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Arrriba!

March 3, 2018

Yucatan Taqueria, specialising in authentic Southern-Mexican Food, are with us here until the end of May. We asked Matt and Spencer about their approach.

 

Tell us about the food you make?

Its fusion food specifically from the Yucatán Peninsular.  The rest of Mexico is arid, but the South is tropical, and so this is reflected in the food, its almost Caribbean.  We use pineapple, mango and citrus fruit in marinades and salsas, with rotisserie meat, not sauces like we know from Northern Mexican dishes. Rick Stein just did his series in Mexico and the last one in the series is on Yucutan.

How did you come to specialise in this region particularly? Are either of you Mexican?

No! My business partner Spencer is from California and worked in kitchens alongside so many Mexican chefs and all of their staff meals would be Yucatan. He loved it and got all these recipes from them.

What are you excited about at the Rose and Crown ?

Working from the kitchen is going to really allow us to open up the menu.  Chilaquiles (strips of fried corn tortillas simmered in salsa, and served with cheese, eggs, or beans) & Panuchos (tortillas heated til they puff up stuffed with refried black beans and topped with pulled chicken/pork/beef, tomato, pickled red onion, avocado, and pickled jalapeño pepper).  We’ll also be catering for vegetarian & vegan customers! The flavours are fruity and fresh and zingy, so its perfect for spring. We’ll be doing watermelon ice cream and lime sorbets when the weather warms up, warm tahini dips and guacamole obviously!

 

Do you have a favourite tipple?

Im an Irish Catholic! Alcohol’s in my blood! I love a Tom Collins -with a marguerita rim, but salt and chilli. And we’re definitely going to try some mezcal pairings while we’re there.

Check out their Taco Tuesdays -all Tacos are 30% off!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrriba!

Brave Sir Robin

November 2, 2017

One pub is never enough

So we’ve decided to work our magic on this lil place in Crouch Hill, The Brave Sir Robin. We are super excited. Full refurbishment is already underway -we’re planning the same warm and welcoming vibe as here, a full restaurant and more rotating taps for all your craft beer needs.

We’re aiming to be open in December -and you can follow our progress on the bravesirrobinn4 twitter, insta and Facebook feeds.

So we’ve decided to work our magic on this lil place in Crouch Hill, The Brave Sir Robin. We are super excited. Full refurbishment is already underway -we’re planning the same warm and welcoming vibe as here, a full restaurant and more rotating taps for all your craft beer needs.

We’re aiming to be open in December -and you can follow our progress on the bravesirrobinn4 twitter, insta and Facebook feeds.
Brave Sir Robin

Yeehah! Trashville is back.

November 10, 2017

Yeehah! Trashville is back tonight, promising country, acoustic-punk 'n' roll, folk and alt-pop for all you appreciative folk. We asked Grae from Trailer Trash Orchestra whats in store...

What makes a Trashville line-up?

We're always looking for acts that have got something a bit special. It’s probably fair to say that a lot of the acts are a little left of centre, ranging from a bit quirky to madly cool – they all have a certain wow! You’ll find country, blues, folk, punk – we’ve even had acoustic krautrock! It’s a very relaxed atmosphere – people generally leave with a big smile on their face.

What inspired you to start the night?

I’ve been running nights off and on for many years and it’s always been about putting on the kind of night I’d like to go to myself and helping to introduce people to some wild and wonderful acts!

Who's playing this Thursday?

We always kick things off with the Los Chicos Muertos compadres doing our country-folk-chanson-noir thang!Then we've got K-Town girl Sarah Vista & The Henchman – A wild and wonderful country-rockin’ gal – and actually her first time at The Rose and Crown!
Knox – Legendary founder and front-man of punk rockin’ legends The Vibrators. A great song writer and lovely bloke. We have known Knox for years and we made a country album with him a few years back – The Knoxville Boy! Then there's Lena Laki – Gorgeous ethereal dreamy melancholic folk-pop – haunting! and Emily Lee –soulful, powerful alt-folk with a twist of the blues in there –really raw and fired up!

Do you find the Rose and Crown atmosphere conducive to a good old punk 'n' roll throw down?

I love the cellar at The Rose and Crown – cool, intimate and comfy – reminds me of bars we’ve played in Kreuzberg (Berlin). The Rose and Crown is a lot like many of our acts – a little quirky and ultimately buzzin’!

Do you have a favourite tipple?

Partial to a Cote du Rhone or just good draft lager during the evening but always look forward to a fine bourbon or scotch at the end of the night!

The Trashville Lo-Fi Lounge Presents! Is tonight, Friday 3rd 7.30 -11.30pm

Yeehah! Trashville is back.

Cue Point Kitchen Takeover

December 1, 2017

Well I s’wanee, were gonna be as full as a tick when Pop-Up Smoke-House Cue Point arrive to take over the kitchen!

These guys specialise in smoked bbq street food -we're talking brisket, sirloin, Rump Cap, grilled corn, pork butt, short rib, with a range of sauces, sides, pickles and slaws -what they call 'Brit-merican innovation'! They've devised a special Christmas menu too, so if youve still to book a christmas ring-a-ding, give us a ding-a-ling.

Cue Point are coming soon!

Catch Cue Point here Wednesday – Sunday from December through to March

Cue Point Kitchen Takeover

Marinara Trench

November 8, 2017

Thousands of climbers have scaled Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth, only two people have descended to the planet’s deepest point, the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench. 

 Anyhoo. This transpacific pale started life as a South Seas pale ale hopped with the NZ hops Pacific Gem and Nelson Sauvin. When Weird Beard couldnt get hold of Nelson Sauvin in anything more then home-brew quantities they started using Citra, out went the Nelson and Mariana Trench was born. Its a riot of Mango and passionfruit on the nose but balanced enough to drink by the bucketful. 

On tap soon...

Marinara Trench

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