Posts from 21st September 2007

Sep 07

My Every Changing Bouze: The Quin

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quin3.jpgWe love the Quin. Its one of those pubs you feel priviliged to know. Its that “lock-in pub”, where more times than not you have discovered that not only is it well past closing, but they are miraculously still serving. I have had no end of terrific nights both begin and end in there. A Christmas meal ended there a couple of years ago in a nice way, and my first visit I met some good friends of Tim’s. I have seen another friend drink his body weight in beer in there, and someone else almost be won over to the cause of the dog. (It is a pub with boisterous dogs).

It is, for publog historians, the pub where THIS was rediscovered, in this post.

All of which is in the present tense because to me that is what the Quin still is. But I got a text from a friend about a month ago saying that the Quin is now a shadow of its former self under its new management. I was sad but thought little of it. Until saw this flyer, being handed out to my students. Apparently according to another staff member here (who had a hithertoo unheard of fondness for the pub) it still does Landlord, and has added Black Sheep to its portfolio. But no dogs and no lock-ins. And a student night.

We will report back.

food science (zoology dept)

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secanimals i et bits of last night inc.

i. autruche
ii. ane
iii. sanglier
iv. cerf <--- did not start this yet in villefranche there was a "sept saucissons secs for €20" deal -- and in fact the nice man popped in an eighth -- but while each has a little label of ingredients (except the eighth) they were all in lady-one-flavour style (viz the others, also unstarted so far were ail, cepes and poivre) my conclusion -- shared co-taster -- is that the french sausage-making process does NOT require meat of any given provenance, for it all to taste much the same: i liked donkey best and he preferred ostrich, but i'm not sure i could identify them blindfold