Street food? Marvellous. Twanging country music? MARVELLOUS (pipe down you! It is so). Cram ‘em both together for an orgy of scoffing, sloshing and banjo-fuelled flailing? You see where we’re going with this.
Anyway, street food titans Kerb have been mulling over this largely untapped combination of unquestionable genius and come up with Noshville: an ace sounding summer two-dayer at Granary Square on Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3. They’re bringing together 11 Southern-style street food stalls and a host of Americana-indebted musical types (and booze, lots of booze).
Food-wise, each of the stalls will be dishing up different Deep South creations. Thus, expect things like Crabbieshack’s lobster grilled cheese toasties and bacon-topped clam chowder fries; Taco Dave’s ‘habanero jelly and bourbon glaze smashed maple candied bacon tacos’ (Christ!); or Anna Mae’s Big Mac mini-burger-loaded mac ’n’ cheese. Wash it all down with picklebacks (a shot of whisky followed by, erm, a shot of pickle brine, good luck to you), Cajun lemonade, melon margaritas and tip-top craft beers. Then throw it all back up after a brief spell on the Brexit Rodeo, or when you try (and fail) to win the giant hot-dog-eating race!
It’s set to be, Kerb claim, ‘the tastiest hoedown in town’. Yee, and indeed, hah.
Noshville takes place at Granary Square in King’s Cross on Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3. Entry is free (food and drink are not).
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