Today's song: Dusty Springfield- Spooky
I have had such a lovely half term. I spent last weekend sleeping, catching up on blogs and watching films. I knew I had a busy week ahead and didn't want to tire myself out.
Monday I got lots of work done, Tuesday evening visited University College Birmingham's training restaurant, Wednesday attended a really fun blogger event (my first!) and then went off on a mini-break to the Cotswolds.
Tuesday daytime, Edd and I had to pop to the solicitors to pick up some documents about the flat sale. Annoyingly the solictors office is in Walsall- a 20 minute train journey away- so we were going out of our way. Edd suggested we have lunch there to make a bit more of a day of it.
Well I don't know Walsall at all (apart from the illuminations, anyone remember them?? No?) so I turned to Twitter and Yelp. Reviews for Smokeys seemed good on Yelp and then someone recommended it on Twitter too! So Smokeys it was.
Smokeys is an American dive type place, selling lots of deep fried foods, burritos, hot dogs and burgers. The decoration is generic American- route 66 signs and pictures of yellow taxi cabs, you get the picture!
I had three chicken drumsticks with BBQ sauce, chips and coleslaw. The coleslaw had far too much mayonnaise in it and I couldn't really eat it. The chips were lovely, the chicken had a great smokey taste and the BBQ sauce was delicious! Edd had a hot dog wrapped in bacon, deep fried and covered in pulled pork! Wow! He absolutely loved it.
With two soft drinks and two meals, the bill came to twenty pounds, what a bargain! There were lots of things on the menu I would have eaten so if I'm in Walsall again I will certainly pop in.
Afterwards we went to the Arboretum to look at the ducks. This is where the illuminations were so I have fond childhood memories. I didn't really recognise it but it's always good to see some ducks and I even managed to stop for a pose.