Friday, 3 October 2008

Eating out in Jersey: Wildfire Grill

While the (future) in-laws were visiting recently, we tried to get into Rojo to check out the tapas (they are Spanish, so it seemed apt, if risky). We failed, because they are incredibly busy - good for them - this means we will definitely book a table at some point!

Instead, we went to Wildfire, which is new.

Impressively laid out building - a bit two much "cow" fabric for my tastes (we stayed in the downstairs restaurant), but everything is very clean and stylish - the toilets were so obsessively immaculate that they deserve a mention.

The food was not bad. The service was pretty decent (although thats on average - some were awful, one guy was absolutely great and really looked after us).

Quite expensive, though. Probably won't go back - but worth one try to see if it's your cup of tea or not. Having spent several years working in trendy "london style" bars and clubs, the whole feel is uncomfortable for me. I may just be wierd. May? Ha!

Eating out in Jersey: Signature

Ok. I keep meaning to post brief "reviews" of places we've been out to dinner - there isn't that much info out there in terms of Eating out / Restaurants in Jersey, and it's hard to know where will and won't be good at times.

We do eat out quite a bit, but we are also pretty fussy.

Up first - Signature (just by the Bean around The World) - formerly The City.

We went there late in August, for a small birthday do. It was frankly fab. Really good food - I was a bit worried that the "celebrity recipe" twist would produce pretentious (or just plain crap) food - but I was wrong. For example, the Ramsey recipes come from what I would call his "sensible" books (I've actually made a few of them at home), and were expertly cooked.

The prices were also very reasonable, especially once put in context with the quality of the food. Highly recommended for a treat!

HttpHandler in App_Code folder

OK. Using App_Code in .NET websites is typically bad practice - at least, thats my opinion. However, sometimes it is handy to test something quickly in a local site, etc.

I needed to add an HttpHandler to try out a theory today and it took me more than a couple of minutes to figure out how to reference one in App_Code from web.config. I thought I'd repeat the solution here, having found it - to make it easier for the next person.

Working example:

<add verb="*" path="*.css" type="CssHandler, App_Code"/>

The name of my class is "CssHandler" (logically), and because it is in the App_Code folder, that is the assembly name.