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Wearethemods
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676 of 690  Fri 10th Apr 2020 10:54am  
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No, as Slim said it's an abbreviation of 'Flickers' !
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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677 of 690  Fri 10th Apr 2020 3:16pm  
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Thanks for the theories lads, you wouldn't want to have a squint would you Lol
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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678 of 690  Sat 25th Apr 2020 3:21pm  
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Hi all, One issue that this pandemic has highlighted is just how vulnerable some of our communities are, whether aged or infirm. We have seen the insurgence of online deliveries of essential basic grocery suppliers. Those with internet skills access relatively easily, but as we have found out, so many in our community do not have the basic online skills. Our local corner shop is delivering to those in our immediate neighbourhood, but from telephone ordering. If prohibition of mass meeting hubs like pubs, restaurants & so on are maybe going to be continuing for months ahead, could we imagine Wetherspoons arriving by delivery van? I was very pleasantly surprised when at a birthday celebration a couple of years ago, a fish & chip van had been hired. It was fab, or should I say brill! I'm not so silly as to not realise that there may be issues for a home cooked food delivery industry, but why not? Beer at home used to mean Davenports, so tonight’s meal will be delivered by Wetherspoons. I wonder what their ding dong tune would be. If I was of normal working age, I would be looking at the viability of such an operation, maybe an improvement on the "just eat" business, of which there is currently much criticism. Bye for now.
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PeterB
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679 of 690  Sat 25th Apr 2020 3:52pm  
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Hi Phil, You mean like this - A Belfast pub is pulling out all the stops a door-to-door Guinness delivery service. Unfortunately it may not be legal. Peter.
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PhilipInCoventry
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680 of 690  Sat 25th Apr 2020 4:12pm  
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Hi Peter, My notion is more for a complete meal element, not just the booze. Amended street vendor legislation might be needed, as said there are issues to overcome. My local Chinese takeaway has a delivery service, but I'm looking at the possibility of the cooking being carried out on the van. Forty years ago, my parents had a cooked food delivery van that served them in Bodmin, which included fast cooked food. A bit like a Wimpy on wheels!
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Disorganised1
Coventry
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681 of 690  Sat 25th Apr 2020 6:24pm  
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When I was camping in Cornwall there was a van that did just this. Turning up at the campsite, putting out some tables, and you could either eat there, or take back to your tent. Admittedly a very limited menu, everything fried, but perhaps they knew their client base.
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Helen F
Warrington
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682 of 690  Sun 26th Apr 2020 6:45pm  
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Not sure about a mobile vehicle with hot stuff in the back. I did wonder if fast food should move the counter to the doorway and make customers queue outside. Alternative click and collect.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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683 of 690  Sun 26th Apr 2020 8:44pm  
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We used to have a fish and chip van round on Friday night for a while.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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684 of 690  Sun 26th Apr 2020 9:15pm  
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We have a local pub who deliver hot meals, including Sunday roasts. The Cornish Pasty bakery in town delivers hot and cold food. A fish ‘n’ chip franchise delivers to our village one lunchtime and one evening each week. These are all additional services since the start of the lockdown. 👍
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PhilipInCoventry
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685 of 690  Sun 26th Apr 2020 10:45pm  
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Hi all, Thank you all for responding to my favourite subject of food. For a number of years, I was involved with work for Whitbread, the one area where I did travel by car, along the A14. There were refreshment stops along the route, but travelling with a company rep on one occasion, he recommended a layby trailer vendor. After that, I never stopped anywhere else. This vendor had roast joints, as well as the traditional fast food varieties. Please keep your ideas & experiences coming. We might all need them for our next forum meetup. We could hire a field & book a mobile vendor!!! Happy Roll eyes
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Helen F
Warrington
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686 of 690  Sun 26th Apr 2020 11:29pm  
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There was a butchers in Nuneaton that did fantastic hot roast pork and crackling batches. Mmmmm. The US pulled pork obsession has ruined a good roast pork butty. However when it comes to mobile food, I had a sudden longing for a soft serve ice cream in a proper sugar cone yesterday. No sauce, just a discreet flake or two.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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687 of 690  Mon 27th Apr 2020 1:21pm  
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Ho Helen, you and your naughty ways, I've gone and added ice cream on my shopping list for the weekend. Wink
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argon
New Milton
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688 of 690  Mon 27th Apr 2020 3:59pm  
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Helen, I have been trying to remember the name of the Nuneaton butcher, was it Biffins do you know.
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MisterD-Di
Sutton Coldfield
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689 of 690  Mon 27th Apr 2020 5:16pm  
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If anyone is craving a roast pork sandwich, baguette, or of course a batch, all is not lost once places start to reopen. There is a place in Coventry Market which does them to perfection, complete with stuffing, gravy, apple sauce and crackling as required. A real Coventry delicacy. It is by the exit into Sherbourne Arcade. I could just eat one now..... Wink
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Helen F
Warrington
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690 of 690  Thu 30th Apr 2020 12:05pm  
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argon, I've really no idea what the butcher's was called. I only really started shopping in Nuneaton after I quit working for Courtaulds. I just stopped someone with one in their hand and asked where they got it. I used to treat myself to a trot round the charity shops and a pork batch which I wolfed in the car before my parking ticket ran out. I seem to remember that the counter was on the left as you went in. They'd dunk the bun in the juices if you asked nicely. Re covid19 and fast food, I'd be wary of food that wasn't piping hot or to be cooked at home before eating (eg I'd be cautious of the bun). Even before the pandemic I'd give any restaurant knife and fork a wipe down with the alcohol hand gel before using them. Apparently UV works on the virus quite quickly but I'm not sure that it would work on Mr Whippy. So Dreamtime is right, it's tub ice cream for the near future. Sad Smile (sad because I like soft serve but smile because tub ice cream is still yummy.
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