Every ‘urban family’ occasionally gets together and fantasises about going into business, usually over a crate bottle of wine between discussions of dead-end jobs. Through our booze-tinted glasses we imagine opening our own pubs and pizzerias, cupcake bakeries and quirky event franchises. (In the case of my friend Maxine and I, we’ve been talking about […]
Alternative Thanksgiving at Smoke & Salt, discovered via Grub Club’s revolutionary new platform for pop-ups
There’s a rather lovely new idea spilling into the London food scene at the moment. Its name is Grub Club, and it’s a platform from which both professional chefs and enthusiastic amateurs can set up fleeting, blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em pop-ups, often just for the fun of it. The objective is to connect Londoners with the city’s untapped […]
The Young British Foodie awards recognise new and pioneering names in the UK’s food industry, championing chefs, food writers and suppliers. They’ve only been going a couple of years, but for every set of winners the Tate Modern hosts a guest menu to showcase Britain’s best recipes and ingredients.
I’ve always loved Mexican food. Or, at least, what I always thought of as Mexican food: fajitas, tacos, burritos; little bundles of vaguey spiced meat, drowning in sauce and enough saturated fat to make your arteries go clang from just looking at it. I visited San Diego last year and loved the food we found […]
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The trend for upmarket American BBQ is showing no sign of stopping, which suits me just fine. It’s delicious, meaty and generally inexpensive, although certainly not the choice for anyone even remotely health-conscious. Unfortunately, it can be hard to pick out the decent restaurants from London’s ever-sprawling meatscape, where lots of places concentrate more on […]
I am a horrible morning person. I am actually writing this from the edge of my bed at the crack of dawn just so I could really capture things in medias res, and the upshot is that I am deeply regretting taking up the #EarlyBirdChallenge and making a 7am reservation at Duck and Waffle, London’s highest […]
I am currently writing this from my bed of shame and guilt after an epic episode of what my fun and fruity workmate would describe as ‘carbicide’. I’d gone along to the new branch of Vapiano in Soho with the ever-trusty Carla Juniper, and we’d accidentally eaten, well, everything. We had to be practically bowled out […]
Five minutes’ walk to the west of Highbury & Islington station you’ll find Sunday on Hemingford Road, which – misleadingly – is actually not only open on Sundays. And, regardless of its founders’ woeful grasp of basic SEO principles, it makes the best pancakes I have ever had, anywhere. Brace yourselves; I’ve got photos.
What if I told you there was something going on in East London sort of like the World Cup, but not shit? There’s booze involved, certainly, but patties instead of players, buns instead of balls and, er, gherkins instead of goals? And a democratic vote at the end in which everyone chooses the winner together? And […]
There’s a new restaurant in Covent Garden offering ‘Asian fusion comfort food’, which sounds at first like a bit of an odd combination. Turns out it can be done, though, even though the menu – designed by Michelin starred chef, Yasuji Morisumi – reads like a schizophrenic mash-up of steaks, burgers, pasta, curry and noodles.