Luckily, there's one type of street food that works for her every time: Roti prata telur. It looks like -- and kinda is -- a fried crêpe filled with banana and egg. But it's much more complex and delicious than that.Read More
Cafe Bar Altamira is more than a coffee shop, as you can probably guess from the name. The place gets lively around mid-day and stays that way. There's a pool table and dart board in the back, with plenty of room for a large-ish party to have a good time. And like any good bar in this part of Spain, tapas keeps on flowing from the kitchen.Read More
But at Albomar, it was fall-apart flaky and good, almost like a firm fish. By not chewy, we mean NOT CHEWY in the slightest. Almost freaky great. And their breading was fantastic and light, adding to the experience.Read More
Galicia is thick with places to grab a quick meal. Only don't show up at noon, as that's not the time for eating. We didn't know that when we first arrived, so our choices at La Tasquita A Tasquiña were a little on the light side. However, the food was delish.Read More
Getting good coffee wasn't easy in Sheffield. But we found one place in Stocksbridge, a town about 10 miles north towards Manchester. Sara's is really a flower shop, but she's put in a coffee bar and makes a good cuppa.Read More
Wet, hungry, and disappointed to find most businesses closed, we chose Cafetería Pizzería A Fonte because a) it was open and b) they had veggie pizza, a safe-haven for Sheila in a land where pork flavors everything.Read More
Sometimes, you just need a quick kebab. Or a pizza. Because that makes sense together. Just don’t need these things during lunch, because Babylon, a takeaway place, doesn’t open until the evening. Odd.Read More
"The best Indian food in Knutsford!" That’s what local Rowan Elliott told us, so we tried it. We can’t verify the statement, as Mughli was the only Indian food we had in town. But we can say it was very, very tasty and worth the trip!Read More
Just a five mile drive from Knutsford, you’ll find The Bull’s Head in Mobberly. Every town in England has a pub called the Bull’s Head. But this is the one that has the best fish and chips Sheila found in CheshireRead More
We were starting to wonder if it was possible, but we did -- finally -- manage to find hoppy beer in England! We were so shocked, we recorded a video!
Apparently, there's a big difference between the Real Ale movement, and the craft beer movement. I know... I know... they sound the same. But not so much. We bloody yanks like to load up our beers with massive amounts of hops and or malt. Not so much over here. Still, the guys at Brew Dog know how to buck the local trend, and are making beers loaded with flavor. Are they Real Ales? Honestly, I do not give a shit. For they are welcome relief to the two of us right now!
Also, the food here is quite good. I had the Juicy something or other. It's a burger with pimento cheese spread. Tasty. Sheila had tater tots -- yeah, in England -- loaded with melted cheese and grilled onions. Now, normally I'm not a fan of tots. But these were pretty fantastic. I think I'll order them that way from now on and see if that changes my opinion.
Plenty of Brew Dog beers on tap, plus a dozen or so guest beers on tap. They even had the full compliment of Oskar Blues, and I got to educate our bartender on the the G'Knight origin story. Hooray, beer lore!
Thanks, Brew Dog Manchester, for giving us some beer with flavor. Now to find more!
To say we loved the Cheese Yard is a bit of an understatement. We went at least four different times, thrice (see how British I’ve become?) to buy cheese, and once for a wine and cheese event.Read More