On to edition four of Q & Eats and I combined it with a day out in Greenwich with Kelly from FlatEleven Blog (I will ask her where the name comes fro one day), and one of my besties Maddy. We did a couple of Markets, giggled at the name Mud Chute, and as if that wasn’t great enough I found The Clash Live 1977 on vinyl for £4. Yes The Clash are the greatest band ever, and Strummer the greatest poet since Shakespeare.
Anyway I digress, we are here to discuss the food, well it is fair to say we had differing opinions, and rather than steal Kelly’s thunder, you can read her food review in her lifestyle post here. We went to GBK as it had tables and was close by, I wish I’d walked further on to be honest. My veggie burger was poorly made and fell to bits, wasn’t particularly hot and if I hadn’t been so hungry after missing breakfast would have been set back.
Also a pet peeve of mine happened, staff clearing a table while you are still eating. It is somewhat rude I think to start removing plates early unless they are in the way. I know it is London, and I know turnaround on tables is needed, but it wasn’t even busy. I’d also point out that the glasses & water bottle were past their best, I like authentic, I do not like worn out and dirty looking.
There is a GBK near where I live and the experience there is vastly different, but the Greenwich one is a place I wouldn’t return to.
That said we had a great day out, Greenwich is a lovely place, and my adventure chums are some of the most fun around.
Maddy said . . .
Soft, juicy, almost everything you’d want from a burger but it just feels to clean. If you want to eat something decent – a little bit juicy, a little bit sweet, a little bit tangy – then it’s a great pit stop. But if you a real burger with meat that tastes like it deserves to, then you won’t find it here. Super thin fries are fun and crunchy but insubstantial. Nutella milkshakes are heaven. Don’t go there for something special, but if you’re nowhere near Meat Market and can’t be bothered with Byrons, it’s a useful pit stop.
So anyway, on with the questions, our first double edition and what Maddy & Kelly had to say . . .
M – Elie Saab
K – Rag & Bone
Neoprene, Neo Right, or Neo Wrong
K – What is it? (Kelly used to live in the US, where this god awful trend was avoided)
Heels or Flats
M – Flats
K – Boots
Dress to impress or casual
M – Casual
K – Casual
Print Or Plain
M – Print
K – Plain
Best Thing you bought
M – Uniqlo Jeans
K – My Steve Madden Boots
Can a t-shirt save the world
M – Yes
K – Yes
One idea to change the world
M – Everyone needs a sense of humour
K – Don’t spend money you don’t have
Saying you live by
M – Don’t leave today’s job for tomorrow
K – We all make our own choices
Best Super Hero
M- Dr Who
Questions Just For Kelly
Top tip for bloggers
K – Be yourself, but spellcheck
What are the current trends
K – Plaid
One item you would love to have in your new home
K – Wine fridge or a fancy coffee machine
Which bit of American life do you wish you had here
K – Tim Horton Coffee
Which bit of UK life do you wish you had in the US
K – The fashion
Is US Vogue the best
K – I don’t know, (To be fair Kelly hadn’t read many UK magazines yet due to only moving a month before)
Where serves the best coffee
K – I do, or Waitrose, and its free
Questions Just For Maddy
Best Turkish Food
M – Anything Grandma makes, Iskender, Cop Sis etc
You are involved with music, is a kazoo worth playing
M – Always
Best Dr Who
M – Matt Smith or Tom Baker (this is supposed to be quick fire, Maddy listed every Dr at least twice)
You are from the South West, which is the better career option, Pirate or Farmer
M – Pirate
Did Han shoot first?
M – Yes
Are older Turkish women the most fantastically glam women who ever lived, and do you plan to be one?
M – Yes
If you had to grant me one wish what would it be
M – Gisele (OK this obsession might be getting out of hand if everyone knows about it)
Back To Questions For Both
Mayo or Ketchup
M – Ketchup
K – Ketchup
Song that always gets you dancing
M – Home, Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zero
K – Anything by Queen
Should scrappy doo be tasered
M – No
K – No
M – Full Turkish Breakfast, Grandmas Marmalade, Pancakes, (and I presume after all of that a couple of Rennies)
K – Pot of coffee & Greek Yoghurt
M – Animal
K – Miss Piggy
Who would be your celeb parents
M – Cate Blachett & Joss Weedon
K – Michael Caine & Victoria Beckham
M – On The Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan
K – Youer Than You by Dr Seuss (After I recited it as an example, in such moments I’m glad to share)
Mayor for a day what do you do
M – Pedestrianise Central London
K – Make it illegal to stp in the middle of the street
What book should FW followers read
M – Down & Out In Paris & London by George Orwell (an argument ensued at this point over Orwell v Isherwood)
K – The Book Thief
One piece of advice for the reader
M – Read lots and widely
K – Do one positive thing every day
Those poems are . . .
On The Ning Nang Nong
On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There’s a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang
And you just can’t catch ’em when they do!
So its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
Trees go ping
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang
What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!
Youer Than You By Dr Seuss
Today You are You, that is truer than true, There is no one alive who is youer than you.