100 beers also up for grabs to those that register
By Tristan Clough
Wingman is the latest contender to London’s ever-growing pop-up scene and tonight they’re throwing a Chinese New Year party with 300 free dumplings and 100 free wings (there’s also 100 free beers for those that preregister*)! It’s all kicking off at 6, but don’t stress too much, they’ll be staggering the food all night till 9ish!
Wingman swaggered its way onto the radar with its vodka-battered Korean style chicken and edgy-humour back in early January. It’s fittingly established itself at the mecca of the pop-up scene in Hackney, taking residency at The Star by Hackney Downs just an arms length from the park.
They may be welcoming in the year of the goat, but history shall know it as the night of the dumplings and they’ve got three on offer; pork and prawn, three bird (Turkey, chicken and duck) and veggie (Chinese cabbage, mushroom and tofu) – all handmade, served both steamed and fried. If a few dumplings aren’t hitting the spot, or you’re just not into sharing, they’re running their full menu all night so you can order something all to yourself (Dumplings aren’t on it unfortunately, but there are whispers that this may be a trial run before launching them on the menu).
Wingman is the brainchild of three brothers, all from very different walks, brought together by their unanimous and unremitting love of chicken. Wingman’s hype aside, a new pop-up is anything but, free food however is a timeless joy. So whether you’re genuinely up for trying out some vodka-battered Korean chicken wings or just munching a few free dumplings, why not use it as an excuse to party like it’s New Years all over again.
* Resgister here for free Tsingtao beer!
What: Wingman’s Chinese New Year Party + 300 Free Dumplings and 100 Free Wings
When: Thursday 19 February 2015, at 6pm
Where: The Star by Hackney Downs, 35 Queensdown Rd, London E5 8JQ