#popup Kitchens at The Oddfellows, Exeter

Fancy doing something tonight?  The Oddfellows is providing some excellent choices in both of their pubs in Exeter & Exmouth (see my previous post about their Exmouth comedy night tonight).

There has been a bit of a theme over the last week on Eating Exeter, and following through with the Pop-up theme is The Oddfellow’s #popup Kitchen evenings that happen most Sunday evenings.

For me The Oddfellows in New North Road is one of the shining beacons in Exeter’s foody scene.  Founded and run by Yvan and Faye Williams, they have recently opened a second pub in Exmouth on the storming success of the original one in New North Road; they are a progressive pub that is not afraid to try new ideas and go beyond the Gastropub label.

One of the early reviews for Eating Exeter was our visit to their @meateasynight which happened on Thursday nights.  It was an excellent burger, and just went to show the dedication to good food that this pub has.  And this really shows in the selection of Pop-up kitchens that have been invited to take over The Oddfellows.

Each Sunday, a different Pop-up Kitchen serves up something exciting and fresh.

1st Sunday – Taco Macho
Taco MachoThe crazy-yet-talented Gus from Taco Macho and his beautiful Burritos take over the kitchen with the flamboyance and skill that has made Taco Macho one of the most talked about food places in Exeter.  Normally based from a small premises in Fore Street, Gus brings his genuine Mexican zazz to The Oddfellows kitchens.

2nd Sunday – Eat The Smoke @EatTheSmokeBBQ
Christian & Pete from Eat The Smoke bring a bit of the Deep South to Devon via their BBQ Pit Sauces and Rubs.  Using genuine American liquid smoke and locally sourced herbs & spices, it comes straight from Exmouth in a range of crafted products that is available for purchase online and through their street food stalls, Eat The Smoke really comes in to its own within a proper restaurant.

The guys from Eat The Smoke have been working hard to get their products to the foodies of Devon and beyond, they have a few new ranges out which I am hoping to get my hands on soon for a product review.

3rd Sunday – Rob Dawe: The Pop-up Chef – Twitter @RobertdaweRob
Last year I wrote this… “Rob Dawe (formerly senior sous chef at the RAC Club Pall Mall and Head Chef at The Puffing Billy) is a chef tutor at the prestigous Ashburton Cookery School and now he is adding to his many strung bow, by putting on pop-up restaurants in select restaurant locations in and around the Exeter area.”  Over the last year Rob has been putting on Pop-up events on some of the best restaurants in Exeter, and now he is making an appearance at The Oddfellows.

Rob’s classic style and attention to detail made our visit to The Heart of Oak in Pinhoe a one of my food moments of 2015.

4th Sunday – Irregular with a possible appearances from Pickle Shack 

Its a bit of a gamble on the 4th Sunday.  But it might be visited by The Pickle Shack?  We visited The Pickle Shack last year when they held a Tapas Evening at McCoy’s Arcade. Fronted by talented chef Josh Mcdonald-Johnson, this award winning Pop-up Grub Club could make an appearance soon!

Dates are subject to change, the best thing to do is to keep an eye on The Oddfellows social media for the latest goings on.

Oddfellows Exeter on Twitter – Oddfellows Exeter on Facebook
Oddfellows Exmouth on Twitter – Oddfellows Exmouth on Facebook




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