Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy.
Ed’s Easy Diner has teamed with specialty cheese brand, Castello, for its Burger of the Month this July. Available from 6 July to 2 August, the Bacon Blues features a thick slice of Castello’s newly launched Burger Blue melted onto a beef patty stacked high with crispy bacon, tomato, onion rings, dill pickle and a dollop of house sauce on a sesame seed bun. The burger costs just under eight quid and is super tasty. If you can’t make it to Ed’s over the next few weeks, look for Castello’s Burger Blue five-slice packs at ASDA and Sainsbury’s (RRP £2).
Doh! Got a stain on your shirt from chowing down on that juicy bacon cheeseburger? Never fear. Ace Gentle Classic should do the job of making your duds looking spiffy again. Formulated to remove “the toughest of stains and yet be gentle on even the most delicate clothes,” it’s a handy product to have in your laundry room. Find it and and other Ace products at Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Poundland and some Asda stores. A litre bottle of Ace Gentle Classic retails at £1.99. There’s a 700ml bottle available at Poundland too.
Gaggerston comedy night upstairs at The Haggerston pub in Dalston is a hoot! It’s free to attend as well which allows you to spend your hard earned quid on the awesome pizza being baked downstairs to be washed down with a selection from the fine assortment of craft beer served at the bar. The laughs are on every first Thursday of the month. But FYI: there’s not going to be one in August with London becoming be depleted of virtually all top comedic talent as up-and-coming standups head to Edinburgh for Fringe. So the next chance for Gaggerston LOLs is 3 September.
One of my favourite London chefs, Hayley Edwards, was kind enough to invite me to stop by her sweetly kitted out Piaggio Ape 500 on Bethnal Green Road (next to Vallance Road) to have a taste of what she’s been cooking up. For an inventive and delicious meal, butty, homemade cake or a quick cup of coffee or tea, this mobile kitchen is hard to beat and definitely worth keeping in mind next time you find yourself roving round Bethnal Green. Hayley is available for private catering, event and TV/film shoots too.