Trends we spotted | Week 38


At we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, among other a link to an article about ‘The Swingers Open 2019’, a crazy golfing tournament at Swingers City in London, sponsored by Tanqueray No. Ten.

Also two articles with sustainable initiatives by McDonald’s in Germany and the UK and Burger King in the UK.  SeaBubbles is another sustainable initiative in Paris, these electric and futuristic taxis are hovering the Seine.

From London this week two examples of a collaboration around one ingredient, a truffle menu at restaurant Orrery and the ‘Champagne Friends’ initiatives by bubbledogs.

Ever heard about a PizzaRitto? You can eat them at Russo’s House of Pizza in Pearl River, New York State. What it is? Check out the video!

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The Swingers Open 2019 | Crazy Golfing Tournament  

A crazy golfing tournament at Swingers City in London from Monday 21 Oct 2019 6:00 pm till Monday 28 Oct 2019 11:00 pm. Do you have friends that can play crazy golf? If you have you can enter into The Swingers Open 2019, London’s greatest crazy golf tournament. This year’s tournament is powered by Tanqueray No. TEN gin, so at the tournament there will be a lot of top-shelf G&T’s! The team (4 persons) that wins, gets a two-night stay at the Hoxton Hotel Williamsburg in New York.

Check out the images of Swingers City, indoor golf at their website! They have got 2 locations in London, The City and West End, both are 18+ only and with (cocktail)bars, food courts and DJ booths.

What McDonald’s learned from Berlin’s plastic-free experiment

McDonald’s needs to comply with upcoming regulations (a ban on many single-use plastic items in the European Union is taking effect in 2021). Besides they want their customers to know they care about the environment. In June, McDonald’s opened the Better McDonald’s Store – a nearly plastic-free restaurant in Berlin for 10 days. They went all in with edible waffle cups replaced condiment sachets and containers. Paper straws replaced plastic straws. Wooden cutlery replaced plastic cutlery. Sandwiches were wrapped in packaging made from grass, not paper. And Chicken McNuggets were served in paper bags, rather than cardboard boxes. Read in the link in the title what McDonald’s learned from this experiment!

Burger King and McDonalds phase out plastic toys in UK green push

Free toys with kids meals at fast food chains have been commonplace around the world for decades — but the practice is coming to an end amid pressure from campaigners. Fast food giants Burger King and McDonalds (MCD) have announced plans to reduce plastic toys as part of efforts to cut environmentally damaging waste. Burger King is removing all plastic toys from its UK children’s meals. Read more at the link in the title.

The PizzaRitto by Russo’s House of Pizza

Put all Italian stuff you know, including pasta, on a thin pizza crust and roll it. Slice it like a burrito and you can eat it! Created by Russo’s House of Pizza, located in Pearl river, New York! Sounds like real American food to us! But the PizzaRitto is definitely one to share with many friends! At Russo’s House of Pizza they also serve a ‘pasta boat’, check out the video by ‘Thrillist food and drink’ linked in the title.

SeaBubbles could soon become an alternative to cars in big cities

In Paris a futuristic taxi car is hovering the Seine, this taxi is fully electric and ‘flies’ 50 cm above the water. No carbon-emission and no noise! This taxi called SeaBubbles, can take up to 5 persons. They’re also creating ‘Bubble Buses’ at this moment which could take up to 30 persons. Check out the video, linked in the title, by Brut Nature.

Co-creation around an ingredient |  One-off truffle dinner at restaurant Orrery

On Friday 18th October, Orrery, the French restaurant in the heart of Marylebone, will see its Chef Patron of eleven years Igor Tymchyshyn welcome award-winning Francesco Mazzei, Chef Patron of Italian restaurants Sartoria, Radici and Fiume into the kitchen for one night only, to create a menu championing truffle. Chef Igor says, “This time of year is a favourite of mine: autumn and winter produce takes on a rich, earthy flavour that perfectly matches with truffle’s strong flavours. At Orrery, we pay tribute to the classical cooking of France, so I’m thrilled to be welcoming Francesco to my kitchen to add his Italian influence and celebrate truffle together.” Reservations can be made via

Another co-creation around an ingredient | Champagne Friends, London’s best sommeliers take over Bubbledogs for one night only

This October, bubbledogs, the Champagne bar in Fitzrovia by award-winning sommelier Sandia Chang, will be kicking off its new chapter since its revamp with the launch of Champagne Friends, a collaboration series that will see Sandia’s favourite wine bars and closest friends from the wine world put their stamp on bubbledogs’ celebrated Champagne list. Some of the capital’s most popular wine bars such as P. Franco, Newcomer Wines and Sager + Wilde will be taking over with an exclusive menu of Champagne and sparkling wines for one evening only. More about the Tuesday Late Night Pours can be found here.

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