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  • Travel
  • Transport & Travel

  Eastbourne has been named the best place in the UK to go on a day or overnight trip in 2023. Time Out - the global media and hospitality brand which helps people explore and experience the best of the city - heralds the East Sussex town’s rising status as a creative and cultural hub, with contemporary art gallery, Towner Eastbourne hosting the 2023 Turner Prize from September. Other events highlighted include The Screen International Film Festival and Beach Life Music Festival. The town’s live music venues and independent shops and eating spots are also singled out.  Coming second on Time Out’s UK Best Places to Visit 2023 list is Birmingham, which Time Out’s experts note for its “most underrated food scene in the UK” and the return of the Ashes in June next year as some of the key rationale for a visit. Cardigan, third on the list and given the title by Time Out of the “most underrated” spot in West Wales, is celebrated for its overall beauty and “dazzling creative streak” as well as its plethora of independent businesses, the renovated Cardigan Castle and “stunning” Guildhall Market. The Other Voices festival in November, a celebration of Celtic creativity and music, is also listed as an extra motive to visit in the autumn. Closing out the top five is Manchester at number four with the reopening of Manchester Museum in February and the opening of Factory International’s new arts centre spotlighted among the city’s many 2023 jewels. Scarborough is at number five of Time Ou

  • Restaurants
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Global food hall brand Time Out Market announces Jay Coldren has been appointed Time Out Market Co-CEO (Development). In this role, Jay will be leading the continued global expansion of Time Out Market with responsibility for new locations, initial curation and site development. Time Out Market’s growing portfolio includes seven open locations with a further six signed with expected openings between 2023 and 2025. In addition, there are several locations in advanced negotiations. Having joined Time Out Market in September 2021 as Chief Operating Officer of the Americas, Jay has overseen the five Market locations in the U.S. and Canada. In his new role, he will be working alongside Time Out Market Co-CEO (Operations) Sandy Hayek who since earlier this year has held responsibility for the day-to-day management across the seven existing Markets, with a focus on optimising operations, driving growth and overseeing vendor relations.  Reporting to Time Out Group CEO Chris Ohlund, the two Co-CEO roles complement each other as the Company continues to grow both its existing Markets business — under Sandy’s leadership — as well as its global footprint — under Jay’s leadership. In line with the Company’s succession plan, Jay is taking over from Didier Souillat who has decided to leave the business after over six successful years. Jay brings a strong background in development and expansion in the hospitality sector with more than 30 years of experience across restaurants, boutique hotel

  • Restaurants
  • Eating

Bark Barbecue is an idea first pioneered in 2020 in Ozone Park, Queens, and the local favorite has quickly established itself as one of the top barbecue concepts in New York, known for its fresh smoked meats. Now Bark Barbecue joins Time Out Market New York for its very first brick-and-mortar location. At the Market, Ruben Santana—the owner and pitmaster of Bark Barbecue—will be offering his much-loved Latin-inspired take on classic barbecue, incorporating Texas-styled cooking techniques with savory Dominican seasoning and flavor.  On November 16th, Time Out Market New York will welcome Bark Barbecue to their already impressive editorially curated mix of the best of the city. The menu will feature mouthwatering bites like brisket (smoked for at least 14 hours), Chicharrones (Dominican-style Pork Belly) and house-made Longaniza Sausage (Pork blend with Fried Cheese), a first for Bark. Bark will provide guests with fresh meat smoked using exclusively white oak, giving it a truly rich flavor that cannot be replicated by other woods. The best of New York City all under one roof, Time Out Market New York is home to 21 kitchens, three bars, and stunning rooftop views of both the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.  “Opening our first permanent location at Time Out Market New York is a great honor and an exciting next step on our journey. We’ve seen such amazing demand and appetite for our pop-up and we’re thrilled that we are now able to serve our barbecue every day in such

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Time Out Market—the food and cultural market bringing the best of the city under one roof—is set to open in late 2024 in Vancouver’s Oakridge Park. Vancouver’s designated new town centre, currently under construction, Oakridge Park will be a highly sustainable, mixed-use, transit-oriented cultural hub that includes residential towers, workspace, a 9-acre public park, a civic centre and library, indoor and outdoor performance venues, and a one million square foot shopping centre expected to be one of the busiest and most productive in Canada. Located across two levels in the shopping centre and spanning 69,000 square feet, Time Out Market Vancouver will showcase a curated collection of the city’s best culinary and cultural experiences. Visitors will get to taste food from top local chefs and renowned restaurateurs, sip cocktails from award-winning mixologists and enjoy music and entertainment from rising talents. The first level will feature a curated mix of 17 live cooking kitchens, 3 bars, a coffee shop, a stage, art & cultural spaces and an open-air patio. The mezzanine will include a signature cocktail lounge, an event space and a demonstration kitchen. With approximately 1,400 seats (including the event space), guests will have a variety of indoor and al fresco dining options. With a focus on supporting local businesses, a close connection with the city is central to Time Out Market’s philosophy. As with its existing locations around the world, the Vancouver team plans to

  • Things to do
  • City Life

11 October 2022: Colonia Americana in Guadalajara in Mexico has been named the Coolest Neighbourhood in the World to visit right now by Time Out, the global media and hospitality brand, which helps people explore and experience the best of the city. Time Out today has released its annual list of trending areas of global cities for people to explore and discover on their travels. The full list can be found here Cais do Sodré in Lisbon has been named as Time Out’s second coolest neighbourhood in the world right now, and Wat Bo Village in Siem Reap in Cambodia is at number three. Time Out’s top five Coolest Neighbourhoods in the World list is completed by Ridgewood in New York (4) and Mile End in Montreal (5).  James Manning, Travel Editor at Time Out, explains why the Guadalajara neighbourhood of Colonia Americana deserves its top ranking this year: “Mexico has ranked among the world’s coolest travel destinations for a few years now, but Guadalajara is just emerging as a must-visit – and Colonia Americana is the place to be right now. It’s home to a boundary-pushing creative community, a growing number of amazing places to eat, and some of the best nightlife in the western hemisphere. And the street life is unbeatable.” Other neighbourhoods on the list in some of the most popular global city break destinations include Shimokitazawa, Tokyo (number seven), Dundas West in Toronto (number 12), Vila Madalena in São Paulo (13), Sants in Barcelona (18), Little India in Singapore (19),

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Time Out Market — the food and cultural market bringing the best of the city under one roof — is set to open in late 2023 in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront. Opening in partnership with the V&A Waterfront Holdings Ltd, Time Out Market Cape Town will showcase a curated mix of the city’s best culinary and cultural experiences. Visitors will get to taste food from local top chefs and much-loved restaurateurs, sip cocktails from award-winning mixologists and enjoy culture and entertainment from rising talents. Time Out Market Cape Town is expected to open towards the end of 2023 at the vibrant V&A Waterfront situated on the Atlantic shore. The oldest working harbour in the Southern Hemisphere, this is one of the city’s top destinations, welcoming millions of people from all over the world who come here to live, dine, play, shop and work. To be located in the current V&A Food Market space, Time Out Market Cape Town will span 27,000 sq ft and feature 14 kitchens, four bars and one stage. With approximately 750 seats, guests will be able to sit indoors or quayside with the spectacular view of Table Mountain as a backdrop. With a focus on supporting local businesses, a close connection with the city is at the heart of the Time Out Market philosophy. As with its existing locations around the world, it is expected that the Cape Town site will bring significant employment and new opportunities for local talent. This will be Time Out Market’s first location in Africa. The first of its ki

  • Art
  • Art

  5 Oct 2022, Dubai: Time Out Market Dubai is revealing a brand new piece of graffiti art by one of Dubai’s up-and-coming spray-painters. 21-year-old Egyptian Emirati graffiti artist, ISL4M has created a stunning two by five metre portrait of an Emirati woman, which will be on display at Time Out Market Dubai throughout October. Time Out Market brings the best of the city together under one roof - a curated mix of the best chefs, much-loved restaurateurs and unique cultural experiences. Alongside outstanding food, this new, vibrant artwork is part of the Market’s ongoing programme to provide a platform to up-and-coming UAE artists. ISL4M credits Emirati women as his inspiration; “I love people and I want others to see how Emirati women are strong and confident”. As a focal point of his portraits, ISL4M depicts women in their traditional dress and headscarves, sometimes in black and white but often with bright colours added to celebrate their vibrancy. He explains that a key focus is on their eyes; “Most of the time, I paint portraits of Arabic women, using the details in their eyes to explore various layering techniques with the spray paint”. The work of local artists is regularly displayed in the pop up outside Time Out Market Dubai’s entrance and this is where ISL4M’s new art piece will be shown from 5th to 31st October. ISL4M will also be displaying another of his spray paint portraits inside the Market,a portrait of the founding father of the UAE, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahy

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Time Out Market Dubai is thrilled that several of its concessions have been honoured at last night’s Caterer Middle East Awards 2022.   The following chefs and restaurateurs have won awards for their own local restaurants which also have a presence at Time Out Market Dubai - the food and cultural market that brings the best of the city together under one roof: Reif Othman - Hall of Fame Reif Japanese Kushiyaki - Independent Restaurant Team of the Year Casual Steve Flawith from Pickl - Restaurateur of the Year Casual and Fast Casual   And we also have two concessions who were Highly Commended: Waddah Bou Saad, The Lighthouse - Pastry Chef of the Year Independent Outlet  Lana Lusa - Independent Restaurant Team of the Year Casual    “Huge congratulations to our concessions - including their teams - who have won one of the prestigious Caterer Middle East Awards 2022; and congratulations also to all those highly commended and shortlisted. It is an incredible achievement and really is testament to the fact that we bring the best of the city together under one roof with our impressive culinary line-up,” said Sandy Hayek, Co-CEO of Time Out Market. “We couldn’t be more proud that Time Out Market Dubai is the second home to these outstanding talents - we are very excited for them, and not just because we knew it all along: every single Time Out Market spot is worth a visit.”

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New York, NY - Dough Doughnuts is an idea first baked up in 2010 in Bedstuy, Brooklyn and since has become one of New York’s favorite and most successful doughnut purveyors. Known for its pillowy, handmade artisanal doughnuts, Dough now joins Time Out Market New York for its first DUMBO location.  Time Out Market New York brings the best of the city together under one roof and is home to 21 kitchens, three bars and impressive rooftop views of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan skyline. And beginning September 22, guests can finally immerse themselves in the sights, aromas and bites that have set Dough’s oversized treats apart and for which people are more than happy to queue up at Dough’s other locations. Known for their fearless flavors (such as their recent French’s mustard doughnut), Dough’s Time Out Market New York opening will also mark the limited release of a market-exclusive flavor, Brooklyn Blackout - a chocolate brioche doughnut filled with chocolate pudding, topped with semisweet chocolate glaze, and sprinkled with chocolate cake crumbs. In addition to the lineup of decadent doughnuts, Dough is delighted to feature caffeinated pours from Bonjourno Artisanal Coffee that pair deliciously with their treats. Established in Western Europe, Bonjourno Artisanal Coffee refines the mundane coffee experience through the use of their unique roasting process creating deep, balanced flavors and a velvety smooth texture. “We are thrilled to join Time Out Market New York - i

  • Travel
  • Transport & Travel

London, 21 September 2022: Time Out, the global media and hospitality business which helps people explore and experience the best of the city, has developed a bespoke digital multi-channel campaign for FREE NOW, the mobility super app which gets you from A to B in over 170 cities. The campaign is the largest-ever video-led campaign in the UK between Time Out and a brand and aims to bring the best of London to people who want to make the most of the capital this autumn. Created by the Time Out Creative Solutions team in partnership with FREE NOW, City Life by Time Out and FREE NOW is the video embodiment of Time Out’s long-running City Life editorial series. Since its inception, City Life has featured prominent Londoners, uncovered hidden gems and delved into the best London happenings – and this brand new video series will continue to do that. City Life will run as six episodes, each made up of five one-minute segments. An episode will go live each fortnight from today until early December. The five one-minute segments will be distributed individually across Instagram  (which has over one million followers) and TikTok, Time Out’s fastest-growing channel right now. In addition, the campaign includes a bespoke landing page housing the videos, Time Out newsletter take-overs, digital display ads, and Instagram stories. FREE NOW offers the largest vehicle choice for consumers in the UK. With only one app, users can flexibly book a full range of mobility services from black cabs an

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