Yeah I got a bit carried away with the wordplay on this title, you’ll get over it in a sec though so read on innit?! I have had my eye on this place since it’s pop-up in Hackney (didn’t make it then and my partner in crime has been bangin’ on about it ). Since mid March I’ve been keeping a close eye and ear out for it’s soft launch. Miss Brown got around and gatecrashed the chilled out new Som Saa.#grinninteeth They crowdfunded to get investment for Spitalfields and raised the budget within 2 days. Tooow- daaayz!? Raaahted! That’s … Continue reading Form An Orderly Queue: Som Saa-tional Cocktails and Good Thai-mes in Spitalsfields!
A couple of weeks ago on a typically cold, grey, windy and drizzly Saturday eve, I walked up from Picc Circ to Balans, Soho (after takin that pic) for a surprise invite to a new opening. I was pre-occupied with panic of going veggie for the month- my only hope, I thought, was a Thai or Indian restaurant for that lickle somethin’ somethin’. Balans was a decoy! The venue was elsewhere so as I walked away I paid my respects to the empty, closed down SBK- one of my fave joints on Old Compton- the only place that do cocktails … Continue reading Soho House Brings The Swag to Shaftesbury Ave
“You think that because I am a black man…I want to stay here and kill for this country but I don’t…”- Tshembe First off- shout out to The Lorraine Hansberry Literature Trust and The National for putting her on … Continue reading ‘Africa Needs Warriors’: A Critically Engaging Story of Identity Politics And History
Oh wow- thank you BBC! At last you’ve done it and we can stop asking, begging and seeking diversity on screens in London let alone the UK. Said nobody. Undercover’s on tonight at 9pm for a 6-part series on Sundays written by Peter Moffat and starring sick actors Sophie Okonedo (half Jewish) and Adrian Lester as a married couple, with Sophie’s character a lawyer moving up the ranks to become the first ‘black’ director of public prosecutions whilst her husband reveals a deep secret which could set her career and marriage to flames. Sounds juicy! Last week the BBC and … Continue reading Undercover: “Britain’s First Prime-time TV Drama With Black Actors In Both Lead Roles” …Err WTF?!?
Ah the Easter bank holiday…two 4 day weeks. Remember it? It probably flew past as soon as you got to work after not giving yourself enough ‘therapy’ from the scare-mongering, tube closures, delays, travelling or the compulsory chocolate binge and … Continue reading Food with A View: New ‘Glass-tro pub’ in KX