Roast Beef and Brew: The Breakfast of Champions

2 Sep

No trip to the UK is ever complete without venturing to your local pub for a pint of beer and a meaty, starchy bite to eat. And what better day to do that than after an enthusiastic pub-crawl. To me, there is no better cure for the “24-hour flu” than some Sunday Caesars at a greasy spoon. However, this being London, Caesars weren’t on the menu so we had to settle for our previous night’s poison – beer.

To get a real local experience, we decided to go to the nearest pub to where we were staying and happened upon The Black Sheep. Inside were a handful of Brits, pints in hand, eyes glued to the “telly” where a football (aka Soccer) game was on the go.  Our interest was only to soothe our hunger pains, so we took a seat tucked away in the corner, well out of throwing distance in case the opposition were scoring too many goals.

Although none of us ordered any “bangers and mash”, we got some other quintessentially British items including the English Breakfast which was made up of fried eggs, sausage, chips (aka French fries) grilled tomato and mushrooms, baked beans, and toast.

We decided to take full advantage of the Sunday roast option and ordered the roast beef, accompanied with green beans, grilled turnips, carrots, and Yorkshire pudding, all coated with a generous amount of savory red wine sauce.



And of course no pub meal would be complete without some brew. Our choice: a thick and delicious pint of Guinness.

Feeling slightly better with very full bellies, the three of us hobbled back to the flat and proceeded to watch two movies, and three episodes of Law and Order SVU. A perfect Sunday if I do say so myself.


2 Responses to “Roast Beef and Brew: The Breakfast of Champions”

  1. ingrid davis 02/09/2011 at 8:49 PM #

    I am enjoying the blogs; wish I could join you on your dining adventures. Between the afternoon tea and the pub you seem to be covering all aspects of English haute cuisine. I know that Susan is “digesting’ the experience.

    Ingrid (Susan’s mom)

    • Shortt and Sweet 05/09/2011 at 1:48 AM #

      Susan and I are definitely not holding back. We’ve only been in Paris a couple days and I think we’ve already eaten the county’s supply of baguettes and macarons! So glad you’re enjoying the blog, but I’m sad Susan won’t be able to continue our culinary adventure come tomorrow when she heads back to London.

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