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11. Posted by DAOonVT (Full Member 2584 posts) 27w 1 Star this if you like it!

We have a Taco Bell in Leeds. When it opened I went every day for a week.

12. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 268 posts) 27w Star this if you like it!

Quoting DAOonVT

We have a Taco Bell in Leeds. When it opened I went every day for a week.

I may have searched 'knowing me' but, I don't think there's a Taco Bell in Whitby... Yet.

But that's good to know for Leeds, I saw on YouTube after I saw and found my one, that Manchester has one.

No one told me, I was just walking along, and there it was, open and with people walking inside.
I even had to ask the staff who served me at the till/cash register how long they'd been open, apparently it opened at the end of 2018 there, but, no one told me; that was a good find.

There's a Chipotle I used to know in Soho, City of Westminister, always open, and I had a night job there too at one point, but it's a side of Soho sort of around the corner on Carnaby Street and Charring Cross Road, at that junction there, there's a Chipolte, but it never interested me, so I actually haven't tried it, but I had a Chipoltle, but then, TBH, I also had Chinatown with all of the all you can eat buffets and foods going AND, this one Italian place in Chinatown too doing it's own all you can eat buffet on pasta dishes to compete in/serve the all you can eat culture there - Prices are different depending on what night of the week, and there are options, and, before the pandemic, you'd judge the queue to get to the food (sometimes it'll be outside) and the price of the night on which place to eat at.
Taco Bell on the other hand, I only had to see it and see it was open and I went inside to eat.
I always wished Soho had a Taco Bell.

I mean, it used to, back in the day, but it went, which is no good to me as it was before my day lol, but, knowing Croydon has it and they deliver to my house, :), is all I can say.
I am blessed.

ZOMG! This trip down memory lane of what to eat where has me remembering Soho.
Soho used to be so fun, and I'm glad that when I left, was also when it died, changed.
So me and Soho have our fond memories, and I am blessed for those.

My favourite, favourite, favourite (one of my favourite places to eat in Soho) was/is this German place on Old Compton Street in the heart of the jewel that was Soho (RIP Soho);

Herman Ze German.

That's where I had sauerkraut and bratwurst and bockwurst Fritz-Cola for the first time.
That place is Amazing.

I believe there's another one by Charring Cross and Embankment stations (Heaven Night Club and where Benjamin Franklin's only house to survive is, I forget the name of that street Benjamin Franklin's House is, but, I once ran to it from Croydon on 4th of July since it was near my job in Soho and went to work that way once;
There's a Herman Ze German there too, I think, but I never saw it open and I wasn't usually around before 1 am anyway.
I would leave at 5 am from partying and use the McDonalds on the Strand at the end of this street with Embankment station and Herman Ze German on it at 5 am which was busy as crowded and lively on The Strand at the end of this little street I found myself at after work sometimes.

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I even took a snapshot of it one morning as I saw the sunrise and thought it was beautiful, but, this is was passes for my horizon in London, and I've often felt like I was living in an ant farm and the sky was the window and also, this feeling of being outside but not going outside; it has its perks, ever done Notting Hill Carnival, that is fun, that's like a night club but it's in the day and it's outside right there, and it's big and busy, full of booze, food and dancing with bars on floats and loud music and Caribbean cuisine on at food stalls and other places to ear all along the route. That's packed though, that's probably one of the most funnest but sea of people things I can think of that London has to offer, even though it's no so bad as Notting Hill has this huge hill you go down on the route so you're not really trapped, you can see down the hill, but it a sea of people on that hill, and is a sight to see in itself but, it's so fun.
I got taken there and was waking up the whole trip up, came out the station and woke up to what looked like a moving night club in the day time, I took to it like a fish to water and partied my a' off.. I actually partied so much I missed work that night - now that was fun. :)

Only when you go inside a tall building can you see the horizon properly here.

I was working on The Shard for a couple of weeks on a temp role and saw Croydon from up there; as I knew what to look out for (Crystal Palace towers) and Croydon's mini Manhattan to the side there. - That was cool.

[ Edit: Edited on 10 Apr 2021, 19:46 GMT by Trebor Illusion ]

13. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 268 posts) 27w Star this if you like it!

I'm too heart broken to admit that I just found out Herman Ze German pulled out of London as I fear Brexit will make London like anywhere else in England now

  • sobs.

RIP Herman Ze German, your Wurst was ze best.

14. Posted by 55vineyard (Full Member 154 posts) 27w 1 Star this if you like it!

They now seem to have Kinder Eggs here in the US, last month I saw commercials for them with a little toy car and two very small pieces of chocolate inside on TV a lot of times.
The US has so many nationalities it is hard to think of food you cannot find here, once I had a new boss who was Dutch, from Indonesia. He asked me to find him a restaurant that served Rijstafel (spelling?) and I did, using a phone call to the Food Editor of the LA Times.

15. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 268 posts) 27w Star this if you like it!

Quoting 55vineyard

They now seem to have Kinder Eggs here in the US, last month I saw commercials for them with a little toy car and two very small pieces of chocolate inside on TV a lot of times.
The US has so many nationalities it is hard to think of food you cannot find here, once I had a new boss who was Dutch, from Indonesia. He asked me to find him a restaurant that served Rijstafel (spelling?) and I did, using a phone call to the Food Editor of the LA Times.

First time I went to Amsterdam I wanted my vegetables and found them in a Surinamese / Indonesian fusion restaurant displayed in a tray at the window.
I remember they wouldn't let me have it on its own so I had to have a side and I chose something that looked tasty but soon regretted it and just ate my vegetables.

Went back to Amsterdam months later, and found a UK chicken shop I know from England in Amsterdam.. That was an amazing find as it tasted better, was prepared better, and the local staff were the politest I'd ever seen and the food was hotter and fresher; but the menu looked the same and they stuck a Euro sign over the £ sign but the pictures were the same; Amsterdam is a world city and I'm glad I found something from home.
All the other patrons there sounded like they were from home anyway.
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'Courtesy of my Yelp review'. (I'm on Yelp, btw).

The last time I went was last year, I finally got to try local fast foods like FEBO I enjoyed; me and my friend enjoyed/thought was tasty.

[ Edit: Edited on 10 Apr 2021, 21:04 GMT by Trebor Illusion ]

16. Posted by goodfish (Full Member 260 posts) 27w 1 Star this if you like it!

Trebor Illusion, Dude, you're wearing out my notifications.
It's late. Go to bed. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on 10 Apr 2021, 21:58 GMT by goodfish ]

17. Posted by DAOonVT (Full Member 2584 posts) 27w Star this if you like it!

Good night all.

18. Posted by Trebor Illusion (Budding Member 268 posts) 27w Star this if you like it!

I didn't think the internet closed.

19. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1781 posts) 26w 1 Star this if you like it!

I can't find lambi (Haitian conch) although I suspect it can be found in Florida.

Trebor, go to Chipotle's. It is way better than Taco Bell.

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