We know how fond Londoners are of their meat, so we'll expect queues round the block when Pitt Cue Co unveil their BBQ trailer on the South Bank this coming Friday (20 May).
The trailer is the brainchild of Jamie Berger (one of the UK's first importers of Cobra beer) and young Winchester chef Tom Adams. Berger's mum comes from the deep south of America, hence the predisposition to fire up the barbecue at any opportunity, and Adams - who's done stints at The Ledbury and Blueprint Cafe - is apparently slightly batty about the degree to which he loves to grill meat.
The menu is small but perfectly formed. There'll be smoked pulled pork shoulder of Gloucester Old Spot, Rotisserie Chicken and Longhorn Salt Beef Brisket. Sides include smoked corn, slaw and collard greens and there will be a few homemade BBQ sauces to choose from.
Happily, Pitt Cue Co are also licensed and have three craft British IPA beers lined up - Brew Dog from Scotland, Kernel from Bermondsey and Sambrook’s from Battersea. There will probably be Negronis on the menu and they'll also be serving up Pickle Backs (no, us neither). Apparently they're something of a drinks craze doing the rounds in New York at the moment featuring a shot of rye whiskey or bourbon chased with a shot of pickle brine. The brine in question will come from some pickled fennel Tom's made to go with all that meat. Ask for a Pickle Back and Skin and you'll get a snack of crackling to go with your drink.
Pitt Cue Co open for business on Friday 20 May under Hungerford Bridge on The Queen's Walk, SE1 as part of the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain and will be on site for four months.
Opening hours will be 11am to about 10pm or thereabouts. To keep abreast of any specials they have on, make sure you follow them on www.twitter.com/pittcueco