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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.

Big Eater and Tim Anderson Present... PORK LIFE!
Join the guys behind Street Feast and National Burger Day on 26 and 27 September for two nights of grilling, roasting, steaming, smoking, pulling, deep-frying (and drinking to) the tastiest branch of the animal kingdom - PORK!
Advance tickets are available now and include over £15 worth of goodies: http://bit.ly/PorkLifeLondon

This week we have -

Thursday - Thursday - TfL’s Pop-up Restaurant, Tincan, & BrisketFest
Maps - See everything on one of my handy maps
Coming Soon - Fight Club, screened in a boxing gym
Shop (s) of The Week - London Design Festival, and designjunction
8 Questions with - Adam Creissen from Yeah! Burger




What’s on this week

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

Thursday 18th September
(Lots of things are open all week or weekend - see what’s closest to you on the map http://goo.gl/ACvi0l )

The Transport for London Pop-up Restaurant at Design Junction nr Holborn - Thurs - Sun
Design Junction 2014, a annual show of cutting edge design, takes place at The Sorting Office in New Oxford Street from Thurs 18th to Sun 21st September.  Among all the great designs to see and buy are four pop-up eateries - Foundry Bar and Lounge, the Alessi Pop Up Cafe, La Marzocco & Chilean Wine Bar, and Transport for London's pop-up Restaurant.  As you can see from the pic above it's done out in classic TfL fabrics,

Featherblade's 4 Month Residency at The Star of Bethnal Green - Launch party
This month Featherblade is taking over from The Ed Chef with a new residency at The Star of Bethnal Green, at 359 Bethnal Green Road.  Taking their name from a cut of beef, they're on a mission to make quality British meat accessible.   The launch is on 18th September, with lots of free starters; expect lots of fine meaty food for the whole of their run into early 2015.

Dinner From Our Back Garden 2014 near London Bridge
As part of Urban Food Fortnight there will be a Dinner From Our Back Garden held at Melior Street Gardens SE1 on Thursday 18th September.  It celebrates local produce, all grown in London Bridge allotments, all cooked on-site by The Table Cafe.  Please support this great initiative!

The King of Gnocchi's 'Roman in Clapton' Supper Clubs
Adalberto Battaglia, aka The King of Gnocchi, is hosting a series of 14 dinners at Palm2 in Clapton, E5, to show off his love of Italian food.  Running every Thursday from now until Chirstmas, it's £28 for the night which will get you 4 large courses of amazing food.  Note that this is NOT BYOB.  Go and see why he's called The King of Gnocchi!

The Unit D Pop-up Shop and Restaurant near Aldgate for Urban Food Fortnight
Urban Food Fortnight takes place from Friday 12th - Sunday 28th September 2014, with lots of activities - full list with map here.  During the fortnight, there will be a pop-up shop & cafe opening - Unit D - in Greenfield Road, near Aldgate.

LovenPresents' Pizza Party by the River Lea, N16
It's an alfresco meal in the yard of an art studio, now open on Thursdays (as well as Sundays) for people to pop in for a drink and a pizza.  NB - the pizzas are amazing!

The Bleach Bar 10 Week Pop-up In Dalston - Thurs - Sat

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

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

Friday 19th September
Club Mexicana's Residency at The Convenience in Hackney - Weds - Sun
Vegan Taco experts Club Mexicana are following up from a series of supper clubs earlier this year, and a regular spot at KERB, to launch a new residency at The Convenience in Brooksby's Walk, E9 (at the bottom of Chatsworth Road).  It's started already, and they'll be open from Weds - Sun for the next three weeks.  Go get some vegan tacos!

Kitchen Theory's Náttúra Nordic-inspired Pop-up Dinner Series in Maida Hill - Fri & Sat
Regular popper-upper Kitchen Theory is back this Autumn and Winter. Prepare to be immersed in their world - your taste buds will thank you!

Little Nan's Pop-up Bar at Birdie Num Nums in New Cross - Fri & Sat
Little Nan's Bar is currently running every Friday and Saturday at Birdie's Bar in New Cross.  With ha focus on cocktails, prosecco, craft beers, wine and candy vodka shots.

Chacho's Buenos Aires Rib Club in Vauxhall - Fri & Sat evening & Sunday lunch
This August and September a yard in Vauxhall is going to be transformed into an Argentinian rib club, with ribs, cocktails, wines from Argentina, and even a Buenos Aires playlist.

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

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

(Plus lots of the Thursday things)

Saturday 20th September
BrisketFest at the Camden Town Brewery in NW5
On Saturday 20th September Texas Joe is hosting BrisketFest at The Camden Town Brewery.  Your £30 ticket gets you a serving of brisket from each of 8 amazing chefs, plus special guests, and a pint of USA Hells.  Expect...  BBQ, and Brisket!
The full line up (above) is:
Prairie Fire BBQ, Howard's Meat Co, Neil Rankin (Smokehouse), Smokestak, Miss P's BBQ, Social Meat Club, The Joint, Texas Joe's

The Tincan 6 Month Pop-up Restaurant in Soho - Mon - Sat
Love this!  The architectural practice AL_A is opening a seafood restaurant where all seafood comes from tins.  It opens on Monday 15th September, at 7 Upper James Street (just up from Golden Square in Soho, near Beak Street), to be open for 6 months

Dine with Kyi's Colonial Burmese Banquet in New Cross
Dine with Kyi is back with a Colonial Burmese on Saturday 20th September.  Burmese food is very rarely available in the UK, and this night gives you an opportunity to try a 5 course contemporary tasting menu, plus a cocktail on arrival.

London In The Sky's Dinner In The Sky above Canary Wharf - Ends Sun 21st
This has to be the most amazing pop-up I've ever featured on the site.  From 12th - 21st September 2014 Events in the Sky is running a 'London in the Sky' dining pop-up above Canary Wharf, where you eat on a giant dining table suspended above the city.  It's open for 9 services a day, from breakfast to late night champagne, with a series of great chefs cooking.

The Urban Food Fest in Shoreditch
Every Saturday Night From 16 August To 25 October 2014

Beavertown Brewery's Tap Room in Tottenham Hale
Every Saturday from, 12 noon until 6pm,

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

Sunday 21st September
Clarkshaws Microbrewery's 1st Birthday Party in East Dulwich - Sun 21st
Last month Clarkshaw's Microbrewery held a summer open day; on 21st September it's their first birthday, so they're inviting you all back to theirs again, from noon until 8pm, for a look around the brewery, beer, food, music and more.

The September Sunday Supper Club at The Spread Eagle in Camden
The Spread Eagle on Albert Street in Camden, a Young's pub, is hosting a supper club on Sunday 21st September. It's to celebrate the start of British Food Fortnight, and there will be a live musician there to help set the scene.

Papi's Pickles' Indian Sunday Brunch Series at Brixton Cornercopia - Sundays until 2nd Nov
The incredibly popular Papi's Pickles Indian Brunch is coming back to Brixton Cornercopia, in Brixton Village, for a series of Sundays, between 14th September and 2nd November.

LovenPresents' Weekly Pizza Party by the River Lea, N16
Love(n) this - LovenPresents is a weekly pizza party happening outside a gallery space on the River Lea, near South Tottenham, N16.   It's an alfresco meal in the yard of an art studio, with its own pizza oven; you get 3 courses + an aperitivo for £15, plus you can BYOB.

The Deptford Brunch Club in Giffin Square

Wapping Market - every Sunday
The weekly Sunday fine food market of East London

Monday 22nd September
Yeah! Burger's Residency at The Star by Hackney Downs
Yeah! Burger have taken over the food duties at The Star By Hackney Downs, the pub on Queenstown Road, E5,  on Monday to Saturday.  Specialities include The Po Po (pork), The Poseidon (fish), and The Morrissey (vegetarian).

Tuesday 23rd September
The Pudding Bar Pop-up Restaurant in Greek Street, Soho - Daily
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.

Wednesday 24th September
Michael Sanders' E7 Supper Club at The Wanstead Tap in Forest Gate, E7
Michael Sanders, 2014 Masterchef semi-finalist, runs The E7 Supper Club at The Wanstead Tap on alternate Wednesdays.  £25 gets you a 4 course menu created by Michael, with drinks available from the pub.

Thursday 25th September
'Johnnie's Tastes' Two Night Fine Dining Pop-up At The Bell in E1 - Thurs & Fri
Johnnie Crowe, formerly of Josh & Johnnie, is back with a new two night pop-up at The Bell pub in E1.  Featuring an extensive seasonal British tasting menu - see below - it's a celebration of all things British.  Tickets are just £40 (not BYO); book by emailing Johnnie on the email address below.



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

Big Eater and Tim Anderson Present... PORK LIFE!
Join the guys behind Street Feast and National Burger Day on 26 and 27 September for two nights of grilling, roasting, steaming, smoking, pulling, deep-frying (and drinking to) the tastiest branch of the animal kingdom - PORK!
Advance tickets are available now and include over £15 worth of goodies: http://bit.ly/PorkLifeLondon

Kaleidoscope Cinema's Screening of Fight Club in a Boxing Gym in Shoreditch - Sat 27th
One of the creative thinga bout pop-ups is the choice of venue - and this is a great example.  On Saturday 27th September, Kaleidoscope Cinema are hosting a screening of Fight Club in a boxing gym.  See the film in the Body Studio in Rivington Street, EC2 - and on the night there will be a pop-up bar, food from Club Mexicana, popcarn from Propercorn, and more.

Breakfast With Charles' October Dining near London Bridge - Sun 5th Oct
Charlie Hall is back with another Breakfast With Charles on Sunday 5th October.  Expect multiple courses of delicious and well-presented food and good company - the perfect way to start off your Sunday, or set it up for further adventures later on.


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

The Saturday Market Project's Pop-up Shop & Events at the London Design Festival in EC2 - Ends Sun 21st
London Design Festival takes place from 13th - 21st September, and as part of that The Saturday Market Project is hosting a pop-up shop with Very Good and Proper, from Tues 16th featuring lots of special events, at the Blackall Studios in EC2A.  Go along and get involved!

Pop-up Shops at Design Junction near Holborn - Thurs - Sun
"designjunction will have a dedicated retail area for high-end design stores, selling everything from modern furniture to vintage design classics, fashion to fine jewellery, glassware, ceramics, books, lighting and much, much more."


8 Questions with…  Adam Creissen from Yeah! Burger
Currently in residence Monday - Saturday at The Star by Hackney Downs

You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted...
Chicken curry pie dim sum from Imperial China, I almost cry every time I eat one, that or our honey-sriracha glazed chicken and kim chi ramen burger 'Tampopo' [duh!]

I can’t live without my...
American Apparel briefs. Discovering them when I was 16 literally changed my life, after 10 years of extreme comfort no other undies get a look in.

Have you forgotten how good they taste
Chicken kievs, even the frozen variety put a smile on my face, but make your own and gee wizz you're in for a treat.

The last music I downloaded was...
Flamingods new album Hyperborea, that band have some serious energy. In terms of what I listen to most, Bjork's always #1

My favourite local pub
Off Broadway on Broadway Market, it's more of a bar than a pub but those guys have been like one huge family to me, there's always tears of some sort.

My favourite local restaurant
Tonkotsu East, sometimes I wake up dreaming about that porky broth, you can even watch them make your noodles from scratch, in fact, I'm going to go eat some now.

My favourite local shop
Newington Green fruit & veg; those guys are so knowledgable and seasonal but incredibly cheap

Tell me a secret
This is how you're supposed to use those tiny paper sauce pots!

Next Time - Tristan Scutt from Little Nan's Bar

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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