Rocket Man

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It’s launch, I mean lunch time in Portrush in Northern Ireland. I didn’t know this but Ireland has rocket. Just ask our server, Matt, from the Coast Cafe. Here the menu offers something for everyone: sandwiches, burgers, pizza, soups, salads. I felt like a salad. Here’s one, “spicy rocket salad” pointing to the menu. “I wonder what rocket is?” So we asked Matt what rocket is. “It’s arugula.” he said, with a shrug, as if we were spaced out or something. “Oh rocket, I get it!” The tender little leaves of arugula are shaped like a rocket. Spicy? Bite down on the rocket and it has a peppery flavor.

Thanks Matt. You da “rocket” man.

About Woody

The travel bug is contagious. I caught it in 1985 while traveling with Hali on a three month backpacking trip through Western Europe. Having a passion for geography, local history & culture, and with a journal in my back pocket, I hope to share our experiences through this blog - whether traveling the well worn rail, or off the beaten trail.

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