7 Post/s by Tag: Man Food

The Meatwagon at Dalston Roof Park

14 Jul 2011

Jumping back a little in time now, I finally bring to you my first experience at that elusive, wondrous, carnivore’s heaven in a van that is The Meatwagon!

Bacon Burger

Bacon Burger

Florence the Meatwagon in all her splendour

Florence the Meatwagon in all her splendour

On this occasion they were doing a one off pop up at the Dalston Roof Park. It was a Friday night in May; the place was absolutely buzzing, and that was just the hungry queue forming to get in. (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…)

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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Typical Friday…

21 Jan 2011

It’s Friday!  And I’m taking a little break from my New Zealand posts to tell you about it.  I very rarely need an excuse to make a pig of myself and so on Fridays it’s almost a prerequisite.

Breakfast: The Breadman and Flat White

Ah… one of my favourite indulgent breakfasts to have at my desk consists of a flat white from Flat White and a bacon and egg mayonnaise bagel from The Breadman stall in Berwick Street Market, Soho.

Bacon and Egg Mayonnaise Bagel and a Flat White

Bacon and Egg Mayonnaise Bagel and a Flat White

The bagels are proper and come fresh from Brick Lane.  The filling consists of lovely thick slices of bacon (usually still crispy from the frying pan), and offset by creamy scrambled egg mayonnaise. It’s such a naughty but nice way to start the day!

Lunch: Bodeans

This is actually a much smaller meal than I would normally order at Bodeans but I have dinner plans at The Warrington tonight so this was my attempt at taking it easy.  The drawback with ordering ribs is that being so rich and fatty it was still too filling.  Sheesh… what kind of person chooses ribs when looking for a light meal?!  Seriously, I am a prime example of someone with a severe case of “eyes bigger than stomach”.

Spare Ribs

Spare Ribs

Anyway… still feeling full, but off to The Warrington I go!  Wish me luck.

My Year of Food 2010: Part 3

9 Jan 2011

Here is my final post in the My Year of Food 2010 series with the last lot of foodie highlights from the past year:

Fernandez and Leluu (30th October 2010)

After first hearing about Secret Supper Clubs in London two years ago I was excited to be finally attending one last year, Fernandez and Leluu located in East London.  Run fortnightly by friendly couple Simon and Uyen, their dishes are influenced by their respective birth places of Spain and Vietnam.  Not knowing quite what to expect I found it had the lovely informal atmosphere of going to dinner at a friend of a friend’s house; hugely welcoming with plenty of opportunities to meet new people.

On the night we attended they were doing a charity dinner for Action Against Hunger in association with food brand Unearthed.  Quite a few of their dishes during our 6 course meal incorporated ingredients from Unearthed, and we even got to take home some surplus products at the end of the meal.  I must say it felt great to be stuffing our faces with delicious food knowing it was all for a good cause.

Beautiful scented roses on the table, our BYO wine... and Elvis

Beautiful scented roses on the table, our BYO wine... and Elvis

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