Tag Archives: beer

The Cuban

Everyone seems to be caught up and in the romance and drama of the football World Cup at the moment, and I must confess that I too feel pangs of excitement. Not because of the spectacle you understand (there are too many goals – what happened to the art of defending?), but because I know […]

Thai And Laos Street Food

Like Kate Adie in Iraq or John Simpson in Iraq, your fearless correspondent isn’t afraid of going into the war-torn devastation of untamed, uncivilised desolation. Can you point out any other food critic that would risk life and limb to go to East London for their readers? And I am a food critic, not a […]

El Rincon Quiteño

I keep it to myself, so you probably don’t know, but I’m fairly awesome. Well, very awesome. Let’s agree on awesomely awesome. I nurse the birds I break back to health. I help little old ladies into busy roads. And I’ve kicked virtually no puppies this financial year. You get the picture. So when a […]

I think I’m Eating Japanese, I Really Think So

Writing a single blog post about the cuisine of Japan is as pointless as sending in pictures for Tony Hart’s “The Gallery.” For years I’ve been sending my efforts in, week after week, but he never puts them up. I’ve just accepted the fact now and so I started trying to just shock him to […]

Prosperity Restaurant

Prosperity Restaurant (http://www.prosperity-london.co.uk) was converted from a café/Ukrainian deli to a restaurant last month so we got the impression that feedback was appreciated when we were done. Here is the feedback: Yummy! Mrs Del Monte and I met Stan and Knockers there relatively early and it was yet to get busy. It seemed awfully quiet […]

Lahore Mongering

Monumental news everyone: I may have developed a sneaking sliver of admiration for Hipsters. I have for years maintained that the best thing about beards is that I can continue to enjoy meals long after other people have forgotten about them. This is due to the residual aroma, flavour, and, yes, sometimes matter from the […]

Karavas Restaurant

I’m never one to shy away from political conflicts, principally because I’m religiously uninformed about current events and I’m prone to the frequent blunder. Not only do I mention the war, I go on about it at length and curse the day that Hilter teamed up with Voldemort to concoct their dastardly scheme to, I’m […]