Archive for ‘Food’

November 18, 2017

Toucan Twin

My Goodness – a stout tank’d pre-unit custom Triumph in polished aluminum and black with a white frothy head atop the pint-sized tank. Brewed in Dublin since 1759 Guinness is one of the most recognized and successful beers in the world. The iconic harp motif is modeled after the Brian Boru instrument displayed in the Ling Room of Trinity Colleges Old Library and itself is a symbol of Éire.

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August 13, 2017

John Pemberton’s Beverage

It’s the Real Thing! Not quite a Hilltop of anticipated world peace, or a Pacific sunrise revelation by Don Draper, but smashing weather conditions for a cracking ride deserved an ice cold Coke. Proper stuff with real sugar, glass bottle, straw… Perfect!

August 2, 2017

Moo 

Cowmark Cafe – another stop-off on the weekend jaunt was this roadside diner. Good cooked breakfast and coffee. Adorned in the black and white Fresian cattle it was a worthy theme for dairyland Wisconsin. 

May 29, 2017

Food Mart

Ed & Erv’s – just shuttered up in the last couple of years this local Chicago convenience store has a timeless mid-20th Century vibe going on. So when I saw this Harley Davidson standing lazily outside I had to get a photo. A hint of vintage filter to sharpen the shadows and an evocative scene is created.

May 21, 2017

Where two roads meet

Highway 41 & Route 21 – Mid ride was held at The Point roadside diner. Skillet plate of eggs, sausage links, hash browns and a couple of pancakes, all washed down with coffee. Mostly overcast with the odd patch of blue sky. Bikes running well for a fine Sunday afternoon trip.

March 29, 2017

Music Fights Entertainment 

Let’s Go! A destination to get beer, burger and ink. Halfway between Dubuque and the Quad Cities it sits on the east bank of Old Man River Mississippi… 3 hours by hog from Chicago: pure Americana by the looks of it. 

September 8, 2016

Bob’s Deli

Balmy evening – another cracking run on a late summer night through the leafy suburbs of the affluent North Shore. Quiet roads with none of the sluggish day or weekend traffic. An odd maple tree is turning color.

December 5, 2015

Cake

It’s the time of year when food is enjoyed. And I like a good slice of cake!

   
There are some great decorators out there who can achieve some smashing stuff with fondant icing. 

  Michael Bonnie is a cherry on this cake; hopefully enjoyed with a good cup of tea.

  

 A vintage bikers dream. Al must enjoy wrenching.
 

 BSA Goldstar. Cafe racers are know to like a wedge of gateaux after a spin along the North Circular.