beer and food

Boozing tactics — pre-emptive greasy spoon

regency.jpgIt’s not a great way to increase your life expectancy, but tactical use of junk food can make a night out a much more pleasurable affair, and save you from a hangover the next day.

The Regency Cafe in Pimlico is beautifully preserved 1940s cafe with a menu of finely prepared stodge. It’s a five minute walk from Westminster, and the perfect place to go before the pub.

On Friday night, I ate a huge plate of fishcakes, chips and beans before meeting mates for several pints of Crouch Vale Brewer’s Gold. At the end of the night, I barely felt even tipsy because there was so much potato in my stomach.

You don’t get the same effect by floating a spicy kebab on top of the booze. Eat before you drink!

This, of course, is food and beer matching in the crudest sense…


2 replies on “Boozing tactics — pre-emptive greasy spoon”

I’m with you on this. Personally before a session on the beers I tend to eat first, often taking a meal earlier than I would otherwise. As I’ve said before, the whole beer and food matching thing isn’t my bag.

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