Truffles brightening up York Rise. Photo: Stephen Emms

Why I love Truffles Deli, NW5

Local author Joanna Briscoe sings the praises of Dartmouth Park’s cherished focal-point

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Beautiful revamped pub interior at The Spoke Pic: Veerle Evens

Six of the best: Archway pubs & bars

Pull up a stool and sup on a stiff drink with us, as we reveal our pick of the top boozing spots in N19

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Basecamp: loads of goodies for kids

Six of the best: Archway shopping & grooming guide

From sharp haircuts to soft toys, here’s where to find the best shopping in N19

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David & Philip, aka your hosts at the all-new Carrots & Daikon

Why we’re opening a Vietnamese deli in Kentish Town

Carrots & Daikon prepares to bring pho, banh mi and fresh rolls to Highgate Rd daily. We spoke to co-owner David Chu for the exclusive first news of their plans

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"Bad design can be more expensive than good design", Simon Goode

Ich Bin Kentishtowner: Simon Goode, architect

“Quality design derives from creative thinking and close collaboration with the client and builder, not how much it costs”

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What was your favourite place for as meal, or a tipple, in 2014?

Vote for your favourite Kentish Town eating and drinking spots

Our ‘people’s choice’ Twitter poll launches today, to uncover your pick of the best in 2014

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Reyhana: a cheap and tasty Persian now open

The site has switched hands yearly, but this new Malden Road launch deserves to work

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Jon Privett - Word on the Street bookseller

Why reading fiction matters

5 great tips to bear in mind from Archway Market’s charismatic weekly bookseller Jon Privet

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Jonathan Swanston (and Charlotte), founders of Shackleton Bags, pictured in their studio in New Cross, London

Designer-maker Xmas shopping frenzy in Tufnell Park

A whole load of creative types are storming interiors warehouse Future & Found in the run-up to you-know-what

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What’s Kentish Canteen like nowadays?

The opening of a stylish diner four years ago impressed Stephen Emms so much he started a little blog called Kentishtowner to write about it

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Nes mixes a mint julep. Photo: Stephen Emms / London Belongs To Me

How to make a cocktail at home: whisky sour and mint julep

Mixologist Nes Vanriel-Edwards, from Tufnell Park’s Aces & Eights bar, on creating two superior whisky libations in simple steps

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Ich Bin Kentishtowner: Chuck Anderson, writer-producer

The US-born creator of Warehouse of Dreams on living in north London, the perils of writing – and ignoring his dad’s advice

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Gorgeous: selection of squash and pumpkin at Parkway Greens, Camden Town

Patisserie Diaries: try this wicked way with seasonal squash

Halloween might now be a distant flicker, but pumpkin is still the perfect ingredient for November, says Flour of London’s Clare Zerny

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How Patron may look inside - Cafe Gourmand, Soho. Photo: Cafe Gourmand

When is Patron opening – and why the delay?

Cute new licensed French bistro on Fortess Road now set to open doors in the New Year

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