Your favourite weekly lifestyle show is back, this season in collaboration with Moorish, covering all the latest news, reviews and happenings in London every Wednesday. This week’s episode is all about YOU! We’re answering our listener questions & deep-diving into the best events, happenings and concepts in London right now. Listen to this week’s episode on Acast here and on iTunes here:

Show Notes

From Day of the Dead celebrations to whisky vending machines, we’ve got London covered. We’re also joined by special guests Talula White, founder of Sekforde Drinks, and Marina Carnwath, project co-ordinator at the Hands Up Foundation who will be answering your business questions. Alicia and Angelica are also reviewing new restaurants, Casa Pastor at Coal Drops Yard, and Baker & Spice in Maida Vale. Here’s links to what we talked about in this week’s show:

Day of the Dead Festivities

Photo credit: Steven Joyce

– Premium tequila brand Cazcabel have teamed up with Mexican restaurant Corazon to host a brunch complete with bingo game ‘La Loteria’ to celebrate this year’s Day of the Dead festival. On Sunday 4th November, Corazon will tacover the menu while Cazcabel Tequila take care of the cocktails… and that’s not all – they’ll be bingo and prizes to be won. 

Jose Cuervo Tradicional 100% agave tequila will host a vibrant Day of the Dead party on Friday 2nd November.  Taking place at Shoreditch’s trendy 93 Feet East, the night will feature Day of the Dead themed cocktails, a mariachi band, sugar skulls, music from celebrity DJ Goldierocks and a tequila bar draped in colourful marigolds, the traditional orange flower of the Mexican celebration.

Cantina Laredo will this year be hosting a Candlelit Day of the Dead Dinner on Friday 2nd November. The menu offers unlimited Margaritas, wine and beer, and will include; grasshopper topped guacamole, aubergine tostadas served with green habanero mayonnaise, duck tacos with Nutella mole and plums and butterfly tiger prawn served with Valentina butter.

Charity Supper Clubs

Migrateful – London’s supper club-style events led by refugees who have undergone professional chef training – has launched another series of events, taking place across the capital throughout November. Extending their cohort, chefs from Egypt, Afghanistan, Bengal and Lebanon join those who trained earlier in the year including migrants from Pakistan, Pakistan, Albania and Nigeria.

Migrateful’s chefs teach their international cuisines to a group of guests in a fun and relaxed open cookery class class prior enjoying the meal together. Engaging with migrants struggling to access employment and who have a passion for cooking, the organisation helps rebuild their lives, enabling them to share their traditional cuisines. Chefs also share their often-tragic personal stories at these events, helping to break down cultural barriers and misconceptions.

Upcoming events include:

Egyptian class with Ahmed at Mercato Metropolitano, Borough – 6 Nov

Bengali cookery class with Nahida at the Duke of Cambridge, Islington – 12 Nov

Afghan class with Habib at the Migration Museum, SE1 – 21 Nov

Vegan Eritrean class with Rawa at WeWork London Fields, E8 – 21 Nov

Drink Happenings in London

Whisky-Me, the innovative subscription service that delivers pouches of scotch whisky straight to the letterbox, is launching its very own Whisky-Me Vending Machine. The Vending Machine will be situated in front of The Napoleon Hotel which houses three of London’s finest bars including the multi award-winning whisky specialist bar Black Rock*. Thirsty passers-by will be able to purchase tokens from upstairs bar Devils Darling to use in the machine and access one of Whisky-Me’s bespoke pouches of Single Malt (think of it as a 21st Century sporran).

– Millennial love for this stoned fruit shows no signs of slowing down; first we kept it simple, smashing it on toast, then we saw everything from avocado burger buns, to lattes and ice cream. Now, Long Arm Pub on Worship Street has upped the avo ante by putting it in pints, just in time for Vegan Month in November. The Avocado Stout (£5.50), which is 100% vegan, has been brewed using dark malts combined with a subtle creamy avocado flavour and aroma, so now you can get a shot of Vitamin C in your late-night beers.

Barts speakeasy in Chelsea are the pioneers of London’s first alcoholic pumpkin latte. The drink is a creation that remains true to the original PSL, but with an added ‘spike’ of Tia Maria and pumpkin pie spice-infused Grey Goose vodka, making it this season’s ultimate, far from basic, beverage.

About Moorish

This season of The AT is kindly brought to you in assocation with artisan food brand Moorish. Moorish uses only the best natural ingredients to create their deliciously different dips – using traditional methods and adding a unique smoked twist, their products are, indeed, incredibly moreish. From the original smoky hummus to the warming and fragrant smoked hummus with chilli harissaMoorish‘s creations will delight your tastebuds. Our personal favourite in the About Time office is the new Moorish pea hummus, which is exclusive to Sainsbury’s. With a delicious pea flavour and 15 grams of plant protein per pot, it’s our ideal indulgent afternoon snack. If you’re in the mood for something different, try their garlic and Sicilian lemon aioli, which is gloriously creamy with a zing of fresh lemon. Available in all good supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado, Booths and Whole foods Market – why not stock up on some Moorish today?

Subscribe to Season 3 of The AT on Acast here and on iTunes here. This season of The AT is kindly sponsored by Moorish.