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January 4, 2015

Clutch Chicken (@ClutchChicken) [Review]

My first blog of the year and I’m going to start by writing about one on my main passions and one I’ve never written about before…eating out. I absolutely love it to the point in my late teens/early 20’s my mum used to questions how I could afford to eat out (at good restaurants) at least 3 times a week. Admittedly I have slowed down now to about once a week or once every two weeks.

With the opening of so many American style diners and restaurants across London, Clutch has became one of them opening in mid 2014 off Hackney Road in East London and it has begun to rule the roost. It’s described by them as ‘The home of guilt free fried chicken’.

Looking at the menu which consists of brunch, dinner, sides and sauces it wasn’t too difficult to digest and they say it is a healthy way of frying the chicken with groundnut oil for you health conscious eaters.

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The concept is basically having three ways to prepare the chicken; a bucket with coatings of either sweet soy garlic or peppery buttermilk, love me tenders with either curry leaf & sesame or parmesan & lemon and wings with sour & spicy chilli or honey & sesame. We went for two half buckets with both flavors; sweet soy garlic and peppery buttermilk. We were debating over the love me tenders (goujons) with parmesan & lemon, as my friend so rightly put it “what could go wrong with chicken fried in cheese?”

The sides we went simply for one portion of twice fried fries and one of coleslaw. The sauces which were £1 each we chose roasted garlic & crème fraiche and chicken gravy. The sauces we chose went perfectly with the coatings we chose as the food arrived and we realised the peppery buttermilk which was a dry coating definitely needed the gravy and the chips tasted excellent with it too. The sweet soy garlic chicken was suited perfectly with the garlic crème fraiche.

I definitely favoured the peppery buttermilk chicken as I loved the crispiness of the batter with the tenderness of the chicken, whereas my friend favoured the soy garlic which was more of a sticky coating.

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Drinks

 The drinks menu was more painful to look at as it had so many good options of cocktails to choose from. We went for a simple elderflower and prosecco which was light and bubbly and went down a treat with the chicken.

Take note also there is a bar hidden away in a room behind the restaurant where you can also order food.

Worth a try?

 We couldn’t even finish our chicken only eating 2 bits each from each bucket and taking 2 bits each home! The bill came to £30 each which is quite pricey but then we did have two drinks each too so it’s quite reasonable when you add that. The chicken is definitely worth the price and I will be going back to test out the brunch menu too!

Where to find

4 Ravenscroft Street, London E2 7QG 020 7098 0808 http://clutchchicken.com

July 2, 2012

BET Awards 2012 – Who Was Wearing What

Willow and Jaden Smith looked very cute and funky together on the red carpet dressed in tops by MSFTS clothing with Willow wearing a long t-shirt with holey leggings and Chanel Dr.Marten style boots. Jaden wore zebra print harem style trousers and the print on his hoodie to match with black and white trainers.

Power couple’s Jay Z and Beyoncé, and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian sat next to each other at the awards all looking very glamorous and sophisticated. Beyoncé looked stunning in a silk yellow dress, with husband Jay Z looking every inch the boss in a grey suit, white shirt and white loafers. Kanye West and Kim looked good next to each other both in white with Kim matching her dress with gold high-heeled sandals.

Latoya, Big Sean and Michelle Williams posed for a picture together with Latoya wearing a satin pale pink dress with a black lace design. Michelle Williams wore a lemon, flowing, chiffon dress with netting at the bottom that made it into a ballgown style dress. Big Sean looked every inch the hottest rapper on the red carpet with a sleeveless leather hooded jacket and black jeans with loads of gold chains and a gold Gucci belt unaware he was about to pick up the Best New Artist.

The heavy jewellery especially chains were out in full force on the rappers on the red carpet. One of the biggest chains I spotted was on Busta Rhymes who wore a few huge gold chains with medallions. Tyga for me would win the award for the rapper with the best bling for the night, as he only wore one chain, but it was encrusted with diamonds and was glistening.  He matched the chain with his watch and bracelet on the same hand.

The trend for a lot of females were to have their hair slicked up in a ponytail or high bun. This was seen on Faith Evans who rocked the red carpet looking very stylish wearing leopard print leggings, a white shirt with black collar and a black blazer. Monica also went for a slick high bun and looked amazing in a fitted maroon blazer showing off some cleavage and matching sequin trousers. Melyssa Ford the actress and model had her hair up slicked back with a quiff and looked stunning in a keyhole white dress, with a gold clutch and matching gold shoes. La La Vasquez an actress and TV personality looked gorgeous in a sequin silver jumpsuit and belt, with her hair slicked back in a ponytail plait.

Rapper Common and comedian Kevin Hart kept it smart/casual for the awards. Common who is known for his slick dress sense wore a short-sleeved shirt and loose tie and jeans. Comedian & actor Kevin Hart who picked up an award for Best Actor rocked a smart white blazer; with a low cut brown t-shirt and jeans, with a simple gold chain and watch.