Tuesday, 3 June 2008

grim food....


FIRST of all, I'm sorry I haven't been posting for a while. I've been in a bit of a trough - nothing serious, just a bit out of sorts. I should have posted a notice - I am sorry I didn't do this, it was rude of me. And sorry to have caused any concern - I've been fine - definitely not buried in the allotment! (though maybe this is just what our asparagus crop needs). I'm still taking pictures but am feeling a bit up-to-my-eyes at present so I'm not sure if I'm going to continue on with this for much longer - I'll see how I get on over the next week or so.
Anyhow, God help our tourists if this is what is on offer. The first photo was taken outside a popular local cafe a few weeks ago - I can't imagine how any tourists are going to be attracted by this sort of menu - I thought this was the sort of depressing stuff only the Irish ate. (Can you imagine an Italian tourist sitting down to mince beef pie & chips?).
The second photo was taken in a cafe in Enniskillen last week - sadly I didn't try the special toastie of tuna/banana/redcurrent&cheese - so I can only begin to imagine what it tastes like... In this cafe we were charged £12 for two (soggy from the microwave) sausage rolls, 2 very tiny bottles of (warm) water, a cup of tea and a teeny little pie. Last summer in Rome we paid 5 euro for two gorgeous coffees, a freshly squeezed orange juice and 3 wonderful croissants. I know there is some wonderful food available in NI - a lot of very good restaurants have opened over the last few years, but most of our cafes have a really long way to go.




9 comments:

dr. adder said...

hi blue' great to see you back again. we were getting a bit concerned - thought you might have given up blogging for good. know how you feel - sometimes think 'aww to hell with this' but then you don't have to post every day. maybe I'm being a bit selfish here because I enjoy your blog so much but if you decide to drop it let's have a big farewell party. (or something) but please keep making the odd post (c:

I find it hard to believe the top sign is from Delaneys - they used to be one of the better fast food cafes/restaurants in Belfast with a good choice of dishes. How the mighty have fallen.

dr. adder said...

asparagus! no less - that's a bit lah dee dah. of course it's also supposed to be an aphrodisiac (c:

ptowngirl said...

Tuna/banana/redcurrent&cheese -- oh boy, now that's an unusual grouping!

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d@\/ e said...

Welcome Back!I'm looking forward to more pics.

angela said...

Yes there are some very strange choices there...maybe I'll just pass...
Angela

Perpetual Procrastinator said...
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Perpetual Procrastinator said...

I'm always more disturbed by the misplaced apostrophes in signs like that. Sandwiche(?)'s what? Pepper's what? And what is with the e on sandwich? Aaaaaaa!!!!

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Anonymous said...

Mate - you want to get a life. I have spent the last few years road- touring the USA and I can assure you I have had to contend with similar BLAND and UNINSPIRING menus in the 'promised land'. So come on, come into the real world, P-P-PLEASE!