Launch of Italian-American style street food Capish? at The Hat and Tun for two weeks in February. They will be serving their 3 most popular dishes from Wed 17th – Fri 19th and Wed 24th – Fri 26th between 5.30pm and 9pm.
Hat and Tun, Hatton Wall, Farringdon
After watching the final episode of Sopranos last week, I was bewildered and ratty, and felt, suddenly, very alone. So when I received the invite to try the new Italian-American pop up menu at Hat and Tun, I figured that this was just the event I needed to stop me from comfort eating chorizo and to ease me back into some sort of a normal life. Capish?, a street food company based in Hackney, have been trading their take on Italian-American classics on Roman Road market since 2012. They use locally sourced, sustainable ingredients to create what Londonist declared to be, the “best meatballs in London”. Oh marone!
I really like the Hat and Tun as it’s cosy and they sell good beer, so we settled down in a corner with a couple of pints and ordered all three dishes on the menu. First up was the Meatball Hero which was beef and pork meatball in homemade marinara sauce served on a toasted polenta sub and drizzled in provolone cheese. The delicious steak ‘Braciole’ sandwich was stuffed with pecorini, parsley and chilli and served with melted taleggio cheese and pickled red onions on a buttermilk role. And finally, my personal favourite, the deep fried lasagna rolls which were filled with rib ragu, béchamel and mozzarella.
The food is naughty and delicious and The Hat and Tun is a welcoming host. Capish? are only there for 2 weeks so don’t miss it!
Meatball Hero– The classic NYC meatball sub (£7)
Steak ‘Braciole’ Sandwich (£8.50)
Deep Fried Lasagne Roll (£5)