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#WilkesWeekly – (30-Oct-2013) New Restaurants, Events and Pop Ups


 

KERB's Halloween Hellraiser

KERB’s Halloween Hellraiser

WHAT’S GOING ON?

Happy Halloween! This week has lots of ‘Halloween Themed’ events. Picks of the week is streetfood collective KERB which is holding a halloween special at their party venue, West Handyside Canopy at Granary Square, Kings Cross.

In restaurants, Foxlove by the hugely popular Hawksmoor Group has commenced its 50% off food soft launch this week. As with all Hawkmoor openings, all these places were snapped up within minutes.

The restaurant openings are slowing down and all are focused on the Christmas party season. However the streetfood and pop-up scene is going strong despite the onset of some light winter chills. Great news for streetfood fans as Street Feast has announced it will return in a new INDOORS venue called Hawker House in Haggerston with a 02am licence!

ABOUT THESE UPDATES: This is the weekly update of “What’s happening?”, “What’s opening?”, “What’s new?” and “What’s good?”. This lists events, openings, streetfood, bars, plus anything interesting which has sprung up on my radar. It IS NOT a comprehensive listing, as there are way too many in our great city and there are others already doing a great job of that right now.

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RESTAURANT/BAR OPENINGS:
– Foxlow by Hawksmoor (Modern British, Farringdon) SOFT LAUNCH COMMENCED WED 30-OCT
– Bibendum Oyster Bar (Oyster Bar, South Kensington) RE-OPENING MON 04 NOV

POP UPS:
– Forza Win(ter) (Supperclub, Hackney) THU 31st Oct to SAT 21st Dec 2013
– Wig Wam Bam (Rooftop Bar, Shoreditch) Opened THU 17th Oct, runs until Mar 2014

STREET FOOD:
– KERB “Halloween Hellraiser” Party (Nov 1st)
– Street Feast (Fri/Sat 08 Nov for 6 weeks until 14 Dec)

EVENTS TO LOOK OUT FOR
– Lucky Chip, ‘Breaking Bad’ Burgers (Burgers, Bethnal Green) until 02 Nov, 18h-23h

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RESTAURANTS:

Foxlow (Modern British, Farringdon)

IN SOFT LAUNCH NOW, EXPECTED TO OPEN MID NOV

Meatopia - Hawksmoor, Anch & Deck (Charcoal grilled deckle steak with anchovy butter)

Meatopia – Hawksmoor, Anch & Deck (Charcoal grilled deckle steak with anchovy butter)

Popular steak restaurant Hawksmoor opens Foxlow on the former venue of North Road and The Clerkenwell in St John’s Street, Farringdon. As expected, this 100 cover venue will be ‘meat-centric’. Good nows for those of you who were at ‘Meatopia’ earlier this year and loved Hawksmoor’s offering of ‘Anch & Deck’ (i.e. Anchovy butter on Deckle Steak). This deckle cut and is expected to feature on the menu.

The venue is currently in ‘soft launch’ mode and is expected to launch fully in mid-November. Unfortunately if you don’t have a soft launch reservation you’re too late. As with all the recent Hawksmoor soft launches, the ‘50% off food’ caused an virtual stampede and all the places were booked within minutes!

Ad: 69-73 St Johns Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 4AN (map)
Ww: www.foxlow.co.uk | Fb: FoxlowRestaurant | Tw: @FoxlowEC1

 

Bibendum Oyster Bar (Seafood, South Kensington)

Re-Opens Mon 04 Nov

Bibendum isn’t a new restaurant. In fact it opened 26 years ago in 1987. However it has just had a major facelift. Unfortunately for fans of the flower stall, that has been replace by an open kitchen. Fortunately for fans of warmth, rumours are that there will be some glass screens which will help keep the cold british winter away from oyster lovers.

Ad: Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, London SW3 6RD (map)
Ww: www.bibendum.co.uk/oyster-bar | Fb: Bibendum-Oyster-Bar | Tw: @BibendumLtd

 

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POP UPS:

Forza Win(ter) (Pop Up Supper-club)

THU 31st Oct to SAT 21st Dec 2013

Forza Win: Back for Forza Win-ter

Forza Win: Back for Forza Win-ter

Forza Win is an extremely popular supperclub amongst the London Foodies with their historic ties to Pizza Pilgrims and collaborations with quality suppliers such as The Ginger Pig Butchers it is no surprise that there is a clamour for tickets.

For their winter season Forza Win become Forza Win-ter (geddit?) with a focus on hearty dishes like Ginger Pig porchetta hand carved at the table, with polenta roast potatoes, with a Forza twist on some traditional Italian winter dishes like minestrone soup with basil pesto, and poached winter fruits with ricotta

BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS: To book go to the Forzawin website and type password “worzafinter” to gain access when prompted at the booking page

Ad: The Old Pickle Factory, 12-14 The Oval, London, E2 9DX (map)
Ww: www.forzawin.com | Fb: forzawin | Tw: @forzawin

 

Wig Wam Bam (Rooftop Bar, Shoreditch)

Opened Thu 17th October, runs until Mar 2014

Every year an 8 meter tall tee-pee appears on the roof of the Queen of Hoxton for the winter season. Opening from 17h00 to 22h00 Mon-Sat with various events (see schedule)

WigWamBam - Giant Teepee on the Queen of Hoxton

WigWamBam – Giant Teepee on the Queen of Hoxton

“Inside the wigwam you’ll experience an atmosphere of Scandinavian settlement meets Norwegian tribe; a cosy den of deer hide covered seating, candlelit lanterns, colourful indigenous wall hangings and of course, the roaring flames of the central open grill cooking a daily rotating menu of delicious polar region inspired cuisine. Think Wild Boar Sausages with Forest Fruit Chutney, Leg of Pork with Chestnut and Herb Stuffing and Hot Smoked Salmon and Dill Burger. And it wouldn’t be a Queen of Hoxton experience without a well stocked bar of winter warmers such as Hot Gin Punch and Hot Pumpkin Spiced Cider.”

FOOD MENU

  • Daily:
    Hot Smoked Salmon & Dill Burgers with Lemon Mayo
    Norwegian Lamb and Potato Stew (Fårikål)
    Root Vegetable Stew (V)
    Vegetable & Herb Sausage (V)
  • Rotating:
    Monday: Wild Boar Sausages with Forest Fruit Chutney
    Tuesday: Elk Meatballs with Wild Mushrooms & Lingonberries
    Wednesday: Venison Redcurrant & Apple Burger
    Thursday: Smoky Buffalo Burger with Barbecued Red Peppers & Smoked Cheddar
    Friday: Crispy Leg of Pork with Chestnut & Herb Stuffing
    Saturday: Leg of Lamb withChestnut & Herb Stuffing
  • Sides (available with all of the above):
    Potato & Dill Salad
    Pickled Red Cabbage Salad

DIY Toast Your Own Marshmallows! (5 on a stick for £1)

Hot Alcoholic Drinks

  • Cheeky Chocolate Monkey
    Hot cocoa with a cheeky shot of Monkey Shoulder Whisky topped with whipped cream, sweet syrup and vanilla biscuits
  • Mulled Cider
    Hot spiced cider with a shot of Sailor Jerry Rum for a sweet and spicy finish
  • Pumpkin Spiced Cider
    Hot cider with spiced roasted pumpkin puree, star anise and a Sailor Jerry Rum twist
  • Hot Gin Punch
    A rich balance of Hendricks Gin, Madeira and Vermouth with spices and sugar
  • Hot Buttered Rum
    Appleton Estate VX Rum plays host to this WigWamBam favourite; spiced and buttery

*Drinks subject to change and availability

Source: Queen of Hoxton

IMPORTANT: Check their dedicated Wig Wam Bam Facebook page for full details and opening times as they have
the occasional private event.

Ad: The Queen of Hoxton Rooftop, 1 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3JX (map)
Ww: www.queenofhoxton.com/rooftop | Fb: WigWamBamAtTheQueenOfHoxton | Tw: @Miss_Cakehead

 


 

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STREETFOOD:

KERB Halloween Hellraiser

Fri Nov 1st 18h00-23h00

KERB Halloween Hellraiser

KERB Halloween Hellraiser

TOP TIP: KERB events are very popular so can get crowded from 20h00 onwards. If you want to spend more time partying and eating rather than queing GET THERE EARLY.

KERB, the popular streetfood collective are throwing a Halloween party at the Westside canopy at Kings Cross. Past KERB parties in this venue have been excellent and have a similar ‘food rave’ atmosphere to the (soon to return) Street Feast”. Here’s the list of vendors who will be serving up spookily good treats on the night.

VENDOR LIST (at time of writing)

  1. TONGUE ‘N CHEEK
    OFFAL MAESTRO MAKING THE BEST BURGER IN TOWN
  2. BBQ LAB (INKERBATING)
    TAKING BBQ TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN A SOUS-VIDE AMBULANCE
  3. BAO
    THE BUNS ARE BACK IN TOWN.
  4. KOOKY BAKES
    OUTRE CAKE CHARMER, SCOTT LOADS UP THE TABLE WITH BAKED PSYCHEDELIA
  5. WHAT THE DICKENS!
    TWEEDY, OLD SCHOOL, RAMBUNCTIOUS DELIGHTS
  6. YOU DOUGHNUT
    BALLS OF HOT, FLUFFY, SAUCE-DRENCHED MAGIC
  7. DOSA DELI
    DOSA SKILLS PICKED UP ON THE SPICE TRAIL AND BROUGHT TO LONDON
  8. AMBRIENTO
    NASHVILLE’S TACO TORNADOES COMES TO LONDON
  9. DONOSTIA SOCIAL CLUB
    THE INCREDIBLE PINTXOS-MOBILE, BASQUE-IFYING THE KERB
  10. THE GRILLING GREEK
    SPYROS SPEARS MEAT AND CHAR-GRILLS IT INTO SOUVLAKI
  11. WELL KNEADED
    FIREBREAD WITH A CAUSE
  12. RAINBO
    BEST BONNET IN LONDON DRIVING GYOZAS MADE WITH LOVE
  13. SORBITIUM ICE
    BEST ICE CREAM FLAVOUR COMBOS WE KNOW
  14. FLEISCH MOB
    SCHNITZEL SANDWICHES, CHEESE-STUFFED FRANKFURTERS AND AUSTRIAN SCHNAPPS
  15. BELL & BRISKET
    EXPERTLY ASSEMBLED SALT-BEEF FROM THE BAWDY BEL

Ad: West Handyside Canopy, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4AA (map)
Ww: www.kerbfood.com | Fb: kerbfood | Tw: @KERB_

 

Street Feast London

17h00-02h00 Every Fri/Sat from 08 Nov until 14 Dec

Street Feast - Hawker House

Street Feast – Hawker House

It’s back! For those of you who miss the regular Friday night food festival which is Street Feast it’s time to rejoice as they will return next week “creating an amazing late night indoor eating emporium out of an old factory and African ministry near Broadway Market”. In an homage to the awesome streetfood scene in Singapore, ‘Hawker House’ is modelled on the the bustling markets you will find throughout Asia where people eat outdoors all year round.

IMPORTANT: Finally a late licence (02h00am), plus the new venues is inside and warm!

Pitched up in a former factory and store on Pritchard’s Road E2, Hawker House is sandwiched between Broadway Market and Hackney Road. Street Feast regulars Yum Bun and Stripped both started out in the Broadway Market school yard market nearby and Netil Market’s shack alley includes Lucky Chip, Bao and Fin & Flounder, alongside Hawker House residents Cooking Cooks and Breddos Tacos.

Eat at Street Feast with Dom Cools-Lartigue

Eat at Street Feast with Dom Cools-Lartigue

Following the success of their Taco Shack at Dalston Yard this summer, Breddos Tacos return with Slider Bar. There’ll be fresh pasta from Cooking Cooks, a naan bar from Rola Wala, and steamed gua bao from Yum Bun, while both Baba G and Spit & Roast will be creating new one pot wonder dishes for Hawker House. There’s only space for one van inside Hawker House and for our six week run the charming red & white VW of BOB’s Lobsters will be serving up lobster treats aplenty. Smokestak will park up their 4.5 tonne smoker right outside Hawker House, ensuring a supply of perfectly smoked beef and pork ribs. Sorbitium’s Sweet Station will feature a host of warm puddings to complement their ever tempting ice cream creations.

After a summer of lubricating Dalston with Mojitos and Margarita slushies, autumn ushers in a change of pace at the bar. The Gin Store will be back at Street Feast next spring, replaced by The Whisky Bar at Hawker House with 50 different whiskies to try – Scotch, rye, Irish, bourbon and more. In the heart of Hawker House is the Hot Bar, with bubbling cauldrons of our unique takes on seasonal favourites like Hot Buttered Rum, Hot Wine, and the Hawker Hot Chocolate laced with cognac and green chartreuse, plus Hot Applegrasss with Zubrowka, lemon, ginger and apple juice.

Street Feast (1st Anniversary) - Bank Holiday Crowds

Street Feast (1st Anniversary) – Bank Holiday Crowds

Wine lovers will welcome the return of Street Vin with a full restaurant ready list of house favourites and big hitters plus a Magnum of week, some bargain bin ends, a special selection of claret and lots more Lambrusco. The main Rotary Bar will serve some of London’s best craft beers and expect to enjoy a new list of short, long and strong cocktails that will warm you from the inside out.

Over the summer, Saturday afternoons were brought to life by events like Ginstock and Gizzi Erskine’s Street Fiesta. We have similar plans at Hawker House and expect Street Feast family members Gizzi Erskine, Ben Spalding, Tim Anderson, Carl Clarke and others to make an appearance or two along the way.

Street Feast (1st Anniversary) - Sweet Tooth Factory... with Holy Fuck Cupcakes

Street Feast (1st Anniversary) – Sweet Tooth Factory… with Holy Fuck Cupcakes

With a Whisky Bar, a wine bar, a hot bar and the Rotary Bar, we won’t kick you out into the cold at midnight just when you’re getting comfy. Hawker House stays open late every Friday and Saturday night, with DJs playing your kind of soundtrack until 2am.
Over the summer, Street Feast transformed derelict city spaces into vibrant eating environments for thousands of people and we’re doing the same this autumn – creating an amazing late night indoor eating emporium out of an old factory and African ministry near Broadway Market.
See you there.

Source: Dominic Cool-Lartigue, Street Feast

Ad: Hawker House, 38-50 Pritchards Road, Haggerston, London, E2 9AP (map)
Ww: www.streetfeastlondon.com | Fb: streetfeastlondon | Tw: @StreetFeastLDN

 

 

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EVENTS TO LOOK OUT FOR

‘Breaking Bad’ Burger Menu by Lucky Chip (Burgers, Bethnal Green)

Extended until Sun 04 Nov

Lucky Chip : "Breaking Bad" Menu

Lucky Chip : “Breaking Bad” Menu

It appears that the ‘Breaking Bad’ menu from Lucky Chip has been so popular that they have decided to extend this menu for one more week. These guys are listed as a top burger in London by many reviewers including a 10/10 from Burger-Me and 5/5 by Burgerac.

I visited last weekend and had a Jessy Pinkman burger… who knew that the combo of peanut butter, jam and chilli would work so well. Definitely recommend you try this freaky halloween combo.

Ad: The Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate Street, Bethnal Green, LONDON, E2 9AG (map)
Ww: www.luckychipuk.com | Fb: Luckychip | Tw: @Lucky_Chip

 

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HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT’S HAPPENING:

London is an awesome city for events. I am asked what is happening a lot. There is no way I can cover everything happening, however there are several good sites to use, depending on what you’re seeking.

Best for… Restaurant Openings: “Coming soon” by Hot-Dinners
Best for… Pop-Up Events: “Weekly Newsletter” by London Pop-ups

All Images & Content ©2013 Wilkes McDermid. May not be copied, printed or otherwise disseminated without express written permission

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