Sunday 29 January

The Taste Of Printworks 🗓

We’ve all been there. A monumental day of dancing to high quality DJ’s, packed tents with raucous crowds and lots of walking around aimlessly leads to a sizeable appetite… Only to find a burger van that’s seen better days and food coming out of it. Not on our watch.

Seth Troxler, the underground’s much loved character, is the man behind some seriously good food. After opening as pop-up establishment five years ago, Smokey Tails found it’s new home in East London’s Hoxton Square Bar last year taking inspiration from the American’s Michigan hometown upbringing. Marinated kale salad, BBQ Pulled Pork in a top secret sauce and Smoked Halloumi Bun; just some of the mouth-watering orders from three generations of mid-west expertise packed into every bite.

Now out of pop-up stools, where products and ideas were undoubtedly limited, the new restaurant home of Smokey Tails opens up the recipe books delivering the 120 year family story behind the DJ and producer. It unquestionably ties the knot between music and food.

The famous Hickory BBQ Ribs are worked with a cinnamon-heavy rub consisting of brown sugar. These ingredients help to develop the caramelising process but not before the ribs are cooked in smokers that bring out their authentic, sweet tasting flavour. Along with Seth’s Grandma’s crispy fried chicken recipe, Seth’s own mother, Heather, has visited the capital a couple of times to share her wisdom and give the Shoreditch restaurant the Southern US’ blessing. Smokey Tails continues to feature at the heartbeat of private events and functions, also providing  party-goers at UK festivals such as Glastonbury and Wildnerness, along with Holland’s ADE programme to name a few, an unrivalled experience in food.

Also staking a claim to Printworks London is The Cheese Truck; a sensational experience in delivering and celebrating all that is glorious about British cheese. From humble beginnings starting out as a market stall on London’s famed Maltby Street Market, The Cheese Truck has sold over 25 tonnes of cheese… That’s a lot of grilled sandwiches.

To bring out the true character of British, the divine taste is sourced directly from UK based farms innovatively making cheese in a traditional and thoughtful way. These simple cooking methods allow the superior quality of the produce to speak for itself.

Whatever the occasion may be, these cheese connoisseurs have implemented their expertise. They’ve traded from the rolling hills of Glastonbury to high profile fashion events for the late Alexander McQueen, even teaching the Middle-East in Abu Dhabi and Dubai their ways of trade with the notion to informally educate and share how good the essence of British cheese really is.

So just when you thought good music and food wasn’t much of a match made in heaven, be sure to try for yourself over the next action packed 12 week schedule. First up will be Smokey Tails and The Cheese Truck, but the options will change, as will the music.