A viral kebab shop in Kentish Town
Normally, this site gets about 200 hits a day. I call that pretty respectable. Today, so far (and it's still afternoon), there have been 1,736 hits - and counting. All thanks to Giles Coren who, as @gilescoren, has 82,478 followers for his tweets. (As @john_pether I have precisely 128).
He took a liking to a piece on the blog - scroll down and take a glance at 'A Kentish Town resurrection' - and even more so to the kebab shop it's about. And the world, or a fair cross-section, followed his gaze.
A short six hours ago he tweeted:
gilescoren Giles Coren what's that very new, posh-ish, Victorian-looking kebab shop on Kentish Town Road called? Any idea of its address and phone number?
And then a few minutes later:
gilescoren Giles Coren right, it's called E.Mono and THIS is why it's brilliant: andrewwhitehead.net/1/post/2011/11… it will be my Xmas eve review and is going to be HUGE.
The review will be, as I understand it, in The Times. And as much about the sign board as the kebabs - though apparently they are pretty good too.
Yeah, isn't twitter bloody brilliant like that If I hadn't been browsing Giles C's tweets I might not have stumbled upon your great blog. However despite my last post being inspired by Giles C's description of quinces as semi-extinct medieval fruit, my lovely blog has failed to catch his eye! Who cares? Blog on
In case anyone's wondering, the site ended the day with 2,345 hits! Four time the previous one day record - not that I'm obsessive at all.
It's an excellent story, thank you for sharing it. I live very close to it and had wondered about the sign. Having read your post I tried it last night - a fine, enormous lamb wrap. I asked the guy serving, he said it was his dad's idea to keep it, but didn't know what it was. Thanks again.
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