Off to eat a Giraffe

@boiboing (12197)
Northampton, England
January 4, 2016 11:16am CST
OK, that's a lie. I'm off to eat at a Giraffe - not to eat a giraffe. I don't eat meat so that wouldn't be for me, although I would imagine they are quite tasty. Giraffe is a restaurant chain. I've only eaten in one before but a new branch has opened up near work and I'm off to meet my friend for dinner. Having lost a very dear friend to illness just after Christmas, I'm fired up to be a more active and better friend to the lovely ones I still have. Unfortunately she needs to rush home for a 7.30 meeting with a client (she's a psychotherapist) so I need to leave now and grab an early dinner. I'll be back later to tell you whether a Giraffe meal is worth the bother.
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@amadeo (64023)
• United States
4 Jan 16
Never heard of this name here.I go along with @ladyduck to search on this.I love the name
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@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
4 Jan 16
Thank you for your curiosity.
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@celticeagle (117767)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jan 16
This jiraffe restaurant sounds interesting. Hope this next year is better for you as far as losing friends go.
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@PhredWreck (6051)
4 Jan 16
Wait a minute...you don't eat meat, but you will eat chains? That's messed up
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jan 16
what chaina? lamb ie? @Phredwrck what chains?"
4 Jan 16
@Hatley She said she's eating at a chain restaurant
@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
4 Jan 16
@PhredWreck well every kitty needs some iron in their diet.
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@LadyDuck (152444)
• Switzerland
4 Jan 16
You made me curious and I searched online, this new restaurant sounds good. They have interesting vegetables dishes.
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@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
4 Jan 16
Yes I had plenty to choose from tonight.
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@LadyDuck (152444)
• Switzerland
5 Jan 16
@boiboing Is the quality good? The photos of their menus are attracting.
@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 Jan 16
such an unusual name for a restaurant
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@paigea (21982)
• Canada
5 Jan 16
That is a good idea to be as good a friend as we can to those who are still here.
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• United States
4 Jan 16
Was the Giraffe hard to swallow? LOL!
@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
4 Jan 16
The meal was very nice thank you. I've just posted about it.
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• United States
5 Jan 16
@boiboing I'll look for it in the am, I'm just popping in here for a few mins.
@JudyEv (121371)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jan 16
I haven't heard of this food chain. I don't think it's got to Australia yet. Maybe you've beaten us by a long neck.
@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
5 Jan 16
I have been resisting neck jokes - so thank you for opening that discussion.
@Darroch (245)
• United Kingdom
4 Jan 16
Must admit until I read your title I'd never even considered anyone eating a Giraffe. lol. I have noticed that there is a Giraffe restaurant in the nearest city to us (but that's just over 40 miles, so not that close). Let us know if it was any good and more importantly if you'd go back. Hope you enjoyed catching up with your friend.
@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
4 Jan 16
Nice but I wouldn't drive 40 miles out of my way for it. But it's great to have access to a new menu full of new options.
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4 Jan 16
I love Giraffe. They do a gorgeous cocktail with Elderflower. It's been a while since I went to one though. Hope you had a super meal and a lovely, relaxing catch-up.
@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
4 Jan 16
Thanks - I was driving and I'm 4 days into a dry January so the elderflower cocktail will have to wait. But I was very happy with the food.
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jan 16
love the name hope you really enjoy y our meal and your fri end's company too
@marlina (72758)
• Canada
4 Jan 16
Can't wait to read what were your impressions of the Giraffe.
@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
4 Jan 16
Your wish is my command.
@Juliaacv (29646)
• Canada
4 Jan 16
I'm sorry for your loss, I hope that the 2 of you enjoy a nice dinner together.
@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
4 Jan 16
Thank you. She didn't ask about my friend at all. I think the problem is that because she's a psychotherapist, asking people questions is her 'job' so when we meet she just doesn't.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25386)
• United States
4 Jan 16
What kind of food do they serve?
@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
4 Jan 16
"World food" is how they would probably describe it. Everything from burgers to Middle Eastern, Far Eastern, etc.
• China
5 Jan 16
It is beyond me why they named their restaurant chain Giraffe.