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Adventures from across The Pond

Last week I had a chance to go to London with my gal Lindsay and her folks. IMG_4739 Over the next few days, I'm sharing some stories from my trip. Today: It must be the good food. I remember eating at a restaurant as a kid that first opened in 1923.  I thought that was so old!  I couldn't believe a restaurant could stay in business that long.  Well, I was blown away when I went to a pub in Cambridge, England that first opened in 1667.  Yes, 1667. I wonder if they had kids meals back then?  Did they have two for one specials?  How did they let people know their tables were ready?  Did they have to-go orders?  I wondered if anyone ever complained about the food.  Here's how I imagine the conversation. Upset customer: "These Fish n' Chips are not very good.  The chips are cold and the fish is soggy." Owner: "We've been around 99 years longer than the United States.  112 years before Thomas Edison came up with the light bulb and  142 years before Abraham Lincoln was born!  We  don't really need your business!" Another cool fact about The Eagle: It's the place DNA was discovered.  Actually the two guys who discovered DNA are named James Watson and Francis Crick.  IMG_4738They made the annoucement of their discovery at this pub.  We sat at the table where they made the announcement.  Sadly, we didn't come up with anything as significant during our meal. The DNA discovery took place in 1953.  So on The Eagle's timeline that happened just yesterday.

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12/02/2009 7:51AM
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12/03/2009 2:42AM
yesenia
but after all those years cooking and cooking and serving and cooking... did the food get any better?? taking the years this place has been around, if their food had gotten better with time, they should be serving FANTASTIC fare... but be honest, jonathan, was it? or was it just, you know, english?
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