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8 Days a Week from London Pop-ups

Welcome to the newsletter.  The aim is to give you notice of the best of the pop-up & short term things that are happening in London, with a focus on food.

This week we have -

Thursday - Thursday - Record Store Day, Club Mexicana, and Easter Brunch
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Jimmy Garcia’s Clapham Pop-up Returns
Shop of The Week - The GoodTime Girls’ Vintage Shop
8 Questions with - Philip from Tacu Tacu




What’s on this week

New - See all the food-related pop-ups on a map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l

Thursday 17th April 
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

Maltby & Greek's Greek Supper near London Bridge
Maltby & Greek, the leading UK supplier of Greek food & wine is holding a one night Greek supper on Thurs 17th April in Druid Street, just round the corner from the Maltby Street market.

Baba G's Bhangra Burger Residency at Apples & Pears in Aldgate - Thurs - Sat

Smoke'n'Roll's Pop-up at The Black Heart in Camden - 7 days a week
Plus - Beef Short Ribs available every Thursday!

Platterform's Sea Adventures Pop-up Rooftop Restaurant in London Fields - Thurs - Sat

KERB is at The Gherkin - Thurs 12pm - 2pm

Friday 18th April
After Hours Dessert with Mark Donald at Ozone Coffee near Old Street
"For After Hours on Friday 18th April, we've invited Mark Donald to create a 4-course dessert tasting menu especially for the evening.
Mark is currently sous chef at Hibiscus, Mayfair, where he is often found cooking for guests at the chefs table. He previously spent time at 2 Michelin-starred Restaurant Andrew Fairlie as well as 5 months at Noma.
Once again, we will be at speciality coffee roaster Ozone Coffee, Shoreditch, a brilliant space for these events.
Tickets are £25 per person, which includes a 4-course dessert tasting menu, Ozone coffee & petit fours."

Saturday 19th April
Record Store Day 2014 in London
Saturday 19th April is Record Store Day in London - a day to celebrate music, and to celebrate your local record stores.  Lots of stores will have events on, but the main action seems to be happening around Berwick Street in Soho (home of Sister Ray, Black Market Soho, Sounds of the Universe & more), in Notting Hill, and at Rough Trade East off Brick Lane.
Lots of special records are being released, bands are playing for free, DJs are playing sets...  Go along, get involved, and spend some money in the shops.

The 'Fairground' 10 Week Food & Cultural Pop-up in Haggerston - also Sunday
Fairgound is a ten week, Saturday & Sunday pop-up in Kingsland Road, Haggerston featuring food, music and cultural events.  Created by Street Feast founder Dom Cools-Lartigue, it's going to be bringing together some of London's finest talent in a disused office space.

Club Mexicana Saturday Night Vegan Pop-up Restaurant in Hackney
"Club Mexicana is a new kind of supper club experience! We will be serving big, bold and exciting Mexican-inspired vegan fare on Saturday nights in Hackney, from 19th April (our first night on 12th is already sold out!)
As well as three courses of AMAZING food, Club Mexicana will be providing a range of Hackney-brewed beers and sodas, and (not so local) Club Mexicana margaritas!"

The Saturday Urban Food Fest 2014 in Shoreditch
Is this the start of the summer?  The clocks have gone forward, and now the first of last year's outdoor events is starting.  The Urban Food Fest brings together a group of food trucks in a car park on Shoreditch High Street, plus drinks, and is open from 5pm until midnight every Saturday from 12th April to 21st June.

The Hangover Club's Saturday Brunch in Hackney Wick

The Good Egg's Weekend Brunch near Angel - Also Sunday

Plus - lots of Thursday & Friday things continue, inc Baba G’s & Breddos Tacos

Sunday 20th March
Christabel's Easter Sunday Brunch in Hoxton
"What better way to spend Easter Sunday than over a truly EGGcelent Mad Hatters Brunch.
I have big weakness for a hearty brunch as well as a minor obsession with the quirky mis-match and surreal world of Alice in Wonderland. So, what better way to combine these two fetishes than with a mad hatters brunch party? And when you're overlooking the wonderful Regents Canal, your imagination will transport you even further!
Pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup, toast with eggs and marmite, scones with cheddar cheese and chutney are but a few of the tried and tested, weird and wonderful concoctions that I will be whipping up.

There are some great Sunday lunch options, including...
Death By Burrito's Residency at The Candlemaker in Battersea
Every Sunday they do a special menu including ribs, and flatiron chicken.

Tongue 'n' Cheek's Residency at The Joker of Penton Street in Angel
A special Italian Sunday Roast

Plus -
The Drive In Film Club's Spring Season at Brent Cross - Back To The Future

The Village Green Sunday Market in Hackney Downs
This week - a special Easter Egg Hunt

Monday 21st April
My Big Fat Greek Pop-up on Easter Monday in Clapton
"It's called My big fat Greek Pop-up and we will be spit roasting a whole lamb in lemon, herbs and olive oil amongst other delicious and unique Greek food."

Tuesday 22nd April
When Mac Met Cheese's 3 Month Pop-up Restaurant in Bayswater - Tues - Sun
The ever-popular When Mac Met Cheese is is opening its first restaurant - open from 22nd March for 3 months in Porchester, Bayswater.  Everyone loves Mac & Cheese, and Sammy's version of it are great.  Plus save some room for the deep fried Oreos they serve as a dessert.

BOB's & Co's Six Month Pop-up at The Rising Sun near St Pauls - open Tues - Fri
Having wowed the summer crowds at Borough Market with BOB's Lobster, BOB is back with B.O.B.'s & Co, a winter restaurant above the Rising Sun pub in Carter Lane.

The Burger Bear's Saturdays & Tuesdays at The Old Nun's Head in Nunhead

Wednesday 23rd April
Summer Evening Dining 2014 at Borough Market with BOB's Lobster & More
From Wednesday 23rd April Borough Market will be providing open air eating (& takeaways) from a group of suppliers including the amazing B.O.B.'s Lobster (Lobster Roll pictured above),  Gyoza’s duck wraps, Northfield Farm's traditional breed steaks, Gastronomica's Italian charcuterie boards, Portena's Argentinian street food, Dulche de Leche's cheesecakes, and Richard Haward's oysters.  No booking, just rock up, on Wednesday - Saturday evenings.

Indie Ales' St George's Day Beer Tasting in Clapham North
Indie Ales, who did an excellent Stouts and Porters tasting for St Patrick's Day are back for St George's Day with a tasting of English Ales.  Charlie will tell you everything about the beers your drinking, and be able to answer any other questions you have on the beers.

Breddos Tacos 6 Month Residency at TripSpace in Haggerston - Weds - Sun
"Street food favourites Breddos are launching a brand new residency at TripSpace; part of a beautiful cultural space located in two converted railway arches right beside the Regents Canal in Haggerston, East London on Friday 11th April.
Adding to their successful residency at the Slider Bar at The Player in Soho, Breddos will be bringing their unique take on Mexican / American inspired dining, with a diverse small-plate dinner menu, containing new dishes (including Breddos own sourced and cured ‘Mexican’ charcuterie), some old favourites (Baja fish taco) and a Breddos twist on classic American brunch on weekends."

Thursday 24th April
Hunt and Darton's Ice Cream Cafe at The Canal Museum in King's Cross
Like ice cream?  Willing to try something new?  Then get a ticket for the artists Hunt & Darton's evening at The Canal Museum, where you'll learn all about gelato, and try some experimental flavours, including broccoli and crispy pig skin.  Tickets for the night at just £15.

The Little Cooking Pot Mexican Fiesta Supperclub at Bodega 50 in Stoke Newington
"Come join The Little Cooking Pot Mexican Fiesta Supperclub at Bodega 50 cafe. Proper Mexican food cooked with the spirt of a Mexican mumma. It'll be a three course vegan feast with flavours so fresh and wild you'll leave feeling like an Aztec warrior (no human sacrifices at the dinner table please)."

Pop-up Ping Pong's One Night at Stour Space in Hackney Wick
Pop-up Ping Pong, who have regular residencies in Nunhead and at Boxpark, are bringing their tables to Stour Space in Hackney Wick for one night only on Thursday 24th April.  Book a table for Ping Pong below, and also get ready for beers, music, and lots of fun!



See everything on one of my new maps:

All the maps on one page

Food-related things - restaurants, bars, streetfood in pubs & more

Pop-ups Shops

Supper Clubs (approximate locations)


There are always lots of Supper Clubs happening too - Find a Supper Club here


Coming Soon - Listings to make you hungry (& thirsty)
See them all here

'Breakfast With Charles' April Brunche at The Rooftop Cafe in London Bridge - Sun 27th
As always, you'll get a welcome drink on arrival, breakfast canap├ęs and a three course tasting brunch menu, including the best seasonal produce around. The menu features new and creative dishes but always with a nod to our favourite meal, breakfast.

Jimmy's Underground Pop-up Restaurant 2014 in Clapham North - From 8th May
This May Jimmy Garcia's Underground returns to the basement of DVine Cellars in Landor Road.  This was one of the hits of last summer, and again Jimmy will be doing different themes on different nights, including his 'Burgers & Bordeaux' nights on Thursday, and Sunday Roasts twice a month.  It's a small space, with just 25 places, and you sit communally, which means that soon everyone is talking to their neighbours, and everyone has a great night.

Jimmy Garcia's One night Pop-up at 409 in Clapham North - Monday 12th May
"We’re excited to showcase Jimmy Garcia our Pop Up Chef. He will be taking over our restaurant kitchen at four o nine for the whole evening.
Expect food theatre, chef interaction, little surprises and fun, all set to feature!"

The Chilli Chilli Bang Bang 2 Day Chilli Festival in Dalston - 9th & 10th May
Like Chilli?  Love Chilli?  Then you need #ChilliChilliBangBang, a two day, 3 session festival of all things high up on the Scoville Scale, and organised by the good people of Tweat Up, on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th May.  Lots to do, including demos from lots of such stars as Thomasina Miers, Gizzi Erskine, Tim Anderson, Tom Parker Bowles, Allegra McEvedy, and Andy Bates, plus food from Wahaca, Rola Wala,Roti Chai, Nanban, Yum Bun, SmokeStak, and B.O.B.’s Lobster, plus DJs, and cocktails.


Shop of the Week
See all the pop-up shops in London on my handy map

The Goodtime Girls' Easter Vintage Popup Shop in Walthamstow - Fri 18th - Sun 20th
This Easter The Goodtime Girls, sisters Jennifer and Kate, are opening a pop-up shop to sell Vintage in Walthamstow, from Good Friday to Easter Sunday.  Note that it's part of part of the award winning Love Your High Street project in Waltham Forest.


8 Questions with… Philip from Tacu Tacu
Latin American inspired street food specialising in Mexican shrimp burgers!  Watch out for future pop-ups

You havent lived until you have... seen Macchu Picchu

My favourite local pub is... Indo in Whitechapel

5 years ago I was backpacking around Latin America for one year

My nearest station is... Bethnal Green

I always take visitors to... Brick Lane market

I work as... a doctor

I’ve only just discovered that... tomatoes were introduced to the world from Mexico by the Spanish

I always get inspired when I... visit Spain

Next Time - Eatro founder Bar Segal

Note - I’ve now put all the London food tips from the previous interviews onto this handy map - http://goo.gl/1cekZO - None of them are pop-ups; they’re all good local pubs, bars, cafes & restaurants)


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