Stoke Newington restaurant marks International Women’s Day without a hashtag
Blessed relief: an International Women’s Day tie-in without an ill-advised hashtag. Stoke Newington’s contemporary Australian restaurant Wander is serving a banquet-style dinner on March 8 and 9, spotlighting female producers. The seven-course menu, overseen by founder Alexis Noble, will include burrata with rhubarb and pomello, aged sirloin and Neal’s Yard cheeses made by women. The food will be served on ceramics made by an all-female collective, and the playlist will feature the likes of Hole, PJ Harvey, Rihanna, Stevie Nicks and Missy Elliot. The dinner is priced at £40, with an optional £30 wine pairing.
Controversial ‘craft’ giant in the doghouse with Dalston residents
Brewdog is taking over the former Birthdays site on Stoke Newington Road — and not everyone is delighted by the prospect. In objections submitted ahead of a town hall meeting on Tuesday, the Rio Cross Residents’ Association said: “Brewdog is an aggressively promoted national chain that advertises its bars as sites of ‘hell-raising’ and boasts of the high alcohol content of its beers.” The petitioners went on to express concerns that the opening will “attract thrill-seeking young people to Dalston.” [Hackney Gazette]
Community café serving speciality coffee arrives in Northfields
Element Coffee opens today in South Ealing, serving coffee from Cornish roasters Origin Coffee alongside locally supplied cakes and sandwiches, with cheeses from The Cheddar Deli. The café will look to bring in visitors in the evening with craft, creative writing, book clubs, and more courses. Open at 236 Northfield Avenue, W13 9SJ.
Shack-Fuyu and Tātā Eatery join forces
Shack-Fuyu, the Soho restaurant owned by Bone Daddies that focuses on Yōshoku dishes, is launching a series of collaborations. The first will be with TĀTĀ Eatery on April 3: expect sharing starters and mains, and a signature dessert — perhaps a twist on this? The promotional material describes Shack-Fuyu as a “permanent pop-up” — in other words, a former pop-up that is now a restaurant. One for the dictionary.