Friday, 20 January 2017

The 'Kheera Kitchen' Pop-up Indian Restaurant in Spitalfields, from Crisis

Kheera Kitchen is a pop-up Indian restaurant from Crisis, the charity for homeless people, open until the end of April at The Cafe from Crisis in Commercial Street, E1.  Run as a social enterprise, it will give homeless people and ex-offenders training in the hospitality industry to improve their career prospects.  It's open from Wednesday to Friday in the evenings, and at the weekends from 12 noon, with big bowls priced at £10, and sides at £5  Please support this great initiative!

"A new fresh Indian pop-up restaurant called Kheera Kitchen is launching in Spitalfields, London, in partnership with Crisis, the national charity for homeless people.
Housed in the Café from Crisis on Commercial Street, the restaurant will open its doors on the 20th January, and will offer customers healthy, fresh Indian food, whilst supporting Crisis’ work to help homeless people get back into employment.
Inspired by a motorbike ride across India and re-interpreted for Londoners, Kheera Kitchen is different; focusing on fresh flavours, not heat.
All food is made with carefully sourced ingredients to deliver lighter, clean tastes that are big on flavour, and not on heat. Sharing dishes are made for freshly baked bread, which takes centre stage for tearing and dipping. The restaurant doesn’t use any ghee in its preparation, all spices are imported from India and ground every day, and all dishes are cooked to order.
Small sharing plates at £5 include Kheera Coconut Eggs, and a Lamb Kati Roll, flash cooked spice-and-lime-marinated lamb, served in a flaky, buttery paratha.
Big Bowls are priced at £10. These include a Keralan Pork Bowl with fresh pineapple, and the Grilled Chicken with Cardamom Bowl, made with gram puree, curd and smoked chilli.
Sides, at £5 include Paneer, Mango and Tamarind Salad, and desserts comprise of a Fennel and Lime Burnt Cream Pot, and Chocolate, Orange and Anise Brownie with Mango Ice Cream, among other options.
The project is the result of a collaboration between hospitality industry stalwarts, David Read, chairman of procurement consultancy Prestige Purchasing, David Anderson, director of design consultancy CADA, and Jasper Wight, founder of TasteBed and co-founder of the salad bar chain Chop’d.
Kheera Kitchen will pop-up at Café from Crisis every evening from 6pm Wednesday to Friday, and from midday at weekends from 20th January until the end of April.
Café from Crisis is a social enterprise giving homeless people and ex-offenders training for the hospitality industry to further their career prospects. The rent paid by Kheera Kitchen’s for the site will go straight back into the charity."

When - From 20th January until the end of April 2017
Weds - Fri from 6pm
Weekends - from 12 noon

Where - The Café from Crisis, 64 Commercial St, E1 6LT

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Link - Kheera Kitchen

Pop-ups in London - 20th - 27th January 2017

Club Mexicana's Mexican Vegan Streetfood Residency at Pamela in Dalston - Tues - Sun
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Food & Drink

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2 Fingers' Lunchtime Fish Finger Sandwich Pop-up at The Canvas Cafe off Brick Lane - Thurs & Fri
* Archie's Mexican Fondue Fiesta on the last Thursday of the Month in Deptford - Thurs
* The Australian Craft Beer Festival in E2 - Thurs
* British Lion eggs & Simon Rimmer's Sunny Side Up Pop-up Cafe in Drury Lane - Weds 11am-3pm
* Cadbury Creme Egg's 2017 Pop-up Hunter's Lodge by the London Eye - Fri 27th
* Clean Living Alice and Barry Tonks' 'Saint and Sinners' Pop-up at The Gherkin - weekdays
Delish Thai's Friday and Sunday Pop-ups in Greenwich - Fri & Sun
The House of Hyggeness Pop-up at Finch's Pub near Moorgate - Daily
* KERB & Monkey Shoulder's Street Food Burns Night in SE16 - Fri 27th & Sat 28th
* The 'Kheera Kitchen' Pop-up Indian Restaurant in Spitalfields, from Crisis - Weds-Sun
The Lodge Winter Fondue Restaurant Pop-up in Clapham North - Tues-Sun
Oliver Rowe's Konstam Pop-up Cafe in Calvert Street, Shoreditch - Ends Sun 22nd
Project Awana's Six Month Residency at Highbury Library in N5 - Tues-Sun
* The 'Quilombero' Pop-up Canteen, Restaurant & Bar near East India Dock - Mon-Sat
* The Sri Lankan Street Food Supper Club at Printworks Kitchen in Farringdon - Fri 20th
Voodoo Ray's Streetfood Collaborations at Camden Market - Thursdays
The Vurger Co's Vegan Burger Nights at The Pillbox Kitchen in Bethnal Green - Saturdays
* Whisky 101 with The Glenlivet & Siren Craft Beer in NW6 - Tues
The Yamagoya Pop-up Ramen Bar in Shaftesbury Avenue - Daily

Streetfood Markets

Hawker House in Canada Water - Re-opens Fri 13th
Dinerama - The Streetfood Market in Shoreditch - Re-opens Thurs 12th
Pub Residencies - Often Open 6 or 7 Days a Week

Adam Rawson's Residency at The George & Dragon in Fitzrovia - Mon-Fri
Le Bun's Three Month Residency at Birthdays in Dalston - Daily
The Bream Team's Residency at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs-Sun
CLAW's Winter 2016 Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Tues-Sat
* Club Mexicana's Mexican Vegan Streetfood Residency at Pamela in Dalston - Tues - Sun
Division 194's New Orleans Po' Boy Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
Lion City Kitchen's Singaporean Streetfood Residency at The Rose & Crown NW5 - Tues-Sun
Mirey's Restaurant's French Residency at The Cuckoo in N1 - Thurs-Sun
MYPIE's Two Month Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily
Sho Food Doh's 5 Night A Week Japanese Street Food at Pacific Social Club in Clapton - Tues - Sat
Slow Richie's Residency at Brick Brewery in Peckham - Re-opens 18th Jan
Skins’ Filled Potato Skins Residency at Haunt in Stoke Newington - Tues - Sun
Soul Food Sisters' Street Food Residency at Craving Coffee in N15 - Thurs - Sat

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Avenged Sevenfold's Pop-up shop in Camden - Closes Sun 22nd
Boxpark Pop-up Retail Mall in Shoreditch
Brands Popping Up at Old Street Station
The Harry Potter 'House of MinaLima' Pop-up Shop in Soho - Daily
* Neon Moon's Pop-up shop in Hackney Walk - Closes Sun 22nd

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Thursday, 19 January 2017

British Lion eggs & Simon Rimmer's Sunny Side Up Pop-up Cafe in Drury Lane

The Sunny Side Up Pop-up Cafe will open for one (long) lunchtime only in Drury Lane, near Covent Garden, to promote the joys of eating eggs.  Launched by British Lion eggs, Sunday Brunch's Simon Rimmer will be in the kitchen, and Instagrammer Giulia Mulè aka MondoMulia will be taking two classes on how to take better food pics.  It's open on Wednesday 25th January 2017, 11am - 3pm only, and each of the dishes - like the egg and chorizo casserole below - will cost just £3, with proceeds going to the Alder Hay Children's Charity.  Be there!

"British Lion eggs is teaming up with celebrity chef Simon Rimmer to brighten up Britain with the launch of a ‘sunny side up’ pop-up café, open to the public on Wednesday 25 January 2017 in Covent Garden, London.
Simon Rimmer has created a collection of healthy one-pot egg dishes, showcasing the ease, versatility, speed and nutritional benefits of cooking with eggs, which he will serve at the retro pop-up. The café will help to counter the dreaded January blues by highlighting eggs as an affordable protein, giving your health, mood and wallet just the ‘pick me up’ it needs.  
Eggs are a natural source of protein, vitamins and minerals.  A medium egg contains fewer than 70 calories and is naturally rich in vitamin D, which a lot of us lack in the winter months because our bodies can make little vitamin D when daylight hours are short. Eggs are also an excellent source of vitamins B12 and vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and a source of vitamin A, as well as containing essential minerals and trace elements, including phosphorus, iodine and selenium – all helping to boost nutrient levels at a time when they may be sorely needed.  
Simon Rimmer says, “One-pot egg dishes are the ultimate go-to recipes for anyone wanting to make quick and healthy meals. Whether you’re a chef like me, or a novice in the kitchen, these recipes will have you feeding your friends and family like a pro and if that’s not a mood booster, I don’t know what is!”
The café promises to be the most ‘eggstagramable’ pop-up to date, with masterclasses by the popular food blogger Mondo Mulia, sharing her tips to get the perfect egg Instagram shot. 
For £3 a dish you can try any of Simon’s #onepoteggs listed below. All profits from the café will be donated to Alder Hey Children’s Charity.
The lunchtime one-pot – rolled omelette slice
The healthy one-pot – no bread burritos
The family one-pot – egg and chorizo casserole
The quick one-pot – shakshuka with green salsa"

When - Wednesday 25th January 2017
11am - 3pm
20 minute Instagram classes with Mondo Mulia at 11.30am & 2.30pm

Where - 176 Drury Lane, WC2B 5QF


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Link - Egg Info

Monday, 16 January 2017

RANDE Pop-up's 'Arcos Subterráneos' Mexican Feast in Bethnal Green

RANDE Pop-up, which organises events in unusual and often disused urban spaces, is back on Saturday 28th January with their 'Arcos Subterráneos' Mexican feast at The Parachute Collective in Bethnal Green, a leather workshop (that makes bondage gear among other things).  Guests will sit at long communal tables and enjoy a four course Mexican dinner for just £36 - and it's BYOB.  It's going to be a great night!

"After the raucous success of our previous events (gorging on goodies, dance-offs, limbo, test tube tequila shots, lots of beer etc.), our heart skips a beat (likely not ideal given cholesterol levels) when we dream of the epic pop up nights to come.
And so, we invite you to come and join us for our next event... Lucky you!!
Now, to help with anticipation here are the details:
Venture into the railway arches of Bethnal Green and discover our hidden restaurant.
For two nights only, we open the doors and build our temporary digs (including a fully functioning kitchen) at The Parachute Collective - A leather workshop filled to the brim with ancient tools, machinery and works of leather-crafted art (also S&M gear - its edgy, not scary - we promise).
Guests are invited to sit at long communal tables and enjoy 4 delicious courses of Mexican inspired delights. The homemade tortillas alone will make you melt. Plus chiles en nogada are a revelation.
And in classic RANDE style, there will be plenty of little surprises along the way. Who knows where the night might take us... (we're hoping for impromptu limbo).
As always: Mixing and mingling is encouraged and fun is strictly enforced."

When - Saturday 28th January 2017
8pm - midnight

Where - The Parachute Collective, 10 Gales Gardens, London E2 0EJ

Tickets - £35.75 from Grub Club here - and it's BYOB


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Link - Tickets page

Club Mexicana's Mexican Vegan Streetfood Residency at Pamela in Dalston

Club Mexicana's Vegan 'Chicken Wings'
Club Mexicana, the vegan Mexican streetfood supremos who have been popping up (& gracing this site) regularly since early 2014, are going to be doing a bar kitchen residency at Pamela in Kingsland Road, Dalston, starting Tuesday 17th January 2017.  I'm certainly not a vegan (see my Instagram for details...) but I love Lois and Meriel's food, especially their pulled jackfruit burritos.  This is one you really need to go to regularly!

"Club Mexicana, specialists in Mexican vegan food, are to begin their residency at Pamela on the 17th January 2017, which will see a menu packed with vibrant Mexican flavours guaranteed to get your taste buds dancing. Founded by Meriel Armitage, who - frustrated at the lack of creative vegan food in London - set about to break boundaries and challenge the preconception that vegan food is all chickpeas and chia seeds.
Inspired by the diverse food scene she encountered on her travels in cities including LA, New York and San Francisco, Meriel set out to capture the vibrancy of Mexican food. Pioneering her fun style of vegan street food with Kerb and Street Feast, Club Mexicana makes great-tasting food that just happens to be vegan.
The menu takes a twist on Mexican ‘meaty’ classics, re-incarnated as vegan dishes, such as such as the Al Pastor Taco with pineapple and chilli marinated 'pork'; Baja To-fish Taco, with pickled red cabbage, salsa verde and chipotle chilli oil; Buffalo Cauliflower Taco with blue ‘cheese’, celery leaves and chilli threads; and the 'Chorizo' and Potato Taco, with pico de gallo. Meriel and her team make fresh tacos every day, working around the clock, milling and hand pressing their own from masa flour dough. 
Also featured are the Club Mexicana signatures; BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Tacos; Jalepeno Poppers stuffed with chipotle cashew ‘cheese’; and Sikil Pak Hurache - a crispy masa pancake topped with pumkpin seeds puree and jackfruit tinga."

When - From Tuesday 17th January 2017, initially for 3 months
Tuesday to Sunday
Food served 6pm - late

Where - Pamela Dalston, 428 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA


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Link 1 - Decatur on Twitter
Link 2 - Club Mexicana on Twitter

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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Archie's Mexican Fondue Fiesta on the last Thursday of the Month in Deptford

Like cheese?  Love cheese?  Then this is for you!  On the last Thursday of each month, Archies Bar, run by The Cheese Truck, is holding an Mexican Queso Fundida Fiesta supperclub in Deptford. The two hour sittings are at 5.30pm or 7.30pm and cost just £27.50 per person.  Expect Mexican fondue, and other cheesy treats.  Basically expect to eat lots and lots of cheese!

"Our Fundido's been flying out of the kitchen faster than you can say 'queso chihuahua'. Welcome cocktail, 3 meltingly good courses and a shot of Mezcal for the perfect send-off! 
We're going the whole enchilada and planning a series of Mexican inspired fondue nights to bring some sizzle to the winter months. With an innovative menu that uses British cheese and locally sourced ingredients we'll be cooking up some well known Mexican dishes and hopefully introducing you to a few new ones. There'll be plenty of surprises in store (hibiscus margarita anyone?) and we'll be decking the place out hacienda style. Dust off your sombrero and join us for an evening of Mexican fun!"

When - Thurs 26th Jan, and the last Thurs of each month
5.30pm - 7.30pm or 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Where - Archies, Arch 12, Deptford Market Yard, 133 Deptford High St, London SE8 4NS

Tickets - £27.50 from Grub Club here


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Link - Archies on Twitter

KERB & Monkey Shoulder's Street Food Burns Night in SE16

KERB is teaming up with Monkey Shoulder whisky for two nights of Burns Night celebrations at The Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey, SE16.  A £42 ticket gets you a dinner from some of KERB's street food stars, inc The Wild Game Co, Deeneys, and even whisky sundaes from Nonna's Gelato.  Plus you'll get a Monkey Shoulder Lazy Old Fashioned cocktail on arrival, and there will be a full bar.  There will also be a Ceilidh band with dancing, and some other games to play.  See you there!

"For two magical nights, KERB and Monkey Shoulder will be transforming The Biscuit Factory into a humdinger of a Clubhoos to celebrate the great Rabbie Burns. Street food creations from five Scottish traders, carefully hand picked by KERB, whisky den, cocktails galore, huge live electric Ceilidh, dancing, addressing of the haggis, Highland themed games, poetry slam corner + more.
The Wild Game Co – Haggis Scotch eggs, Haggis Mac n Cheese, Haggis Pops (veggie)
Deeney’s – Slow cooked venison tacos (with spicy salsa and whisky crème fraiche), the famed Macbeth Toastie (Haggis, cheddar, caramelised onion, rocket & mustard), Lady Macbeth Toastie (veggie), cheesy chips with smoked bacon + whisky mayo 
Ghetto Grillz –  Chicken schnitzel stuffed with haggis served on celeriac & candied beets slaw, veggie haggis fritters with slaw & sauce. 
Oyster Boy – Fresh Cumbrae Rock and Loch ryan native oysters with Tabasco or whisky dressing
Nonna’s Gelato –  ‘Build your own’ whisky sundaes: ‘The Cranachan’ + ‘The Bramble’
Lazy Old Fashioned from the Monkey Shoulder bar, four Scottish KERB cocktails, great wine + local craft beers.
“Monster Ceilidh Band” (Teesside fiddler and accordion maestro meet dub-heavy electric bass)  plus live DJs before and after.
Feat. Corn-hole, “sheep shearing” and Donald Trump’s crazy golf course."

When - Friday 27th & Saturday 28th January 2016
5pm - Midnight

Where - The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Rd, SE16 4DG

Tickets - £42 + fees from Eventbrite here
(Or £20 for entry + the Monkey Shoulder cocktail only)


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Link - KERB