I’m an American…Get Me Out of Here!

Pedler Peckham

I have only about a month to go here, and, let me say, thank God. This has been fun and all, but I am absolutely aching to get back to Chicago. I would love to travel to London again, maybe in about five years, but I could never live here permanently. I miss my grid. I miss my city of neighborhoods. I really, really miss the CTA. I also miss my food spots. The thing about the Chicago dining scene is that because of both its diversity and high levels of competition, almost every place offers a unique perspective and very few menus are overt copycats. Here in London, it’s the exact opposite, which has been frustrating. Half the brunch menus I’ve seen have the exact same nine things on them.

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Breakfast in Bread, Lunch with Felines

The Barge House Breakfast in Bread

What does “Breakfast in Bread” mean, you might ask? Does this picture clarify things? Yes, that is a stuffed bread bowl. It’s from a place in London called The Barge House, and it’s literally called “breakfast in bread.” I got the vegetarian version, which is a sourdough bread bowl filled with slow-roasted tomatoes, spinach, leeks, mushrooms, avocado, asparagus, an egg, and cheese. As hard as it was to eat, it was absolutely delicious and one of my favorite dishes of London thus far.

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