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Friday, July 11, 2008

On The Menu

Taking a Break
Photo by myself, on the Upper West Side.

It must get very hot in the the kitchens, where cooks often work over an open flame.


Hard to believe it's the end of another week. Phew!

I'm having a hard time posting tonight, suffering from an intense bout of food coma.

Mark and I ordered food from a British restaurant in Brooklyn, called The Chip Shop.

They have all sorts of things with 'mash', and other things with chips. Every order automatically comes with a little bag of salt, pepper, utensils and vinegar.

Mark had something called a 'Meaty Mac' tonight (mac, cheese and ground meat in a tin, atop a big bunch of green peas), while I had the chicken curry and mash (an odd curry with mashed potatoes.

Oh dear, pass the Rolaids!

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Mab said...

Hi Kitty, doesn't sound like very good British food to me, Iv'e never had anything like a meaty mac before in my life, what you need is a good portion of "cod & chips". :)

Kitty said...

That sounds wonderful. On another occasion, though, we did have toast and beans, which was rather exotic.

I'll look for cod and chips on the menu next time.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a once-in-a-while treat!

We stumbled into an expat-run fish-and-chips joint in Rehoboth Beach, Del., that was out of this world! Normally, I don't eat fried food, but this was just heavenly. Something different, I guess.

BrianC said...

Have you tried A-Salt-&-Batter-y on Greenwich Ave.? It's run by the same couple that started Tea and Sympathy. Great fish & chips, and other English "delicacies" guaranteed to please - and make you pray for the Rolaids later. But worth it!

Mab said...

Hi again Kitty, can I just ask what are Rolaids are they like indigestion tablets or something?
Mab :0)

fishwithoutbicycle said...

I haven't made it to the chip shop, but a 'meaty mac' is definitely not British. I agree with Mab, cod and chips would have been the way to go ;-) I've tried the fish and chips at 'A Salt & Battery' in the W Village. They were good, if pricey!!

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

Great photo, Kitty. It's guys like him who keep restaurants--and indeed, the whole city--running.

Ken Mac said...

Great B&W and detail. What camera did you use?

Mom Knows Everything said...

What a great picture! I can't eat curry, it doesn't agree with my stomach.

Kitty said...

Hi Spandrel
I love how these places have managed to figure out a way to keep the chips crisp. Love it.

Hi Brian
I've walked by that place many times and love the storefront, but have never gone in. The signage is great.

Now I have reason to go.

Hi Mab
Yes, the Rolaids are for indigestion or upset stomach, lol.

after my gallbladder removal, my stomach has become less iron clad. Which is probably a good thing.

Hi Fish
yeah, I'd think anything with cheesy pasta would be American. It was delish.
We will have to try out this fish/chips animal. I am curious!

Hi Terry B
Hats off to the cooks. It sounds like a rough trade and life. Long hours, hot and macho. Not for moi.

Hi Ken Mac
I walked by with my Canon G5. I happened to be extremely lucky.

I love my Canon G5. It's a 'point and shoot' camera, but the lens is quite good. I have a Canon 40D as well, but it's large and not so great for the candids.

Hi Tammy
There are so many kinds of curry, this was a little different.

Curry, it is not for everyone.

Kizz said...

I love the Chip Shop. It's delish!