1. A Third Outlet from Soho House? Yesterday during a hard-hatted snoop round – in which we learnt that Chicken Shop has a speakeasy vibe with long counter and open kitchen, whilst upstairs Pizza East feels smaller than you’d expect – we were privy to a surprise: there’s a third joint out back constructed from corrugated iron. We’re sworn to secrecy, yet it’s one more reason to visit (if you need one).
2. Six Quid In The Manor.
The return of Streetfeast! Hurrah, our absolute favourite little foodie street market is back, all day Saturday, on Wilkin Street Mews.
This time the Camden Brewery boys promise 10 stalls, including previously fantastic KimChiCult who, it has to be said, overcooked our burger to a rather sorry greyness when we sampled it again last night. Tsk Tsk.
3. Secret Supper, King’s Cross
We also had a sneak preview of this newish joint above Somerstown Coffee House last week and can report that it’s pretty ace.
You push back the bookshelf, swing open the secret door and head upstairs to a series of quirky rooms. And the menu for this next one-night-only event is shrouded in mystery but expect plenty of beef-heavy deliciousness.
Thursday July 16, £44 for 3 courses, plus coffee and aperitif. Click on the sidebar ad for more info.
4. All aboard Caravan in King’s Cross Gloriously revamped Granary Square has another new arrival: restaurant and coffee roastery Caravan, which opens in the Grade II-listed Granary building this Monday Aug 13. This former grain store will house their second outpost following the original’s all-day rammedness on Exmouth Market. There’ll be outdoor seating, prosecco on tap, and an all-day menu featuring old favourites like grilled coconut bread as well as new specials including a bacon and oyster omelette. They’ll also be making their own mozzarella on-site. Yum.
5. Roundhouse Poetry Slam.
Showcasing some of the finest young poetic talent, see competitors battle it out from August 16 in the first heat of this two week long contest. 32 poets, all vying for the title of 2012 Roundhouse Poetry Slam Champion and the Colin & Helen David Prize, will perform in front of a live audience and a panel of five of the best talents on the UK poetry scene. Tickets £4.
‘The nine artists featured in this show have entered into a strange bargain, explains Mark. ‘Each has contributed one of their pre- existing artworks, to be randomly selected by another member of the group as the basis for a new piece.’ There’s a performance from quirky folk ensemble The Outdoor Types.
If you miss the shebang, don’t worry as the exhibition runs until September 11th.
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