A Review of “ProQ Frontier Elite” BBQ Smoker

Once it gets sunny, there’s only one thing we want to do – BBQ!

After being knocked out by the food at Aber’s Backyard BBQ and the Welsh Hang Fire ladies down south, last year we bought a BBQ that could also smoke.

It was a huge success, so we wanted to share what we learned.
Be warned, there’s a lot to be learned initially.
But if you like smoky meat and fish, it’s well worth it.
It’s the reason we hardly ever eat out anymore!

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Cambrian News – The Truth Won’t Ruin A Good Headline

The “Aberystwyth” edition of the Cambrian News had two really good stories on the front page of 21 April 2016.

One tells of how a customer in Starbucks was told to “Speak English Or Get Out”.  And look, there’s a beautiful “opera star” involved!
That story has everything, and yet there’s more!

The main story has the headline “Woman ‘Put Hand Down 15-Year Old’s Trousers'”
And there’s a picture of a pretty lady here too!

It’s hard to think how that front page could be bettered!
Only, maybe, by it not all being complete bollocks.

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Glengower Hotel, Aberystwyth

We were intrigued to see the Glengower win the 2016 CAMRA Ceredigion Pub Of The Year, so we popped in to give it a try.
As one of the very few pubs with a proper seaview in this seaside town, we had some decent beers and Nephew had a “that’s amazing”  Choc Fudge Cake and ice cream.
Look at his happy face – and who can blame him?!
23 Glengower DessertSo as soon as the weather perked up on Bank Holiday Monday, we headed over to check out their full menu.

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Neil Hamilton In The National Assembly for Wales Is An Insult To Us All

Mid-Wales is one of the most pro-EU parts of the UK, yet UKIP are very likely to win a seat here under the undemocratic system of “Top-Up Lists”.
So you’d hope they might parachute an intellectual and persuasive supporter of Brexit into a sensitive situation.
The news we are very likely to get the unrepentantly sleazy Neil Hamilton is an insult to the people of mid-Wales.

Here’s a timely look at his paid lobbying for nasty people, cash for questions in Parliament, election defeat, libel losses and refusal to admit the vast evidence of his guilt.

[Warning – may contain swearing and pictures of this oily heap of shit]

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CSons Cafe & Restaurant, Shrewsbury

CSons is an exciting new place in Shrewsbury.
The name is a bit awkward, but it’s run by four Crouch brothers (the CSons) who have come from their own foodie backgrounds to create something special.

Initially a brek/lunch cafe, it is now open a few evenings a week.
We were dragged along last Saturday, and although a long way from Aber, we had to pass on this new gem.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach Speedy Pass

I love Blackpool.
I know a review of the Speedy Pass scheme at Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) is a little beyond the scope of an Aberystwyth food blog, but I feel passionately that it is a disgrace to the people of England, and a potent symbol of the moral bankruptcy of British people today.
I don’t understand how and when pushing into queues become socially acceptable.

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Park House, Cardiff

Bethan & I aren’t down in Cardiff as often these days, so last week we made the most of it and tried the intriguing lunch at the Gothic beauty Park House.
They offer a range of different menus and prices, from £21 for a two course lunch to a 7 course dinner with matched wines for £118.

We thought the set lunch would let us see whether the food can match the magnificent building..
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