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Fresh Crisps and Tasty Dips at HipChips, Old Compton Street

HipChips found-chef Scott Davis’ aim is to make the best crisps in the world with British heritage potatoes served alongside a menu of premium sweet and savoury dips. Judging from my crunch time at his comfortable Soho eatery, I’d say mission accomplished. Continue reading

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen Presents the St Morish

Off piste with your current burger options? Gourmet Burger Kitchen has recently introduced a new ski season inspired limited edition cheeseburger which might prove to be the summit of your winter noshing. For Alpine delights in mountainous bites, go for the St Morish next time you’re craving a burger. Continue reading

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Stacks Poutine at Birthdays, Stoke Newington Road, Dalston

In a Canuck-ibly delicious kitchen collaboration with Birthdays bar in Dalston, Stacks Poutine presents a gourmand’s salute to one of Canada’s most satisfying creations along with a line up of other equally nosh-worthy bites. Poutine, in case you haven’t had the pleasure, is a dish of Quebecois origin consisting of fries, gravy and cheese curd. It’s mega yum and the Stacks version yields a damn fine example. Here are some notes from a recent foray through its menu. Continue reading

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KFC Me: Fry Time

From the headquarters in Woking, we headed out to an actual KFC outlet near Heathrow where I tried my hand at cooking a few products and having a taste of some as well. Continue reading

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Mariachi Doritos Jukebox @Yahoo! Wireless Festival London

You’ve come across Doritos’ Mariachi ad campaign, right? Hilarious and catchy stuff! It features a traditional Mexican Mariachi band performing classic rock ‘n’ roll and pop hits mostly from the 80s. Apparently the band even hit the stage at the recent Yahoo! Wireless Festival. Continue reading

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I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll – Mariachi Style

Doritos’ boys in green go rockabilly inside their very own jukebox and add a little Mexican fun to the 1981 Joan Jett classic – Sponsored

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Bar Snacks at the Old Queen’s Head, Essex Road

You’re kinda spoilt for choice if you’re looking for a place to drink on Essex Road. A handful of quality boozers (some great places to eat too!) are clustered close to where Essex Road meets Upper Street with a few more commendable establishments presenting themselves up the road nearer De Beauvoir Town. Among the best of Essex Road’s pubs is the Old Queen’s Head. Continue reading

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New Reasons to Love an Old Favourite: Gourmet Burger Kitchen at the N1 Centre, Angel

Remember when Gourmet Burger Kitchen was virtually the only place in London where you could go for a halfway decent burger? I guess such a time really wasn’t all that long ago but it seems like ancient history given all the choice we have for burgers now. I reckon GBK deserves much of the credit (or should I say blame?) for creating the conditions that led to the burger mania that’s swept London these past couple of years. And now that a number from the recent onslaught of burger joints seem to have eclipsed GBK in popularity and success, is the beefy trendsetter still worth taking a bite out of? Yeah, I’d say so. Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: The Potato Merchant, Exmouth Market

The Potato Merchant, London’s first restaurant and grocer specialising in potatoes, has recently opened at Exmouth Market. I had a nice dinner there recently and thought the restaurant would be worth keeping in mind for locals looking for a thoughtful take on the UK’s favourite starchy staple. Continue reading

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Fish and Chip Showdown: Nathan Outlaw Versus Josh Eggleton

Did you know this week is National Chip week? I’m not really sure what makes the 18th through the 24th of February so darned chipper, but I have no qualms setting aside a few days out of the year to celebrate Britain’s most satisfying side. Continue reading

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Third Time’s a Charm with Shaun Rankin’s Triple-Cooked Chips (Great British Chefs)

Third Time’s a Charm with Shaun Rankin’s Triple-Cooked Chips Great British Chefs, February 23, 2012  As a freelancer who works out of my flat, I found these chips a brilliantly low maintenance snack that required not much attention and had … Continue reading

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Free Chips If You’re First This Week @ Kerbisher & Malt (Londonist)

Free Chips If You’re First This Week @ Kerbisher & Malt Londonist, February  20, 2012 at 16:08 pm … Shepherd’s Bush chippy, Kerbisher & Malt, are planing to commemorate fried spud week by offering complimentary chips to the first ten folk … Continue reading

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Free Chips, Best Chips & More Chips for Chip Week (Great British Chefs)

Free Chips, Best Chips & More Chips for Chip Week Great British Chefs, February 19, 2012 Next week is Chip Week. Crass marketing ploy or thoughtful celebration of a much loved British traditional? You decide. But no matter how you slice it, … Continue reading

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London’s Best Chips: Golden Fish Restaurant (Londonist)

London’s Best Chips: Golden Fish Restaurant Londonist, September 17, 2010 12:22 PM It’s an “& chips” kind of menu at Golden Fish Restaurant, located round the corner from Exmouth Market: two Spam fritters and chips (£3), jumbo saveloy and chips … Continue reading

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London’s Best Chips: Kennedy’s (Londonist)

London’s Best Chips: Kennedy’s Londonist, July 23, 2010 12:53 PM A quid and 20 pence affords you a more than ample fistful of takeaway chips from this Clerkenwell mainstay. There’s a large portion available for £1.80 as well. The chips … Continue reading

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London’s Best Chips: Relais de Venise L’Entrecote (Londonist)

London’s Best Chips: Relais de Venise L’Entrecote Londonist, April 2, 2010 12:00 PM For the second in our Best Chips series, we consider the French take on fried and chipped potato pieces. In the case of Relais de Venise L’Entrecote, … Continue reading

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It’s National Chip Week (Locally Sourced)

It’s National Chip Week Locally Sourced – Food Network blog, 15 February 2010 Did you know that £1 of every £100 spent on food is spent in a fish and chip shop? Yes, chips are big business here in the … Continue reading

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