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#61 FitzRoy

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:44 PM

The Triangle - perfect ITV / MTV /CH5 concept for the hip young happining people who inhabitit the 23rd most desirable place to live in London !!! Lights , camra card , action !!!!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:12 AM

I'd like to thank my producer, my stunt double, the hair dressers at Willie Smarts (hey, I maybe be forty nine, but they make me look forty eight and three quarters)...

But seriously, this is by far the best part of London to live in, let's celebrate the bejasus out of it...

Hear Hear!

The Triangle - perfect ITV / MTV /CH5 concept for the hip young happining people who inhabitit the 23rd most desirable place to live in London !!! Lights , camra card , action !!!!


Ha ha - there's a thought! Hope I don't get cast as a Dot Cotton character...

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:42 PM

We were in a market town in Dorset last weekend - and as we struggled to find somewhere a. open and b. decent to eat on a Sunday night (there are a couple of places but we end up going to them time and time again) it struck me once again how lucky we are in CP where finding a variety of places that are decent to eat 7 days a week is never a problem!

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:18 PM

Hear hear!
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:31 PM

maybe there isnt the demand for so many eateries in a dorset market town to be open on a sunday night? - I would imagine the demography and landscape is diff down there - prob more are content to stay and eat at home - and perhaps in CP there are more urbanite types willing and wishing to get out of their small converted flats into somewhere warm and welcoming - supply and demand and all that

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:39 AM

maybe there isnt the demand for so many eateries in a dorset market town to be open on a sunday night? - I would imagine the demography and landscape is diff down there - prob more are content to stay and eat at home - and perhaps in CP there are more urbanite types willing and wishing to get out of their small converted flats into somewhere welcoming - supply and demand and all that

Oh there's still demand, especially in the summer. People are just resigned to nowt being open.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:33 AM

We were in St Ives back in June, and were amazed, and a little annoyed, to see that restaurants there took last orders at half past bloody eight! Pubs stayed open till a respectable hour, but if you wanted to eat after half eight, it was crisps in a pub, or fish and chips out of a bag. A local mate of my wife's said it was very annoying, but that "That's how it's always been".
I make mixes, some of which are quite good. My wife and I cook things too.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:54 PM

was there last year & it was busy & very difficult to get a restaurant booking unless you had made a reservation.

preperation preperation preperation !

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PS Why complain when you had more time to drink cornish ales , Doombar , proper Job , tribute to name a few !
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:11 PM

Oh yes indeed, we managed to get by on superb ales, and excellent fish and chips brought back to the B&B...

Edited by nikdevlin, 12 September 2012 - 03:13 PM.

I make mixes, some of which are quite good. My wife and I cook things too.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:56 PM

This is so random I don't know whether it comes under old or new Crystal Palace...

Having a (not so great) Sunday lunch at Westow House today, among the usual starters on the menu was this little gem:

'Half a calf's brain deep fried, with gribiche sauce'.

Now I don't know about you but that's a foodie fad too far for me. Although, given the quality of the food we had - near-raw 'roast' parsnips, and roast potatoes that managed the difficult feat of being at once overdone, flabby, powdery and cold - there was a certain fascination with what the kitchen could do with half a calf's brain.

Dazza, SLR, your judgement needed here. Did calves' brains feature in your formative years in the Palace? Is it like eels or some other London thing? Don't be distracted by the gribiche sauce, which is clearly just there to add confusion to conundrum.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:04 PM

Well. Nanaz. Offal was massively on my menu as a kid. Anything 'internal' was fair game for a while. We'd call it peasant food. But back in late 70s early 80s it was just cheap food or not a lot of food. I love kidneys still and I've had calves brain. It was more laced with tomato sauce than a gribache!

Still love black pudding and obvious liver. I eaten many a heart too in my time.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:35 PM

Calf's brain - had to do with tripe n dripping ....stale bread with beef dripping ..yumm yummmmmm !

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:44 PM

if you want to be adventurous - try mcdonalds - god knows what in those burgers !

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:26 AM

Rikaitch - quality post. As a fellow All Saints veteran, I have been in SE19 since railways were highways and the sun rose over Anerley Hill and the village bobby could box a n'er-do-well around their head and send them home to their mother.

Interesting to hear you public transport comparison. I do remember often waiting for about 3 days for a bus during childhood. That happens much less now. I do moan about First Capital Connect and its innate failure to deliver anything other than misery but overall public transport has improved. The 249 did used to be "one a week" or felt like it.

Restaurant-wise things up the triangle are decent and varied. Pub-wise, I have to say the homogenous food porn and £4 a pint is not my thing. A mixture is not a bad thing but I suspect the pendulum may have swung out of my direction of interest.

And as for sticking abaaahhht, not sure this is financially viable for the house of Wilf with a little Wilf Princess kicking her way around. You need to earn serious money to buy a decent sized property round here. I suspect many people who grew up locally can't afford to stay locally. The face of SE19 will change (as I suspect will most of London) and it will be moneyed people and social housing and very little in the middle.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:39 PM

'Half a calf's brain deep fried, with gribiche sauce'.

That. Sounds. Horrible.