So what's new on the London food news scene this week, you ask? Well how about Honest Burger launching Honest Kebabs, excellent tapas from Lobos in Soho, Smokestak resting their weary meat bones in Shoreditch. Oh, and a fucking crisp restaurant?!
Hawker House is run by the Street Feast team who gather together some of London's best street food vendors and put them all in one place so you can sample the best street food London has to offer without having to actually walk the streets. They have been running Street Feast events in four locations across London for the past few years and Hawker House is the south London sister of Dinerama in Shoreditch which we checked out last year.
This week's London Food News includes National Burger Day, Meatopia, Bottomless craft beer brunch at All Star Lanes and... a naked bar?
Bombetta London's menu draws inspiration from the Italian farming communities of Puglia where villagers would gather together at the butcher's shop to eat pieces of meat that had been rolled up with cheese and cured meats and then roasted over a fire. These meaty treats are Bombetta, and this idea of communal sharing of simple dishes and delicious meat on sticks is what Bombetta London have now brought to Wanstead. I don't know about you but that sounds pretty good, huh?
London has exploded in recent years with a whole host of dining experiences and supper clubs. Always on the lookout for 'new ways to eat dinner' apparently (see last year's Twin Peaks experience for a start) Londoners have lapped these up and there seems to be no stopping them. Django Bango Gold Rush are the latest posse to hitch their wagon to this train by laying on a Wild West themed dining experience in Vauxhall.
The Blue's Kitchen have been on the restaurant scene for a while but I went down to Shoreditch to check out their Monday night Rib Night for myself.
You've all heard of the Donut Burger, right? What's that? A burger sandwiched between two doughnuts? Yup, that's the one. You know where you can get one of those? Red's True Barbecue in Shoreditch!
Better pack your finest adult-bib and toothpicks, because we're going to meat town.
Let's play a game. I bet I can grab your attention in three words: barbecue, ribs, beer. Did it work? I kneeeew it. That's basically the genius behind Duke's Brew & Que in Haggerston. A traditional Texan style, wood-smoke barbecue joint plonked in the middle of northeast London serving up ribs, burgers, pulled pork and all manner of other delicious meaty, smoky treats.