584 Kingsland Road, E8, Saturday You know what St Patrick’s Day means: Tony from Accounts, born and raised in Purley, suddenly talking with a thick Cork accent because his stepdad’s brother once went. Top craic. But this year let’s try something different. Pop-up food masters Dram & Smoke are throwing a party with Talisker that’s influenced by those wild Celtic cousins, the Scots. Smoked haggis toasties, cured venison jerky, and sooooo much whisky. Superb.
49 Brixton Station Rd, SW9, Saturday Between 5-7pm, anyone named Patrick will get a free pint of Guinness. Are YOU named Patrick? Make double sure, then head on down!
90 Main Yard, E9 The mega-good Hackney Wick funzone is now three years old, and is doing special’n’sexy food and drink things to celebrate.
Patriot Square, E2 A new cocktail list, Chef’s Notebook, inspired by the work of Big Deal Foodies like Heston Blumenthal (eg a jam tart cocktail).
15 Bury St, SW1, Friday and Saturday Saunter on down for some of that sweet sweet half-price food, part of the soft launch of the Japanese spot.