Author: Scott

Coal Rooms – Full English

The full English from @coalrooms is supposed to be a sharing affair, but I’d love to have a little one on one time with it. Do you blame me? Look at those thick cut rashers of coffee cured bacon, sourdough with smalec, smoked pigs head blood pudding, fried eggs, marrow fried field mushrooms and meaty sausage. ⠀

 

The Coal Rooms – New Lunch Menu

I love this photo for 2 reasons…. It has this Hockney-esque vibe about it… and those flatbreads are insanely good. @Coalrooms have launched their new flatbread weekday lunchtime menu. They take their tip to tail approach to these flatbreads with pulled ham hocks and picalilli, am an homage to the Reuben with salt beef and a decadent welsh rarebit flatbread. Seriously loved them all. They are available to eat in from their newly redesigned cafe space or to go. .

Drums And Flats

Getting my tastebuds in a twist over these wings from @drumsandflat at @Peckhamlevels. Smokey BBQ hitting all those sweet and smokey notes with that sticky finger licking house-made sauce. Buffalo is not your ordinary vinegary sauce, theirs sees Cayenne take the stage with a slightly acidic finish. The buffalo is tempered with creamy blue cheese dip. Really loved the hand cut fries too, you don’t see many well-executed hand cuts on the scene today. They came with a rather generous sprinkling of blue cheese and more of that buffalo sauce to dip.

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Khachapuri – Georgian Cheese Egg Bread

Don’t you love when an influencer does their job an influence?  Dan from ThinkingFood247 posted a picture of  KHACHAPURI aka Georgian Cheese Egg Bread and I thought that I needed to have that.  Now rather than trekking up to the bakery that he bought it from, I set out to make it at home.  Thank you, Dan, my messy kitchen thanks you. Most importantly my belly thanks you.

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Smashburger

Have you ever flirted with someone in a bar for most of the evening…  Then you go in for the kill to seal the deal. You are making out when someone entirely more appealing catches your eye.  Not because you are some sort of a Casanova, but your kissing companion is a really repulsive kisser that has you questioning the meaning of life with every smack of their lips?

Nope?  Me either, but I’ve seen it at least once in the movies.

Smashburger has risen to fame in my home state of Colorado.  This has happened since I left the US many moons ago.  I was mega excited to try their burgers when we heard that they were expanding to the UK.  Sadly, they had no initial plans to open in London.  Other towns like Brighton, Glasgow, Leeds and Newcastle

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Handmade Pasta with Creamy Pesto

Now that there is a chill in the air and the nights are drawing in sooner I’m in the mood to cook at home.  We live in an era of convenience these days, sometimes its fun to make your own as opposed to buying things in.  Once such a thing is Pasta and Pesto.  I find making pasta completely soothing.  Maybe its all that tension released when you are working the dough by hand?  I don’t know, I just know that making things by had brings me joy. Plus it means that I can go shopping for quality ingredients at Lina Stores

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Old Compton Brasserie

Someone once said that the only thing that never changes is that things will change.  (Or something like that). London is always changing and that one thing that I really love.  Love how the changes subtly happen in areas that you don’t visit that often.  One of the quickest changing areas for me is Soho, other than the areas that I’ve lived in, it’s the one area of town that I’ve spent in varying levels of drunkenness in.

It’s fun to regale the history of what used to be in each location… Like the Fetish Shop that became a Hotel Chocolate, then The Nata café.  How about my favourite late night sandwich shop, Old Compton Café that somehow became another less flamboyant Balan’s.

How about the video game arcade on Old Compton Street where you used to be able to play that dancing game in the window (Such good memories of that place) that became soulless eatery that was Muriel’s to its latest incarnation of the Old Compton Brasserie.

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Salted Lemon Vodka Smash

Does anyone remember ChaCha Moon? That Chinese restaurant that opened in Kingly Court….   The one that offered all the dishes for £3.50 during the soft launch and it was packed. Then they tried to up the prices to what should be market value prices and people stopped going?  The one that closed and made space for Pastaio and The Meh! Egg.   Those are all things that I remember about it.

I cannot remember a single dish that was amazing. Maybe that’s why it closed. It was an amazing space and carry on concept from Wagamama. But the food was pretty average. Great for £3.50, not so great for £10-£15 per plate.

One thing that I do remember was a drink… The Salted Sprite. Funny that it’s not a traditional Chinese Drink, it has a Thai origin. It’s a drink that really resounded with me as I love sweet and salty together.

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The Lucky 7 – My Best Bits from August

Hello September!   Another scorcher… and a reminder that summer is almost over.  It was a really quick month for me, though it had all the same number of days as everyone else.  I went to my first festival outside of London…. and guess what?  It Rained.   The summer could not hold out for that weekend.   Enough about the weather and let’s get to my Lucky 7 memories from August. 

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Brunching at Bloomberg Arcade

Brunch is so huge right now. I feel like Carrie Bradshaw would be very proud of all that she achieved for the popularity of this meal. As you probably know (or not if you are new to here) Brunch must contain breakfast dishes… If there are no eggs, no toast, no waffles, no porridge or no pastries IT’S NOT BRUNCH. It’s just a lunch.

Now that we have cleared that up, brunch is a huge business in London. Everyone offers it, everyone eats it, heck there is even a festival about it. Don’t ask me why you’d pay for a ticket to walk around in crowds to see a bunch of exhibitions stands and eat a taster spoon of Shakshuka. Just look on the internet and see where to go. Sorry I digress.

One place that I would highly recommend for brunch is the Bloomberg Arcade. Nope, it’s not a restaurant, but more of an arcade of top quality restaurants in the city. I bet you are asking why I’m suggesting Bloomberg Arcade. It’s all about the location. Being situated in the city it is busy Monday to Friday with men in suits and women power lunching over cocktails. Come the weekend it’s a different story altogether. I’m not saying its desolate, but you won’t have to queue for an impromptu brunch.

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