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There's some very, very decent food here, but not at too many places.


Roger Hickman's


Been three times now (first time around 15-20 years ago). We had a very good Game Dinner some weeks ago. Lovely venison, partridge, and the amuses of crab were delightfully light. Can't remember all of the courses, but I finished every single thing; the portions were absolutely right.




The Last Wine Bar


I love this place. There's some serious stuff going on in this kitchen. A special I recently had was a whole plaice with new potatoes. Up there with J. Sheekey.



The Last Brasserie


New sister restaurant of the Last Wine Bar. Solid food, maybe needs to diversify the menu. (Or maybe we went too often in quick succession.)




The Mulberry


A very good gastro-pub. I tend to like it more than G. Very good burgers, pates, sausages. The staff are incredibly nice.



The Parson Woodforde


Another gastro-pub (it also has a restaurant attached) around 8 miles outside Norwich. This is ambitious and they pull it off. For example, Pan Fried Pigeon Breast, Black Pudding, Sticky Apricots, Juniper & Pea Shoots--and it worked. This is our new local. They have a new chef, Eden Derrick, formerly of the Mad Moose gastro pub--went there around 4 months ago and it was very good too, probably under his leadership.


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venison, partridge...whole plaice with new potatoes...Pan Fried Pigeon Breast, Black Pudding...


What, no pork belly? :lol:/>

You know what, I think there was some. But it tasted very different from the variety in NY. Very lean it was, iirc.


(Another thing, less lean-- remember back bacon with the rind on? I have a local butcher that offers that. Wow.)


Oh, and the wines were very good at Roger Hickman's; they kept filling up your glass. Wilf would've approved of the above-the-mid-of-glass of the pours of both reds and whites.

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G. Johnson has finally snapped.


Northampton Clown Terrorizes English Town Just By Standing Around (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | By Sebastian Murdock Posted: 09/16/2013 10:05 am EDT | Updated: 09/16/2013 11:25 am EDT




It doesn't speak. It doesn't juggle. It has balloons but doesn't hand them out. It probably doesn't even sleep. It just stands there, haunting our dreams with that sinister smile.

An anonymous man has been striking fear into the hearts of the Northampton, U.K., community by ominously standing around in creepy clown apparel.

The Northampton Herald & Post first reported the sightings earlier this month. The clown has allegedly been spotted all over town, and sometimes is seen carrying a clown teddy.



Efforts made to discover the identity of the jester have yielded few results. A recent YouTube video showing a man being interviewed in clown garb made waves, but the clown denied that it was him on his Facebook page.


Sightings of the clown have prompted the Twitter hashtag #northamptonclown, which is being used to speculate on the reasons for the clown's appearance, The Independent reported.


Whatever the reason, it doesn't look like this clown is leaving any time soon. And here we thought clowns couldn't get any scarier than Pennywise.

It is unknown at this time whether or not the clown feeds on the souls of children.



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