Jack Shamash

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Name: Jack Shamash
Date registered: October 25, 2015

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  1. Stagolee’s – superb fried chicken in Fulham — May 3, 2017
  2. Great musical meals at Leon — February 10, 2017
  3. Japanese wines – the new taste on the block — February 2, 2017
  4. The best place for us to eat in Oxford – the Old Parsonage — November 19, 2016
  5. Whisky – blended for Christmas — November 8, 2016

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May 03

Stagolee’s – superb fried chicken in Fulham

Stagolee's - chicken and liquor restaurant in North End Road Fulham

The Southern USA is famous for certain things: swamps, alligators, country music and – of course – the best friend chicken in the world. Stagolee’s – a new restaurant in the trendy part of Fulham – describes itself as a ‘chicken and liquor joint’. It’s relatively cheap, the food is great and if you’re hoping …

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Feb 10

Great musical meals at Leon

What do actors do when they’re not working? Well, a fair number of them are serving behind the counter at Leon in Shaftesbury Avenue. And between dishing out the chips, they are belting out show tunes for the diners. Leon, as most people know, is a fast food restaurant specialising in light and wholesome wraps …

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Feb 02

Japanese wines – the new taste on the block

These days just about every Asian country seems to having a stab at producing wines. You can buy Indian wines, Chinese wines and now Japanese wines are firmly on the menu. This week the trade organisation Koshu of Japan held a special tasting – and there are some great wines on offer. Koshu is a …

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Nov 19

The best place for us to eat in Oxford – the Old Parsonage

  We wanted to go to Oxford to see my daughter, who has just started a course there. And my mother wanted to come with us and buy us a nice lunch. So I started to look for somewhere nice to eat. I did look online, but the internet was pretty useless: it provided us …

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Nov 08

Whisky – blended for Christmas

When my children were small they used to have a Greek childminder. When we went to pick up our kids, her entire family – aunts, uncles, in-laws from Cyprus – would often be present. They treated me and my wife as if we were part of the extended family and often we’d end up staying …

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Oct 30

Ice cream for the festive season


Christmas is just a few weeks away and you need something to go with all those mince pies and Christmas puddings. If you like ice-cream then Judes have a couple of new offerings that are ideal for the festivities. Brown Butter Pecan (£3.00 for 500g) is full of swirls of caramel, lovely buttery flavours and …

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Oct 27

Great Turkish food in North London – and it’s cheap!

For many years Palmers Green and Southgate in North London have been the centre of the Turkish community. Turks, who started off in areas such as Dalston in Hackney, got richer and moved northwards. Many of the more affluent ones ended up in the area around Southgate and Palmers Green. All of which means that this …

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Oct 17

Silk – great Asian food in a courtroom

Silk Restaurant at the Courthouse Hotel, Marlborough Street, London Just across the road from Liberty’s – just a few yards from Oxford Circus – is a rather squat stone building. Until 10 years ago it was Marlborough Street Magistrates Court, where a large number of ne’er do wells, including Johnny Rotten, Oscar Wilde and Mick …

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