Sunday, 18 February 2018

Penguin's #LikeAWoman Pop-up Bookshop in Shoreditch for International Women's Week

Penguin is opening a pop-up bookshop off Old Street, featuring only books by women writers, as aprt of International Women's Day.  Open froom Monday 5th - Friday 9th March 2018, it will be at 1-3 Rivington St, and also feature bookable events, for example a session called Women At Work, with the Live.Life.Better podcast.  Make sure you visit!

"Penguin is launching a pop-up bookshop stocked solely with titles by female writers for International Women’s Day.
The bookshop, opening on 1-3 Rivington Street in East London from 5th to 9th March in partnership with Waterstones, has been named "Like A Woman" and will stock titles from the likes of Malorie Blackman, Iris Murdoch, Caitlin Moran, Malala Yousafzai, Zadie Smith and Margaret Atwood. 
According to Penguin Random House, the initiative is a celebration of "the way that women contribute, often under the radar, to every facet of society" and recognises female figures who have "made a difference or fought for change" in fields such as politics, activism, writing, art, science, sports and culture, among others. The hashtag #LikeAWoman will be used online to promote the pop-up."

When - Monday 5th - Friday 9th February 2018
10am- 6.30pm each day

Where - 1-3 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DT

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Link 1 - Penguin #LikeAWoman - inc links to the bookable events
Link 2 - Article in The Bookseller

HARA's Vegetarian Supper Club at the Institute of Light in London Fields

Vegetaran chefs HARA will be holding a supper club on Wednesday 28th March 2018 at The Institute of Light in London Fields, where they also hold a weekend brunch.  Tickets are just £30, for a four course tasting menu, and there will also be an optional drinks pairing by Rob Simpson, bar manager at The Clove Club.  Go!

"HARA nights is about inviting our community to gather for an evening tasting menu highlighting the best of what’s left of winter produce, and the budding beginnings of spring. 
This transition from late winter to early spring is an exciting and highly unpredictable time where we rely quite literally on the next few weeks weather, so prepare to be surprised with the best of both seasons, fresh, tasty, nourishing food.
You will be served a 4 course tasting menu, and if you so wish, accompanying drinks pairing - alcoholic or not, for each dish by our friend Rob Simpson.
Rob Simpson • Bar Manager at the Clove Club & Young British Foodie Winner 2016 has designed a drinks pairing for the evenings menu. Working with some super seasonable produce, some home ferments & local London liquids Rob will serve a drink with each course plus something to start and maybe even something to finish. This can be taken with or without alcohol."

When - Weds 28th February 2018

Where - Institure of Light, Arch 376, 10 Helmsley Place, London E8 3SB

Tickets - £30 from HARA here - plus optional drinks flights etc


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Link 1 -HARA on Facebook
Link 2 - HARA on Twitter

The Roving Cafe's Supper Club off Brick Lane

The Roving Cafe, which cooks out of a van at the Nomadic Community Gardens off Brick Lane, E1, is hosting a supperclub on Saturday 3rd March 2018, featuring slow-cooked lamb shanks, and finishing wiht an apple crumble.  Tickets are just £25 - get booking!

"Soup & Seasonal salad, Slow cooked lamb shanks with red onions &balsamic vinegar, mashed potatoes, apple crumble.Plant based main option £25 ahead max space 10..the wood burner will keep you toasty."

When - Sat 3rd March 2018
6.30pm - 10pm

Where - Roving Cafe London, Nomadic Community Gardens, Shoreditch, E1 5ES

Tickets - £25 from or call 07768901550


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Link - Event Page

The Bowls Room Blitz Supper Club in Bounds Green, N11

TV Chef/Presenter Joe Hurd and Award Winning Chef Jon Gay are holding one of their Bowls Room Blitz Supper Clubs at The Bounds Green Bowling Club in N11 on Saturday 24th February 2018, starting at 5.30pm.  Full menu to be revealed, but expect at least 5 courses, a chance to see the food being cooked, and hear the reasoning behind the menu; all in all a very entertaining night.

"TV Chef/Presenter Joe Hurd and Award Winning Chef Jon Gay are collaborating on an experience like no other. After a six month separation following a very successful culinary summer tour, two of Britain’s most exciting young chefs have reunited to bring their own personal kitchen flair and style to the people of North London and beyond.
A unique, once monthly night hosted at one of London’s premier crown green bowling clubs (easily accessed from the Piccadilly Line and National Rail) gives everyone, from lofty gastronomes to humble greedy guts, the chance to step into their kitchen for one night.
They've combined their favourite ingredients and unique cooking styles to design a menu with a minimum of 5 courses. The full menu will be released in the coming days.
The evening begins at 5:30pm with an arrival drink before Jon & Joe invite guests into their world, each course is introduced and explained giving a back story to the dishes conception and the produce they have chosen to incorperate.
Communal dining to offer a close up personal experience, watching the menu take shape before your eyes, packed full of laughs and a truly interactive dinner to remember."

When - Sat 24th February 2018
5.30pm - 9.30pm

Where - Bounds Green Bowls Club, Brownlow Road, Bounds Green, N11 2BS

Tickets - £45 from Eventbrite here


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Friday, 16 February 2018

Pop-ups in London - 16th - 23rd February 2018

The 'Cafe Belvedere' Pop-up Bar in Soho - Serving Espresso Martini - Ends Sun

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Freakscene - Scott Hallsworth's new pop-up, in Clerkenwell - Tues-Sat
HARA's Weekend Vegetarian Brunch at the Instutute of Light in London Fields - Sat & Sun
The 'Kultured' Pop-up Bar with Kombucha & Fermented Drinks in Soho - Mon-Sat
The Mookrata Thai BBQ Pop-up on Shaftesbury Avenue - Daily
Sardine's Truffle Dinners in N1 - Tues 20th & Weds 21st
The Scotch Egg Challenge at The Canonbury in N1 - Weds 21st
Mr Singh's Sunday Brunch Club at Johnny Rocco's Bar in Forest Gate, E7 - Sundays
SOOP's Mexican Dinner in SE15 - Fri 23rd
Tacu Tacu's Latin American Night in E2 - Thurs 22nd
Winterland 2018 - The Riverside Pop-up in Fulham - Thurs-Sun

Streetfood Markets

Dinerama - The Streetfood Market in Shoreditch - Thurs-Sat
Fat Gay Vegan's Weekly Vegan Streetfood Market in Hackney - Saturdays
Hawker House - The Streetfood Market in Canada Water - Fri & Sat
KERB's Streetfood Market in Camden - Daily 
Street Feast’s Giant Robot  in Canary Wharf - Daily 

Pub & Bar Residencies - Often Open 6 or 7 Days a Week

Mao Chow's Vegan Chinese Residency at Pamela in Dalston - Tues-Sat
Craving Coffee's #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Thurs - Sat
Cucina Rustica's Winter Sicilian Residency at Blend in N8 - Weds-Sun
Cue Point's BBQ at The Rose & Crown in Kentish Town - Weds-Sun
GoneBurger's 6 Month Residency at The Three Compasses in Dalston - Daily
* Oh My Dog!'s Hotdogs at The Old Nun's Head in SE15 - Thurs & Fri
Tangy's South East Asian Residency at The Duke's Head in Highgate - Daily
* Tiger Bites' Taiwanese Streetfood Residency at Two Spoons in SE23 - Fri & Sat
Tokunbo's Kitchen's Nigerian Residency at Green Rooms in N22 - Mon-Sat
* The Wild Turkey Lodge above The Ten Bells pub in Spitalfields - Daily

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Boxpark Pop-up Retail Mall in Shoreditch
Brands Popping Up at Old Street Station

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Sunday, 11 February 2018

Abbiocco's Italian Dinner at the Well Street Kitchen in Hackney

Abbiocco is holding an Italian pop-up at the Well Street Kitchen in Hackney, E9, on Saturday 24th February 2018.  Tickets are just £20 for 3 courses of their fresh Italian dishes and aperitif; hurry, these will go fast!

"After leaving university, we wanted to emulate the simple but stunning pasta dishes we'd experienced around Italy, but seen little of in the UK. Through our professional experience working in kitchens and exposure to the restaurant industry, we knew it was about time to shake-up the public's perception of what pasta is all about. 
Our pasta is made fresh every morning using Italian flour, eggs, and semolina. All of our sauces are made from the highest quality produce from local UK farmers."

When - Saturday 24th February 2018
6.30pm - 10pm

Where - Well Street Kitchen, 203 Well St, London E9 6QU

Bookings - £20 for 3 courses and aperitif - book here


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Link - Abbiocco

The 'Stories On Our Plate' Mexican Supperclub at Space at 61 in Peckham

Stories on Our Plate, aka SOOP, is a supperclub that celebrates the stories (& food) of refugees, and migrant chefs.  On Friday 23rd February they will be holding a special Mexican night at Space at 61 in Peckham, where the food will come from Racio Carvajal, focussing on her hometown in central Mexico.  Tickets are just £36 - & it's BYOB - expect a very special evening!

"Stories On Our Plate (SOOP) warmly invites you to SOOP's monthly food and storytelling series, showcasing this month Mexican food history writer & food consultant Rocio Carvajal. You will become immersed in Rocio's rich Mexican culinary heritage and her gastronomic knowledge of Mexican cooking - much of which is unknown to Londoners. Expect an evening of storytelling, interactive materials, exquisite and unknown dishes. You will also hear more about SOOP's work from across the organisation and its approach to food in our everyday lives.
This is a truly unique menu of Mexican cookery, primarily featuring recipes from Rocio's hometown in Central Mexico. These are recipes which are unknown to the London food scene. Rocio's extensive gastronomic knowledge of Mexican cuisine is staggering, which she also showcases in her own quarterly digital magazine dedicated to the celebration of Mexican culinary heritage. Expect to be blown away!
SOOP has partnered with Space@61 in Nunhead, South East London. As a dedicated pop-up and supper club space, Space@61 offers an intimate yet vibrant feel within a vibrant neighbourhood. This is not a venue to miss out on!"

When - Friday 23rd February 2018

Where - Space at 61, 61 Cheltenham Road Peckham London SE15 3AF

Tickets - £36 from Grub Club here


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Link - Tickets page