‘Five Minutes to a Fortune’ involves teams of two working together – one picking and timing five challenges inside five minutes, the other doing them – aiming to keep as much money as they can in an hourglass before their time runs out. There are also gimmicks called Freeze Times and Emergency Stops (what, no Parallel Parking?). And, as so often with these series, it probably sounds more baffling than it actually is. If nothing else, it’ll fill the hole in your viewing between the Grand National and ‘Doctor Who’.
With South Woodford unexpectedly becoming a bit of a destination for drinking and dining, places like Lizard Lounge should do well – especially with those looking for somewhere serving what sound like adventurous cocktails. Want proof? The rum fizz comprises white rum, passion fruit, lemonade and asparagus. A black dove is a combo of tequila, yuzu, elderflower, lime, pink grapefruit and black pepper. A sendai is made up of Nikka whiskey, Ruby port, warm mango tea and walnut syrup. There's even a G&T with mint, rosemary and green pea (a purée, we presume?). There's food too, of an American bent. Expect burgers, hot dogs, wings, nachos, mac and cheese and po boys. Whole Canadian lobster, New York strip steaks, cobb salads and calamari served with homemade tartar sauce also feature.
Venue says: “Happy hour runs everyday till 8pm!”