Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Street Artist Ben Eine's Data Dollar Pop-up Store at Old Street Station

Street artist Ben Eine is opening a pop-up shop for two days only at Old Street tube station, on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th September 2017.  Called the Data Dollar store, it will feature new work, and Ben will be in the store selling it himself.  Come and buy some art!

"Prolific street artist creates limited edition artwork merchandise for purchase at two-day pop-up shop in Old Street station, London.  
Renowned street artist Ben Eine has created limited edition artwork in his famous lettering style for sale at a two-day pop-up shop. Located in Old Street station, East London, keen fans will be able to purchase his exclusive merchandise at the Data Dollar store created by cybersecurity giant Kaspersky Lab.
The bespoke merchandise is exclusive to the two-day event. Artwork fans and followers of Eine’s work can purchase merchandise and – on the first day – meet the artist himself. Eine’s work has a reputation for selling out prior to general gallery opening so the Data Dollar store represents a unique opportunity to purchase a piece of his famed art and style for a bargain – but with a twist.
An East London local, Eine’s work is littered across the streets of Old Street and Shoreditch and has caught the attention of locals and visitors alike. Street tours have been setup to allow avid fans the chance to enjoy Eine’s vibrant creations. Customers should visit the Data Dollar store to find out how his collaboration with Kaspersky Lab will question customers awareness of cybercrime.
The Data Dollar Store will be open in Old Street station on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th September, 2017, from 8.30am-7pm."

When - Weds 6th & Thurs 7th September 2017
8.30am - 7pm both days

Where - Inside Old Street Station, EC1Y 1BE


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Link 1 - Event on Eventbrite
Link 2 - Ben Eine's site Elephants & Castles

Monday, 21 August 2017

Little Ghost's Asian-Inspired Bagels at Brother Marcus in Balham

Get ready for amazing bagels!  Little Ghost is taking over the kitchen at Brother Marcus in Balham for Friday and Saturday evenings in September, from 1st - 23rd.  Expect Asian inspired bagels, with a focus on chicken, loaded fries and squid ink fried chicken wings - perfect for sharing as a group.  See you there!

"Little Ghost will be taking over the kitchen at Brother Marcus, Balham every Friday & Saturday night 6:30pm - 11pm in September with heavy metal & fried chicken.
Street food stall turned pop up restaurant, Little Ghost focuses on Asian inspired bagels, loaded fries and squid ink fried chicken wings. The concept is that of a burger chain, ordering the whole menu and sharing items with friends over a few beers.
We use charcoal & beetroot for the bagels giving them each a great black or pink colour. The bagels are made in the traditional New York way, boiled & baked and all the fillings focus heavily on Asian cooking ranging from Japan, Malaysian, Korea & China. Item’s such as the fried chicken bagel and the beetroot, potato & coconut curry vegan bagel. 
The focus is quite heavily on fried chicken this time around, but taiwanese style as opposed to the last pop up in Birthday. 
Little Ghost has now been featured in Vice Munchies, NME, Stylist magazine, Evening Standard & Elle magazines September issue.
Little Ghost Bagels was started 2 years ago by chef Adam Andrews at a rooftop bar in London Fields called ‘Playground & Proof’ as a street food stall, moving onto Maltby Street market, Kerb Kings Cross and Peckham Springs.
Little Ghost now operates only as a restaurant pop up with a much larger menu, weekly specials menu inspired by Asian & New Zealand cooking.
Adams experience has lead him to working as a cafe consultant making menu’s for the Hoxton café Friends of ours & Hot Numbers Coffee in Cambridge. Previously head chef of the kiwi café Flotsam & Jetsam and sous chef at the Aussie café Milk, in Balham."

When - Friday & Saturday nights - 1st - 23rd September 2017
6:30pm - 11pm.

Where - Brother Marcus, 9 Chestnut Grove, Balham, SW12 8JA


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Link - Little Ghost

Malt + Pepper's Residency at The Bear in Camberwell

Malt + Pepper, who specialise in cooking with beer, have taken over the kitchen at The Bear in Camberwell, serving daily until the end of 2017.   The menu includes burgers, steaks, ribs, the amazing-sounding  Stout Braised Pork Belly, plus vegetarian options, and lots more.  Can't wait to try it!

"Malt + Pepper is London’s first truly beer led, food concept. Beer is at the core of everything we do; whether it’s an ingredient, a marinade or a pairing that elevates the dish. We’re teaming up with local breweries to take spent grain, an often wasted by-product, and turn it into brownies, breads and bases. We're popping up at The Bear, Camberwell from Monday, 21st August 2017 and we'll see out the remainder of 2017 here!"

When - Daily until the end of 2017
Monday - Wednesday: 4pm until 11.30pm// 5pm - 10pm
Thursday: 4pm until 12am // 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 4pm until 1am// 5pm - 10pm
Saturday: 12pm until 1am// 12pm - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm until 11.30pm// 12pm - 9pm

Where - The Bear, 296a Camberwell New Road, SE5 0RP


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Link - Malt + Pepper

The Gutsy Chutney's 5 Course Supper Club at The Tapas Room in Tooting

Indian supper club The Gutsy Chutney is popping up at The Tapas Room in Tooting's Broadway Market for one night only on Wednesday 30th August 2017, with a 5 course dinner, accompanies by 5 paired wines.  Tickets are just £35 - what are you waiting for..?

"Indian food has always been had with a pint (or two) of chilled beer. But we think they would go perfectly well with wines as well which is why Gutsy Chutney has prepared a 5 course meal paired with 5 different wines, each wine perfectly complementing the flavours of the food! We have worked with our friends at Tapas Room and we think these combinations are so amazing they will change your drink of choice for Indian food! :).
A food and wine pairing evening at the Tapas Room from 7pm where you get to experience a 5 course meal with up to 5 glasses of wine, carefully selected to complement each course."

When - Wednesday 30th August 2017

Where - Unit 3, Broadway Market, 29 Tooting High St, London SW17 0RJ

Tickets - £35 from Edible Experiences here


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Link - Tickets page

Lord Of The Wings' Residency at The House of Hammerton in Holloway Road

Lord of The Wings, the brilliantly named 'wingslingers' have taken over the kitchen at Hammerton Brewery's new bar House of Hammerton at 99 Holloway Road, about 5 minutes walk from Highbury & Islington tube station.  Serving daily, you can enjoy the amazing wings, with a choice of 5 different sauces - South Carolina is my favourite (but more research is needed...) - plus cauliflower 'wings' for vegetarians and some great sides.  Plus all of Hammerton's great beers and more.  You need to go!

"Wingslingers Lord of the Wings are taking over the kitchen of the newly opened House of Hammerton in Islington – Hammerton Brewery’s first pub! Starting 17th of August, you’ll be able to get your wing fix there everyday for a month! They’ll be serving their from fresh, fried, free range wings covered in one of their 5 signature sauces, each uniquely inspired by regional North American cuisines. Wash your wings down with a choice from Hammerton’s full range of beers, including some exclusive one off brews.
Lord of the Wings is an authentic shack-style vendor inspired by the American cuisine staple: the Buffalo wing. Founded by two brothers and inspired by their American heritage, Lord of the Wings offers deep fried chicken wings covered in one of our signature sauces, all uniquely inspired by regional culinary traditions in the United States. 
Years of research have gone into perfecting our cooking technique and concocting our sauces. From working in kitchens to going on pilgrimages across the States, talking to chefs and locals and tasting everything we can. Our fresh and unique approach combines classic barbecue flavours with other regional and traditional spices. The chicken wing acts as a vehicle which allows our customers to taste the different flavours of the American cuisine.  
We’ve launched with 5 different sauces, each with their own unique recipe and traditions that those recipes arise from. They are: Buffalo, Kansas-City, Memphis, South Carolina and Texas.”

When - Daily til end of Sept 2017
Mon-Fri 4-10
Sat & Sun 12-10:30

Where - House of Hammerton, 99 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LT


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Link - Lord Of The Wings

Friday, 18 August 2017

Pop-ups in London - 18th - 25th August 2017

Cue Point's August 2017 BBQ Residency at The Dukes Head in Highgate - Daily

This week's new listings in red

Food & Drink

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Adam Simmonds' The Test Kitchen Pop-up Restaurant on Frith Street, Soho - Mon-Sat
Barbarian's Asian Dinners at Climpson's Arch in London Fields - Ends Sat 19th
Ben Spalding's Small Plates Sessions at Last Days of Shoreditch - Thurs-Sat
The Chinese Laundry Room's Pop-up in Camberwell - Ends Sat 19th
* The Dinner Ladies' National Burger Day Supperclub in Balham - Thurs 24th
Freakscene - Scott Hallsworth's new pop-up, in Clerkenwell - Daily
Frizzante's Thursday Night Agriturismo Supperclub in Hackney - Thursdays
* HARA's Weekend Brunches in E5 - Sat & Sun
Hendrick's Surreptitious Subterranean Summertime Garden at the Worship Street Whistling Shop - Mon-Sat
* The Literary Hour's A Banquet at Toad Hall in N16 - Weds-Sun
* The 'Lucky & Joy' Regional Chinese Pop-up Restaurant in Bethnal Green - Tues-Sun
Masterchef's Billy & Jack's One Month Pop-up at the Royal Festival Hall near Waterloo - Weds-Sun
The Ragazzi Mayfair Pop-up Panini & Relaxation Bar in W1 - Tues-Sun
* Sunday Lunch at Darjeeling Express in Soho - Sun
The Vinery London Pop-up Honesty Wine Bar in Soho - Fri 18th

Open Air & Rooftop

Brixton Rooftop Beach - Weds-Sun
The Bussey Beer Garden Rooftop Pop-up Bar in Peckham - Fri & Sat
Filthy Fanny's Summer Beach Bar at The Crown & Shuttle in Shoreditch - Daily
Frank's Cafe - The Rooftop Pop-up in Peckham - Tues-Sun
Jimmy Garcia's BBQ Club on the South Bank with Big Green Egg BBQs - Daily
John Lewis' Rooftop Bar The Gardening Society in Oxford St - Daily
The London Riviera by Tower Bridge - Daily
Midnight Apothecary Summer Rooftop Cocktail Bar 2017 in Rotherhithe - Fri & Sat
The Queen of Hoxton's 2017 Neverland Rooftop Bar in EC2 - Daily for the summer - Daily
* The Vegan Food Market in Hackney Downs - Sat

Streetfood Markets

Hawker House in Canada Water - Fri & Sat
Dinerama - The Streetfood Market in Shoreditch - Thurs-Sun from 12pm
Kerb's daily market in Camden - Daily 
Pub & Bar Residencies - Often Open 6 or 7 Days a Week

Biff's Jack Shack - Vegan Junk Food - at the Camden Town Brewery - Thurs-Sat
Billy Smokes BBQ at the Institute of Light in E8 - Weds-Sun
Boustead & Bidois' Residency at the Shrub & Shutter in Brixton - Tues - Sat
Club Mexicana's Mexican Vegan Streetfood Residency at Pamela in Dalston - Tues-Sat
Colombian Street Kitchen's residency at Blend in N8 - Weds-Sat
Craving Coffee's August 2017 #TottenhamSocial Streetfood Nights in N15 - Thurs - Sat
Cue Point's August 2017 BBQ Residency at The Dukes Head in Highgate - Daily
* Cucina Rustica's Italian & Sicilian Residency at The King & Co in Clapham - Daily
GoneBurger's 6 Month Residency at The Three Compasses in Dalston - Daily
James Nicholson's Persian Residency at Louie Louie in SE17 - Weds-Sat
Lion City Kitchen's Singaporean Residency at Unwined in Tooting - Thurs-Sun
Mirey's Restaurant's Residency at The Charles Lamb in Angel - Tues-Sun
Prairie Fire BBQ's 6 Month Pop-up at The Prince in N22 - Thurs-Sun
Slow Richie's Residency at Brick Brewery in Peckham - Weds-Sat
Zoe's Ghana Kitchen's 6 Month Residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Tues-Sat

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See all the Shops on a Map *

Boxpark Pop-up Retail Mall in Shoreditch
Brands Popping Up at Old Street Station
Magnum's 'Design Your Own' Magnum Pop-up Shop in Seven Dials - Daily
* Mary Portas' Living & Giving Pop-up at Liberty in Soho for Save The Children - Daily

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

The Dinner Ladies' National Burger Day Burger Supperclub at Brother Marcus in Balham

The annual National Day takes place on Thursday 24th August, and to mark the occasion The Dinner Ladies are holding a special Burger Duel supper club at Brother Marcus cafe in Balham, where the ladies, the Marcus team, and 2 other chefs will all serve up their burgers (or similar - e.g a Bao) for you to try, and find a winner from.  A supper club based on burgers?  Sounds good to me!  Tickets are just £33 from Grub Club.

"A meat-lovers creative collaboration between FOUR street food chefs battling it out to be the best tasting burger. Try four creative burgers from different parts of the globe at this indulgent feast, along with sides, regional craft beers and good music. 
Chinese Han Bao Bao by Dinner Ladies - Glazed pork belly slow cooked in Sichuan spices, Chinese cabbage slaw & coriander in chewy Mo Bao.
Cretan Burger by Brother Marcus - Tumeric and buttermilk chicken, kasundi & crunchy greens.
Spanglish Burger by EDU Tapas - Aged Galician & Angus Patty, smokey piquillo mayo, manchego emulsion, lettuce confit tomato & pickle
Carnitas Burger by Elote - Carnitas Burger, chipotle, guacamole, soused red onions, brioche bun
Brother Marcus is an innovative Balham cafe introducing high quality supper clubs to the area. 
A one-off special mini burger festival in the heart of Balham."

When - Thursday 24th August 2017
7pm start

Where - Brother Marcus, 9 Chestnut Grove, Balham, United Kingdom SW12 8JA

Tickets - £33 from Grub Club here


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Link - Booking Page