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Brixton Flavours meets the B£

Here’s a guest blog post from Oliver Mernick-Levene, the founder of the Brixton Flavours festival, which will celebrate the food of Brixton and use B£s!

 

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I’m extremely excited to tell you about a new, day-long food and drink festival, coming to Brixton on Sunday 26 October, called Brixton Flavours.  The festival will celebrate the mouth-watering tastes and delicious restaurants which can be found on Atlantic Road, Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane, Market Row and Windrush Square.

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We have all known for years that Brixton has, without a doubt, the best food in London.  So, it’s now time to shout about it! Let’s bring together locals, Londoners and tourists alike to enjoy and revel in the warm atmosphere and diversity that is Brixton.

Though the focus of the festival is very much on the delicious food, it’s worth noting that Brixton Flavours is also a community project, aimed at supporting local businesses, restaurants and traders. Over 80 percent of the revenue goes to the participating venues and the festival will be run using paper Brixton Pounds as tokens.

It works like this: when you buy a ticket online for £15, it gets exchanged for B£15. This can then be spent in over 22 restaurants and pop-ups in Brixton centre on the day of the festival (Sun, 26th Oct). If that wasn’t good enough, ticket holders also get a special wristband giving them an ‘open pass’ to try yummy samples in over 22 Brixton venues as well.  Who can say fairer than that?

Similar to the B£, Brixton Flavours is designed to support smaller shops and traders, promote jobs and community awareness, and finally help everyone enjoy all the wonderful tastes and flavours of Brixton. This is a great opportunity to see so many wonderful places to eat, in just one day and we certainly don’t want any lazy taste buds here. So, together let’s make Brixton Flavours a festival that everyone in Brixton is proud of.

To buy tickets go to www.BrixtonFlavours.com

#Yourpound – Meet the Trader: Satay Bar

Although we’re approaching the end of May it feels like it could be the middle of winter! Let’s hope the weather improves for ‘Shop Local’ day which getting closer. We hope that you’ve got the date in your diary and will be supporting Brixton’s local traders on the day. Remember you can increase your spending power by 10% by using B£ pay-by-text which is now accepted at 122 local businesses with more coming on board every week. Don’t be caught unprepared! Top up you pay-by-text account before the 15th June!

Now for this week’s blog…

Do you have a special event coming up? Are you looking for a good place to go for drinks before (or after!) going to the cinema? Or are just looking for somewhere to grab lunch during the week? Check out the wonderful Satay Bar. It is in the heart of Brixton, next door to the Ritzy.

satayday-copySatay Bar is a cocktail bar and restaurant at the start of Coldharbour Lane. It was founded in 1996 by a local entrepreneur. Like the other businesses we’ve featured over the past few weeks (Healthy Eaters and the House of Bottles), it is one of Brixton’s more established businesses that oozes sophistication, great food and friendly staff. Most Brixtonites will know it well… and for Brixton tourists ,don’t just take our word for it, check out Trip Adivsor … it has great reviews!

The restaurant menu ranges from Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, Singaporean, Japanese and Chinese food. You can have the complete Pan Asian experience together with an interesting range of cocktails.  The venue is great too! We really enjoyed the Brixton Pound social we held there there last year and regulary have lunch there. In fact, here is a photo from lunch today!

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So, don’t wait until 15th of June, go and have a drink or lunch at Satay Bar, and use your Brixton Pounds. Let us know the food you tried and what you think on Twitter (#yourpound).

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