.

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Festive fare for all the family

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While many of us like to moan about cost of seasonal fare seemingly increasing each year, the truth may be exactly the opposite.
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