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A Farewell to Nagaland Warrior of Yard Sale Pizza

We were lucky enough to sample the mighty food collaboration between Yard Sale and Rola Wala who one fine night joined heart and body to create a pulled lamb, vindaloo inspired double-fermented dough sensation: the Naga Warrior. Though once we cried from charred scorpion chilli, now must we weep in mourning of the beautiful pizza that has finished it’s mighty residency.

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The Hidden Hammerton Microbrewery

Picture this. It's Friday. It's the end of the month, you're skint and you've just battled the throngs of Facetiming sociopaths on the overground. You need a drink, but you live on Caledonian Road. Nearby you've got that e-sports bar where there's regular Xbox tournaments. You could buy a £6 bottle of Black Tower, but you remember drinking alone isn't socially acceptable (for now). Until you see it: 'Taproom open!' That fabled blackboard perched in a hidden alleyway by Caledonian Road and Barnsbury station. Situated sneakily off Offord Street between Japanese knotweed and an old paint centre - blink and you miss it. Still thirsty.

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Pop Up: Essential Vegan in Stoke Newington

Vegans! Don’t go compromising. If you’re the kind of vegan that misses dairy and has daily meat cravings, Essential Vegan have your skinny back. Get stuck in to ‘cheese’ balls, ‘chicken’ strips and some brand new burger options at their current residency in Haunt, Stoke Newington. The Essential Jack burger is gluten free and made with pulled slow cooked jackfruit with their homemade red onion and gherkin mayo. Ingenious vegan cuisine awaits!

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This Is Not a Drill: Free Brie This Saturday

Cheeses of Muswell Hill happen to be giving away *free brie* to the first 300 visitors this Saturday 18th March. So for those of us destined to be suffering from salt and fat withdrawal after Friday’s night Paddy Day nonsense, let’s collectively drag ourselves, 28 Days Later style to Muswell Hill: preferably refraining from elbowing our way to the front of the queue / eating someone’s shoulder for some complimentary artisanal cheese.

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La Farola: Heavenly Tapas on the Devil's Mile

This Spanish restaurant on the corner of Theberton Street is part of the foodie dream along Upper Street. La Farola's colossal windows provide perfect people watching fodder. Having often wondered what the tapas might be like here, I jumped at the chance to give it a go and dragged my illustrator friend with me for an evening of wine and calamari.

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Top Four ‘Save My Fat Ass’ Pancakes North London

Pancake day means one thing. Pancake bells. If, however, you don’t believe in God Almighty and eternities of remorse but still want to get in on the Fat Tuesday action, here’s our top four flipping tasty pancake venues in North London. Because cooking is for sin repenting fools and we shouldn't have to put up with this crepe.

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Crouch End Favourite, Nickel Restaurant

Having opened a mere 7 months ago, Nickel has already become a firm favourite for Crouch Enders. Indeed as I walked in, at 6.50pm on a Wednesday night, the bar was already full. Nickel is small, seating just 25. But believe me when I say, this gem of an eatery is well worth cosying up for.

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Baguette Ready to Fall in Loaf with Bread By Bike

If you hadn’t already heard, we’ve got our very own Hovis bicycle boy in Finsbury Park. The North London based micro-bakery produces naturally leavened sourdough breads with top quality ingredients from renowned organic producers. Naan of that floppy white stuff.

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Salut! French Bistro, Canonbury

Martin Lange of modern European dining extravaganza, Salut! invited us for dinner. We said, yes please Marty! gathered up our tastebuds and ran all the way there. The independent Islington restaurant comes with exquisite recommendations. A quick scan of the menu alone will leave your stomach rumbling.

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Make Your Own Gin in an Underground Lavatory Bar

If you’re not too put off the very mention of alcohol by Sunday evening, you could be making your own gin. You are invited to the home of Kentish Town’s only micro distillery and London’s most bespoke distillery to create your very own unique bottle of mothers ruin.

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Bobby Fitzpatrick: New Seventies Themed Pizza and Cocktail Bar

A flamingo adorned invitation promising alcoholic slushies and American pizza arrived in our inbox, beckoning us to visit Bobby Fitzpatrick’s new seventies party-pad down in West Hampstead and we could hardly resist.

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Top Four “God You’re Such a Flake” Croissants in North London

Why wouldn’t you put aside a day to celebrate butter and dough that not only can you eat upon waking, but you’ll also appear continental and suave in the process? So where do you get your fix of the French delicacy? Whether you’re a Tesco 4 for £1 type or a crescent roll connoisseur, you’ll find yourself in buttered heaven with our top six croissant suggestions in North London.

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Wine Flights: New Wine Store and Tasting Room, Finsbury Park

Do you remember that episode of Frasier where the Crane brothers fall out over who deserves to be the wine club’s new corkmaster? They argue over grapes and come to realise, thanks to Marty Crane, that blood is thicker than water (wine). If you feel as passionately about the vin as Niles and Frasier, or just fancy getting your lips round something a bit nicer than your usual £5 Black Tower, get yourself to new wine store and tasting room, Oak N4 in Finsbury Park.

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Review: Tapas at La Fábrica, Finsbury Park

Tapas has somewhat lost its meaning in London dining of late, popping up in a vast range of cuisines to indicate everything from starters to street food. If this liberal use of language has got you longing for the proper stuff, you won't get much better than La Fábrica in Stroud Green.

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Eat Your Feelings: Blue Monday Foodie Treats

We may be cynical when it comes to capitalist celebrations like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But when it comes to a day celebrating misery with free pizza.. well, let me eat my words. And feelings. Nom nom nom.

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Top Four 'I'll Do It My Way' January Plans

New year, new you? Or have you ripped up your resolutions and realised you're fantastic just the way you are? Now that January is here and we’ve dragged our lumpy bums back into work, let’s celebrate our own uniqueness. Here’s our top four suggestions to celebrate January in your own way.

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New Kitchen Residency N1: Mirey's Restaurant

Recently we wrote about our trip to The Cuckoo N1’s latest kitchen residency, Caiger & Co. It was understandably a success of gluttonous proportions, so we were both saddened and gleefully intrigued by the news that the gastro hub has a new residency coming next week

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"You'll Never Dine Alone" Christmas Dinner at Incontro

Stuck in London for Christmas and didn’t think you would be? Worried it’s burnt parsnips for you and him indoors? Turn that frown upside down. You’ve been through a lot this year and deserve a good meal. Get thee to Incontro, Stroud Green.

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Hampers, Jazz and Corkage: Yield N16

Yield N16 is a wine shop and bar nestled on the corner of Newington Green. We met Tony of Yield during our Newington Green takeover day and sampled his homemade Italian wine that was an absolute corker (sorry). Free of sulphites and additives, it was far too drinkable and did not leave us with a stinker of a hangover.

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Pop Up Hiver Honey Beer Brunch

Intrigued and driven by an unrelenting passion for all things beery and bee-ry (geddit?), Hannah’s fascination found her opening the door to her own small brewery. Hiver Brewery blends contain 20% locally sourced honey from rural London beekeepers to give them their distinctive taste without being too sickly sweet.

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A Brief History of Moonshine: New Whisky Boutique Pop Up

Educate yourself and get the perfect gift for your special whisky lover (or yourself) in North London this month. From the 12th to the 23rd December, Ancient Reserves are popping up in Islington with a Whisky Boutique shop.

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