What have I missed since June 30th?
Pan-Asian restaurant Toomai opened this week with a hectic soft launch night. We published a round-up of this and all the other local food news of late, including Rossopomodoro opening, the new brunch menu at One Sixty and the food stalls at the Sunday market.
Camden will allow portable (but not disposable) barbecues in its parks from July 21st for a trial period of a year.
The weather held for this year’s two-day Jester Festival. West Hampstead’s answer to the village fete had the usual mix of community stalls, a fun fair, food and music. Somehow it made it to ITV’s news website (with a photo that I thought looked familiar).
Tom went to local pop-up restaurant A Sweet Night Out – what was his verdict?
Local resident Monty Wates is cycling the Tour de France route a week ahead of the race to raise money for a charity set up in his brother’s name. The Winch in Swiss Cottage is one of the beneficiaries.
Pizza Express has now closed. Waitrose hasn’t committed to an opening date yet.
Concrete slabs fell from the top of the bulding above KAM Computers on West End Lane. Luckily no-one was hurt.
Former local councillor Russell Eagling married former local parliamentary candidate Ed Fordham on Saturday. Ed, who played a big part in campaigning for gay marriage, is believed to be have been the first person to propose after the relevant bill was passed.
Mill Lane Bistro celebrated its third anniversary.
We revealed the tragic story of a domestic murder in Kilburn back in 1897.
Whampdinner branched out to Bake-a-boo, which hosted a one-off Midsummer Night’s Dream banquet. Unsurprisingly, the desserts were a highlight.
A cyclist was knocked down on Mill Lane on Tuesday. She was conscious after the accident and was taken to hospital.
Tesco proudly posted photos of its refurbed West End Lane store, which had been closed for a week. At initial glance it was hard to see exactly what had changed.
It seems the lease for the two units that were the former Wetherspoons site in the O2 centre are still up for grabs.
Hampstead Ladies beat Chesham by 22 runs this weekend, putting them second in the league.
The owner of the victim of a dog-on-dog attack in Fairhazel Gardens is claiming not enough is being done to track down the perpetator
A preview of the astonishing “Boyhood” is NxNW6’s Film of the Week. All the local film listings are here.
Ziegler Co + Harriet J Willcock at The Good Ship is our Gig of the Week.
Tweet of the Week
*wins £5 in bookies* *buys £5 of cherries from local grocer* Just another crazy night in West Hampstead
— Joseph Harake (@GeraldWallace) July 3, 2014