* And although the record shop at the Surry Hills Mall closed several months ago, the video shop on the corner of Crown and Cleveland streets remains open.
As I came home this afternoon, something brought a smile to my face: the Charcoal Chicken shop has re-opened.
As with the makeover that’s occured at the Thai next door, it looks like the new chicken shop has gone a little “up market”. I used to love the old shop and the man who used to run it. As I walked past this afternoon, I noticed the chickens as they rotated looked a little more “fat-free”, and there was the makings of a mural on the wall. There’s also more stainless steel, though I’m pleased the old fashioned neon sign has remained the same, and they’ve even fixed up the lights. Although I was rather partial to “Charcoal Chic”, I’m sure it makes more sense to have it saying “Charcoal Chicken”. One day soon I’ll pay the new shop a visit and write a review.
I would have sampled the chicken tonight, were it not for the fact that I consumed an entire pizza for dinner tonight and I’m feeling a bit crook.
I can’t decide if it’s the pollution, the smoke, the pollen, or if I’m fighting off something (or maybe working too hard), but I’m feeling a bit crook. I’m tired and I have a sore throat, and I toyed with the idea of having a sick day. Interestingly, a few people I work with have similar symptoms, so perhaps there’s something going around, or perhaps it’s just the weather. the seasonal change?
Whatever it is, the re-opening of the chicken shop brought a smile to my face. Surry Hills is changing, for sure, but it’s more evolution than revolution, it seems.
Anyway, must go… Louis Theroux has come on Tv… and I love Louis.