Date of Last Visit: Saturday, December 29th
The Victim: Me
The Damage: £5 or thereabouts, with a Diet Coke
The Background: I am wandering around looking at Danish furniture again. Thank God I’ve completed the table and chairs purchase. Now it’s time for a sideboard.
Instead, I buy an ice bucket. A teak ice bucket. For £34.
I’m crazy. But at least I took the tube and not a taxi there and back.
The Food: So me and my ice bucket saddle up to The Creperie for a late lunch. I really wanted an arepa, but the guys must have been away for the holidays. So crepe it was.
I went savo(u)ry. For the daily special. Ham and cheese and spinach.
The ham was cheap ham. The cheese was congealed. The spinach tasted like old, wet spinach.
I threw it away. And I took my ice bucket and skedaddled.
The Verdict: Uggh. Plus…they were selling mulled wine for £2 and hot apple cider for £1. But the sign for the apple cider was obscured, so a couple of people just figured the £2 was the price of the apple cider too. I would have thought the same. As I was waiting for my crepe, I listed to the dudes behind the counter talk about how funny it was, that everyone was paying £2 for the apple cider when it was only £1. So not only was my crepe pretty gross, but they’re rip off artists too.
Catch-Up: This list is more for me than for you, but I’ve got a lot of catching up to do…St. John in Archway, Le Garrick off of Covent Garden, Big Red in Holloway, No. 5 off of Oxford Circus, Westbourne House in Westbourne Grove…