It’s Burger Time – Earls Court Life
I like me a good ole fashioned burger. Not those slippery excuses for a patty in a bun you find in McDonalds but a proper, can’t hardly fit your mouth around the first bite, spill down your chin cuz it won’t fit in burger in a bun.
And, luckily enough, there are a couple of options available to me and the good folk of Earls Court when it comes to getting our hands on a good chopped steak sandwich.
First out of the gate, Byron Burger. Their motto is to take one thing and do it properly. And they do exactly what they’ve promised. I’ve never been disappointed with a burger By Ron. They serve their namesake burger using prime Scottish beef, with a side of medium cut chips and, best of all, a juicy gherkin (which is not to everyone’s taste but a favourite addition of mine).
Next up is The Gourmet Burger Kitchen. These guys were actually one of the first joints to start really paying attention to the gap in the burger market and their extensive menu covers almost every variation you could dream up between two halves of a bun. In fact, they even do a burger served in an iceberg lettuce shell for those of you who are looking to ditch the carbs.
If carbs don’t send you into a corner to rock then might I suggest the Camemburger – a dangerous combination of Camembert, hash brown, truffle mayo, onion jam, relish all wrapped up neatly in a sweet brioche bun. It’s really rather good and perfect for this miserable weather.
And finally, if like, me you sometimes find yourself unable to peel yourself off your own couch then you’re going to want to get in touch with the folks over at The Chosen Bun – they deliver.
Let me put your mind at ease immediately by telling you that their packaging does everything physically possible to ensure that your burger arrives hot, yet aerated so absolutely never soggy, entirely upright and not a sesame seed out of place. These guys also offer some triple cooked potato wedges that would make Gordon Ramsay cry.
The Shoveman, named after the duo behind Chosen Bun, is the one to go for if you’re not yet initiated. One delicious beef patty, caramelised red onion & garlic chutney, lettuce, cheddar cheese, Shoveman sauce (presumably a secret recipe but ever so tasty), smoked streaky bacon and Nicks pickles. Sold? I thought so…
All in all we are a much taken care of bunch here in our little corner of West London when it comes to getting our burgers on. Still, if you think I may have missed out on something special then let me know here in the comments section. In the meantime, here are all the burger digits you will ever need:The Gourmet Burger Kitchen 163-165 Earl’s Court Rd 020 7373 3184 The Chosen Bun 647 Fulham Road, SW6 5PU 020 7731 2411 Byron Burger 242 Earls Court Road, SW5 9AA 020 7370 7991
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid…
Just a heads up that there is a Haunted House party at Ping on the 31st October. You’re welcome.
Happy Earls Court Halloween!
Just in case you fancy a frolic this upcoming hallowed eve here are a couple of things you might enjoy right here in the neighbourhood.
First up, cake! Because cake should always come first. The Brownie Box has been baking up some epic Halloween Treats for everybody to tuck into. These gourmet ghouls can be pre-ordered for a party or purchased individually on the day. The folks at TBB never disappoint, please have a Bronut on me if you need convincing…
Next up, why not get your fancy dress on and roll up at The Kings Head pub? These guys don’t mess around when it comes to putting on an event, did you catch their Oktoberfest? Not one soul was spared the ‘Yard of Ale’ experience. They are promising a cauldron of Witches Brew and some proper scary costumes on the night so go ahead and book your table now!
And if you just want to get into the spirit of things, I have spied a few pumpkin heads pop up around the neighbourhood so don’t be afraid to ring on some of the local doorbells with a bucket ready. I think you’re certain to get some treats.
Blacklight Ping-Pong – Earls Court Life
Are you Earls Court folks any good at ping-pong?
Me? Not so much.
So I have decided that the best way to disguise my ineptitude is to play it in the dark. And wouldn’t you know there’s a bar right around the corner which happens to have ping-pong tables AND a whole evening dedicated to games dans le noir!
Unfortunately, Ping have gone all ultra-violet on me so I shan’t be able to disguise my complete lack of hand-eye coordination, but I will be able to look epic while missing every serve. Oh, and eat some delicious pizza when I’ve worked up a sweat.
What could possibly go wrong?Ping 180-184 Earl’s Court Road, SW5 9QG 020 7370 5358 Blacklight Ping-Pong, Thursdays from 11pm
An Evening with Dame Diana Rigg – Earls Court Life
Diana Rigg will be hosting a one night fundraising performance at The Finborough Theatre, Earls Court, on the 20th October.
Whether you have loved her since James Bond, The Avengers or just caught her recently in Game of Thrones it is very unlikely that this icon of stage and screen hasn’t captured your heart at some point during her career.
She will be talking about her book, No Turn Unstoned, a collection of some of the most scathing reviews ever received in entertainment history. The impetus for the epitome was a rather scornful remark about her nude scene in Abelard and Heloise by critic John Simon. She decided to call upon her many friends and acquaintances in the theatre and film industries, asking them to share their worst-ever reviews. The result being both hilarious and horrifying in equal measure.
The evening is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Dame Diana talk about No Turn Unstoned, followed by a questions and answers session, in the uniquely intimate surroundings of the Finborough Theatre.
Enjoy!The FInborough Theatre 118 Finborough Road, SW10 9ED 0844 847 1652 Sunday, 20 October 2013 at 7.30pm