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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 - Ciderdog, Radical Dining and Papi’s Pickles
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - A ‘Jerk Off’
Shop of The Week - EMG ‘Salvage T’s’
8 Questions with - CLERKENWELL_BOY




What’s on this week

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

Thursday 24th July
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

The Argentinian Pizza Supper Club with Paired Beers near Old Street
Oli from Argentian Pizza is collaborating with Charlie from Indie Ales ina special beer and pizza night at Oli's regular venue, Cafe Commune in Corsham Street, near Old Street.  Charlie will talk you through the beers served, and explain why they've been paired with the different dishes.

Radical Dining Society's Walk On The Wild Side Dinners near Vauxhall
This week, from Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th July, the Radical Dining Society are hosting a series of dinners called Walk On The Wild Side at an amazing new venue in Nine Elms Lane, near Vauxhall.  Take in amazing views over the Thames (opposite Pimlico) while eating Toby Cartwright's six course wild food dinner, including venison, salmon and wood pigeon, or just pay to access the space to drink cocktails at the bar.

The first day of The 2014 Wandsworth Common Summer Beer Festival - Thurs - Sun
The Wandsworth common summer Beer Festival takes place between Thursday 24th and Sunday 27th July, featuring 120 beers all brewed in London.
Thursday 24th is a special preview and 'meet the brewers' night. Tickets are £25, and price includes free entry, free tasting glass and free craft beer (all you can drink, cask & keg). Places limited!

The Backdoor Kitchen's Italian Pop-up Restaurant in Brixton Village - Final 3 Days
The Backdoor Kitchen returns to Brixton this summer with a residency at Cornercopia in Brixton Village from Friday - Saturday on alternate weeks, Ending Satureay 26th July

The Drive In Film Club's Summer 2014 Season in Brent Cross
Experience Cinema has just announced its summer season of the Direct Line Drive In film screenings at Brent Cross.  The screenings start on Wednesday 16h July with Grease (which, of course, features a Drive In), and continuing with films Wednesday - Saturday.  As with traditional drive-ins, you pay for the car (£22), irrespective of how many people there are in it.  Plus there will be 'Stateside Snacks' to eat, delivered by roller-skating waiting staff

Forza Win's Dispensa Outdoor Restaurant in Peckham - Thurs - Sun for the Summer
" For £25, ticket holders will bag themselves a seat at our 70 seater tables, a cool refreshing glass of our house spritz, a starter, their part in a mega massive meat fest of Spiedini's made with Ginger Pig meat and cooked over wood."

Kopparberg's Urban Forest Bar and Event Space in Dalston
Open daily, it'll serve as a space for anything from gigs to DJs to street artists, plus a great bar, and food from people like Brick Lane’s Swedish Bar and Kitchen, Fika

Fever Tree's Ultimate Gin & Tonic Bar in Hoxton Square - Weds - Sun

Coppa Bar and BBQ's 2014 Rooftop Restaurant in London Fields - Thur - Sun for the summer

Frank's Cafe Rooftop Pop-up in Peckham 2014 - Tues - Sun for the summer

Summer Evening Dining 2014 at Borough Market with BOB's Lobster & More - Weds - Sat

The Rooftop Film Club's Summer 2014 Season in Shoreditch, Peckham & Stratford

Friday 25th July
'On the Roof with Q' Restaurant at Selfridges - Daily
This Summer Selfridges has opened a rooftop dining area, starting with Restaurant On The Roof With Q - above its store at 400 Oxford Street.  Go for anything from Breakfast to Lunch to  Afternoon Tea to Dinner, and I assume you can just have drinks too judging from the pic above (via Glamour Magazine).  Booking recommended for busy times like weekends.

The Pudding Bar Pop-up Restaurant in Greek Street, Soho - Daily
On Saturday 19th July a new pop-up Pudding Bar is opening at 26 Greek Street, the site of Churchill's Port House earlier this year.  As the name suggests, it's all about dessert, with cafe style cakes during the day, and plated desserts paired with wine in the evening.  Start forming a queue!

The Power of Summer Pop-up Cinema at Battersea Power Station, with food from Street Feast - Daily until 31st Aug
This summer, from 10th July to 31st August, Everyman Cinema is holding outdoor screenings at the Battersea Power Station site, SW8, with food from Street Feast.

Big Apple Hot Dogs' Summer Residency at Peckham Springs - Fri & Sat

Street Feast's #ModelMarket Evening Street Food Market in Lewisham - Fri & Sat

The Pickled Fork's Friday Night #GrimeDining Pop-ups in Wandsworth

Street Feast's Summer 2014 Fridays & Saturdays in Dalston Yard - Fri & Sat for the summer

(Plus almost all of the Thursday things)

Saturday 26th July
The Ciderdog Festival 2014 at The Miller near London Bridge
Ciderdog, as the name suggests, is a festival of Cider and Hotdogs, and is happening at The Miller near London Bridge on Saturday 26th July.  Expect over 100 different ciders and perrys (at £3 a pint), plus craft beers, plus a BBQ cooking up Ginger Pig hot dogs, burgers, chicken and more.

The Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour in London
From Saturday 26th July to Sunday 3rd August, Brooklyn Brewery Mash hits London, in a series of events including dinners, talks, classes, comedy, and more.  Prices range from free to £80 per head for the dinner on the final night.  If you're a fan of the Brooklyn Brewery beers, or just want to see some unusual and fun events, this if for you.

Knife & Pork's Regular 5 Course Feast at St John of Jerusalem in Hackney
Knife and Pork has a regular monthly feast at the St John of Jerusalem church in Hackney, E9, on the last Saturday of every month.  Join them for five courses, a welcome cocktails and good company - plus it's BYOB, or you can buy specially paired wines from Bottle Apostle.

Papi's Pickles' Two Night July Pop-up in Hackney
"We're delighted to be popping up at Well Street Kitchen for the second time on Friday 25 + Saturday 26 July.
Our South Indian Summer Eats menu will feature a new sweet lemon pickle, a trio of canapé starters, masal dosa and accompaniments and the cold queen of desserts."
(Friday is sold out, but there are still tickets left for Saturday)

Kindness Nutrition's Feel Good Feast in Greenwich
On Saturday 26th July Harley Street nutritionist Anna Firth is hosting a dinner at the Plumtree Cafe in Greenwich that promises to be both delicious and good for you.  The menu, below, includes gnocchi, turkey koftas and chocolate and coconut and lime tart, and tickets cost just £25.

Beavertown Brewery's Tap Room in Tottenham Hale
Last week was a great launch - now open every Saturday from, 11am - 5pm

The Department of Good Cheer's Summer Cocktail Bar on the South Bank
This summer The Department of Good Cheer is opening a cocktail bar under the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank.

The Tottenham Green Market - Saturdays for 6 weeks
Street Food, Craft Beer, Cake, Coffee, Bread, Cheese, Wine - Six Saturdays 28 June to 02 August, 10am - 3pm

Plus - lots of Thursday & Friday things continue...

Sunday 27th July
The final day of Mr Musubi's Japanese Streetfood Pop-up at Off Broadway Bar in Broadway Market
A musubi is a Japanese streetfood snack that you need to know about.  Musubis are made from pressed sushi rice with a variety of savoury fillings, wrapped in crisp nori seaweed.

Press Play's Sunday Evening Screenings in Fulham Broadway
Having hosted some special events in the past few months, including screenings of Kill Bill and Austin Powers, Press Play are going back to their roots with a series of Sunday evening screenings from 20th July to 28th September.  Films include Drive, The Beach, and The Great Gatsby; doors open at 7pm, and the film starts when the sun goes down.

The Deptford Brunch Club in Giffin Square
A new weekly Sunday brunch club is coming to Giffin Square in Deptford.  Supported by Lewisham Council, the new weekly event will bring chefs like Hot Skillet to SE8 for some excellent food.

CRATE Brewery's Streetfood Sundays in Hackney Wick with The Ribman and Popdogs - Every Sunday
It'll be open from 1pm - 9pm, and CRATE's own bar will of course be open too, letting you drink their beer straight from the brewery.

Wapping Market - every Sunday
The weekly Sunday fine food market of East London Launching June 29th 2014

Monday 28th July
The White Hat Bakery's Summer Pop-up at the Banqueting House in Whitehall - Daily
White Hat Bakery from Bow are popping up in the Undercroft Cafe at the Banqueting House in Whitehall for the summer to serve a daily selection of cakes, pastries, muffins and breads, from 9am to 5pm.  Go and enjoy some of their great baking in an amazing historic setting!

Tuesday 29th July
The Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic Terrace at The Rosewood in Holborn
"Inspired by Bombay Sapphire’s 10 exotic botanical ingredients and the journey taken to the ends of the earth to source them, the six week long pop-up experience will allow discerning drinkers to celebrate and creatively explore the regions travelled, resulting in the must-visit summer destination to enjoy the ultimate ‘Gin & Tonic’."

Mele e Pere's Italian Pub Menu at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho - Mon - Sat
"Using ingredients from Mele e Pere, Andrea has devised dishes to fit the relaxed nature of this traditional English pub."

Wednesday 30th July
Tacochu and Tengu Sake's Natsu Matsuri Supper Club with Sake Tasting at Palm2 in Clapton
"Tacochu is back with yet another opportunity to gather 'round the communal tables in our open kitchen above Palm 2, overlooking Clapton Pond. This time, we're really celebrating the sake alongside the food, selecting a perfectly paired sample to accompany each of our five dishes. Whether you're a newbie or a connoisseur, we're sure you'll leave with a new love for this magical drink."

“Pulutan” Nights Filipino Wednesdays at Trailer Happiness in Portobello Road
Filipino pop-up Pepe's Kitchen is now holding a regular Wednesday evening residency at Trailer Happiness in Portobello Road, serving tasty tapas dishes, at £3-£5 each, or book through Edible Experiences for a meal deal.

The Pickled Fork's Wednesday Nights at Aston & Magill in Wimbledon

Thursday 31st July
Nicos Popupalot's Summer Lobster Pot in Bethnal Green - Thurs - Sat
Nicos Popupalot is back at The Dolls House's Arch in Bethnal Green Road, E2, for three nights of his famous Lobster Pot from Thursday 31st July to Saturday 2nd August.  £35 gets you three courses, including a bucket of shellfish to share between two.

The Little Cooking Pot's Mexican Fiesta Supper Club in Stoke Newington
"Come join 'The Little Cooking Pot' for a very special supperclub. As always, there'll be a three course vegan feast but this time we're doing something a bit different.  Our very special guest, Rebecca Mordan of 'Scary Little Girls' theatre company, will be shaking cocktails right at your table, infusing you with the Mexican sprit through a cocktail of your choice."

The first day of The 'Feast' Summer Food Festival in Tobacco Dock, Wapping - Thur-Sun
Feast is back in Tobacco Dock, Wapping over four days at the end of July and start of August, with its now tried and trusted formula of street food, restaurants, events, and classes.  Traders include Christabel's, Salvation in Noodles, Anna Mae’s Mac & Cheese, The Marshmallowists, and Meringue Girls



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

The Jerk Chicken 'Jerk Off' on The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop - Sun 3rd
So what would you call a Jerk Chicken contest..?  These guys have gone for 'Jerk Off' and it's taking place between noon and 7pm on the rooftop bar of The Queen f Hoxton on Sunday 3rd August.  A £10 ticket gets you a piece of jerk chicken from each of the four vendors - Boom Burger, Fish, Wings & Tings, Mama's Jerk Station, and White Men Can't Jerk' - plus sides, and two rum drinks from Wray & Nephew.

Busan BBQ's August Residency at The Old Bengal Bar near Liverpool Street - Starts Mon 4th
Street Feast regular Busan BBQ is popping up at The Old Bangal Bar in New Street, EC2 for a month of Monday and Tuesdays in a new residency starting on 4th August.  Go for a Korean twist on American staples like burgers, Po Boys and more, and watch out for the bar's specially created Korean-inspired cocktails.

Helio Fenerich's Dinner at Maggie's Centre in Chelsea - Thurs 7th
Fancy having dinner in Sterling Prize winning architectural gem?  On Thursday 7th August you can as Helio Fenerich takes over Maggie's Centre in Fulham Road for one night of Sicilian favourites, for just £35 a head.


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

EMG's 'Salvage T's' Pop-up Shop in Soho - Opens Fri 25th
"This summer ‘EMG’ unveils the ‘Salvage T’s’ made up of repurposed fabrics from fifteen of London’s most eccentric designers. These one-off garments will be available in central London’s Soho during a 10 day pop-up, supported by Carnaby and all proceeds will go to TRAID & CHILDHOPE to protect children in Bangladesh from accidents, trafficking and abuse as well as guide them towards a route to education and a life off the streets while their parents work in garment factories.
The ‘Salvage T’ Designs will include repurposed garments from the fashion houses of Giles Deacon, Zandra Rhodes, Basso & Brooke, Alex Noble, Agi & Sam, Louise Gray, Alex Mattson, Martine Rose, Kit Neale, Richard Sorger, Kitty Josephs, Marcus Lupfer, Omar Kashoura, & Ashley Williams."


8 Questions with…  CLERKENWELL_BOY
The boy from Down Under and London's Top Instagramer shares some of his best tips on what the capital had to offer.
Follow the self confessed Negroni-addict on @Clerkenwell_Boy (Twitter) & @ClerkenwellBoyEC1 (Instagram) for more food and boozy adventures...
***WORD OF WARNING*** You might get a serious case of #FoodEnvy!!

You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted... Justin Gellatly's *AMAZING* caramel & salted honeycomb doughnuts
@Justin_Gellatly @BreadAhead @boroughmarket

You haven’t lived until you’ve seen... The NYE fireworks on Sydney Harbour (my home town)

I can’t live without my... Coconut Water! I drink it every morning... it's the best hangover cure! (plus great for after work-outs too)

Five years ago I was... A social media virgin

My favourite local restaurant is... There are too many great places in Clerkenwell! Morito for unique tapas; Sushi Tetsu for *THE BEST* sushi; Quality Chop House for *THOSE* confit potatoes!
@moritotapas @SushiTetsuUK @QualityChop

I always get inspired when I visit... ASIA - the food is incredible... and so cheap!

My favourite London website is...
LondOntheinside - those cheeky buggers get around London more than anyone else I know...

I always take visitors to... Duck and Waffle - Brilliant cocktails, fantastic food, and stunning views... plus they're open 24 hours too!

Next Week - Jojo from Lovely Jojo’s

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)


Elsewhere on the site

See all this week’s listings here

What’s on near me - Search by the first 3 letters of your postcode - e.g. SW2


Do it yourself - Find out how to organise your own pop-ups here


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