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An ode to Pitt Cue Co – the trailer’s back in town

17 Jun 2012

Pitt Cue Co, my appreciation for you and your way with meat runs deep. As deep as the rich, fatty, meat juices of your tender smoky beef brisket runs into your buttery brioche bun. I’ve been a huge fan of yours ever since I first glimpsed upon your shimmering silver trailer last year, under the shadowy confines of the Hungerford Bridge, on that rainy London summer’s day as the Thames lapped against the banks and the trains rumbled overhead. I remember you smelt like heaven that day.

Beef Brisket Bun al desko

Beef Brisket Bun al desko

As you might have guessed I rather like Pitt Cue Co. Since becoming addicted to their Picklebacks (whisky shot chased by a pickle brine shot served with pork crackling) from an early stage, they’ve always held a special place in my heart. This year they upgraded from the silver trailer (which retired at the end of last Summer with a massive party with Hawksmoor and Tweat Up) and moved into a (marginally) roomier location in Soho, just off Carnaby Street. We are now practically work buddies. Move over Bodeans! I rejoiced at being able to pop over to my favourite BBQ joint for their a dose of their flavoursome, melt in the mouth pulled pork for lunch. (more…)

Bento from Arigato Japanese Supermarket

19 Feb 2011

After developing a massive case of Food Envy after hearing about Eat Like a Girl‘s pork chop for breakfast, I took myself down to Arigato Japanese Supermarket – one of my favourite places to go for a filling takeaway bento lunch.

Normally a Chicken Katsu girl, I opted on this occasion for the Tonkatsu Bento (£4.80) in order to quell my porky cravings.  Their bento boxes come with rice and a small serving of pickles and potato salad. They are cold but they will heat them in the microwave for you if you prefer… which I do.

Tonkatsu Bento Box

Tonkatsu Bento Box

Despite this blast of heat from the microwave with the lid on, the katsu surprisingly retains a satisfactory amount of crispiness which I would assume can be attributed to the wonder of panko breadcrumbs.

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Seaweed Sourdough Salad

17 Feb 2011

Ah the joy of a simple salad! It’s amazing how tasty a few basic ingredients can be when they are of exceptional quality. The sourdough I picked up on special at my beloved Waitrose Supermarket and the olive oil is from Molive Gold whom I visited when I was in Martinborough, New Zealand.

Seaweed Sourdough Salad

Seaweed Sourdough Salad

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Bagel Sandwich Heaven from The Breadman

8 Feb 2011

UPDATED: 17/02/2011

One of my favourite weekday lunch options is The Breadman stall in Berwick Street Markets.  It’s a popular choice for me while picking up the bi-weekly fruit for the office from the neighbouring fruit stall.

On this occasion I decided to purchase 2 bagels and could sum up my experience of them with 2 simple words: “om” and “nom”!

Chicken Deluxe and Venison Chutney

Chicken Deluxe and Venison Chutney

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Holy Burninations Byron!

31 Jan 2011

I’m generally pretty forgiving when it comes to food, focussing on the good and sweeping the not-so-good under the carpet.  However there is the odd occasion when I come across a disappointing food experience.  Normally I would just forget about it and move on, but having started this food blog I suppose I should properly represent all experiences.  It’s only fair.

While suffering from a combination of jet lag and iron depletion at work and feeling like I was on the verge of passing out, I thought it would be a good opportunity to treat myself to a take away and finally try Byron for one of their burgers.  I’d heard many a good thing about Byron on the blogosphere so I was quite excited about my lunch.

The Classic Burger... so far so good

The Classic Burger... so far so good

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