BBQ, bourbon, blues and Brixton ah we love a bit of alliteration. We also love the fact that The Blues Kitchen is heading over to Brixton this autumn with the opening of their third restaurant.
Connoisseurs of all things BBQ they’ve perfected their techniques with various trips to Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee – they know all about spice rubs, smoke times and American woods and now they’re bringing their knowledge and USDA beef from Texas to South London.
They say this is their best menu yet, with classic 12 hour smoked brisket will be served alongside burnt ends and fall-off-the-bone 16 hour beef short ribs. New dishes will include Pig and Biscuits – sounds strange? Nope it’s buttery southern breads topped with pulled pork, poached duck eggs, hollandaise sauce and crispy fried bacon- which sounds like heaven to us; as well as Creole crab cake Benedict, whole Canadian lobster and Cajun catfish. They’ll be old classics too like buttermilk fried chicken, St Louis pork ribs and the famous Blues Kitchen buffalo wings.
Split across two floors, downstairs you’ll find a tiled bar and a small intimate stage which will see blues, swing, gospel and bluegrass shows, whilst upstairs there is another stage and club with likes of a Louisiana style brass band and Mississippi bluesmen. The music and food aren’t the only things coming from America, they’ll be artwork from the Antineau Gallery in New Orleans and reclaimed tin and Tiffany lights from Pennsylvania and New York.
Blues Kitchen Brixton: Opens 9th October, 40 Acre Lane, SW2 5SP, www.theblueskitchen.com