Patty and Bun – Goodge St, London

Woohoo! A new Patty and Bun opening! Everyone rejoiced!

I had tried Patty and Bun a couple of years back (by Liverpool Street) so took this opportunity to give it another taste and report back to y’all.  I know, the things I do for you hey!

I can’t tell you much about the history of Patty & Bun apart from they started as a pop up but, as Goodge St is their 6th location, P&B are clearly doing something The People like.

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SLIDER DECIDER – London’s Best Bun Fight 10/09/2016

Last Saturday (10 Sept ’16) we attended Slider Decider at Broadgate Circle, London, and cor we had an amazing day! Despite the rain, the 16 chefs in attendance cooked for the crowds, powered through and did a brilliant job.

We too put the ‘work’ in and sampled 14 out of the 16 sliders on offer. If you want to know what we thought, who the winners were, who we voted for and where you can see more of these chefs then keep on reading!

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Upcoming: SLIDER DECIDER – Saturday 10 September 2016

12 noon until 17:00 –  Broadgate Circle, London – Free Entrylogo-slider_decider-500

This Saturday London is in for a real treat! The weekend following Meatopia (which somehow as major meat fans we are yet to attend) and not long after National Burger Day, we’re being spoilt with Slider Decider. And yes, Fork My Piehole will be in attendance to bring you delicious slider news and stuff our pieholes.

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Zooteek #BasqueInSummer Pop Up – Regent’s Canal, Bow

Yesterday morning we went for a stroll down by the canal and stumbled upon a good smelling barge (for reference we were by the Palm Tree pub in Mile End). They were just setting up yesterday and I had a day of wedding dress shopping to go and do (squeak to good friends getting married!) so I couldn’t indulge then. But we asked what was going on and made a note to go back today to sample their #basqueinsummer cuisine as they were only around for the bank holiday weekend. I am so glad we did!

It had been chucking it down about half an hour before we ventured out for lunch and so I wondered how they would be doing and hoping business was still booming for them. And it was! Hooray! They had some great music on to create more of an atmosphere for their customers (it worked, I had a jig) and some seats and tables laid out on the grass.

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The Free Ranger, London Philly Cheesesteak – Chelmsford, Essex

The Free Ranger – London Philly Cheesesteak – £6 – London and Chelmsford

Hark at thee, hungry readers and food porn enthusiasts.  I am here to tell you a cheesy meaty tale, from the valleys (or high street) of Chelmsford, Essex.  Our story began one uneventful Friday lunchtime when a lost soul was wandering through this pity-city – I say this because the Queen deemed Chelmsford a city but let’s be real here…this is a place for realness. Anyway, I digress! I am here to tell you about some joy that was brought to me on a day of boredom and darkness.

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Flat Iron, The Burger – London

Flat Iron Shoreditch – Flat Iron Burger – £10

Last week I went to Flat Iron as a surprise. Now when I say surprise, I don’t mean 20 people got me there in a blindfold to literally shout “SURPRISE!”, but more some original plans didn’t work out and Flat Iron (as a reliable and delicious friend) was there to comfort us in our time of need.

Usually when I go to Flat Iron I have purpose. And that purpose is steak. Delicious delicious steak.  We haven’t done a Flat Iron post since one of our first – CLICK HERE TO READ IT– and need to do another as that was from the first visit EVER, so I took the tasty opportunity to try something new. Something I had heard about from friends and recently gained some knowledge about thanks to Jordan, the Flat Iron butcher based at the Covent Garden branch (Insta/twitter @butcherling). The new half secret information passed on to me was that this burger contains brisket meat. Which is special and I don’t think many burgers would contain this sort of beef. It lit a burger fuelled flame inside of me. Mm…brisket.

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KERB ‘The Favourites’ Part 1- Camden, London

KERB Camden – Street Food – £ varies – mostly under £10

Last week I was lucky enough to get invited to the preview night of the new KERB food market at Camden Lock by A Geordie Lost In London. This food market has been here for a while but it’s been taken over and re-vamped by the KERB guys who already run street food markets at Kings Cross, the Gherkin and Canary Wharf.

Camden is the new flagship of the KERB brand as the first market which will be open 7 days a week, and has a huge 35 traders as well as a bar which specialises in Negronis (turns out I don’t love Negronis but there are plenty of other options including craft beers). It’s a great site, the stalls surround an offshoot from the canal which houses a couple of sleepy canal boats, so you get a nice feeling of chilling out by the water while you chow down.

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BBQ Lab/Thunderbird – The only wing you’ll ever need – London

BBQ Lab – Chipuffalo Wings – £ the more you order the less they cost so buy them all

I don’t think we could do this blog without writing about BBQ Lab. These guys have been a favourite of Stef and I for a while now and let me tell you for why…

Anyone who knows me knows that I like chicken. Scrap that I bloody LOVE chicken. One of my proudest moments as an Auntie so far is when I saw my baby niece using a chicken bone as a teething ring. My mother tells me I did the same thing as a baby. Must be genetic, what can I say?

Now since I have been chowing down on chicken since before I could walk,and since my favourite part of the chicken is the wing, I think I’m pretty well qualified to tell you about a good wing when I find one. Trust me, I have eaten a LOT of wings.

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Smokestak at Dinerama – Shoreditch, London

Smokestak – Usda Brisket Bun – 8 Quid

This lunchtime I mosey-ed on down to Dinerama in Shoreditch and one of my chosen dishes was a USDA Brisket Bun from Smokestak.

This is a looovely juicy soft bit o’brisket served in a mystery bun – what is it, Smokestak? Brioche?! Anyway it’s a very light bun and sweet, toasted and all clammy. Clammy doesnt sound like it should be a good thing, but in this case it is – meat clamminess. No seeds. Thumbs up.

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