March 23rd, 2005
|10:40 pm - Food for Eastercon ...|
Well, I seem to have a slightly less incandescant temperature (36.9 / 98.4 last time I checked - practically normal!), and some hint of humanity is returning (now awaiting balance and energy).
Meanwhile, tomorrow we head to Eastercon.
One of the reasons I know I've got the flu rather than just a cold, apart from the lack of energy and the two days of fever, is that I lost most of my appetite. This is rare and unusual for me - when I have a cold, while I run through the usual range of symptoms, I still eat as normal, and I still have almost the normal amount of energy (I can't do anything foolish like fence or run or make demands on my respiratory system, but I have reasonable energy levels).
Anyway, part of the crazy plans that rwrylsin and I have involve heading to Birmingham on Sunday for a fencing tournament (assuming we feel up to it in any way). For that to work at all, I'll need to be well-fed. Unfortunately, my ideas of well-fed differ from most peoples. Basically, put a plate with a large pile of chips or crisply roasted potatoes and some sort of cooked meat on it, and I'll be happy . Unfortunately the Hanover Hinckley Island International
Oasis Hotel thingy doesn't have exactly what I want on their menu, or at least they didn't at the Redemption or Discworld Cons (the carvery option, at £21 per head, seems rather over-priced).
So - where can a fellow like me go, within easy driving range of the Hotel, to get the sort of meal I want ?
 Unlike ... well, lots of people, I am not a foodie of any sort. It's not that I don't get pleasure from eating, I get quite a lot of it - I just don't like the variety of foods that "you lot" eat. This also makes going out to eat with others interesting, as I often start by saying "well, I'm a fussy eater". They'll then guess at vegetarian, vegan, Kosher, Halal, and possibly turnip-fetishist before I get around to admitting "no, meat and three veg. Hold two of the veg".
Current Mood: Slightly less sick.
We made good use of the Harvester restaurant round the corner from the hotel, seems like it will have the kind of thing you want. ("Famous for our flame-grill and salad cart" apparently).
If I recall correctly, you come out of the hotel, turn right, and drive for about two minutes. There may be part of those directions missing, but the hotel should be able to tell you how to get there.
Eeeek! Are you going to infect us all this weekend?
Surely any random pub would have the sort of meal you're after. Which incidentally you described very amusingly in the footnote, thanks for the laugh.