6 Post/s by Tag: BBQ

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…)

Ribstock 2012

27 Apr 2012

Did I ever mention I am really into ribs? The greasy, sticky, sweet, finger licking BBQ kind I mean. Well I am, big time. So great is my weakness that it’s rare that I can scan past the words “ribs” on a menu without immediately putting the menu down and looking no further.

Ribs being prepared by Red Dog Saloon

Ribs being prepared by Red Dog Saloon

I once seriously considered dining at every rib serving restaurant in London in order to find the ultimate ones. Of course these were the days before my cravings for tasty meats could be sated by the likes of The Rib Man, Pitt Cue Co, Hawksmoor and other such fine meat-drenched establishments – when they appeared on the scene I felt the need to search no longer.

But the moment I first heard of Ribstock (a Rib competition devised by The Rib Man and organised by Tweat Up) I knew it was for me. (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…)

My Year of Food 2010: Part 2

6 Jan 2011

Continuing on from my previous post I bring you a few more culinary highlights from 2010:

Bob Bob Ricard (6th August 2010)

After looking for an impromptu place for dinner after work on a Friday night we went for a wander around Soho and stumbled across Bob Bob Ricard.  The exterior being relatively nondescript, it was not a restaurant I’d previously taken much notice of and often walked past it during my work lunch breaks.  However after reading about their rather indulgent sounding caviar and vodka lunch special on Londonist a week or so earlier, my interest was piqued.

So in we went and rather curiously I found myself suddenly transported back to the glamour and decadence of the pre-stock market crash 30s.  The waiting staff wore carnation pink uniforms and the décor was lavish with desk lamps and “Press for Champagne” buttons adorning every booth.  The luxurious quirkiness of the place was a very pleasant surprise.

Press for Champagne Button


My Year of Food 2010: Part 1

5 Jan 2011

One thing that has irked me about getting this blog started so late is all the amazing food I’ve enjoyed in 2010 that I’ve missed out on writing about.  But after seeing a series of Favourite Bites of 2010 posts on the blog Eat Like A Girl, I thought “what a good idea!” and was very much inspired to do something similar.

In this post I bring to you a few of my favourite foodie moments from the last year:

Launceston Place (8th May 2010)

Fine dining is not a luxury I can often afford to indulge in but in May I was fortunate enough to be given £100 to dine at any restaurant of my choosing.  After asking the Twittersphere for suggestions, MiMi from Meemalee’s Kitchen recommended Launceston Place and kindly informed head chef, Tristan Welch that she was sending me over.  I took my pal Eatatarian along and we had a blast living it up and enjoying the wonderful food and service!

Musroom Amuse Bouche

Mushroom Amuse Bouche