Isn't Chiswick just brilliant? Great new joints opening up all the time, lovely homes, exciting auction houses - makes me happy. Today we discovered Outsider Tart, just my kind of café. Sumptuous portions of tasty food, relaxed setting, and wait for it...a Barkery!! Anyone that loves my dog, I love. And any place that does pies and cakes and brownies that look good enough to gobble in one giant gobble, I love even more.
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What happens when you send a foodie to New York? Tummy space is never enough and she doesn't really want to ever leave. And a turnip cake gets photographed from every angle. I'm just back from a glorious holiday in NYC. When I wasn't making my way back and forth across the famous grid, gaping at skyscrapers and the masses of concrete and glass, or marvelling at the joys of a 24-hr tube [um Metro, I beg your pardon ;)], or bear-hugging old friends and family, or raising my glass of gin & tonic (you can take the girl out of England, but you can't take England out of the girl?) to many more such wonderful breaks, I was sampling grub from around the world, darting from one recommended joint to another across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, getting happier and higher as I went along.
Wow, it's been a while since I wrote a review. Things have been quite manic the last few months, and they're finally settling down now. Just in time too, with summer around the corner, and lots of chilling out to do!
The Diner cropped up on my list of places to eat at last month when I was researching potential dinner venues for my husband's birthday. I thought a diner would be nice and relaxed, and quite up his street, food wise. Giant portions of greasy food, tall glasses of shake, and huge desserts. I picked The Diner because it had the most generous menu of all the diners that came up in my research. That birthday plan fizzled out, though.
There's a National Burger Day I had no idea about till earlier this week! So while the pubs and cafes and restaurants and burger joints were fighting it out for hungry customers, we decided to make our own. Here's my mushroom burger recipe :)
My friend and her boyfriend schedule in a date night into their lives to spend quality time with each other outside their home doing something fun. When she first told me about it I thought it was a great idea and decided to give it a go too.