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Or else you can't come here tomorrow.
My 2 cents: my life has improved beyond every expectation I had since moving here. Best city.
i don't want London to fuck off, i want this 'artisany bread' London to fuck off.
THE ISLE OF WIGHT
I've been once for the festival and that was my impression
But it's dead boring growing up there.
(except for the multitude of things wrong with it)
this is THEIR fault, not mine
and one called Rugby and one called Bojangles. They were Bichon Frisés.
London was a right cunt too, the rest were ok.
My mate's mum was a fucking nutcase. The dogs weren't allowed in the lounge but to get to the kitchen they had to go through the lounge. Whenever they were called for their dinner she would shout at them as they entered the lounge to get to the kitchen. There wasn't an alternative route. She was a fat woman but I only ever saw her eat ice.
ottolenghi already have toasters that pull down from the ceiling onto the table during breakfast. Dunno if the bread is free. The other pictures from the article are all massively ottolenghi-esque too.
The main thing I'm taking from the article is that the author needs to be fired into the sun. Christ.
it is interesting living here to see how often places will rip off successful joints like ottolenghi, or the Russell Norman places (polpo, mishkins, that other one I love but always forget the name), but only manage to copy the superficial elements - decor, menus on brown paper with no £ signs - and totally fail at getting what actually made those places great, i.e. the fucking food.
there's a place next to Hackney City farm called Mr Buckley's that is *such* a rip of Spuntino, except the food is rubbish. and smaller. and the place feels dead even though they've stolen just about everything from Russell Norman.
to be impressed by the waiting staff's tattoos, presumably.
is there a point in there somewhere?
I mean, I think Russell Norman's places serve OK food, but you can't deny that one of the main reasons they've been such bloggy-hits is because of the 'superficial elements' that contribute to the experience.
I'm booking my travel to London today. I can't bear this any longer. Weekend of 7th March hopefully (waiting for my mum to confirm i'm not needed to baby or doghsit that weekend.)
Compared to Polpo and Spuntino, anyway (even if Spuntino was a bit over-salted).
Have I recommended Lima on here yet? If not, go there instead, it's ace, especially if you get a table in the downstairs bar bit where the atmosphere's better.
if I hadn't ordered the Reuben. Holy mother of god.
I love a Reuben. Monty's Deli on Maltby St has finally moved into semi-permanent space so hopefully the queues won't be fucking miles long any more.
fucking huge too.
I am now very hungry.
Please refrain from talking about delicious food an hour before lunchtime :(
is a shit human.
It might be worth a visit then.
there's loads of food on the street.
remember someone talking about a place in St Albans called "Toast" that sounds kinda similar?
Even down to calling the toast option DIY and then the bigger meals being labelled "Something + DIY". The Dualit toasters are the same ones too.
The Full English is one of the best in South London plus you get all that tasty bread and spreads. I had 6 slices of bread when I went.
(she lives in Brixton you see)
I've never seen it.
But as an engineer and Mrs C_B being a teacher, we haven't got careers that would justify a move there, and also wouldn't be able to buy anything half decent on our salaries.
One Day Travelcard 4 EVA
at the top of the hill? near the cop shop and J7? In one of those semi-fancy looking places by the church? Opposite the park gates?