Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Salmon & Ball pub

Live blogging from an historic Bethnal Green pub on Boxing Day, during a football match.

There are no restaurants open tonight, but we've got cold ale, packets of crisps, and one another.

Maybe the donner kebab joint will still be open when we hit the street.

UPDATE: yes, the donner kebab joint was open. We got two dinners - a piece of pita bread topped with fried potatoes (chips), then a generous helping of thin slices of preformed lamb meat (donner, or what we call gyros in the US), topped with shredded cabbage and onions - and two pepperoncini!

hot sauce on the left, ketchup on the right
 The counterman asked if we wanted it spicy, and we said yes. The slices of meat were infused with chilli! Then, we got a little pot each of ketchup and a deceptively creamy-looking hot sauce. The hot sauce was seriously nuclear!

This was our Boxing Day dinner - and we were glad for it!


cactus petunia said...

Didn't someone famous once say, " a glass of ale, a bag of crisps, and thou" ? Happy Boxing Day to all!

Glennis said...

Oh, right, that was that Omar Khayam bloke - didn't he play for Arsenal?