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December is notorious for being the dark & dingy month. That month that nobody wants to be outside… unless pretty lights & hot food are involved. Some might head to Hyde Park for that wintery fair which I can’t even type because it stresses me out – overpriced food, rides and massive crowds of inconsiderate people. Do I sound like the Grinch yet? Luckily there are better options for a festive evening! Some might think...

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I’ve been working in Southwark for almost 11 months now and have explored and gotten to know the area quite well, so when one evening I saw unfamiliar neon lights on my way to the tube I was intruiged. The next afternoon Soof & I followed the bright lights to see what it was all about: What we found were a collection of pop-up food stalls within the Union Street arches -aka the Union Yard...

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So it’s getting to that time of year when people start to feel all nostalgic (well, recently it seems like it’s ANY excuse to be nostalgic about the 90s!?) and sentimental – yes, I’m going to say it. The C word. Christmas time. Well I’m not going to pretend that I love Christmas because I don’t – I’m a Boxing Day baby, remember! (Although this year I’m starting to warm to the idea of Christmas,...

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I’m quite ashamed to admit that until I went to University in 2010 I had never eaten a Mexican dish. I know, what a sheltered life I lived, but now Mexican is part of my weekly diet: burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas, nachos, spicy rice – I love them all! So when I visited Kinetica Art Fair and Moniker Art Fair at the Old Truman Brewery last month I was excited to find DF Mexico, a pop-up...

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Ooops – this post seems to have been lost somewhere in my drafts, but definitely deserves some love. Back in May, Lucy & I were in Shoreditch after work and looking for a bite to eat. Lucy is a coeliac (alleric to gluten) so she searched for somewhere Gluten-free friendly on her Gluugle app and Bill’s was an option. I had heard some great things about Bill’s on the grapevine so we decided to try it out...

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Last Wednesday I received an email from Byron – I signed up to their newsletter for updates about new burgers etc. But this wasn’t about the latest menu addition – it was an invite to eat for free at the opening weekend of the new Byron on the Strand! Free Byron burgers? I’m there! So I booked a table for the Saturday and 2 minutes later it was sold out! (Hoarding design by Charlie Smith) The...

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So, here’s a bit of a break from Burgers(sorrynotsorry) – Poppies of Spitalfields is British personified: Fish and Chips. I had heard a couple of people mention Poppies and when Nadia and I found ourselves on the streets of Shoreditch and hungry (not homeless!) we decided to head to Poppies. ‘Best Fish ‘n’ Chips discovered in London town’ – a big claim to make, so would Poppies live up to it? Well, they have been named...

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So after the success of the first Food & Fonts post I was hungry for some more tasty typography (and food). After Pick Me Up, Alex, Emma, Jack and I had worked up an appetite and headed to Soho where we was drawn by the BBQ smell of Bodean’s: I’d never been before, but had read good things around the blogosphere and how can you resist anywhere with a neon sign and pig shaped door...

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