Every car park, rooftop and towpath at the more trendy end of London is filling up fast with food trucks, fancy cocktails and, if you're lucky, the odd art installation. Red Market, one of London's first pop-up street food markets (est. 2011) has now reopened for another season of alfresco revelry. Food this year includes tandoor-cooked rotis from the head chef of Whitechapel Punjabi restaurant Tayyabs and pizzas from Voodoo Ray's in Dalston. There will also be cocktails, DJ sets and a fake beach. What more could you wish for in the capital? Good weather, perhaps?
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288-299 Old St, EC1V 9DP. Open Wed-Sat, 5pm-midnight.
This Brazilian restaurant on Brixton's Market Row gets its name from what residents of Rio de Janeiro are sometimes called. So, as you might expect, the focus is on Brazilian food and drink. During the day maize muffins are served, topped with options such as poached egg, pulled braised beef, fried plantain and black bean stew (the 'copacabana') and pan-fried chorizo slices with capers, a tapenade of sun-dried tomatoes and bell pepper (the 'carioca'). After 5pm it's dishes such as feijoada and favela cantagalo – a dish of braised beef slow-cooked with bell peppers, onions and spices, and served with white cabbage 'slaw, crispy sweet potato, fresh chilli and watercress salad over a fried cassava rosti. A snack menu features traditional coxinhas (chicken croquettes), honey-glazed chorizo and chicken wings. There's now another branch over in Croydon.
Venue says: “Midweek offer: mention Time Out when ordering food and get a free caipirinha (limited to one drink per person).”