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IN THE DOORWAY
HOPPING
AN ARBITRARY GUIDE
WATER COOLER TALK
SEND NEWS
CATCH OF THE WEEK

🌮 The forage continues

In London, you are perpetually in search of some things. The things vary from a night bus that takes you home to a repairperson. This week, we search for Mexican food AKA burritos, tacos, and enchiladas.

For a few (million) who resides here, London is home. A home filled with cumin odor coming from enchiladas, curry, hummus, or Mujaddara. A home where you can pilgrimage just by standing still.

To some, London is the North where you hear overlapping diverse languages that come together to almost form a new lingo. To the others, it's the West with fancy dogs walking around parks and waiting at cross roads in their Burberry, Fred Perry, Lacoste jackets. 5 o'clock at the town center, tea with milk would be served to those who are looking for the London from the movies; a drizzle would follow the scenery; a gentleman opening the door, a dame passing through with her cloche on.

On the East side you can detect remote workers at the same cafés, seats, tables. On their screens, words, illustrations, notes for a symphony, details of a building are visible. In the South, on Wednesdays we head to Deptford to dig into the hand-me-down market. On Friday, the destination is Anerley for a house viewing. The number of people trying to forestall you, unknown.

Millennium Bridge, London


Some settled here decades ago in the search for a better home, a refuge, an asylum. Some are just passing through in between places, people, lives.

Nonetheless, this is where we are. This is where we arrive.

The tune is Esbjörn Svensson Trio - From Gagarin's Point of View

Hazal

IN THE DOORWAY

In the forth issue: AKA 🌮 The forage continues issue

Hopping (What’s going on in London: Hand-picked and unmissable events): The story of The Partisan Coffee House at The Photographers' Gallery; Frieze sculpture displays 19 large-scale works at Regent’s Park.

An Arbitrary Guide (A subjective, opionated guide): To London Mexican Food.

Water Cooler Talk (Local news that you need to know to survive or just to chat about) This is your chance to experience Vintage double-deckers, some dating back to 1937.

HOPPING

Last Chance

Photo: Sarah Blackie


Ambit War launch : Magazine + Music

What it is? Magazine launch. Rebellion in Poems, Stories, and Art since 1959. This is how Ambit describes themselves. They are celebrating the upcoming “War” issue in style.

Where? Rough Trade

When? 21 September

Why should you go? To meet guest editor Savage Pencil, who is also the illustrator of record sleeves for bands such as The Fall and Sonic Youth. 

Duly Noted: Entry includes a limited edition of Ambit Pop magazine, so better show up early.

Based in Tokyo, touring the world, Wata Igarashi continues to explore his singular vision of electronic music


Wata Igarashi All Night Long

What it is? Dance party. Sound designer, producer & DJ, Japanese deep techno maestro Wata Igarashi is playing, and everyone else is dancing.

Where? The Pickle Factory

When? 23 September

Why should you go? To finally catch Igarashi live, between Berlin, Basel, Sydney, and New York gigs.

Duly Noted: The prices start at £11.33, no suprises later.

Sensational Queens: Orange Gina, Ariel Bold and Magik (with a ‘k’)


That’s Drag Bingo Show

What it is? Comedy and Competition. Hosted by the sensational queens, Orange Gina, Ariel Bold and Magik (with a ‘k’), this game of bingo is unlike any other.

Where? Brixton Jamm

When? 24 September

Why should you go? To carouse, to taste the delicious street food in town.

Duly Noted: This is a seated event. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 7 p.m. sharp.

Photo: Roger Mayne


The Partisan Coffee House: Radical Soho and the New Left

What it is? Exhibition. This exhibition documents and celebrates the fascinating, yet little-known moment in post-war British political and cultural history.

Where? Photographers’ Gallery

When? Until 25 September

Why should you go? To get acquainted with the story of The Partisan Coffee house. It was founded in 1958 by radical historian Raphael Samuel and cultural theorist Stuart Hall.

Duly Noted: Your last stop should be the bookstore.

Walk-in

Patterns Live Jazz nights


PATTERNS Weekly live Jazz

What it is? Jam sessions. Patterns weekly jam sessions are connecting jazz, soul, broken-beat, hip-hop, grime and beyond.

Where? Night Tales Loft

When? 21 September

Why should you go? To discover burgeoning talents of London’s improvised community.

Duly Noted: The tickets are free (yay!). You can also reserve a table.

Plan ahead 

UAE artist Shaikha Al Mazrou’s work “Red Stack”


Frieze Sculpture 2022

What it is? Open air exhibition. Frieze Sculpture displays 19 large-scale works by artists including John Giorno, Ro Robertson and Ugo Rondinone.

Where? Regent's Park

When? 14 September - 13 November

Why should you go? To become acquainted with world’s leading galleries such as Osborne Samuel, kó Art Space, Max Hetzler and Marlborough.

Duly Noted: There is an interactive map and audio guide that would keep you company.


Early Birds

Salvador Dali's "Lobster Telephone”


Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today

What it is? Design exhibition. It will explore design from the birth of surrealism in 1924 to the current day.

Where? The Design Museum

When? 14 October 2022 - 19 February 2023

Why should you go? To dig into furniture, interior design, fashion, photography and world-renowned artworks from Surrealist pioneers such as Dora Maar, Man Ray and Lee Miller, through to contemporary artists and designers, such as Schiaparelli, Dior, Björk.

Duly Noted: Dali's "Lobster Telephone" and Ray's "The Gift" will show how everyday objects were embraced by the movement.

AN ARBITRARY GUIDE

An Arbitrary Guide

(to London Mexican food)

In London, you are predominantly in search of some things. The things vary from a night bus that takes you home to a repairperson, a pub serving food after 10 p.m. to a coffee shop with proper lemon cake, a table outside; a quiet hood, a roommate, a washer-dryer, a sewing machine. Me, I am searching for Mexican food, AKA burritos, tacos, enchiladas (and the list goes on).

My perpetual forage started a few years ago when Crazy Homies in Notting Hill shut down. That spot was a superb combo of casual yet chic, serving the finest Tex-mex style wraps, a place where the dinner before the party at Trailer Happiness becomes a night in, around the table, ordering more tequila. I loved that scene so much that I offered to buy their carafe and shot glasses on multiple occasions, I helped them wipe the tables so I could stay until they closed. It didn’t matter that it was outside of my range for nights out, which is anywhere further away than a 30-minute bus drive home. For Crazy Homies, we would tolerate changing buses, waiting for long-overdue tubes, the drunk crowd(s) after 2 a.m.

Since their “adieu”, reasons yet unknown, I’ve been searching for my next destination where the carrots and onions are pickled, guacamole is served accompanied by oven cooked tortilla chips, black beans with the exact right amount of cumin. Until that announcement, here is a list of Mexican savours for when you are craving tacos.

Tacos Padre, Borough Market


Tacos PadreBorough Market: That al fresco taqueria is my go-to place after a visit to Tate Modern. It was founded by Nicholas Fitzgerald as a pop up venue in various places in London, Mexico City, Portugal, and Germany before finally opening its first permanent location in 2019.

corrochio'sDalston (closer to Stokey): Weekly, their menu changes ‘slightly’. Sometimes they would pick a greener tomato or a different herb to season it with. But their homemade blue corn masa flatbread and salsa borracha stays put. They have Taco Tuesdays, which means four street tacos for £12. They are also opening a bar/dance floor/hangout next door.

Del74, Dalston: If you are a Dalston inhabitant who walks back and forth on Kingsland High Street, I’m sure you heard their tunes before. Del74 invites you in with El Sueño feat. Martina Camargo, you may now order Cauliflower Crackling.

Club Mexicana, Kingly Court: I have been following them every stop of the way since their beginning as a Saturday night supper club in a Hackney cafe- a three-course taco feast accompanied by Wham! records, blow up flamingos, and LOTS of tequila.

Breddos Tacos, Clerkenwell: Here is a perfect cure to a hangover, a long day at work, or just hunger: Baja Mushroom tacos, accompanied by Limontour (Jalapeno tequila, lime, St‑Germain elderflower liqueur.)

Mayahuel Mezcalaria, Marylebone: Mezcals, tequilas and other agave-based spirits from independent producers. This one is a little costly but gets you into the spirit of Mexico City.

Important notice: I’m saddened to announce that, while preparing An Arbitrary Guide (to London Mexican Food), I have learned that Taco Queen in Peckham Rye is closed.

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WATER COOLER TALK

Here is your chance to experience an old-timey London with bells, paper tickets and a smiley conductor that greets you every time you hop in.

Vintage double-deckers, some dating back to 1937, will be running up and down the 37 route all day on 1 October. The 110-year-old route goes from Putney Heath to Peckham, passing through Herne Hill, Clapham and Dulwich.

Charlton Lido will be open for winter. The Lido in Greenwich is getting solar-power electricity  to stay at a comfortable 22C even on the chilliest of days.

SEND NEWS

Dear Londoner, we would love to hear from you! Email us your questions or feedback at: [email protected] and DM us if you've heard a rumor about a day rave, where the party is still going after 2:00 a.m., or if you know an additional Mexican taqueria we should discover.

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CATCH OF THE WEEK

Same market, different Saturday


Over the years, we witnessed countless street vendors, pop-up kitchens opening up their own market stalls, restaurants and café's. Which one is your favourite? Let us know @aposto.london 

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