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Friday, July 27, 2012
Come on you Yellows! DEREK JAMES heads down to Carrow Road to see if the diner at the football stadium is as good as the club has become in recent times.
Norwich City 3. Manchester City 0.
They say Carrow Road is a theatre of dreams - and that was the result of my dream the other night.
You may think this is one dream too far but we all know that football is a funny old game.
I, and I suspect many of you, have left Carrow Road leaving happy and contented or angry and frustrated over the years.
They are been some good times and plenty of bad times.
But Canary fans are the best in the land and they stick with their team through thick and thin.
From the 59 cup run to getting promoted and playing some decent football in front of a full house to stay in the Premier League.
We have come a long way in a short time and now yet another chapter is unfolding in the Carrow Road story with a new manager at the helm.
But there is also another reason to go to the ground and you don’t even have to be interested in football.
And that is to visit Yellows American Bar & Grill.
When people think of Norwich City there is one name which stands head and shoulders above others and that is Delia Smith. We have a lot to thank her for.
But is Yellows as good as the team has become?
Four of us, all Canary followers for many years, went along to find out.
First of all the young staff are welcoming and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble.
Although it was in the middle of the week there was a decent crowd in. People of all ages. Some large groups, some couples and several people on their own.
Yellows is the kind of place where you can pop in for a coffee and a snack or a settle down for the evening with friends. It has a good atmosphere.
So what about the food?
We skipped on the starters although I was tempted by the “Fog City” Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip at £6.95.
I asked for the Yellows Classic Burger for £10 which look good and tasted better. A simple burger with fries and coleslaw. Excellent value.
My wife and one of our friends both had the Egg Benedict as the main course and were not disappointed. They said the poached eggs on muffins topped with topped ham and hollandaise sauce were delicious.
Our other companion said her Waldorf Salad was really tasty. Fresh and crisp.
It would almost be a crime not to have a dessert at Yellows. Forget counting calories for one night.
They are naughty but nice and the hot fudge sundae I selected was particularly naughty.
There are a range of mouthwatering sundaes and desserts on offer - from Five Ways Dunking Doughnuts to a Whoopie Pie Platter.
The bill for the four of us, with drinks, came to just under £90, and we had no complaints.
Delia can be proud of Yellows and the dedicated team who run it.
We left feeling contented - if the football is as good as the food then it’s going to be another exciting season. Watch out Manchester City!
YELLOWS AMERICAN BAR & GRILL
Opening: Sun-Wed 11.30am-10.30pm, food served 12pm-9pm; Thurs-Sat 11.30am-11pm, food served 12pm-10pm.
Prices: Starters from £5.50, mains from £8. There are a number of special offers and attractions, such as tea or coffee and a filled doughnut from £7.50. There are various menus, at lunch times and for children.
Vegterian options: Above average selection
Wheelchair access: Yes
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