BAO

Well, here it is – my first 10 out of 10 review.

It’s elbow-to-elbow cramped. The service is hectic and rushed. The stools you must sit on are back creakingly uncomfortable. The queue is (probably) absolutely horrendous at peak hours. But when the menu is handed to you before being pointed to the back of the queue across the road, it can only be a good sign when there is literally nothing you don’t want to eat.

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Meatopia 2014 – London, UK

Meatopia returned to London for the second time this weekend, this time spread over 2 days, allowing double the dishes and calming down the obscene queues from last year. For those who aren’t aware of what Meatopia is, here’s a quick spiel – it was founded by one of my food heroes, Josh Ozersky, a writer, author, editor and general meat fiend based in New York, approximately a decade ago. Having followed his work through magazines like Vice and Esquire, as well as his own channel Ozersky.tv, I am delighted that his events have now become a fixture in London.

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YumBun

I got to try YumBun last year at The Long Table in Dalston, and have craved them ever since. They have had regular spots at Kings Cross Eat St and Broadway Market for over a year I think – impossible for me to sneak into a lunch hour due to the distance, or too inconvenient to reach on a weekend. Enter Kerb – a new offshoot of Eat St, a weekly market in the Shadow of the Gherkin. Taking centre stage this week? Yep, you guessed it, YumBun. Result.

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