Chimichanga Peterborough is open!

I’ve heard it on good authority from Richard Kendall (@richardkendall) that Peterborough’s latest Mexican-themed restaurant is open for business!

This does mean however that Prezzo Group neglected to keep me informed… shame on their PR department!  Let’s hope the food and the Tequila is up to scratch.

I’ve already made my feelings known about what I think this restaurant opening means for Peterborough but now I get to try it and put theory into practice.

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Chimichanga Mexican restaurant in Peterborough

Chimichanga Peterborough logoI walked past what was the Verve bar on Church Street and noticed that there’s now a “Chimichanga – We’re hiring” sign in the window, so I’m guessing it’s only a matter of weeks before Peterborough’s newest Mexican restaurant is open.  I reported on Chimichanga coming to Peterborough back in October so have been keeping an eye out for any new developments.

So Chimichanga is a chain restaurant and I can understand why many people loathe chains with a passion, but I think this is probably a good thing for Peterborough and if you’ll bear with me I’ll give you 5 reasons why…
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The smartphone hunt continues

So I went down the Android route, choosing the HTC Hero and overall I’m glad I did as for me, it does a few things better than the iPhone.

The Android Market was one of my big concerns but I’m happy to report that I’ve been able to find just about ever application I could want and more! Some are very good indeed and are used on a regular basis.

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Renting a car in America in 2010

When it comes to driving in America, choosing the right car is half of the fun.  When you’ve got endless miles sat with the cruise control jammed into “on” you need to make sure you’re in a happy place so choosing the right car is essential.
Even with the price of fuel being so much cheaper in the US, I’ll be ignoring the thirsty supercars in favour of something slightly sensible.

So looking ahead to what the car industry has to offer in 2010 I’ve found there’s quite a few models that tick the right boxes.

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Buying event tickets?

For fans, buying tickets for popular events like the upcoming Lady Gaga Monster Ball tour can be difficult… and expensive;  events quickly sell out and can end up with touts reselling them for many times over their face value.  Thankfully you don’t need to worry any more with the Viagogo website helping to connect real fans with real tickets.

With a string of hits behind her, Lady Gaga combines singer-songwriter talent with a public image that’s as mad as a bag of frogs, just as this video shows:

I last used Viagogo earlier this year when selling some festival tickets and can recommend them first hand whether you’re buying or selling.  The website is easy to use and provides all the tools to filter search critera based on ticket price and even seat location.

Hopefully you can put the Viagogo website to good use yourself and save a few quid in the process!

Papa Johns Pizza Peterborough – Lazy lazy lazy

Does it really take someone trained in the art of customer service to spot an opened pizza dip before placing it in the box and sending it off to the customer? Well if you’re Papa Johns in Peterborough then I’m guessing the answer is “yes”!

Someone once said that food is just a vessel for the sauce and 08102009782I’m a big believer in that: sauce definitely maketh the meal.  A great sauce adds so much to dry dishes, especially when they’re chilli sauces!

Sadly the Papa Johns pizza chain doesn’t play by these rules and instead only offers a weak selection of dips (I’m guessing the dips are designed for the “beige buffet” of wedges and chicken strips rather than pizza crusts), the best I’ve found being their Buffalo dip.

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Chimichanga Peterborough

I’ve heard that restaurant group Prezzo is looking to move into what is currently the Verve bar in Peterborough city centre and open a branch of their Tex-Mex chain Chimichanga.

Until a couple of years ago, Peterborough’s was pretty devoid of Mexican restaurants but then we saw the fantastic Coco restaurant and more recently Flamas in Hampton both of which are independently run and are making a great go of bringing Mexican and South American flavours to the city.

The Prezzo name is already a familiar one in Peterborough with an established Italian restaurant just doors down from where Chimichanga will be, so the group know their Peterborough clientele.

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