Author Archives: tikichris

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London-Based Writer/Photographer

London Clown Festival 2017

Hilarity, absurdity and high buffoonery return to the capital. No, I’m not talking about the impending general election. I’m talking about the 2017 London Clown Festival on now until 21 May at the Hornsey Town Hall Art Centre in Crouch End. Continue reading

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Summer Burger Series Launched at Ceviche Old St

Ceviche Old St has launched a new series of monthly limited edition burgers for its lunch menu this summer. I dropped by the restaurant earlier this week for a taste. They may see me drop back by again for another. Continue reading

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Glovax: New Multi-Use, Super Durable Gloves

Glovax gloves are made from special yarns (produced in only two factories in the world – one in Zhejiang, China and the other in Japan) that are resistant to abrasion, blade cutting, tearing, and puncture. They’re also water and oil proof with anti-skidding material on the palm and fingers for a firm grid no matter how slippery the situation. They feel impressively lightweight and flexible on the hand – and pretty comfortable too. Continue reading

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CLC World Hotels & Resorts Offering Free Holidays

As summer begins to arrive, families and couples are looking for places to stay while they plan their holiday trips. Many different companies offer various promotions to showcase their resorts in locations all over the world, which can include special benefits or discounts. But how many companies offer 7 nights for free outside of a booking fee? Continue reading

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Win A Field Guide to Whisky by Hans Offringa

A Field Guide to Whisky: An Expert Compendium to Take Your Passion and Knowledge to the Next Level is a soon to be released 320-page hardcover book chocked full of colour photos, maps and all sorts of spirited knowledge for your enhanced drinking pleasure. Continue reading

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Trawler Trash

Trawler Trash is a new Highbury restaurant that wants to bring the “trash” from the trawler to its patrons’ plates with a menu focused on lesser known fish and seafood. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #66

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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America’s Most Amazing Comic Book Shops (Miles Away)

The halcyon days of comic book shops may be long gone now that fans can purchase their favorite titles and collectibles online. But the feeling of browsing a comic book shop will never be replaced. Luckily a few gems still exist and are worth seeking out. Continue reading

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Visiting Borough Market with Le Cordon Bleu’s Chef Emil Minev

Experiencing Borough Market with Le Cordon Bleu’s Culinary Arts Director, Chef Emil Minev, was a real eye opener – and a definite palate pleaser! Continue reading

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Recipe: Norwegian Cod, Wild Garlic Miso and Barbecued Asparagus | #OhMyCod

Here’s a skrei-umptious recipe: cod with wild garlic miso and barbecued asparagus, compliments of Chef Robin Gill of The Dairy in Clapham via the Great British Chefs website. With the wild garlic and the asparagus, it makes a great dish for the mid spring feasting. Continue reading

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“Back to the Classics” with Afternoon Tea at The Langham

Newly appointed Executive Pastry Chef for The Langham London, Andrew Gravett, showcases classic recipes with seasonal ingredient, lighter textures and distinct flavours with his new Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood. Continue reading

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Win a Selection of Sweet Smelling Candy Lookalike Soaps from Prezzybox.com

I’ve teamed up with Prezzybox.com – the UK’s complete online gift solution – for a sweet little competition offering the chance to win a selection of candy lookalike (and smell-alike) soaps. Continue reading

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Recipe: Beer Batter Bacalao Tacos | #OhMyCod

Bacalao (aka salt cod) is smart way to preserve cod. It ups the flavour of the fish and gives it a nice, chunky texture too – perfect for frying and as a filler for tacos. Continue reading

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Chick’n Shack Chicken Burger Launches at Shake Shack

Available from 25 April at all UK Shake Shack outlets is the Chick’n Shack chicken burger. Continue reading

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Les Deux Amies, a Crepe Reason to Visit Boxpark Croydon

Sweet or savoury, your crepe (or galette) will be made fresh and with a smile at Les Deux Amies. Continue reading

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Awesome Things to do in Los Angeles

There are so many things to do in Los Angeles that you can find yourself running out of time while visiting the city. Continue reading

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Elliot Dodd, The Manbody, at Zabludowicz Collection

The Manbody by Elliot Dodd is a short film being screened at Zabludowicz Collection. It provides odd viewing that soothes as much as it disconcerts. Continue reading

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Adam Rawson’s #Rawmen Pop-Up Ramen Bar

No noodling around here, Adam Rawson is back at Borough Wines & Beers’ Brewery Below with a “Rawmen” pop-up ramen bar. Continue reading

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East End Mob at BSMT Space, Dalston

A graffiti-riddled Memory Lane cuts through Dalston with East End Mob, a newly opened exhibition at BSTM Space featuring works by some of London’s most influential and prolific street artists from the past decade. Continue reading

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Carioca – A Bite of Brazil at Boxpark Croydon

Croydon’s Boxpark is steps from East Croydon Station and offers a broad choice of food vendors within super close proximity of each other (plus, lots of communal outdoor seating). But if you saw what I had to eat at Carioca you might think twice about ordering elsewhere. Continue reading

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#ThePerfectItalianPair – Parmigiano-Reggiano + Balsamico Tradizionale at Massimo Restaurant & Bar

Two of Italy’s most delicious artisan foods – Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena PDO – were celebrated in London recently as “The Perfect Italian Pair” at a media dinner hosted by Massimo Restaurant & Bar. Continue reading

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Win a Bottle of Cloven Hoof Spiced Rum

Cloven Hoof spiced rum is a blend of dark rum from Guyana and lighter rum from Trinidad mixed with a range of spices such as clove, star anise, cassia and more. Interestingly, when you add a generous pinch of tikichris and there’s a chance you can win a bottle of this tasty libation for free. Continue reading

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Europe’s 7 Best Cities You Should Visit This Summer (Going Places)

Keeping in mind beautiful beaches, bustling cities, great cultures, and unbelievable food and drink, we’ve come up with a list of seven European cities where summer fun is savored and celebrated like no where else on earth! Continue reading

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Compost Bin HQ

Do you want your yard to be Compost Bin HQ? This post tells you all about composting and the different types of compost bins. Continue reading

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Reader Survey | April 2017

I’m doing a super quick reader survey about my blog and would really appreciate the feedback. Continue reading

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Top Places Any *REAL* The Walking Dead Fan Should Visit (Miles Away)

Every scene of this long-running blockbuster series has been shot in Georgia with much of it done in Atlanta or within an hour’s drive south of town. Many TWD locations are accessible to the public and easy to reach by car. Continue reading

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Moreishly Modern Indian Cuisine at Grand Trunk Road, South Woodford

As its name suggests, Grand Trunk Road celebrates the ancient trade route from “Kabul to Kolkata” through a wealth of South Asian regional dishes (and emphasis on Chef Sharma’s Northern Indian roots). Continue reading

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New BBQ Menu at St Bart’s Brewery

St Bart’s Brewery has launched a meaty new “barbecue soul food” menu (not such a bad idea for a pub situated across the street from Smithfield Market). Part of the Hush Heath Estate group, the pub uses apple wood from its Kent estate to smoke and cook a range of fresh and sustainably sourced British meat, fish and vegetables. Continue reading

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Surprisingly Healthy Snacks for Any Party

Trying to find light meals that will fit each diet and nutrition needs of those attending your gathering can be difficult, especially if you know that more than one person struggles with dietary issues. Continue reading

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Louis XIII Pop-Up Boutique at Harrods

Luxury Cognac Louis XIII by Remy Martin has launched its first ever pop-up boutique and taken over five of Harrods’ Brompton Road window displays. Continue reading

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Win a Personalised Box of Cereal from Nestlé’s Aisle of Wonder

Like your breakfast with a twist – and for free? Check out Nestlé Breakfast Cereals’ Aisle of Wonder pop-up and the giveaway collaboration we’ve blended up especially for tikichris readers. Continue reading

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Highbury Music Venue The Garage Relaunches

New owners DHP Family (Oslo in Hackney and Rock City in Nottingham) are relaunching the famed (and infamous) music venue this month. Updates include a new sound system, decor and bar; a revamped intimate gig space upstairs; and an all-day café and bar on the ground floor. Continue reading

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Fine Drinking on a Budget: The Best Whiskey for a Great Price

Fine Drinking on a Budget: The Best Whiskey for a Great Price Continue reading

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#SaintPabu in Review

Spending early spring free time floating around western Brittany’s Finistère was a fine way to unwind and invigorate. The tiny seaside village of Saint-Pabu was a perfect point from which to plot daytrips, beach walks and forest hikes. Continue reading

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Division 194 at The King & Co

Po-boy purveyors, Division 194, have set up shop in the kitchen of Clapham pub The King & Co for the next several weeks with a menu oozing with New Orleans inspiration and a dash of American gourmand excess. Continue reading

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