We love a good pun. Much like Zoe's Ghana Kitchen. Which is handy, as she's celebrating Ghana's Indepen-Dins Day (arf) with a six-course feast at her Hackney Wick home. On the menu is tumeric and thyme cassava patties, roast mackerel in chilli, lemon and garlic, mutton palava, slow cooked black-eye beans, braised hogget shoulder with spinach and agushi - plus dessert in the form of bofrot (Ghanaian doughnuts) and Kenkey milkshake shots. What a way to start the weekend! There's still a few £20 tickets left from here.
It's Saturday, so we'd recommend a lazy breakfast - so why not check out the pop-up Porridge Cafe that opened earlier this week? In between cereal cafes and owl bars, it's all anyone's been talking about for ages, so head down to their month-long Old Street store and grab a bowl of the hearty stuff. Weekend options are the savoury bacon and poached egg on grain spelt and barley or kale, mushroom and pecorino. For the sweet-toothed, there's cherry, almond and white chocolate or dark chocolate, raspberry and lime. It's open 8am-5pm on a Saturday and is at 70 Paul St. Prices run from £2.35 to £7. More deets here.
Not to be confused with the Italian Supper Club, The Italian Dinner take over the cyclist's favourite, Look Mum, No Hands (Mare St) on Saturday night. The chefs for the night - Andrea P.Rubbio and HollyFucaccia - whip up a four-courser of traditional Italian delights, which always starts with an aperitivo and nibbles at the bar at 7pm and progresses to a full-on feast. Tickets are a suggested donation of £35 and places can be reserved at firstname.lastname@example.org. More info hanging out here.