Good ol’ BBQ in Marylebone

Jan 15, 15 Good ol’ BBQ in Marylebone

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There are some things in  London that are hard to come by. One of those things is good ol’ American BBQ. Now, I’m not from any of the Southern states of the US but I do like a good BBQ so I was interested to see how a new BBQ place in Marylebone, of all places, would play out. Turns out, it’s pretty darn good. The Joint actually started out in much less posher surroundings down in Brixton Village before making the move north of the river. It was one of the first to offer American style BBQ on the pop-up scene. Founders Dan Fiteni and Warren Dean use only quality ingredients that are locally sourced. And they believe in slow cooking everything in their own marinades. You can definitely see the 16 hours of  slow cooking in the meat that falls off the ribs and the chicken wings that are to die for, crispy crunchy on the outside, covered in sticky BBQ sauce but at the same time so moist and tender. They have to be some of the best chicken wings I’ve had in awhile. I wish they did them Buffalo-style. The rest of the menu is pretty simple,sticking to pulled pork on homemade buns or in a wrap. The sides are great, big and crunchy onion rings, corn on the cob ( though I wish they offered butter with the corn) and crunchy slaw that isn’t drowning in mayo – the only thing that’s missing are country baked beans but in this country, you lot have them for breakfast! They also offered french fries as a side but I had another order of wings instead (yes, they are THAT good). The drinks menu is short but sweet and not too expensive. £6.50 for a strong and substantial cocktail in Marylebone – sign me up! I tried the Figgy Ol’Fashioned, it was a bit on the sweet side but still good and the Thyme Collins certainly did wash down the BBQ sauce....

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Decanter Fine Wine Encounter, this weekend, Nov. 17-18

It’s that time of year again, yes, time for the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter! I went to the last one in the Spring which was the Italian Fine Wine Encounter so I can tell you that they are fantastic events. The last one was at the gorgeous Landmark Hotel in Marylebone and this weekend’s event will also be held there. Decanter puts on wine masterclasses as well as a grand tasting so if you’re into your Fine Wine, you really shouldn’t miss it. This year, over 600 of the world’s finest wineries will be there including Champagne Taittinger, Casa Marin, Fontodi, Meerlust and Château D’Issan.  Saturday is sold out but Sunday sessions are still available, which include the following: 11am Château Figeac Speaker: Comte Eric d’Aramon, owner − 1.30pm Henschke Speaker: Johann Henschke, winemaker − 3pm Wine Grapes: A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, their origins and flavours Speakers: Authors Jancis Robinson OBE MW, Dr José Vouillamoz and Julia Harding MW So what are you waiting for, tickets for Sunday will be available on the door and cost £55 per person. Masterclass and entry, £95 When: Saturday, November 17th SOLD OUT, Tickets still available on the door for Sunday, November 18th 11am to 5pm Where: Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6JQ, UK Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPocketRedditGoogleTumblrEmailPrintPinterestLike this:Like...

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