Life Today was the seconds of the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival which lacks the shock of the new of the opening day but has the added advantage of knowing already which stalls gave out the best free samples. The optimal time to visit is around lunch time. All of the stalls are opened up and cooking and there are few queues. By three o'clock the field is full and only the smaller cafe places are accessible. I'm having goats cheese salad from Mello Mello tonight and some pizza for just this reason. Also because I quite fancied goats cheese salad from Mello Mello tonight and some pizza.
The stand out stall for me was from Central Perk. That's Central Perk, an independent outpost of which has opened up in Hatton Garden in Liverpool. That's Liverpool. They've now received proper licensing from Warner Bros and the attention to detail in the shop is amazing with just the right logo, types of chairs and table, brick finish on the walls, an open-mic night called "Finding Pheobe" and a special coffee blend. Just to add to the experience, there's also a Tribbiani's Pizza place next door fitted out like a period New York restaurant which does one pizza on top of the other just as Joey likes them, "We do that here too in honour of the great man."