"You can’t get hipper than street food and DJs in Dalston"Review Rating: Reviewed by Leila
You can’t get much hipper than a gathering of street food vendors and DJs in a disused space in Dalston. Especially when one of the stalls is co-owned by Seth Troxler, one of the world’s most in demand DJs, along with his Visionquest bandmate Ryan Crosson.
We’re referring specifically to Smokey Tails, who do BBQ ribs, creamy mac and cheese, and pulled pork burgers, with juicy meat and red cabbagepiling out of pillowy-soft, glazed brioches. Over at Patty & Bun the Jazzy Jeffrey is even better, a ten-napkin burger with a rare beef patty, smoky bacon, oozing hot cheese sauce and two types of chilli relish. It’s no surprise they’ve got the longest queue; we’d give them top marks if only we could get served a little quicker.
The second busiest stall of the night is Bao, serving steamed, fluffy bunspacked with tender pork belly, chopped peanuts and fresh coriander, as well as fried buttermilk chicken and noodles. Elsewhere there is Rainbo who trade in gyoza, a mezzanine-level tequila bar, and another dedicated to negronis, serving among other things, hot spiced negronis and a killer tipple with dry amontillado sherry and vermouth.
While it’s mostly about the foodDisco Bloodbath are playing on the night we visit,and Troxler and Crosson will be making surprise appearances. Night Tales runs Thursdays to Saturdays till Xmas.
Leila reviewed Night Tales on Mon 18 Nov 2013