Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Burger & Lobster = awesomeness

Burger & Lobster (http://burgerandlobster.com/) has been getting a lot of press since it opened. And all of its been good. As it was my birthday last week, I couldn't think of any better excuse to check it out, despite chowing on lobsters and burgers on my trip to the US the week before. I mean, can one eat too much lobster? Rhetorical question that one.

The concept at B&L is so simple. It's a no reservations joint and there are only three choices on the 'menu' and they all cost 20 pounds. There's the 10oz burger made famous at sister restaurant Goodman, a lobster roll, or finally, a whole lobster.  Actually, with the whole lobster we encounter a couple of other options. Do we want the lobster steamed, or do we want it grilled? Oh and the final choice is melted butter. Straight up or laced with lemon and garlic.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Michael Timothy's Local Kitchen, Nashua

MT's was the first restaurant I went to on my initial visit to Nashua. It was with folks from work and I knew I was going to enjoy the job because the food at MT's was great. It's a pretty casual place, which suits me just fine.

On my first visit I ordered the pot roast, mainly because I wanted to try the home made tater tots, and that was mainly because tots had featured in a recent episode of Glee. I was a tot virgin up to that point you see. The pot roast was succulent and so tender. The tots...well, they were deep fried bits of mashed potato basically. Perhaps I don't really "get" American food obsessions, but I'm happy to keep an open mind!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

So I'm staying in Nashua, New Hampshire for the next couple of days. Nashua is apparently the 27th safest city in the USA (http://en.wikipedia.org/) which is actually code for it being pretty dull. It also has a reputation on the Republican presidential campaign trail...but you don't want to hear about that do you? However, the trips I make out here mean I get to indulge in the local food and there are actually a few good restaurants here. Tonight I'm not at one of them. Although at Five Guys (http://www.fiveguys.com/), they actually do a very good burger indeed.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Dining at 30,000 feet

So can we talk about plane food? To be honest, I don't mind dining at 30,000 feet, but it definitely depends on who is operating the plane I happen to be sitting in. I was once able to fly business class with Singapore Airlines (for work) and that was one flight I actually looked forward to, even though it was a schlep all the way from Europe to Australia. The food was generally fantastic, as long as you opted for the Asian dish, which I generally lean towards anyway. And their chili sauce! The last flight I took with them back to London was so much fun, I actually didn't want to disembark.

But today I'm on British Airways. Hmmm. Not quite SingAir despite being in Biz Class (it's another work trip, but to New Hampshire this time). I can't say I've ever had a good meal on BA. My other half flew premium economy with BA to New York City last year. The stewardess actually apologised when she placed the food down on the plastic tray. "Sorry", she said with a shrug.  Kind of says it all really doesn't it?

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Cay Tre Soho

What to eat? The eternal question. Breakfast, lunch, dinner...so many options.

Today sushi was in the mix, but that's been on my lunch menu all week. You know, the post Christmas must get healthy now thing. Hmmm, what about Vietnamese? I know Cay Tre opened up in Soho a little while back, and its easier to go there than to trek out to Old Street. When in Soho, we usually try to head for some udon noodles at Koya (www.koya.co.uk), but that's become so popular now. Weekend lunches were easier when I lived over east London way. And cheaper too! Song Que (http://songque.co.uk/) is my favourite Vietnamese in London, but its a bit of a hassle to get over there now.