By Mick Brown
Courtesy of www.BBQCateringConfidential.com
Barbecue Season is in full swing in countries all over the world. If you are like me, you’re always searching for something exciting and new in your travels. Especially when it comes to Food. Since my interest is Grilling, I always try to find something grilled on restaurant menus wherever I go. Wish every city had a BBQ Tour, where I could link up with a BBQ Chef and explore some of the best local places to eat (and avoid the over-priced tourist traps with mediocre food).
As it turns out, I usually end up creating culinary tours for myself whenever I visit cities outside of Los Angeles. I utilize a combination of Yelp, Trip Advisor, “Local BBQ Restaurant Reviews” (Google Searches), and good old “Word of Mouth” from Locals. Thanks to Facebook and Google, I am also creating a Friends’ network of Gluten Free and BBQ Foodies and Chefs from all over the U.S., and abroad.
When I am not doing BBQ, I like to take city tours of the best local Cuisines and do Cooking Classes to learn how to make them. In the past couple of years I have been fortunate to tour exciting food destinations like New Orleans, Paris, Mexico, Miami, Costa Rica and Chicago, among others. Some of these experiences have been subjects in “The Adventures of TasteeBQ”.
Recently, I have been hearing from people who are planning travel to London, so I decided to share one of my favorite BBQ cities ever. I was there in the Fall of 2012, following the Olympics. Hopefully, the London BBQ scene hasn’t changed too much in the past year, or so. Please share any updates if you have more recent Pics of BBQ in London.
Of course, throughout my travels there have been “Hits and Misses” when it comes to BBQ restaurants. The Catering part of my company has recently branched out to offer BBQ Tasting Tours in Los Angeles. Open to both L.A. Locals and visitors alike, friends have asked why would I promote the competition? I look at it a different way. As a Caterer, I seldom cook for groups of less than 10, and I have no intention of ever opening a BBQ restaurant in L.A. [Been there , done that with Chicago Pizza.] Plus it is a chance to take my BBQ Classes on the road, meet new people and nosh on some of the Best BBQ in town. The next Tour is coming up in a couple of weeks (details below). In the end, BBQ Tasting Tours is another small step in my company’s mission to Make the World a Better Place to Eat. Hope to see you there. Until next time, Eat and Be Well.
FAVORITE 5 PLACES FOR BBQ IN LONDON
1. Pitt Cue Co.- 1 Newburgh St, London W1F 7RB, United Kingdom +44 20 7287 5578- Great quality Smoked Meats, creative Side Dishes and Daily Specials.
2. Steak & Co.- Irving Street., London WC2A 0HA, England, 0207 839 8100- Elegant Steakhouse with nice variety of Ribs and traditional American BBQ Dishes.
3. Bodean’s BBQ- 10 Poland Street London, W1F 8PZ 020 7287 7575- A slice of the South with authentic Texas Style smoked BBQ, and more.
4. Momo Restaurant- 25, Heddon street London W1B 4BH + 44 207 434 4040- Lavish Moroccan Restaurant with excellent Grilled Chicken and the works.
5. Adams Rib- 9/23 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1V 7HA, England +44(0)20 77346811- BBQ is tender and tasty. Great location for Theater Row.
Mick Brown is a Food Blogger/Purveyor based in Los Angeles, with over 30 years BBQ and Grilling experience. Aside from Caterer and Private Grilling Instructor, his passions are creating Easy Grilling Recipes and searching for the World’s Best Flavors. General Manager of Tastee BQ Grilling Co. and the new California Gold BBQ Rubs. He is also author of web serial blog “The Adventures of Tastee BQ.” Email- Mick@TasteeBQ.com
For More see The Adventures of TasteeBQ “Best of BBQ in London” http://www.buzzfeed.com/tasteebq/the-best-of-bbq-in-london-2kzn
Pit Cue Co., London http://www.pittcue.co.uk/home/
Steak & Co., Lmdon http://www.steakand.co.uk/
Bodean’s BBQ, London http://www.bodeansbbq.com/
Momo Restaurant, London http://momoresto.com/restaurant/london/momo/restaurant/
BBQ Tasting Tours Los Angeles- Tickets, Info Tour July 26, 2014 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/774599
BBQ Tasting Tours- Tastee BQ Grilling Co. http://tasteebqgrilling.com/bbq-tasting-tours-los-angeles/