Jamie Oliver is at it again and he’s opened up his latest concept “Jamie Oliver’s Doghouse” at the bottom of Shaftesbury Avenue by Piccadilly Circus. The Doghouse which opened a couple of days ago is part of the larger Diner that Oliver has opened on the same site with Arthur Potts Dawson. It’s apparently going to take a very sustainable approach to the entire restaurant with no left over food being wasted and thrown away, and plenty of locally sourced ingredients. Technically the place is being described as a pop-up, but given the three years its expected to last I think that might be stretching the definition a little bit. (more…)
Without doubt my favourite food from last year was the Pitt Cue Co trailer under Hungerford Bridge. Their pulled pork was fantastic and was always worth the visit. But unfortunately the trailer was only open for the summer, so almost as soon as it arrived it disappeared. But good news for all of London’s meat lovers, Pitt Cue is back and better than ever! (more…)
If you’ve ever been to Jubilee Market in Covent Garden you know exactly what it’s like – a crowded tourist trap full of tacky souvenirs – and why it’s normally somewhere to avoid (unless of course a melted bottle ornament is you’re sort of thing). Well now with the opening of Meat Market there’s finally one very good reason to visit. And if you head round the back of the market and find the entrance on Tavistock Street you should be able to avoid the tourist hordes!
A few weeks ago I decided the one thing my kitchen was missing was a deep fat fryer, and while my flat mate protested a decent set of pans might have been a better way to spend some money, all I was thinking of was being able to make things like scotch eggs, doughnuts and especially some fried chicken. While my experimenting got underway (and i’ll post some recipes in the next few weeks) I heard of a new street food trader that was going to be selling their own fried chicken in Hackney. So on Saturday, their first day of trading, I headed down to the Hackney Homemade market to check out Spit & Roast and their deep fried wares. (more…)