Summer is traditionally a bit of a quiet time for pop-ups as everyone seems to be off festivaling it up. But not this year, this year there’s a whole pile of delightful food adventures to get your teeth stuck into. Below is a list of a few of them – as much to remind me as help promote some great food vendors!
Hare & Hounds Summer Kitchen Takeover
Clarke and Lee are back with their Asian soul food at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath on Thursday 31 July at 6.45pm. The menu includes: Fried Capeling, Sriracha Mayo; Radish, Watermelon, Coriander Oil, Black Sesame; Lamb Rendang, Nasi Lemak, Sambal Ikan Bilis; Kaffir lime granite; and Green Tea and Red Bean Falooda. Tickets cost £22.50 (plus booking fee) and are available TicketSellers.
As part of the kitchen takeover season at the Hare & Hounds, Pop Up Dosa will be there on Thursday 7 August for some authentic Kerala delights. Pop Up Dosa are a firm favourite at Full to the Brum as is their Gunpowder chutney, so we’d really recommend this one. Tickets for a 3 course meal for just £12 are available from TicketSellers.
I’ve not experienced Alan ‘Fingy’ Thomson’s Peruvian and Latin food but if he’s teaming up with Pip’s Hot Sauce we know it’ll be good. They’re at the Hare on Thursday 14 August from 7.30pm, with £15 for 3 courses and tickets available from TicketSellers.
I’ve caught Pika Pika a few times when they’ve been at Cherry Reds in Kings Heath, but they’re down the road at Ort Cafe in Balsall Heath this time round, with a pop-up event on Wednesday 30 July from 6pm. Booking can be done by calling Josie at Ort on 07845083322.
Brum Yum Yum’s Lunch Market is running until August which means this Friday lunchtime you have one more chance to catch it at the Square in Birmingham City Centre. But fear not, Brum Yum Yum will be popping up at its usual monthly spot in Kings Heath.
Kitchen School’s Supper Club
Based in Edgbaston, the Kitchen Cookery School’s supper club starts on Friday 8 August with a seasonal experience where they reinvent the unloved marrow. Three courses, including all wines, are £50 and dinner starts at 7.30pm. On the night you’ll be talked through the menu and have some interesting aspects of the cooking process demonstrated to you (Sous Vide, foam making, and molecular gastronomy insights, as examples). It sounds like a fantastic experience for food enthusiasts and we’re looking forward to trying one in the future.
The Church’s Crayfish Boil
After the success of the last few it’s easy to see why the guys and gals at The Church are bringing back their Crayfish Boil on 25 August for the Bank Holiday weekend. For £15 you’ll be severed up a bowl of fresh crayfish served in a cajun broth with sweetcorn, potatoes and lemon, plus a Soul Food Brownie for afters. Food is served from 4pm and tickets are available here.