Chris Osburn

American freelance creative in London

Chris Osburn is a freelance writer, photographer, consultant, and curator and the driving force behind the long running and award winning blog, tikichris.com. The blog serves as his outlet for sharing daily updates, which highlight the best of London culture and lifestyle alongside plenty of food and drink and travel related features. Originally from the American Deep South, Chris has lived and worked all over the world and has called London home since 2001.
Jose Gordon's El Capricho Menu At The World's End

Jose Gordon's El Capricho Menu At The World's End Market

King's Road restaurant, The World's End Market, has launched a new "Jose Gordon (El Capricho)" menu offering select cuts of extra mature ox meat reared and aged by Spanish grill master, ox farmer and Chef Patron of acclaimed El Capricho restaurant (and Netflix star), Jose Gordon.
14/08/2017 11:52 BST
Yuu Kitchen, Commercial Street

Yuu Kitchen, Commercial Street E1

But really everything I tasted was awesome and everything else on the menu looked worth trying on future visits. Cocktails and wine look just as good as the food, but I was happy nursing a Beavertown Neck Oil beer with my meal.
23/05/2017 11:43 BST
Best London Bars and Pubs of

Best London Bars and Pubs of 2015

London has been a great place to drink for many a year. This year, for me, it seemed even better than before. My favourite watering holes continued to please while a handful of bars and pubs new or otherwise previously unknown to me caught my attention with great service, comfy digs and - most importantly - quality quaffs.
29/12/2015 15:50 GMT
Best London Restaurants of

Best London Restaurants of 2015

They came in all shapes and sizes ... and in a variety of less than typical situations (cargo container? driving range?) from fancy schmancy to stripped down and plain - but in every circumstance the food was the star.
29/12/2015 10:22 GMT
Movie Review: Sherpa - Trouble on

Movie Review: Sherpa - Trouble on Everest

<em>Sherpa</em> aptly captures the increasingly acrimonious tension between foreign climbers and their guides while highlighting the codependence between the two parties and awing the eyes with stunning cinematography featuring the world's most majestic mountains as a backdrop.
11/12/2015 14:04 GMT
Getting to Know Lady Unknown Playwright Lauren

Getting to Know Lady Unknown Playwright Lauren Johnson

<em>Lady Unknown</em> is the third production from ensemble group Theatre Untold. As with its two previous productions, the aim of <em>Lady Unknown</em> is to shine a light on a "forgotten historical figure." This time round that disremembered person is 19th century philanthropist and chum of Charles Dickens, Angela Burdett Coutts.
25/11/2015 17:10 GMT
Limited Edition Finger Lickin' Pheasant at The Jugged

Limited Edition Finger Lickin' Pheasant at The Jugged Hare

Popular Barbican Gastropub, The Jugged Hare, has launched a limited edition "Finger Lickin' Pheasant Bucket" in celebration of National Pheasant Week. Available from 16 to 22 November in, the bucket features eight pieces of deep fried pheasant. Feeling game? I was when I accepted an invitation to sample a bucket. Now I'm feeling fine (and full).
16/11/2015 09:39 GMT
Basque in Brixton: Donostia Social Club at Pop

Basque in Brixton: Donostia Social Club at Pop Brixton

I've snooped round shipping container community hub, Pop Brixton, a few times now since it opened back in the spring. I like the vibe, the community spirit, the extension of the vibrant street life around Brixton Station. I love the food there too - especially what's being cooked up at street food trader Donostia Social Club's first permanent pintxos bar.
24/09/2015 11:31 BST
The Bonneville: Absinthe Minded Pursuit of Cocktails in

The Bonneville: Absinthe Minded Pursuit of Cocktails in Clapton

Gilles' sazerac - that classic New Orleans mix of absinthe and whiskey - was among the best I've tasted in town while his milky, almond-rich Absinthe Suissesse ranked among the more intriguing (and refreshing) drinks I've had in quite some while.
11/09/2015 15:58 BST
Grillstock London: A Walthamstow Hillbilly's

Grillstock London: A Walthamstow Hillbilly's Homecoming?

Saturday afternoon's judging was a hoot with a raucous hoedown feel to it. The beer and whiskey flowed freely, judges were encouraged to speak out, cut up, and toss spare samples out from the stage where we presided to the rowdy audience below.
07/09/2015 16:44 BST
Druid Street Market Launches in

Druid Street Market Launches in Bermondsey

Okay folks, I've got a couple of phrases I'd like you to repeat after me. The first one is "kimchi and Stilton grilled cheese sandwich" as this is the future of what you shall crave. The other is "Druid Street Market," which is an important phrase to remember because that's were you're gonna head on Saturday to take a bite out of this uber-umami toastie.
07/08/2015 09:56 BST