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Who fancies a pop-up meetup in Caerdydd? - Mon 16 Sept


#21

@martinarnold, @AnthonyCusack - thanks a lot for the list of places, going to check 'em out now.
Although…uhm…the Bone Yard? :thinking:
I had just thought that I had to figure out what to do on Friday 13th without it ending up being too creepy, now this! :smiley:

In general, just as Anthony had guessed, I try to stay as far as possible from pasta, pizza, gelato (apart from @HuwJones’s childhood’s favorite that I’ll be happy to try as soon as I manage to visit that part of Wales) and vino too (apart from France, since everywhere else is unnecessarily crazy expensive). :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

So my preference would go to something else, if possible (as long as inexpensive, as @rob-7 was mentioning, and that of course is fine).

Sorry to hear @Sylv and @kim-howell would have liked to be there, but are away. :frowning:
While glad that @Hishiv, @rob-7, @hillconrad215 and maybe @Laura_P_87 are thinking of joining us.

@krevans, thanks, good to take note for next time, but next Monday I’m not yet in Wales. :slight_smile:

P.s. despite my no pizza rule I happened to see Ffwrnes pizza (at Cardiff market,it seems) and it looks perfectly napoletana! Has anyone tried it?(not related to the meeting, just curious!


#22

Ffwrnes Pizza is really good, and the staff speak Welsh!


#23

Oh, I’m not sure it’s still/always the founders working there now, but Bois y pizza is one of the first things I watched on S4C and it’s really funny (and
a bit easier for me to understand than the average programme).


#24

I’d love to. I’m wythnos tri of the chwe mis course. Is that ok? I’m on lesson 19 so moving quite quickly as I’m not a beginner.


#25

It’s a friendly chat while eating and drinking something together, any level is welcome! :slight_smile:


#26

I suggest Chapter then. Big enough for groups to meet, not too expensive, plenty of drinks choices (hard and soft), occasionally Welsh speaking staff. Also, Chapter is a bit easier for people to come and go. You’re not clambering past other people having a sit down meal.

Both Calabrisella and Ffwrnes do authentically Italian pizza. Ffwrnes by the bois o Gymru, Calabrisella by an Scicilian family. Both excellent pizzas!


#27

Diolch yn fawr. Count me in then. Dw i’n edrych ‘mlaen!


#28

That’s true, if there’s more than 4 people it’s something worth considering! It’s fine for me, but I’m flexible. Plenty of options in your list. :slight_smile:

Oh I thought Calabrisella was run by someone from Calabria. :smiley:

I got curious and searched for some pics - it looks good, more Siciliana in fact - as far as I can tell - not Napoletana like Ffwrnes.

p.s. Happy to hear you’ll join us, @vanessa-powys! :slight_smile:


#29

Ahhh…spot my deliberate mistake :lying_face:


#30

Oh well, hundreds of pizzerias are named “Vesuvio” but their owners are not necessarily from Napoli! :laughing:
Calabrisella is the title of a traditional song, of course inspired by a girl from Calabria, but the restaurant owners might as well be from Sicilia! :slight_smile:


#31

No I think you were spot on and they’re from Calabria (their website agrees with you). I’ve only been there 6 times too :see_no_evil:


#32

Great to see so much interest in this. Is there a general leaning towards Chapter? This is the menu:
https://www.chapter.org/eat-drink/lunch-evening-menus/


#33

For me anywhere in the area is good :slight_smile:


#34

OK, so Chapter it is! Gisella and I will aim to be there by 6.30, and everyone is welcome to come along when they can. Join us for food, for a drink, for just a chat, whatever suits.

CHAPTER, Market Road, Canton, CF5 1QE


#35

Dw i’n edrych ‘mlaen yn fawr iawn. I’m aiming to get there just after 7.


#36

Diolch!


#37

Diolch,

will try and arrive soon after 6:30


#38

Byddai i’n caru I dod one dim transport, Siri x


#39

Sori - predictive text


#40

Sorry Dee I would love to be there but I’m on my hols in Sbaen.