Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Tacu Tacu's Valentines Week Latin American Pop-up at Grow Hackney


Latin American streetfood from the very talented Tacu Tacu will be served from Thursday 11th - Sunday 14th February at Grow Hackney in Hackney Wick, E9.  Thursday & Friday will be lunch and dinner, Saturday is lunch only, and Sunday is a long lunch (noon to 5pm) and chill out party.  Top tip - try the Peruvian Octopus Burger!

"Latin America streetfood outfit Tacu Tacu return to take up the kitchen at Hackney Wick's Grow bar between Thursday 11 and Sunday 14 February. On Sunday there will be a special Valentines chillout party event during the afternoon.
Expect an eclectic- colourful and innovative menu- highlights include the Chocolate Short Rib Tacos- Pina Colada Prawns- Banana Bread French Toast with Margarita Whipped Cream and who could forget that Instagram favourite Peruvian Octopus Burger.
About Grow, Hackney
Tucked away in a yard in Hackney Wick, backing out onto the canal and carved out of what was once a sausage factory, Grow has been transformed into a totally unique bar, kitchen and creative space. Built and run by a small team and operating as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, it's a space for music, art, conversation and good food where everyone is welcome."

When - Thurs 11th - Sun 14th February 2016
Thurs 11 Feb - Lunch 12-3pm / Dinner 5 - 10pm
Fri 12 Feb - Lunch 12-3pm / Dinner 5 - 10pm
Sat 13 Feb - Lunch 12-3pm
Sun 14 Feb- Lunch 12-5pm (Valentines Day Chill Out Party)

Where - Grow Hackney, The Container Yard, 119 Wallis Road E9 5LN
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Tem Ban's Thai Pop-up at The Lido Cafe in Herne Hill


The Lido Cafe, at Brockwell Lido, on the edge of Brockwell Park in Brixton / Herne Hill is holding a series of pop-ups on Thursday and Friday night with Tem Ban, serving Thai food from chef Craig Broadhurst, previously at The Begging Bowl, Thai Grill at Bar Story and Smoking Goat.  Booking recommended!

"Renowned community restaurant The Lido Cafe will host talented London chefs and streetfood traders at its stunning poolside dining space, in an exciting new series of evening popup dinners. Launching on Thursday 11th February with Tem Ban’s fresh take on traditional Thai food, the rotating kitchen collaborations will run every Thursday and Friday evening, and offer diners the chance to enjoy diverse cuisines in a truly unique setting.
Guests visiting The Lido Cafe during February for the kitchen takeover by Tem Ban can enjoy a sensational new menu celebrating the richness and vibrancy of Thai ingredients, combining the fragrant and rustic elements of traditional Thai streetfood with modern cooking techniques. All made using great quality British produce, Tem Ban’s small plates like Deep Fried Grey Mullet and Star Fruit Salad and“Nam Prik Pao” shredded pigs’ ears with burnt sour red chilli sauce are sure to tantalise the tastebuds. The ideal feast to share with friends, the popup menu’s Southeast Asian large plates showcase a wide array of textures and flavours, such as “Khao Soi Gai” free-range chicken Chang Mai curried noodles with pickles and crispy noodle topping, and “Hang Lae” pork belly curry with ginger and peanuts.
The Lido Cafe’s skilled bar team have also concocted two exclusive cocktails to accompany Tem Ban’s contemporary Thai cooking. A refreshing Watermelon Bellini and a bold Tamarind Whiskey Sour will be added to the drinks list for the special Thursday and Friday evening suppers, as well as the multi award-winning South London restaurant’s carefully curated selection of local craft beers and fine wines."

When - Thursdays & Fridays from 11th - 26th February 2016

Where - The Lido Cafe, Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Rd, SE24 0PA

Booking - via  thelidocafe.co.uk

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Link - The Lido Cafe


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Sunday, 7 February 2016

The 'Django Bango' Wild West Pop-up in Whitechapel, with Street Food & a Saloon


Django Bango is a 2 month Wild West themed pop-up in Whitechapel, with a saloon, western-style street food, games, live music and more.  Open on Friday and Saturday nights only from 19th February to 2nd April, it also has private rooms to hire, and an amazing looking decor.  You've really got to go!

"Made entirely of wood, Django Bango is a bona fide buckaroo town with sprawling multi-storey buildings and dusty streets; complete with a Saloon Bar, creaky church confessional and the risk of jail time for any outlaws. Folks are free to roam the land, feast on American street food, or drop in to the general stores to pick up their cowboy clobber.
Drinking and dancing in the streets is favoured in this town, but guests can also curl up on bales of hay in one of the many softly lit country houses. The large Saloon Bar is stocked with reasonably priced beer and liquor and features the whistle-wetting signature cocktail ‘Badlands Brew’, to cowboy you up for action packed games such as the spitting platoon or gun range; all to the sweet sounds of live country music.
The town suits gangs of any size; large rowdy clans can reserve rooms or even entire houses, or couples can cosy up in one of the smaller rooms with views of Django Bango’s lively streets below. Early birds can snap up the rooms with views overlooking the bustling main square where they can sit back and watch the mayhem unfold. Django Bango - where Hipster East meets Wild West - is based in East London’s Brick Lane area, two minutes walk south of Whitechapel tube.
Amusingly-named Django Bango will bring a flavour of the Wild West to London’s East End between February and April, with the promise of street food, country music, liquor and lassos — as well as a pretty impressive multi-storey set designed by immersive experience company - Apocalypse Events"

When - Fridays & Saturdays from 19th Feb - 2nd April
7pm - 1am

Where - 22 - 36 Raven Row, Whitechapel, E1 2EG

Tickets - £10 in advance from Eventbrite here (or £12.50 on the door)

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Capish?'s Italian American Classics Residency at The Hat & Tun in Clerkenwell

Deep Fried Lasagne Roll!
Capish?, makers of exceptionally fine Italian American classics like meatball subs and braciole sandwiches, are popping up at The Hat & Tun in Clerkenwell for 6 days this month, serving Wednesday - Friday evenings from 17th to 26th February.  Favourites from me menu are hard to choose, but I'd say try the Steak  ‘Braciole’  Sandwich - it's absoluely amazing!

"Sopranos  style  Italian/American  street  food  vendor Capish? is popping  up  at The  Hat  and Tun in  Farringdon  for  two  weeks  in  February, serving  up  delicious sloppy  joes  and meatball  subs,  Joey  Tribbiani  style.
Taking  residence in The  Hat  &  Tun,  Capish? will  serve  signature  meaty sandwiches between  5:30pm  – 9pm  from  Wednesday  17th / Friday  19th February and  the  following  week,  Wednesday  24th – Friday  26th February.
Now  a   regular   trader  with KERB  and  Street   Feast,   Capish?  was established  in  December   2012   by  Rachel   Jones,  whose  travels  in  both  the  US  and  Italy  and  an  unhealthy  obsession  with  the  Sopranos  led  her  to  develop  ideas  for  her  take  on  the  Italian/American  classics.
At  The  Hat  and Tun,  Capish? will  be  serving three of  their  most  popular  dishes:  
Meatball  Hero – The  classic  NYC  meatball  sub
Rare  breed  beef  and  pork  balls,  slowly simmered  in  home/made  marinara  sauce,  served  on  a  toasted  polenta  sub  and  drizzled  in  signature  provolone  cheese  sauce  and  grated  pecorino  romano.  Also  comes  with  a  pot  of  home/made  jalapeno  sauce  for  those  who  like  to  add  a  bit  of  spice (£7)
Steak  ‘Braciole’  Sandwich
45/day  dry  aged steak  stuffed  with  pecorino,  parsley  and  chilli,  slow  cooked  in  a  Genovese  style  sauce  and  served  with  bone  marrow  aioli,  melted  taleggio  cheese  and  pickled  red  onions  on  a  buttermilk  roll (£8.50)
Deep  Fried  Lasagne  Roll
Filled  with  short  rib  ragu,  béchamel  and  mozzarella  (£5)"

When – 17th – 26th February 2016, Weds-Fri only
Capish will be serving 5:30pm  – 9pm

Where - The Hat and Tun, 3 Hatton Wall, London EC1N 8HX

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Link – Capish on Twitter



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Saigon Streat's Regular Vietnamese Pop-ups in Hither Green and Greenwich


Saigon Streat is running 2 regular Vietnamese pop-ups in cafes in South East London - On Thursdays they are at Archibald's in Manor Lane, Hither Green, and on Fridays and Saturdays they're at The Plumtree Cafe in Greenwich High Road.  Get down to one of the sites for some authentic Vietnamese comfort food!

"Saigon Streat, a neighbourhood Vietnamese Pop Up Restaurant, are now popping up every Friday and Saturday night at The Plumtree Café in Greenwich.  They can also be found on Thursday nights in Lee / Hither Green at Archibald's Café.  Full info at www.saigonstreat.com
''When I was little, I was always helping my mum in the kitchen from bashing crab shells to pounding lemongrass...basically the 'dirty work'.  What this means, however, is that despite being born and raised in London, I definitely know how to serve up some true authentic Vietnamese comfort food!''
Saigon Streat's great tasting Vietnamese home cooking has earned them a Time Out Love London Winners Award 2015-2016.  Booking is recommended!  Contact 07894 388 409."

When - Archibald's Café / Thursday / 6-10pm

Where - Archibald's Cafe, 164 Manor Lane, SE12 8LP

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When - The Plumtree Café / Friday / 6-10pm & Saturday / 6.30-10pm

Where - The Plumtree Café, 241 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NA

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Link - Saigon Streat


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Feed Me Films' Screening of 'Casino' in a Casino in Leicester Square


Feed Me Films, who put on iconic films in great and apt locations, with themed food, are back for February with Scorsese's Casino being screened at The Hippodrome casino in Leicester Square.  Screenings take place on Saturday 13th & Saturday 27th February, from 2.30pm - 7pm, and you get the choice of two ticket options - The Mafiaoza for the high rollers at £48, with a 3 course meal and (some) drinks included, and The Hustler at £16, with no frills, (but you can get drinks at the bar).  Don't miss it!

"Don’t miss this opportunity to see Casino the way God intended, in an actual Casino in an matinee complete with luxury food, drinks and gambling. Watch Scorcese’s masterpiece cabaret-style with a two course 28 day aged steak dinner (salmon & vege available) and live music in the most iconic casino in London.
Get dressed up in your finest Mafia garb to the visit The Hippodrome Casino for a screening you won’t forget and complete your Las Vegas experience with a private ‘learn-to-play’ gambling experience after the movie. For those who want to pop bottles, full bar service is available during the movie with seats and group booths available."

When - Sat 13th & Sat 27th February 2016
2.30pm - 7pm

Where - The Hippodrome Casino London - Cranbourn Street Leicester Square WC2H 7JH

Tickets - £16-£48 from Eventbrite here

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Link - Feed Me Films


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Stephen Fries Burgers 6 Month Residency at The 3 Compasses in Dalston



Stephen Fries is now in residence at the kitchen of the Three Compasses in Dalston Lane, E8, serving up famously great burgers and more.  The burgers have names like Debbie Does Dalston, Dragged Through The Garden Backwards, and Meat is Murder, a vegetarian option made from chickpeas.  Stephen Fries will serve Monday-Saturday, with Papa Dez's Sunday Roast on the Sunday.

"We are pleased as punch to announce the return of Stephen Fries - Burger Merchant to the Three Compasses, after overwhelming public demand. Please do let me know if you'd like to come down and try his delicious menu.
Stephen Fries, AKA Michael Brown, is one of the very first kitchen residencies to be hosted by The Three Compasses four years ago. Customers still talk about his legendary burgers to this day, so we decided to hunt him down and demand his return!
Notable achievements of his previous residency include the Debby Does Dalston (a glutinous feast of a burger garnished with home made onion rings, bacon and BBQ sauce), and his infamous Horse Meat Burger, making national headlines after being put on the menu at the height of the contaminated meat scandal to highlight the fact that horse meat when sourced properly, is actually a delicacy enjoyed all over Europe. 
Stephen Fries is serving burgers as of this week, Mon-Sat, with Sundays handed over to the capable hands of Papa Dez for his famous Sunday Roast (previously at The Kenton, and prossibly the best roast in Hackney)."

When - Daily until August 2016
Kitchen Opening Times
Mon - Friday: 5pm - 10pm
Sat: 12 - 10pm
Sun Roast: 1-7pm

Where - The Three Compasses, 99 Dalston Lane, E8 1NH

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Link 1 - Stephen Fries on Twitter
Link 2 - ThreeCompasses on Twitter


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