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(The Scottish Sun)   Brit boozer pub in Bristol has a Sunday roast dinner that is so popular there's a three year waiting list to get seated. Good thing it's only £9.95 as you'd spend a lot of money on booze waiting that long   (thescottishsun.co.uk) divider line
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2020-10-20 9:28:42 AM  
So one pommy pub serves decent food?
 
2020-10-20 9:40:21 AM  
Places or organizations that tout their waiting list are always suspect
See: The Washington Football Team, formally the Racists (team has sucked for over 20 years)
Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine  (We serve you what we feel like. Tough shiat if you don't like it)
 
2020-10-20 10:20:41 AM  
How farking hard is it to stick a chunk of beef and some mixed vegetables in the oven?  It's ridiculously straightforward meal.  No finicky sauce to make, no marinating in advance, only a single application of heat.  Rub salt and pepper and garlic on the meat, chop the vegetables up and toss them in oil, salt, and pepper.  Put everything on a sheet pan.  Cook.  Even Yorkshire puddings are pretty damned simple.

It's a "traditional" Sunday roast dinner because everybody did it.  So what if you're only cooking for one or two, instead of five or six.  Get a smaller cut of meat and reduce the cooking time, or have some leftovers.
 
151 [TotalFark]
2020-10-20 11:19:22 AM  

FrancoFile: How farking hard is it to stick a chunk of beef and some mixed vegetables in the oven?  It's ridiculously straightforward meal.  No finicky sauce to make, no marinating in advance, only a single application of heat.  Rub salt and pepper and garlic on the meat, chop the vegetables up and toss them in oil, salt, and pepper.  Put everything on a sheet pan.  Cook.  Even Yorkshire puddings are pretty damned simple.

It's a "traditional" Sunday roast dinner because everybody did it.  So what if you're only cooking for one or two, instead of five or six.  Get a smaller cut of meat and reduce the cooking time, or have some leftovers.


What you're saying would result in a pretty bland roast. Doing something with robust and hearty flavor would take more ingredients and literally minutes more time. Clearly you can understand this story now.
 
2020-10-20 11:21:17 AM  

151: FrancoFile: How farking hard is it to stick a chunk of beef and some mixed vegetables in the oven?  It's ridiculously straightforward meal.  No finicky sauce to make, no marinating in advance, only a single application of heat.  Rub salt and pepper and garlic on the meat, chop the vegetables up and toss them in oil, salt, and pepper.  Put everything on a sheet pan.  Cook.  Even Yorkshire puddings are pretty damned simple.

It's a "traditional" Sunday roast dinner because everybody did it.  So what if you're only cooking for one or two, instead of five or six.  Get a smaller cut of meat and reduce the cooking time, or have some leftovers.

What you're saying would result in a pretty bland roast. Doing something with robust and hearty flavor would take more ingredients and literally minutes more time. Clearly you can understand this story now.



I didn't want to confuse anybody by talking about herbes de provençe or deglazing the pan.  Baby steps, baby steps.
 
2020-10-20 11:54:48 AM  

SPARC Pile: Places or organizations that tout their waiting list are always suspect
See: The Washington Football Team, formally the Racists (team has sucked for over 20 years)
Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine  (We serve you what we feel like. Tough shiat if you don't like it)


Not that I'm a fan, but when has the Redskins Washington Football Team released a publicity that "touts" their wait list?  Or said much about it, really?

It's not something I'd talk about publicly.

Now, reporters can probably report on this and that's fine but what have they officially said?
 
2020-10-20 12:10:50 PM  
I'll just leave this here.

Roast Beef Over an Open Fire!
 
2020-10-20 12:15:00 PM  

ski9600: SPARC Pile: Places or organizations that tout their waiting list are always suspect
See: The Washington Football Team, formally the Racists (team has sucked for over 20 years)
Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine  (We serve you what we feel like. Tough shiat if you don't like it)

Not that I'm a fan, but when has the Redskins Washington Football Team released a publicity that "touts" their wait list?  Or said much about it, really?

It's not something I'd talk about publicly.

Now, reporters can probably report on this and that's fine but what have they officially said?

Their PR flaks would tout how long their waiting list was over the years starting back in the 60s. When Synder took it over, they beat that drum until the head broke.
They finally dropped the charade in 2018.
https://deadspin.com/the-sad-history-​o​f-the-skins-bogus-season-ticket-waitin​-1826841550
 
2020-10-20 12:22:26 PM  

SPARC Pile: ski9600: SPARC Pile: Places or organizations that tout their waiting list are always suspect
See: The Washington Football Team, formally the Racists (team has sucked for over 20 years)
Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine  (We serve you what we feel like. Tough shiat if you don't like it)

Not that I'm a fan, but when has the Redskins Washington Football Team released a publicity that "touts" their wait list?  Or said much about it, really?

It's not something I'd talk about publicly.

Now, reporters can probably report on this and that's fine but what have they officially said?
Their PR flaks would tout how long their waiting list was over the years starting back in the 60s. When Synder took it over, they beat that drum until the head broke.
They finally dropped the charade in 2018.
https://deadspin.com/the-sad-history-o​f-the-skins-bogus-season-ticket-waitin​-1826841550


Huh, thanks!  If that's the way NFL owners behave, I'm surprised that they didn't want Donald J. Trump (the impeached) to be an owner.
 
2020-10-20 12:37:23 PM  
ski9600:
Huh, thanks!  If that's the way NFL owners behave, I'm surprised that they didn't want Donald J. Trump (the impeached) to be an owner.
As I recall, there were a few reasons why the NFL owners didn't want him.
1. They demand that a owner have a steady cash flow and/or massive amounts of wealth. They don't want any NFL team to fold since that could hurt the brand. If I remember correctly, the NFL requires that you a full forensic accounting review of investors to ensure that they will be able to support a team if it is not profitable.

2. Trump really pissed off the NFL with the anti-trust suit back in the 80s with the USFL. If he hadn't pulled that stunt with moving the USFL to fall and filing the suit, the owners would have been much more friendly towards him.

3. Owners can't be a distraction to the product. Rush Limbaugh was rejected due to this reason when he was trying to put up a bid for a team.
 
2020-10-20 12:49:49 PM  

FrancoFile: How farking hard is it to stick a chunk of beef and some mixed vegetables in the oven?  It's ridiculously straightforward meal.  No finicky sauce to make, no marinating in advance, only a single application of heat.  Rub salt and pepper and garlic on the meat, chop the vegetables up and toss them in oil, salt, and pepper.  Put everything on a sheet pan.  Cook.  Even Yorkshire puddings are pretty damned simple.

It's a "traditional" Sunday roast dinner because everybody did it.  So what if you're only cooking for one or two, instead of five or six.  Get a smaller cut of meat and reduce the cooking time, or have some leftovers.


Turning the leftovers into stew is the best part of making the roast.
 
2020-10-20 1:15:01 PM  
while landlord Sam Gregory often catches and serves up locally sourced deer and rabbit.

Is this just poorly worded or is he going out and hunting these things himself? Is that legal there?
 
2020-10-20 1:20:55 PM  
Three years for farking British food?!?!?!?
 
2020-10-20 1:22:25 PM  

FrancoFile: How farking hard is it to stick a chunk of beef and some mixed vegetables in the oven?  It's ridiculously straightforward meal.  No finicky sauce to make, no marinating in advance, only a single application of heat.  Rub salt and pepper and garlic on the meat, chop the vegetables up and toss them in oil, salt, and pepper.  Put everything on a sheet pan.  Cook.  Even Yorkshire puddings are pretty damned simple.

It's a "traditional" Sunday roast dinner because everybody did it.  So what if you're only cooking for one or two, instead of five or six.  Get a smaller cut of meat and reduce the cooking time, or have some leftovers.


*shrugs* It's cheap and the restaurant only has 7 tables that are booked for Sunday dinners till April 2023... They're probably all regulars who live nearby that would be eating there on Sunday evenings regardless of reservations.  When I was a kid we went to one of mostly two restaurants every Friday simply to give my mom a break from cooking.

Roasts aren't hard to cook well, but the difference between a good roast and a great roast is in the quality of the ingredients, which according to the article this pub takes seriously.  But again, at £9.95 a plate... it's probably not about the high quality of the food so much as the convenience of being waited on.
 
2020-10-20 5:26:27 PM  
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2020-10-20 7:21:59 PM  

abhorrent1: while landlord Sam Gregory often catches and serves up locally sourced deer and rabbit.

Is this just poorly worded or is he going out and hunting these things himself? Is that legal there?


Sure. I think most of the stalking my brother does is probably culling for population control, but I think a large part of it is with shooting parties. There are appropriate seasons for various regions of the UK for the species of deer we have, but, I mean, where do you think venison comes from?
 
2020-10-20 11:09:06 PM  

iron de havilland: abhorrent1: while landlord Sam Gregory often catches and serves up locally sourced deer and rabbit.

Is this just poorly worded or is he going out and hunting these things himself? Is that legal there?

Sure. I think most of the stalking my brother does is probably culling for population control, but I think a large part of it is with shooting parties. There are appropriate seasons for various regions of the UK for the species of deer we have, but, I mean, where do you think venison comes from?


Well I know where it comes from but at least here in the US, a restaurant owner can't just go out and shoot wild game and sell it at their restaurant. It's a food safety issue.
 
2020-10-20 11:17:00 PM  

abhorrent1: iron de havilland: abhorrent1: while landlord Sam Gregory often catches and serves up locally sourced deer and rabbit.

Is this just poorly worded or is he going out and hunting these things himself? Is that legal there?

Sure. I think most of the stalking my brother does is probably culling for population control, but I think a large part of it is with shooting parties. There are appropriate seasons for various regions of the UK for the species of deer we have, but, I mean, where do you think venison comes from?

Well I know where it comes from but at least here in the US, a restaurant owner can't just go out and shoot wild game and sell it at their restaurant. It's a food safety issue.


So only farmed venison ends up at US restaurants?

/Pretty sure my bro has at least a couple of deer carcasses available at any time, and butchers will dress them in exchange for some of the most prime cuts.
 
2020-10-20 11:51:51 PM  

iron de havilland: abhorrent1: iron de havilland: abhorrent1: while landlord Sam Gregory often catches and serves up locally sourced deer and rabbit.

Is this just poorly worded or is he going out and hunting these things himself? Is that legal there?

Sure. I think most of the stalking my brother does is probably culling for population control, but I think a large part of it is with shooting parties. There are appropriate seasons for various regions of the UK for the species of deer we have, but, I mean, where do you think venison comes from?

Well I know where it comes from but at least here in the US, a restaurant owner can't just go out and shoot wild game and sell it at their restaurant. It's a food safety issue.

So only farmed venison ends up at US restaurants?

/Pretty sure my bro has at least a couple of deer carcasses available at any time, and butchers will dress them in exchange for some of the most prime cuts.


I think it has to be processed by a butcher who has gone through the hoops to be able to sell to the general public, rather than to just the one who shot it.  So lots of licenses, inspections, etc.  We have a butcher here that does all kinds of specialty meat that I know some of which isn't farmed, and their products make it into a few restaurants. But I don't know how they got to that point.
 
2020-10-21 2:33:45 AM  
Boozer pub? Guess I should go to the atm machine using my pin number first to get a tenner to pay.

There's a three year waiting list for my wife's roasts too. Though this is due to apathy rather than demand.

/I make the roasts in my house
//Left over roast meat sarnies the next day ftw
///why must there be three?
 
amb [TotalFark]
2020-10-21 4:26:23 PM  
I think I should make a reservation now. I haven't been back to England since I spent a year of uni there. April is a great time too. Go have this roast dinner, then next day head up to the Lake District to see the daffodils. Article says the 3 coarse dinner is £14.95 though. I think the £9.95 version is just the main coarse.

I need to learn how to make Yorkshire pudding. Got invited to a friend's home in Derby when I was there. His mother made a nice roast dinner with those giant Yorkshire puddings. Went to a football match, played some golf. Nice little weekend trip.
 
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