Shalishah Loves❤: Joe’s Southern Table and Bar

As a self professed lover of all things smothered in cheese  and fried with breadcrumbs, Joe’s Southern Table and Bar is literally home for me. This restaurant is guaranteed love at first bite!

What’s on the Menu?

Dang Good food! I am just going to jump in and say Joe’s hands down serves the best Mac’n’ Cheese I have ever tasted!! Like EVER! I mean not only is it presented like a tempting bowl of heaven, but the taste is second to none. The christening of breadcrumbs on top gives it a beautiful texture and is definitely a filling tasty side.

Trying to not neglect the rest of the menu, Joe’s also perform with their chicken wings and boneless bites, topped with a variety of sauces such as traditional BBQ and Tabasco Honey which are finger lick’n goood!

If you are wanting to get a real taste of america, Joe’s have you covered with their delicious southern classics, including New Orleans Vegetable Gumbo and BBQ Beef Short ribs.

Cocktail O’clock…

Another of my many reasons I like to sit at Joe’s Table is because of their perfectly blended Cocktails! There is so much to choose from, but of course I will guide you through this wilderness!

Joe’s Popcorn Cup

Advised for two people, but who wants to share (kidding …. or am I). Any way this cocktail is perfect for those with a sweet tooth as it includes coconut rum, popcorn (duh) and Vanilla ice cream- as I said, who wants to share!

Watermelon Martini

A beautiful twist on a classic. In reality is what I always order when I come as it has the paradisiac mix of sweetness and alcohol tang ,perfectly  aided by the combination of red vodka, watermelon and lime.

So Folks! Make sure you check out Joe’s Southern Kitchen in Covent Garden you will leave full and happy, I promise!

Shalishah Loves❤ : Crust Bros Pizza

It was after a couple cocktails that I stumbled across this little beauty, in need of something substantial and preferably doughy to get me through the rest of the night!

It was after a couple cocktails that I stumbled across this little beauty, in need of something substantial and preferably doughy to get me through the rest of the night!

This Neapolitan-style  Pizzeria based in Waterloo caters perfectly not just for those pre/post night out cravings but also makes it a brilliant healthy option for those everyday cravings. Sticking to tradition, Crust Bros pizza is cooked in a traditional wood fire oven and topped with fresh combos such as Mozzarella, Sun dried Tomato’s, Spicy Salami and Sweet Peppers ( My personal favourite!).

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You can either choose a Pizza from their quirky named menu  or be creative and design your own- this would allow you to choose from the wide variety of toppings and cheeses which also includes a Vegan option. All Pizza’s are prepared freshly in front of you taking around 15 minutes to cook and prepare.

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If you are looking for a Pizza place  that doesn’t leave you with that guilty feeling or unforgiving belly bloat, then I do recommend Crust Bros- It will be love at first Bite ;).

Feeling Lazy or Anti?

We all get those days – Trust me! But do not worry, Crust Bros also delivers via DeliverRoo and provides a takeaway service, served in tastefully decorated leopard print boxes!

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How I Rate it ?(Out of 10)

  • Menu : 7 – Wide variety and you can not complain if you are able to make your own pizza.
  • Taste: 7 – Very Fresh and just so Yum!
  • Atmosphere : Cosy – Seating is available but on busy days you will feel like one big pizza eating family which, is not necessarily a bad thing.
  • Location 8 – Opposite the station and easy to get to.

Website: http://crustbros.co.uk/

Address :  113 Waterloo Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8UL

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Who ate all the Pizza ?

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Shalishah Loves ❤: Mercato Metropolitano (London)

Trust me when I say if you haven’t visited Mercato Metropolitano (MM) already then plans are needing to be made! Based in Elephant and Castle, this vibrant space allows you to satisfy every craving imaginable from foods around the world.

Dear Fellow Foodies!

Trust me when I say if you haven’t visited Mercato Metropolitano (MM) already then plans are needing to be made! Based in Elephant and Castle, this vibrant space allows you to satisfy every craving imaginable from foods around the world.img_8543.jpg

Highs:

  • Variety: I’d say it is the perfect place to go when your stuck with people who either never know what they want or inconveniently never want what you want- yes we’ve all been there! MM leaves no room for the difficult eater as you can help yourself to Vietnamese, Mexican, Steak and Soul food just to name a few.
  • Atmosphere: There is a definite buzz from the moment you step through those large black doors. You are first met by a pebbled garden where if the English weather is kind, you can enjoy your food of choice and a glass of wine on benches or soft chairs outside. Inside, the MM embraces the food market vibe as sweet aromas greet you and seating is readily available. You can try before you buy your food and wine which adds to the hospitable nature of the venue. IMG_7141
  • Food: Fresh! The MM brands itself on the basic principles being; ‘ small is beautiful’ and  ‘natural is good’ which I feel it embraces perfectly as they focus on what the individual wants. Food is sauced from small scale farmers and then prepared freshly in front of you making it that but sweeter, knowing that your helping to give back. The complex has an onsite bakery, coffee roasters, pizza chefs and gives you the opportunity to learn about food and how to cook like a pro! IMG_2147
  • Drink: After a long week at work its only right that we reward ourselves modestly and the MM aids this process. Housing a large selection of Italian wines with staff on job to help you pick, I have not tasted a bad wine yet! For those non wine lovers, all is not lost as there is a German beer bar and also an outside cocktail bar which would be criminal to miss!

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Overall, the MM is a perfect place to as it caters to everyone’s needs, as the options are endless.  The food is fresh and presentation is definitely insta worthy #FoodIsBae. It is a guaranteed good time out with friends or family and you will leave feeling satisfied.

Shalishah Loves:

Take a trip to the ‘Slow Smoked BBQ’ stand and try there pulled pork fully loaded fries. Tastes even better then it looks.

Website: http://www.mercatometropolitano.co.uk/portfolio/london/

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Enjoy xx

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Shalishah Loves❤️: The Diner (Shoreditch)

Located in the heart of Shoreditch, ‘The Diner’ provides a taste of America without having the hassle of a 8 to 10 hour flight!

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Located in the heart of Shoreditch, ‘The Diner’ provides a taste of America without having the hassle of a 8 to 10 hour flight!

Whats on the Menu? 

A lot! The Diner caters to every sort of craving, from my personal favourite,  All day breakfast which, consists of fluffy  Pancakes with maple syrup (of course), Vegan Benedict & if your super hungry the Lumberjack Breakfast which includes Eggs, pancakes, bacon, syrup and whipped honey butter. Also on the menu are classic Burgers, Hot Dogs and if your feeling  healthy -Salad.

However, what really makes ‘The Diners’ menu stand out is the Blue Plates or what I interpret to be their authentic American dishes and Boy!they are DELICIOUS 😋. Tempting you with mouthwatering MAC & Cheese, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and St.Louis Baby Back Ribs .

To wash it down ‘The Diner’ provides a variety of drinks from your usual standard soft drinks, Beers, Hot drinks and Cocktails to Milkshakes and my personal favourite- Hardshakes! If you are a little baffled by this, hardshakes are basically Milkshakes for Adults, adding that much needed alcohol to a classic milkshake makes it irresistible!7516775616_IMG_2046

 

Recommendations: 

  • Blue berry Pancakes: I am a massive pancake critic simply because I love them so much and know what the perfect pancake should taste like (to me). ‘The Diner’ deliver this perfection with its fluffy texture, sweet balance and the ability to take me back to San Francisco where I first tried blubbery pancakes. All the pancake choices are amazing and if in limbo on what to choose staff are usually pretty happy to mix and match for you !
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken: Even writing about it makes me hungry! This plate of food is the perfect combination of sweet and savoury and I know many do not understand how chicken and waffles go together but people.. It just does! Waffles taste amazing, iHop lovers eat your heart out. Chicken is seasoned and juicy and when smothered in Bacon Gravy you have yourself a little piece of heaven. You can thank me later!
  • The Kraken ( HardShake): Basically  banana milkshake with so much more star power. I must admit it is a bit on the sweet side but the balance of the Kraken Rum makes it a easy shake to sip and Enjoy!

Overall…

A great place for having a temporary but satisfying taste of America. Staff are very friendly and menu is reasonably priced

Details:

Menu http://goodlifediner.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Main_Menu_Spreads.pdf

Address: 128-130 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3AQ

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