Kerb Street Food Collective Birthday Party
Written by: Tavia Davies
Trombones, pickle juice chasers and ice cream sandwiches. Street food collective Kerb made it to the grand old age of four and hosted a big party in West Handyside Canopy Kings Cross to celebrate.
Swigging our free margarita shots and subconsciously heading for the blasting ruckus of tubas and trombones, we suddenly found ourselves wailing ‘Why don’t you come on over Valerieeeeee?!’ just as loudly and proudly as the rest of the ill-tuned folk surrounding us.
Noting the perfect timing for arrival, we scooted our way round the packed dance floor and went hunting for the very best of what Kerb’s 4th Birthday Party had to offer.
Plumes of smoke wafted above us from veteran Kerb residents White Men Can’t Jerk, Pinata Donuts were selling like hot cakes (or, er… hot donuts) and waffle dust graced the tops of Dreamzdogz’ pimped up hot dogs. We reverted to childhood the moment we spotted Blutop’s ice cream sandwich van, squealing excitably about ice cream like we were eight again.
Deciding we ought to be mature adults and eat our mains first, I opted for Capish’s decadent meatballs and Jhal Muri Express’s ‘4 steps to heaven’ cones – a fantastical mixture of rice puffs, pomegranate, tomatoes and cucumbers that tasted a little like balti mix but 100x better. My mate got a Sichuan fried chicken burger (complete with miso mayo, pickled slaw, green chilli hot sauce and peanut crumb) from Bill or Beak that tasted so bloody good that we’re both still craving it now.
Checking out the drinks selection, we nabbed a Birthday Cake Spritz cocktail and a Whiskey Pickleback. Sure, at first I didn’t realise that it would be a shot of whiskey and a shot of pickle juice to chase, but I don’t regret it one bit. Pickles are great.
Waltzing around proudly with our Baked Alaska ice cream cookie sandwich, we laughed with the fools competitively chucking bean bags into holes for fun (and for free, props to ya Kerb), relished the indie & reggae tunes and grabbed a can of craft beer from the paddling pool by the dancefloor to finish the night.
Have a look through our photos by Mike Barry and re-live the moment / curse the hot sauce you didn’t go.
Or if you want a piece of that Kerb-y action whilst kicking back on your sofa with Netflix at your fingertips then check out Kerb’s new Deliveroo service here.
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