Wednesday, February 24
I'M WICKED AND I'M LAAAAZYYY
Well duh...this clearly isn't a revelation, in fact from memory this is a regular occurrence, but fuck me if I don't have a fabulous life that deserves to be lived and can't always be paused so I can write down stuff on here...also, my computer chair is a bitch. The kind of bitch that presses my meaty, rugby thighs together, which in turn pushes into my nuts, which means I slouch so I can spread my legs a bit, which in turn means I start to hurt my back. It's a vicious circle of pain I'm dealing with here clearly. So that is one of my excuses and I'm not only sticking with it, I'm rubbing it into your face as well by spelling it out in way too much detail.
Anyway I thought I'd reveal one of the obsessions I'm currently using to fill a small gap in my week. I've become so obsessed with a local restaurant that I'm now the proud owner of a permanent booking every Thursday night. Yeah I said it, a permanent booking...which means each and every Thursday I can be found sitting at what has turned out to be my personal table with a collection of lovely friends. Fortunately my life isn't likely to inspire a hit of any kind so I feel pretty safe being in one location, once a week at 8.30pm. I'm also usually surrounded by 5 of my lovely friends, so I could always sacrifice one of them as a shield, should the need arise, though it shouldn't.
So no doubt you're wondering, how is it possible to love a place so much that you can factor in being there each and every week, with 5 friends in tow, regardless of what might arise. Well to date, it's worked a treat, in fact I've been there once a week for roughly 5 weeks now...if memory serves me correctly, which generally it doesn't, so do with that what you will. My only stress of late seems to be, can I invite enough friends to fill out all the chairs. I feel like keeping the name of the venue to myself, as since the Age ran a review of it, you need to have a booking to ensure you can sit down and order on arrival and whilst I only have 4 followers, you never know who's reading these things so I'm keeping my lips zipped.
It's safe to say its a few blocks up the street, it creates Asian inspired food with a funky, slightly bent twist. For instance they serve a 5 spice chicken with oriental spices, it's like KFC but if it was created in China not Kentucky. There's a pork stir-fry that contains pork belly that's been roasted till it crackles, so you get the chewy crunch as well as the deep, smooth curry sauce it swims in. Mmmmm my fingers are drooling just typing this, which in hindsight, is probably an affliction I should have medically treated, but you get the idea. Anyway, there's much more that can be added to that list, but I think the resounding beauty of such an arrangement is that each week I get to enjoy top quality food, surrounded by top quality people. The roster of guests always changes too, although there's regulars in the mix now too. They also revel in the inclusion of new guests who sit down to a meal that blows their minds and they get to shake their heads and go...
"I know right"
It's a rewarding gathering that arrives every week so why the hell wouldn't I go out of my way to find time to do it each week. Let's face it, you are jealous aren't you...maybe your invite will come one day and you can join us at the round table of weekly delights...maybe.