In Pictures: Brick Lane Curry Festival
Beer, curry and queuing. Yep it’s London. Throw in some Bangra beats and some heat lamps (ah summer in England) and you’ve got the Brick Lane Curry Festival. When much of London was lookin’ like a ghost town during this week’s Bank Holiday Monday, ye olde standby Truman Brewery was hopping with folk keen to sample the “best curry on Brick Lane” (see our preview here). Sponsored by Cobra beer, the Monday “mela” was meant to be a contest with a winning curry joint coming out on top. However, as one of the originally invited restos was unable to staff the event, the competition was scrapped in favour of a showcase of the restaurants that line this fabled East London street.