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Patisserie Joie de Vie, Barnet, London EN5

This week our featured article is the very French-sounding Patisserie Joie De Vie, EN5 5SN. It's unclear how joyful life will seem by the time you get to High Barnet, but at least once there you can have a crepe or a galette, which surely will help.

There's a new article in the form of Lahpet, a Burmese restaurant in Hackney. I believe the names "Burma" vs "Myanmar" are somewhat political, but as I have no idea what the adjectival form of Myanmar might be, I'm glad the former has been chosen. If you, like I, are unfamiliar with the country's food, then a visit to Hackney may be required, though you may need some patience with the food it sounds like.

There are updates to Shadi Bakery in Croydon (for all your fresh naan needs), Kazan in Westminster (for all your quality Turkish food needs, assuming you don't mind paying a bit more), and Village Bookshop in Woodford Green (for at least some of your book needs).

There's a reported upcoming closure for Dabbous; their final day is 15 July. I guess its period of on-trend success just fizzled out?

Finally the old Chesham Brewery Shop is now called Mad Squirrel Chesham following the renaming of its parent brewery from Red Squirrel to Mad Squirrel. Best of luck with the new name.

Date: 2017-07-03 04:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vampwillow
Maybe the red squirrel drank too much of their beer and went mad? I went there once and bought/filled two of their plastic bottles with beer. Although it looked fine going in by the time I got home a couple of hours later and drank some I reckoned it had gone rather flat. Having had a similar experience with another place's take-away beer [https://whatpub.com/pubs/MCH/3937/local-markyate] it might just be an issue of using plastic bottles, not glass ones?

Date: 2017-07-03 06:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nou
I think it’s unlikely due to plastic bottles (fizzy drinks stay fizzy in them, after all) — maybe defective lids?

Who remembers when takeaway beer was all in those 2-pint or 4-pint tetrapak thingies? :)

Date: 2017-07-03 06:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vampwillow
ah, possible. I did wonder whether it was something special about beer once it is discharged from the barrel but could quite possibly have been the screw caps.

I've bought wine in tetrapaks, well plonk anyway, but I do recall the 'Party 7' large cans. Indeed I think I've still one of the pressure taps you put on the top of them around in a drawer somewhere!


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