Next week a new privately-funded concert hall and venue will open near King's Cross. Called King's Place, they kick off with a week of back to back concerts starting at 8:30am in the morning, for 2UKP50 a ticket if booked online. It's mostly classical music, but there's jazz too, and the centre hosts other arts. Watch this space!
Finally visited Angeles Sichuan Restaurant in Kilburn last week. Just near Kilburn tube, it's a restaurant of two halves. One half is a cheapo Chinese buffet, with buckets of sweet and sour and all that rubbish. The other side is full of Chinese people enjoying traditional Sichuan dishes at very reasonable prices.
We had Ma Po Tofu which was fabulous, Ultra-spicy fried chicken (something like that) which the waiter tried to steer us away from, but of course I was having none of that. He returned with, basically, a large bowl of chopped chilli, into which if you digged, occasional bits of fried chicken still on bone would appear.
I will not tell you where this image was stolen from
Other dishes looked great but there's only so much you can eat in one session. Yummy! I will be back soon!
This guy (link to random blog) has been there too and seems to have the reverse opinion about the dishes I liked and didn't, but he has much better photos than my useless cameraphone could manage!
And yes.. they use those crazy peppercorns!