Popping up: 7th - 10th August


There's not much we wouldn't try, especially if it's free. And while the Canadian treat Poutine may sound a little weird (chips covered with cheese curds and gravy), we are the nation that introduced Marmite, mushy peas and Spotted Dick to the world, so there's no reason why we shouldn't be digging in to the Canuck's favourite guilty pleasure. For one night only, Stacks Poutine is going to be giving away (FOR FREE!) portions of classic Poutine or classic vegetarian Poutine at Birthdays from 5.30pm. Just sign up here for the night of indulgence and get slurping. Check out Stacks' Twitter here and Facebook here

Hawaiian cuisine: discuss. If all you can think of is pineapple and ham topped pizzas, then new restaurant The Pond is here to educate you. Set up by one of the fine purveyors of E8's nightlife (Hiya Byron Knight!), The Pond in Dalston will be the first restaurant in London to offer 'New Hawaiian Cuisine' and to celebrate it opening up at the end of the month, they're throwing a foodie party with Turn Tables and a DJ from Pacific Social Club at the Hackney Empire.  Head chef Frog Wong will be delivering an exciting menu including smokey beef ribs glazed with grape tonkatsu with sweet roasted and mashed garlic; smoked cod loin and king prawn kimchi miso ramen and Maui charcoal avocado with fermented kimchi and glass noodles. Yep. we're definitely salivating for the full restaurant's offerings now. Tickets for the night cost £18.50, there's  two sittings from 7pm and you can snap up your place here.   


It obviously wasn't the actual Last Days of Pisco when the gang ended their latest pop-up, as they're back for another round of Peruvian booze - and ceviche too.  Taking over Curio Cabral cafe and bar on Kingsland Road, there's three types of ceviche offered on the night (sea bass, scallop and sea trout) and obvs lots of pisco - make sure to try their take on the Negroni, a Piscopalian. Tickets cost £13 from here if you're eating, otherwise just turn up and start drinking from 6pm.  More deets here.


Now in its third year, it's safe to say Ferdiesfoodlab has the whole supperclub thing down. And such is the clamour for Ferdie - AKA Simon Fernandez - and his food, he now hosts a twice-monthly banquet in East London's impressive, Grade II-listed Toynbee Hall. There's always an exciting Spanish-with-a-twist menu to gorge on - and in the past has included dishes like Devonshire crab and palm heart salad; sweet potato tortilla with oyster mushroom noisette or licorice-dusted roast ribeye of steak. Pull up a pew, join the other diners at the over-sized table and get stuck in. Tickets are £45 from here and if you want to read up on Ferdie's previous dining exploits, check out here or his Facebook Warning - may cause extreme drooling.