On my way to Hampton Court the other day I stumbled on this beauty. The ‘Rock N Sole’ fish and chip shop and it really made me giggle… so much so I had to stop the car on a busy road and take some pictures.
The name ‘Rock N Sole’ and idea of the Elvis style fish its a stoke of creative genius. Its a shame the design couldn’t have been pushed harder to make something truely amazing.
The idea did rock my sole but the design left me wishing for a little more!
I didn’t get chance to eat there as it was closed! Maybe next time ‘Rock N Sole’… Keep Rocking!
I had 30 minutes to kill after doing some speed shopping and I was in need of a relaxing coffee so I popped into a little independent cafe today in Rugby, Delish.
It’s never really been on my radar but was pleasantly surprised. They served a great range of homemade food such as quiches, fish cakes, hearty salads and a fab cake selection, you can even purchase homemade breads to take away.
The design of the interiors, layout and atmoshpere was what stood out for me. It was nice and chilled yet with modern twists and a place I could spend an Saturday afternoon reading a book or writing this blog!
But what I got really excited about, sad but true, was the use
of the syrup tins for sugar pots …cute!
I will go back and try out their dishes so watch this space. Oh and I nearly forgot, the coffee was Delish.
Contact details: 11a Bank St, Rugby CV21 2QE
There website seems to be down at the mo so keep trying: www.de-lish.co
I can’t actually work out wether this is a stroke of genius or time for a rebrand. Dirty Bird food company are now defending its controversial new logo after customers complained about its phallic design.
The food company has also produced saucy giant posters telling customers to “Touch My Thigh” and “Touch My Breast”.
My only initial concern was children’s thoughts but to honest I think all the cleaver innuendoes will go straight above there heads and Dirty Birds actual food is getting really good comments. A review tweeted by Michelin star chef Stephen Terry who obviously supports there food called it ‘top notch tucker’.
Dirty Bird told Metro.co.uk: ‘The identity is based on the lowercase initials ‘d’ and ‘b’ of Dirty Bird. The loops forming the wings, then linked together at the top to form the shape of a rooster. To some, it could look phallic, but that wasn’t the intention when we started the design process.’
Visit logo designer Mark James’ website to see his other works of art.
So I say well done Mark James, good luck Dirty Bird and enjoy the PR circus, they say there is no bad press!
Keep cock-a-doodle-doing!!! (sorry just couldn’t resist it)
Franks Hamburger House, Northampton is deserving of its of one of my first burger blog posts as it delivers a cracking veggie burger experience (meat and fish options available).
The home made falafel burger was served in a fresh Ciabatta bun with salad and I added the toppings mushrooms and grilled halloumi – delicious. They’ve got bottomless (yes, bottomless I hear you say) salted fries as well – but its unlikely you’ll order more as the burger is huge and you’re not left hungry!
Franks Hamburger House, opened in 2012 and have a sister restaurant Franks Steakhouse House and I think they’ve nailed it with their restaurant concepts; they are chilled, modern and serve great fresh food with a good atmosphere.