🚀🛩🚁An unassuming exterior, you could walk past every day and never notice it. A tardis interior, full. The room is a collection of welcoming green inbuilt booths, most of them split. Shouting in Italian, English and (perhaps) Polish, greet you like an air curtain as you walk in. High vis jackets, suits, journalists, media types,… Continue reading AND SO IT GOES (P2/2)
🚀🛩🚁 Soho is a theme park. Before, it was a nest of gangsters, whores, musicians, homosexuals, alcoholics, actors, transvestites, cholera, poverty, and immigrants. Today it is gentrification masquerading as debauchery. A lamb in wolf’s clothing. 🎢🎡🎠 Residents fight for ‘urban greening’ and ‘equitable accessibility’. Haute cuisine establishments claim ‘seedy excess’ as one of their ‘key… Continue reading AND SO IT GOES
🍳🥚⏲ A dome, the colour of creamy corn is adorned with golden crumbs. A few strays have been singed by the heat of the grill. A mound of three layers: smoky and cheesy sauce, poached eggs with bright orange yolk, and finally, buttery fried bread at the bottom. Your spoon cuts through and out bursts… Continue reading EGGS A LA MORNAY
🥕🍆🌶 Shown is King Dickie II’s feast of 1387. A low-key affair of 1,200 pigeons, 11,000 eggs, 120 sheep’s heads, 400 rabbits, 720 hens, 210 geese and much more. What else did Dickie give us other than his disreputable pomposity? Proto-table-manners. 🍴🍽🥄 If you were a peasant, wearing your only set of clothes, and you… Continue reading DECADENT DICKIE
🇮🇹🆚🇬🇧 ⁉️🤨 Not with tax evasion or Bunga Bunga parties, they beat us for certain. The question for my first visit to Andrew’s Cafe was Spag Bol versus Tag Rag (Tagliatelle al Ragù alla Bolognese) or authenticity versus comfort. @bocca_di_lupo went with @jacobkenedy and @dansaladino for the @bbcfoodprog show to ask the U.K public which… Continue reading DO ITALIANS DO IT BETTER?
🥓🍞🏡 Slightly scorched bacon. Plump, enthusiastic, and sliced white bread. Drenches of melted butter. A few crunches of pepper grounds. The oversensitive smoke sensor was hastily quelled. The bread was brought the day before and refreshed in the oven because no madman goes to a bakery on a Sunday. Served with ritual, bang on time,… Continue reading MUM’S BACON SANDWICH
🐮🤠🐄 Today it is @bovril but before their ubiquity, it was ‘beef tea’. ☕️🫖🍵 Beef tea has quite the history. It was originally known for its curative properties to ‘restore fortitude’. Florence Nightingale ordered an emergency consignment from @fortnums (their own brew) during the Crimean War. Patients to The London Hospital now @nhsbartshealth would initially… Continue reading LIQUIDATED COW
🐲🧛♂️🐉 So this place, Breadline Cafe, is opposite St Martin’s in the Fields on Trafalgar Square. The name comes from the long lines of homeless that gather at @connection_homeless . Alongside is a GAY pub called Halfway to Heaven, because it’s halfway to HEAVEN @onlyathalfway. Obviously, to walk from Soho to Heaven at Charing Cross… Continue reading DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
🍆🦴🥕 Richard the First was a warmongering Frenchman who only came to England for six months. Richard the Third was a child-murdering hunchback who was discovered in a council car park. However, my favourite Dick of all, Richard the Second, was an infertile homosexual who complained about table manners and was dethroned by his cousin.… Continue reading THE GREATEST DICK IN HISTORY?
UNDERAGE WORKING🔞🔞🔞The staff were just over 18. Probably. As is the way the teenage girls were MATURE, friendly and well put together. However, the boys were weird, mute, and a bit SHABBY.🔔💁🏼♀️🔕THE GIRLS 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆THE BOYS 🍆🍆SUNDAY LUNCH 🍆🍆👧😑👦I remember those days. I was one of these boys. 18. Living LOCALLY. No direction in life. Pretending… Continue reading UNDERAGE WORKING