KERB have chosen 13 of their best KERBanists to cook up something truly special for their second festival of the summer. The theme? Guilty Pleasures.
Each venue’s showstopper is a creation so drrrty, so retro, so wrong, it has to be right. They’re calling it nosh-talgia, we call it sloppy, filthy, gorgeous goodness. Here’s a rundown of just some of the dishes on offer, and it goes without saying that some of this might be a little on the calorific side.
Other Side are offering the positively outrageous-sounding smoked honey, butter-slathered fried chicken with crispy smoked bacon and pickled blueberries in a buttermilk pancake bun (pictured above), while Kolkati will be serving up a battered fish ’n chips ’n mushy peas, in a paratha roll with a curry pouring sauce on the side.
Sandwich experts Capish have made a special spice blend sloppy joe (OR vegan borlotti eggplant joe), with American mustard, pickles and a fried duck egg. Hank’s also go down the fish route with beer-battered fillet ‘o fish with homemade ‘American’ cheese, prawn cocktail cones, scampi and chips. Curry On meanwhile opt for a classic korma on chips, and curry chip paratha butties.
More sexy sandwiches, this time from the Project Sandwich, who’ve created ‘Old School’ crisp sarnies, featuring coronation chicken and ham hock and cheese stuffed with salt & vinegar crisps. Only Jerkin have opted for chicken and waffles, which sees mango, coconut and honey joined by cream soda battered fried chicken, on banana waffles with spiced rum ice cream and a chilli syrup.
Taco Dave has got the secret recipe for his mum’s ultimate chilli con carne, served with Mexican key lime pie for dessert. And we’re loving the sound of The Beefsteaks‘ ribeye steak and bone marrow burger (cooked in chicken skin butter) with blue cheese sauce.
Things take a sweeter touch with Square Root‘s traffic light jelly ‘dream float’ soda which comes with fruit cocktail mix and squirty cream, and Nonna‘s & Le Choux‘s KERBlaboration; a gelato choux sandwich made up of peanut butter jelly, Viennetta, banoffee pie and an arctic roll.
Classic television theme tunes will be played live by the UK’s Best (and probably only) TV theme covers band, ‘Dream Themes’. They’ll also be hula hooping workshops, and KERB’s guiltiest pleasure cocktail bar to help wash things down, as well as Drag Queen bingo and a giant lucky dip.
Details: Friday 21 and Saturday 22 July (Fri 5–11pm & Sat 11–9pm). Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C
See www.kerbfood.com/arctic-roll for more details.