I’ve tasted some pretty obscure meats in my time. Snake? Yep. Crocodile? Sure. Kangaroo? Of course. It’s like a Steve Irwin at a buffet round my place. But even the most exotic charcuterie can’t top this: I’ve never tasted a Pokémon.
Well all that’s about to change as, for one night only, Pokébar will be grinding up loveable Pikachu into lean mincemeat and flinging his lifeless remains onto a flaming barbie. Thank you Pokebar Pop-Up, you’ve done the world a service ridding us of this perpetual Pokémon obsession, there’s probably a knighthood on the way. Get ready to Pika-chew!
Oh, and the bloodbath doesn’t end there, the yellow roadkill fave will be joined on the grill by magical manga mates Bulbasaur and Charmander at the Brixton one-night-only pop-up coming to town this September.
Well, at least that’s how I’d like it to go.
The reality is a little less, um, blood-thirsty. The barbecued critters are very much real, but the event is actually designed for fans of Pokémon to descend, join together and enjoy a live version of app game Pokémon Go. These under appreciated modern-day gladiators will be battling it out to hunt down various Pokémon characters, doing battle and there’ll also be a ball-pit of Pokéballs, prizes for the best fancy dress (coz cosplay) and DJ sets throughout the day.
The Pokémon burgers include a yellow Porkachu (the ears are tortilla chips), the bright orange Chargrilled-mander, which is chicken-filled, while veggies can pork-out on a Bulb Burger. As well as burgers, they’ll be serving a predictably mult-coloured selection of themed cocktails. Look forward to an Ivysour, a Charizard Fireball, a Bulbasaur Martini, a Snorlax Blue Chill and a Pikachu Paradise. Or don’t look forward to them, but consume them nevertheless.
So where can I find this festival of Pokémon, mon? Brixton, at a yet-to-be-revealed location on September 13th.
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