Bukowski Grill, Burgers, Ribs, Crispy Chicken Livers & BBQ On Fire Festival in Covent Garden
Heading down to Brixton, an additional hang out, Bukowski Grill promises a classic, meaty feast of burgers, ribs, pulled pork, hanger steak, the works with copious milkshakes, drinks and sides to accompany.
Sourcing their meats and products ethically, they bring ingredients together in the fierce flames of the Josper. The Josper is an enclosed, charcoal-fired oven- grill, with record cooking times. “Its blitzing heat seals in the flavour and juices of our premium quality meats.”
When we visited the The Reuben burger was the monthly special, beef patty, pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and smoked gherkins. A juicy burger, beef drippings sliding down galore, an interesting flavour combination with the pastrami, sauerkraut and dressing. The chips were ok, not the best triple cooked chips we have had, they just missed that crispyness.
But the show stopper for me was the southern crispy chicken livers, I could have wolfed down more! A pleasant visit if your down Brixton village way, though they need to make their milkshake portions a little bit bigger! (Being a milkshake fiend)..
On Fire Festival, Food Network, Covent Garden
Over the weekend, Covent Garden piazza hosted the On Fire Festival on behalf of Food Network. London didn’t need any more heating up this weekend as we were on FIRE literally with a sweltering heatwave (unknown to us Londoners) sweeping the city. Plus ten’s of BBQ’s and a heatwave resulted in literally people feeling like they were on fire!
It was buzzing when I got there with Jason from (Mauritian Street Food) also my partner in crime for our Covent Garden supperclub in November. The sun was out, the air was fogged with wafts of smoke coming off the many BBQ’s cooking up food for customers.
Chef Nev, seen above from School of Wok based in Covent Garden, was smoking some marinated ribs, fragrant, spiced and delicious. So GOOD. They also were doing a Vietnamese slant to lemongrass, tangy chicken and beef patties all sandwiched in baguettes, with sauces and salads.
A Venezualan company offered sweetcorn pancakes, filled generously with beef or pork, guacamole, chilli sauce, this was so appetising the flavours would bouce around in your mouth! Perfect for an alternative to breakfast or brunch.
Lastly after trying quite a few treats, plus in-between glasses of pimms we finished ourselves off with a pulled pork bap, filled with kidney beans and coleslaw. The guys had me in fits of laughter after discovering they had given us a burger minus the pulled pork… but so apologetic and forgiven because of the heat, we got a new one. Piled high with meat , soft, off the bone and tasty.
That killed me off, I could have happily found a corner in Covent Garden and had a ten minute power nap..
Great weekend and afternoon of FOOD!