PittCue on the Southbank
Twitter events such as ‘Tweat-up’ & ‘MeatCrawl’ made me a frequenter to the Southbank, to discover my summer of 2011’s guilty pleasure: Pitt Cue’s ‘Pulled’ Pork. The effervescent hospitality of Tom & Jamie always welcomed me, whatever weather… usually rain or hailstorm under the leaky Hungerford Bridge.
Alongside the plentiful portion of tender slow-cooked pulled pork, sides were a gorgeous pickled gherkin, smokey cola beans and slaw (I have to say tainted with dreaded coriander, alas all can’t be perfect). Longhorn beef brisket and barbecued pork ribs also favourites, featured on the menu, delicious washed down with ‘hard’ lemonade.
What I most loved, is the chaps’ enthusiasm and love for what they were creating and offering up. Taking pride in sourcing amazing Gloucester Old Spot Pork and bread (c/o of Wild Caper Deli) to experimenting with mouthblowingly hot habanero sauce and injecting spring onions with pork fat. One import, I stayed away from, were the shots lined up on the counter for the braver few. Namely Picklebacks, a chaser of rye whiskey and a shot of home-made pickle juice. Just the description was enough to make me wince and a US import that could definitely pass me by.
The Southbank stint was a summer operation, however keep your eye on their twitter feed as a new outlet is promised in the New Year (2012) – @PittCueCo