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Checkpoint Charleski

Nearly four months since my last post. I expect you’d rather given up. And not just given up on this blog, but probably life, happiness, the love of a good woman or a dirty man. Who wouldn’t forgive you? Well me. You unfaithful, godless curs. You may send me used tramp underwear or tasteful selfies […]

Mugi

People know me to be quite tough. I have a bit of a reputation. Let’s just say tramps don’t want to mess with me in GTA V because I’m quite handy with a golf club. And Nazis/innocent bystanders don’t mess with me in Call of Duty. And Princess Peach doesn’t mess with me in Mario […]

Riviera Bistro

Riviera Bistro Riviera Bistro is the sort of place that I could become positively evangelical about. I could go on about supporting local trade and foregoing franchise restaurants. But if you want that fart-sniffing Guardianista crap then go and read the Telegraph or whatever. I’m here for hard truth, excoriating wit and helpful directions. But […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vine Leaves Taverna

God I adore Xmas. The cherubic singing of carols, hot mince pies straight from the oven, good cheer to all and a smile in the heart of every true Englishman. False. These are of course lies. I really enjoy the excellent TV, room temperature mince pies and mandatory vacation days. Children ruin Christmas for everyone […]

Tramp’s Wish

I’ve railed against “Street Food” before. London is now rank with “Street Food” venues and it’s now a corporatised commodity, with specialised marketing outfits stamping them out as fast as they can get revenue for them. My main beef with “Street Food” restaurants are that they are invariably inside and most dishes are over £10. […]

I’m Back: The Del Montemoon: Part Deux: Ecuador

What we all assume about Ecuador is no longer true. While everyone’s ringtone, car alarm, door bell, fog horn and smoke detector issues the timeless tune Ecuador by Sash!, they no longer all hum it under their breath while they go about their daily business. Pity. There are some nice places to eat in Ecuador, […]

Cottons

There are approximately 1,000,000 islands in the Caribbean (fact) all of which are distinct nations and so it’s going to be a real pain in the gland to try to find a restaurant for each one in London. Nearly all Caribbean restaurants are listed as Caribbean, not any specific country. Plus, there are strong similarities […]

Peckham Bazaar

Me and Mrs Del Monte undertook a pilgrimage to the home of Desmond’s and to meet up with my chum Span, B-Money and Lil Mo. Peckham Bazaar (http://peckhambazaar.tumblr.com/) is running for a few weekends over the summer at Frog on the Green (more dates), serving Balkan-inspired grilled stuff. Though it can’t be categorised easily as […]