..been sucked into "you gotta eat here" (canadian show) of late, quite lot like "man vs food" (US show) but without the stupidity/hype.
Don't get me wrong, they both show some amazing looking food, which is my point of this post.
Do we actually have anywhere in the UK, that does tasty (doesn't have to be healthy, neither of these shows do much in the way of healthy food) and 'original' food without costing a fortune (IE "the fat duck")?
I'm not talking about a good/great "chip shop" or "gourmet burger bar" but some-where that comes up with original ideas for the menu.
We have some very good restaurants and pubs locally, but it's always the same stuff.. steak & ale pie, sausage & mash, beer battered fish & chips, etc.... nothing 'original'. Even good takeaways simply sell exactly the same 'menu' as the rubbish takeaway....
Mentioned this to my g/f & she reckons it cause we accept crap too easily. Is she wrong? Are we all Maccy D addicts*, happy to accept mediocre rubbish food? Or are we too scared to try new stuff?
*Hey I actually like a Maccy D's, but maybe once a year
PS: If anything I cook more stuff at home now that ever, due to the "same old same old" stuff being served... Decided I need a smoker now!