Time for a meat massage (NO NOT LIKE THAT)

If you like the idea of having your meat massaged (CHEEKAAAAY) just in time for the bank holiday, then you’re in luck!

 

We’ve been firing up BBQ lovers everywhere over the last couple of weeks, working with American pitmaster and barbecue sauce experts Bull’s-Eye to bring the world’s first Meat Massage Joint to the UK.

 

You might have spotted our video doing the rounds on the likes of the Daily Star and TimeOut London (along with a whole host of innuendo – TimeOut we’re looking at you for your ‘want your beef pounded’ puns), and now YOU have the chance to come along.

 

Open from 12-6pm on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May at London’s Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, the meat masters from Bull’s-Eye will be giving away 100 free cuts of meat to visitors on both days, before it’s massaged with some TLC (Tenderizing Loving Care – see what we did there) and smothered in your punchy Bull’s-Eye sauce of choice. TASTY!

 

So, if you fancy giving your meat a mild rub down or even a deep tissue massage this weekend (we promise we’ll stop now), get yourself down to the pop-up, grab some meat from the barbie and join us for some fun in the sun. It’ll be great to meat you. (Sorry – meat puns are rarely well done…)

 

We’ve had a friggin AMAZING time working on the launch with the Bull’s-Eye team over the last few months and we now know everything there is to know about meat. A big shout out as well to our pals at the Persuaders, Rubber Republic, Ruby & White butchers and the team at Mugshot Restaurants for all their help in bringing this idea to life.

 

Now let’s B 👏 B 👏Q!


Thinking of moving to Bristol and work in PR? Read this...

Our “cool, classy and supremely creative” city beat off stiff competition to top the list of the Sunday Times Best Places to Live in 2017. See, it isn’t just us that thinks Bristol is super awesome. They handed Bristol their top accolade earlier this year. Have a little read of what they say about our home city. OK, so hopefully you’re now thinking you might like to move to Bristol. There are Georgian houses a-plenty for you to live in. Hot air balloon flights over the city most mornings and


10 things you probably didn’t know about me: Rich

The third instalment of our hugely popular feature (according to Google Analytics) sees Rich under the spotlight…
OK, I’m gonna rename this ‘Ten things you didn’t need to / want to know about me’. Here we go…
ONE
I have a ‘Basic food hygiene certificate’ meaning I could single-handedly set up ‘Wonderland The Food Service Enterprise’ if we ever felt like it. Which we don’t.
TWO
I also have a speed boat licence. I got this at University so I could drive the safety boat for the sailing club (which I thought was going to be a good opportunity to meet girls, turns out the sailing club was 90% boys #fail).
THREE
I once had a kick about with Brian Robson (ask your dad) at Singapore airport.
FOUR * If my mum is reading this, please skip to point 5 *
I’ve nearly died three times:
  • On my gap yah I learnt to scuba dive in Thailand. We went diving in New Zealand a few months later from a friend’s boat. Turns out a basic course on ‘how to dive’ doesn’t make you Jack Cousteau or give you the skills to dive on your own (I haven’t been scuba diving since)
  • Nearly got run over by a police van in Plymouth city centre having just vaulted the central reservation and landed on my chin (have the scar to prove it)
  • On said gap yah, I was nearly run over by a speed boat whilst chasing after a turtle, whilst snorkelling in Malaysia (yes, it was the most middle class gap yah ever)
FIVE
I would much prefer it if the world was 100% symmetrical.
SIX
SLXLM
I’m really good at fishing. I once met four times fishing world champ Bob Nudd at the NEC at a fishing expo (c’mon, I grew up in Somerset, what else was I supposed to do to pass the time?).
SEVEN
I’m constantly ridiculed about my CD collection. It’s fair to say I’m stuck in the 90s. I recently sold my CD collection. It was so bad that even Music Magpie refused to take half of them.
EIGHT
I have no tonsils (= the second most painful experience of my life).
NINE 
I once had the most pointless summer job EVER.  Working in a potato factory (remember, I grew up in Somerset, yay) I was tasked with taking potatoes out of a giant sack, only for them to be put into another giant sack of the same size but a different label. Good times, good times.
TEN
The first single I ever bought was ‘Every Loser Wins’ by Nick Berry.  I like to think Nick was right.


10 things you didn't know about... Ellie

 Ellie is our very own Welsh Wonder. Given it’s her birthday tomorrow, and she’s currently on holiday somewhere a lot hotter and more exotic than it is here, it seems like a good time to distract us all from how envious we are with ten things you (probably) don’t know about her…

1. I lived in Sicily as part of my degree. As the world’s biggest pasta and pizza fan, this was right up my strada as I ate it to my heart’s content (although probably not great for the ol’ heart admittedly).

2. I can speak French and Italian. I’m a tad rusty now after graduating with a degree in it in 2012 but Me la cavo / Je me débrouille. (I get by). (What a pretentious dick, right?)

3. On my 8th year at Glastonbury Festival, I finally found out how to get into the infamous Rabbit Hole, which resulted in me and two friends playing tea party games with three Alice in Wonderland characters, shotting carrot tequila, being dressed up in ball gowns (which we were allowed to keep, meaning it ending up covered in mud) and performing an unrehearsed dance on a teeny stage for the Rabbit Hole bar punters.

4. After I graduated, I went travelling around South America, which included a stay with a family on Puno’s Lake Titicaca. Safe to say this was one of the most surreal nights of my life. I was absolutely knackered so settled down for a nap (more on this later) in our hut, but before I knew it I was being dressed in traditional Peruvian clothing and dragged to a town hall where we performed an unrehearsed dance for the locals (why does this keep happening to me?). Genuinely still not sure if it was a dream.

5. ** SHIT HOT CLAIM TO FAME ALERT TO RIVAL ALISON NEARLY BEING IN A BON JOVI VIDEO **I once met Pauline Quirke from Birds of a Feather when I was about 9 as she was doing some filming on the road next to my house – I was too nervous to get her autograph so my (mouthy) friend got it for me. She got my name wrong in the autograph. I didn’t even particularly know or like her, so I don’t know why I was so nervous. 15 years later I met Linda Robson at a work event. So basically, I KNOW ALL OF BIRDS OF FEATHER CAST, OKAY?

6. I’ve had a drink in what was once David Bowie’s favourite bar in Berlin

7. I’m a member of the Female Empowerment Network in Bristol – you should join, it’s amazing

8.I was once in Luke Pritchard from The Kooks’ Top 5 on Myspace. Myspace Gen will understand the significance of this.

9. Alex Turner is my god. My ideal way of winding down is watching Alex Turner interviews on YouTube. He is just so fucking funny. And hot AF, obvs, but that goes without saying.

10. I am the queen of naps. Lay me down anywhere and I can sleep there.


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