Thursday, 18 February 2016

Southern Joes Kitchen

 
 

Now this is a way way waaaaay over due post.
I had the best day in London just before Christmas where I went to The Underground Film Club and SAID all in one day but the one place I missed out on blogging about was Southern Joes Kitchen.
So here it is a quick review about what I thought.
 
 Where?
 
The restaurant we visited was the one in Covent Garden but there is also one in Kentish Town.
We called up in the afternoon and booked ourselves a table around 6ish I think.
Even at 6pm it was packed, literally the whole restaurant was buzzing, it had such a good atmosphere.
 
What We Ordered 
 
 
We both went for a bun ( usually served from 12 - 6.30pm) So I was super happy we were there in time to get that, because I seem to have a thing about chicken burgers at the min if you couldn't tell haha.
 
Buffalo Chicken Bun is what I went for and my god it did not disappoint, as I write this a couple of months on I remember being really impressed with it and thinking it was the best chicken burger I have had in a long time.
 
The sides we got were the Fries with chicken salt, after experiencing them at Patty and Bun we were dying to have them again.
And of course Mac and Cheese.
 
So for me the fries were better at Patty and Bun, but the Mac and Cheese, well you can see from the photo it was cooked to crisp perfection and still to this day is one of the best mac and cheeses I have had.
 
 
Would I go again ?
Looking back on the menu now I would happily go again, there is a lot to choose from and it just reminds me of being in America and feeling like I'm properly in the south with all the foods that you would typically find there.
I'm looking at the dessert menu right now and that definitely deserves a try next time also.
 
 

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Dirty Bones

 
 
Sunday Funday dinner at Dirty Bones in Carnaby Street Kingly Court. 
 
Recently opened towards the end of 2015. Every time I had tried to go here for dinner on a walk in on the day basis it was always fully booked and being so close to Christmas it was just a no go.
Luckily it was a Sunday evening towards the end of January and as you can see from the photo it was perfect. 
 
 
What I had
 
 
I ordered the Spicy Chicken Burger for a main. 
Mac and Cheese, Dirty Fries for sides. 
And Salt and Pepper Squid as a main for my friend. 
 
 
The waitress did warn us when we ordered about the Chicken being possibly pink inside and that it is cooked and fine to eat, which I am glad she mentioned or I would of freaked out and thought it wasn't cooked haha.
Either way slightly pink it didn't disappoint, and the Mac And Cheese was of course dreamy.
 
 
However I did contemplate going for the chicken and waffles, as to me that's such a strange combination that not every restaurant serves. Maybe I'll try that when we visit Stax, also located in Carnaby Street.
 
 
Would I go again?
 
 
The atmosphere was nice, especially as it was quiet, we got our food with very little wait and the staff were very informative and attentive when we needed them. 
I would probably go again and try something different off the menu, although the menu didn't completely blow me away like I had been in previous restaurants.
 
What I loved the most was the cute little book they give you when you go to pay. 
You can write about your Dirty experience in there, obviously they mean about the restaurant haha. 
But It was so entertaining to read through, with people leaving their numbers and everything. 
Make sure you have a read through before you leave, some of the messages are hilarious.
 

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Cereal Killer Cafe



 


I'm sure many of you will be familiar with The Cereal Killer Café.
 
It hit the news just over a year ago, two twin brothers had opened up a cafe purely serving breakfast items, with more cereals than you could of ever imagined. And plenty more choice than your local supermarket.

Started by two twins the first Cereal Killer Cafe opened in Brick Lane Shoreditch. 
Since the success of the Shoreditch cafe, a Camden location has since opened, which looks a lot bigger and complete with little beds to sit and eat your cereal, how cuteeeee!!! 

The Location
 
The original cereal killer cafe is pretty small, with only two tables upstairs and a long window seat, luckily there is a downstairs complete with all the old fashioned TVs and filled with posters and toys from your childhood. 

We visited on a Sunday around 2.30pm which seemed like the perfect time as even though there was a little line to order there were plenty of tables downstairs to choose from. 
We walked past a bit later and the line was out the door, so expect it to get super busy. 

Ordering takes a while, I would suggest having a look at the menu before you go, as I found the wall with all the toppings and milk on very confusing as there was so much of it and it wasn't laid out in the easiest of ways to read what was what. 
And as for cereal, where do I start, it's just insane. As you can see in the pictures there's so much choice. 

What I went for
 
 
I went for a medium size bowel which meant I could have two different types of cereal in that.
 I'm not sure but maybe with the large you could have three but such a good way to try out lots of different cereals at the same time.
 
I had Lucky Charms and Caramel Popcorn Crunch with Cadbury Flake on the top with banana milk. 
I have got to say choosing was quite overwhelming so if you have to wait in line to order it's ideal to look over what you want. 
 
Along with the cereal I had to try one of the hot chocolates that caught my eye earlier on in the week whilst scrolling through instagram. 
With four to choose from I went for the salted caramel hot chocolate, which was amazinggggg. 
I didn't even know they did these amazing hot chocolates till I saw them on instagram. You have to try one if you go they are next level and make for the perfect food porn pictures. 
 
I'm going to have to go back so many times to try out all the cereals and I am most definitely going to take a visit to the Camden branch.