Restaurant blackboards everywhere suffer existential crisis
Google “how much is an ounce,” and don’t expected to be greeted with a concise explainer of the conversion between grams and its 25-28 strong quantifier, depending on which recipe book one asks.
But chefs, restaurateurs, and harangued front-of-house staff writing on daily blackboards may have to venture into the search engine soon, because Boris Johnson and his government wish to bring back imperial measurements as a “Brexit benefit.” Of course, this will not be binding and will in no way overrule the uneasy detente between pounds and kilograms that Britain has adopted, but it will at least be interesting to see which restaurants, other than Boisdale, take their cues from it and start pricing their steaks by the lb to get diners to bounce by the ounce.
And yes, puritans, the top result is about cannabis.
And in other news...
- How the gig economy is trying to remake hospitality labour as it tries to recover from and through COVID-19 and Brexit.
- The London restaurant pop-ups worth checking out right now.
- A reminder of the city’s best new restaurants.
- Idris Elba is opening a champagne bar in King’s Cross. [Harpers Wine]
- Bye, Chloe. [Big Hospitality]
- Good tweet:
September 16, 2021