15 Post/s by Tag: American

Bea’s of Bloomsbury Crawfish Boil – a feast not for the faint-hearted!

14 Jun 2012

What a pleasure it was to attend the Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil on Thursday evening hosted by the lovely Bea’s of Bloomsbury. Located at their Diner in a Maltby Street archway it was advertised as a proper Southern style party and a feast not for the faint-hearted – they were not kidding!

Two of many trays that arrived that night

Just two of the MANY trays that arrived that night

We arrived to rows of communal tables laden with a variety of sauces, bibs and very necessary giant rolls of kitchen towel. Rubbish bags were attached at the ends of the tables. Things were going to get messy. This definitely looked like my kind of party! (more…)

It’s pizza in New York but New York Pizza it may not be

23 Jul 2011

Pizza was definitely on my “must eat” list on my trip to New York. But oddly I don’t think I actually managed to eat anything that might be considered a genuine New York-style pizza. Regardless, I still enjoyed some mighty fine pizza from the likes of Nice Pizza, Motorino and some dodgy place that was still open at 3am.

Cremini & spicy sauage: mozzarella / garlic / thyme / pecorino

Cremini & spicy sauage: mozzarella / garlic / thyme / pecorino

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The joys of feeding your soul at The Brooklyn Star

19 Jul 2011

Williamsburg in Brooklyn has a number of great places to eat Southern/soul food. One of these joints, The Brooklyn Star had come recommended by my friend Robyn (also known as The Girl Who Ate Everything) and was right on the street where we were staying. Opened by Joaquin Baca, (a protégé of Momofuku’s David Chang) I was more than happy to have yet another encounter with some good rib sticking soul food so we decided to pay a visit one evening.

Half Rack Dr. Pepper Ribs

Half Rack Dr. Pepper Ribs

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Brunching with the New York Hipsters at Egg

16 Jul 2011

I had never really grasped the concept of the hipster scene until I visited New York for the first time. All I knew then was that Shoreditch represented something of the London equivalent. We were staying in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where years of urban gentrification had done it’s deed; hipster culture was in full swing and there it smacked me in the face like a geek pie to the head of Nathan Barley. This was Hipsterville, a town where Ray Bans, massive glasses, American Apparel and vintage footwear clad kids ruled the roost.

Organic cheese grits and poached eggs with a side of candied bacon

Organic cheese grits and poached eggs with a side of candied bacon

We walked amongst them, ate with them in their trendy cafes, drank with them with their trendy bars. There seems to be a certain rage generated with certain people when it comes to hipster culture. But from my perspective if there’s candied bacon involved, what’s not to like?! (more…)

Hawksmoor’s meatastic pop up at Pitt Cue Co

7 Jul 2011

The day that two of my favourite purveyors of “man food” got together was a day I’d been highly anticipating. For one night only the fabulous steak house Hawksmoor showed up on the grill at Pitt Cue Co – the American style BBQ stand under the Hungerford Bridge. This night happened to be just last night!

Hawksmoor Tamworth belly rib, "Not Dog", kim chi and Pitt Cue Co BBQ Beans

Hawksmoor Tamworth belly rib, "Not Dog", kim chi and Pitt Cue Co BBQ Beans

By the time I arrived at around 6.30pm, they had a nice little queue forming for their special BBQ box. This box of tasty treats contained one of their classic Tamworth belly ribs, a “Not Dog” (consisting of a mix of pork, beef and secret spices) and as much home made kim chi as you cared to pile on top. Pitt Cue Co’s BBQ beans or coleslaw and pickles were also included in the box. All for only £7, this was one weighty and excellently valued meal! (more…)