Can you believe it’s August already, where has this year disappeared to? This week has actually been a fairly quiet one for once, but amidst American Horror Story marathons (I bought a Chromecast and it is AMAZING) I have managed to do one or two more interesting things this week.
On Thursday I headed to TGI Friday’s Edinburgh, branch which has recently re-opened, for a “burger blind date”. You might remember this concept from my Glasgow Would Like To Meat post, and this time the idea was the same. I opted for Contestant #5 this time (aka the French Dip Burger) which was pretty tasty, and the giant strawberry daiquiri was an excellent choice too! Despite the food and drinks being good, the service on the evening really let the whole thing down. As we walked in, there weren’t enough seats for everyone invited so we had to hover around the bar for nearly half an hour before we even got seated. Understandable if we’d just walked in off the street, but not if we’re there for a pre-planned event. Service continued to get slower throughout the evening, and we had an hour and a half to wait for our burgers and another half an hour on top of that for our next round of drinks. Not very impressed! I wouldn’t purposefully avoid TGI’s because I did enjoy the food, but I won’t be rushing back and going out of my way to visit again soon.
Yesterday, Laura and I had planned on having a Fringe day full of festival fun, but the rain put a dampener on those plans so we decided to go for some tea and cake at Lovecrumbs instead. However, those plans were scuppered too as there was a queue out the door, so we had a little wander over to Illegal Jack’s instead. After finishing off our burritos (well, nearly finishing – they’re huge!), we waddled home to nurse our food babies and spent the rest of the evening building flatpack chairs and watching TV. Super exciting. It’s looking a lot less rainy today – touch wood – so I think we’ll finally be heading out to see some Fringe shows. If you’ve been to anything good so far, let me know!
What have you been up to this week?