All posts tagged: street

Q&A: Benji Adeyemo, performing artist, yoga teacher

BENJI Adeyemo is a multi-talented jack of all trades, and going to his yoga class changed my life (and physical form) for the much better at a time when I was feeling a little down and out, with his uplifting energy, great teaching style and contagiously good vibes. He teaches Bhakti Flow Yoga for which he received training from its creator, Rusty Wells and at NYSY Studios, where he also teaches. He is also a performing artist whose West End credits include Starlight Express, Fame and Saturday Night Fever, and his Greek theatre credits include Saturday Night Fever, La Cage Aux Folles, The Producers and most recently, Priscilla Queen Of The Dessert. Since 2013 he began to sing and his first track ‘The Way’ with Thodoris Triantafillou and CJ Jeff became a big club hit, and many other popular releases followed suit. At the end of May he will be releasing a track called ‘Proud Of You’ with house producer Tsalikee with legendary New York house label ‘King Street’ and is also working on two tracks with The Echonomist and another two with French house producer Rafel Cerato. His …

street food: falafellas

IN A country where your fast food options vary between souvlaki, flaky pies slathered in hydrogenated fats and sandwiches you only really crave if it’s 7am and you’ve been up partying all night, it’s nice to finally have another option that is a tad healthier and, by international standards, very tasty – crunchy falafels, tucked into Arabic pitta bread along with other condiments. As is often the case with popular places such as Falafellas in central Athens, where people are willing to queue for a good 15 minutes to grab their bit of local street food, one wonders why it took so long for someone to come up with the idea of making the beloved Middle Eastern food the newest food trend. There have of course been a handful of places serving falafels in the capital, but none of them ever took off as Falafellas did. Perhaps it’s the smart location, just round the corner from the throbbing Aghias Eirinis Square and a stone’s throw away from Monastiraki Square as well as Ermou st, the central shopping high street of …