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Cronuts, Townies, Crookies... Reumens?

Cronuts, Townies, Crookies... Reumens?

Right, OK. Cronuts, Townies, Crookies. What does that say to you about the new trend towards hybrid foods? There’s too many of them? That’s one way of looking at it, another way of looking at it is, people like them, let’s make some more of them.

Posted by Big Eater on July 09, 2013

Truck Stop #vibes

Truck Stop #vibes

The first Truck Stop date of the summer was a smash hit celebration of all things Americana. Thousands of awesome people came to 'celebrate' US Independence Day with great food, great booze and loads of #vibes. And we're getting ready to do it all over again tonight. If you've already bought a ticket, nice one. If not it's £10 on the door. Here's what you can expect if you're coming down...

Posted by Big Eater on July 05, 2013

Taco Wars - The Result

Taco Wars - The Result

We’re a little late getting round to this but we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to Taco Wars on 18 June and made it such a great event. Together we conquered 6,000 tacos and did our bit to rid the planet from the menace of limes. That’s scurvy staved off for another year.

Posted by Big Eater on July 03, 2013

Truck Stop Routemap

Truck Stop Routemap

Merchant Yard eat our dust! We’re hitting the road this week with 20 food trucks in tow – the UK’s biggest ever culinary convoy. On Thursday and Friday from 5-11pm we’ll be parking up at the stunning waterside Wood Wharf site in E14 and we’re kicking things off with a festival of all things Americana – the perfect backdrop for any Independence Day celebrations.

Posted by Big Eater on July 02, 2013

Street Feast Closing Party - Saturday 29 June

Street Feast Closing Party - Saturday 29 June

Street Feast Merchant Yard first opened its gates less than 12 weeks ago and since then thousands of you have poured in to enjoy the UK’s best street food, booze and #vibes. It’s been a phenomenon. But now it’s time to go (they’re turning the site into a school and we’re moving on) and that calls for a party.

Posted by Big Eater on June 27, 2013

Ribstock 2013 - Hot sauce winners

Ribstock 2013 - Hot sauce winners

Is London the hot sauce capital of the world? It was on Saturday when we had not only 10 incredible rib servings for you to taste and rate but also 10 fantastic – and local - hot sauces.

Posted by Big Eater on June 26, 2013

Ribstock 2013 - What You'll Be Eating

Ribstock 2013 - What You'll Be Eating

We've got a great line-up for #Ribstock 2013 and our rib chefs and restaurants will be working harder than ever to win your vote and make Ribstock the biggest and best Tweat Up there has ever been.

Posted by Big Eater on June 20, 2013

Ribstock Line-Up

Ribstock Line-Up

This Saturday 10 of the UK’s best rib chefs and restaurants will fight for the title of ‘Great British Rib Champion 2013’. Only one team can win the £3,000 cash prize and lift the Frontier Cup. Get excited.

Posted by Big Eater on June 17, 2013

Street Feast is Fucking Brilliant

Street Feast is Fucking Brilliant

There are only three more Fridays left at the Merchant Yard site. If you still haven't been you need to take a long hard look at your life.

Posted by Big Eater on June 14, 2013

Ginstock - What to eat on World Gin Day

Ginstock - What to eat on World Gin Day

15 June marks World Gin Day and if you’re coming to Ginstock to celebrate there will be lots of great food to keep you going.

Posted by Big Eater on June 13, 2013

Ginstock - Gin Gizzi Go-Go

Ginstock - Gin Gizzi Go-Go

It is World Gin Day on Saturday 15 June. Here’s what to expect from #Ginstock and the Ginstock Lock-In if you’re coming down (all day from noon until late)...

Posted by Big Eater on June 11, 2013

How To Street Feast

How To Street Feast

Street Feast is the greatest thing to happen to street food since the invention of the hot dog (c.1904). Each week, between three and five thousand people make their way to Merchant Yard and it's become a phenomenon.

Posted by Big Eater on June 07, 2013

Ribstock 2013 - Bigger and Better

Ribstock 2013 - Bigger and Better

Ribstock 2013 is going to be bigger and better than any Tweat Up that’s come before.

Posted by Big Eater on June 03, 2013

Ribstock 2012 - Last Year's Line-up

Ribstock 2012 - Last Year's Line-up

If you came to Ribstock last year, this is what you ate...

Posted by Big Eater on June 03, 2013

Craft Beer Battle - Festival Sampler

Craft Beer Battle - Festival Sampler

If you’re coming to Craft Beer Battle with some friends on Saturday you can buy a festival sampler case - 17 bottled craft beers packed in ice to take back to your table and enjoy/share throughout the day. Drink 'em all.

Posted by Big Eater on May 30, 2013

Craft Beer Battle - The Beers

Craft Beer Battle - The Beers

We’ve got nine competition beers on Saturday and a load more too at our mini beer festival. If you’ve got a £10 taster ticket, we recommend you do the blind tasting first and then get stuck in to everything else. As a ticket holder, you’ll also get a wristband and this will entitle you to a 25% discount on all beers at the festival bar. Nice to have.

Posted by Big Eater on May 29, 2013

Craft Beer Battle Line-Up

Craft Beer Battle Line-Up

At noon on 01 June 2013 the British Craft Beer Battle will begin. Will you be there? We need you to blind taste all eight of our Beer Battle beers and then vote for your favourite.

Posted by Big Eater on May 28, 2013

Ginstock Line-Up

Ginstock Line-Up

15 June 2013 is #WorldGinDay and so to celebrate, we’re running Ginstock again. We’ve got 10 great gins confirmed for Ginstock 2013...

Posted by Big Eater on May 28, 2013

Ribstock 2013

Ribstock 2013

Ribstock tickets will go on sale at noon on Wednesday 05 June when we will tweet the link. We don’t announce the line-up before we put our tickets on sale as our regulars know that we will get the best chefs and restaurants we can and that they won’t be disappointed. This year’s line-up is a cracker with an astonishing variety of styles and creativity. The Ribstock 2012 website will be updated next week.

Posted by Big Eater on May 28, 2013

The Craft Beer Flavour Wheel

The Craft Beer Flavour Wheel

Help understand the flavours you like in a craft beer and where they come from.

Posted by Big Eater on May 24, 2013

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