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Get past the bouncers to discover what’s going on under wraps at Dalston Superstore, Kingsland High Street’s East Village-inspired club & bar. A massive coup was bringing Mylo out of exile for
a series of secret nights; DSS is full of surprises. The bar itself, a long slim industrial space in concrete & steel, opens daily from breakfast to beer o’clock & beyond. Surprisingly good
food – cakes, steak sandwiches, burgers, goats’ cheese salads & the like – is on the menu, though Dalston’s skinny fashion mavens (male & female) are more interested in the cheap booze:
bottled beers, flavoured shots & passable, basic cocktails. Big nights (Trailertrash, Disco Bloodbath among others) bring in a hedonistic contingent of beautiful people, gay & straight, all
squeezing on to an inch of poky basement dancefloor.
After having gorged myself on chicken the night before - specifically fried chicken at Clutch - you might think I wouldn't want more of the same. And if you think that, you are wrong. Presented with several delicous-sounding sandwiches at Slap! in Dalston Superstore, including a grilled chicken option with chilli and spring onion pesto, or a roast beef with crispy leeks and horseradish creme fraiche, I opted for the panko fried chicken with honey and chilli slaw and coriander pesto. The pesto had me at 'coriander'. They all have silly names, like the 'Sex and the Satay' or the 'Bangh Mi Slowly' which is what you'd...
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Undeterred by some seriously wintry conditions, we headed to over to Dalston Superstore last week for the opening night of Spit & Roast’s weekend residency.We’d tried one of their buttermilk chicken baps at Feast only a couple of weeks before and really enjoyed it, so we were intrigued to find out what they could do with a proper kitchen at their disposal. Dalston Superstore itself is a dimly lit little bar with achingly cool staff and dubious artwork hanging on the walls. In many ways it’s the perfect setting for an evening of pimped up fast food!...
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