Last week I dragged my buddies from UNiDAYS and our photography club Snap Collective (go follow us on Insta!) to Rub as they’d invited me down to try their new 80s themed cocktails. Every month we have a new theme for our photography club and for April it’s food & drink! Obviously, this is my favourite subject to talk about, photograph, blog about, everything, you guys know that. I love food, I’m a fat kid inside so whenever I have the chance to review food and drinks, I jump at it.
When I heard we were getting a Red Dog Saloon, right opposite Rub and just down the road from the epic Red’s True BBQ I did wonder how they’d manage to differentiate themselves from the smoky competition but after taking a trip last weekend I can safely say it definitely has a space in Nottingham’s meaty market.
I’ve heard Grillstock is where the whole BBQ trend in the UK and, as much of a BBQ food fan that I am, I hadn’t visited one until last month.
I was craving a chicken burger and opted for the Bluegrass Chicken Burger which is a simple Southern Fried chicken burger (which is huge by the way!) it’s paired with lettuce, tomato, and juke sauce which is so tasty. This is possibly the nicest chicken burger I’ve had in a long time, the chicken was tender and I loved the seasoning. Plus, it was such good value for money at only £8.50 including a heap of house fries.
Incase you missed it – I went to London a few weekends ago for a quick city break and thought I’d share some of my favourite places and some recommendations for anyone who might be planning to head to London but aren’t sure what to do apart from the usual sight-seeing and shopping. I wasn’t the most au fait with London before this trip, I’d been a couple of times but would never say that I ‘know’ the city so it was fun to explore.
When you say ‘Stoli’ to me, I automatically think of Ab Fab and Patsy’s classic Stoli & Bolly combination. Who doesn’t? But the old classic is getting a modern 2014 re-vamp. Stoli went on a tour in a 1950s van around London with their new Stole Lemonade creation, offering it up to the lovely local public! Unfortunately, I was unable to go but I really wanted to try this glorified vodka lemonade so they kindly sent me a bottle and I wanted to share the recipe with you guys! It’s a really refreshing summer drink and it’s great because you can alter the sweetness, lemony-ness and vodka measure in your own pitcher unlike the giant watery Wetherspoon’s pitchers that sometimes grace the table. Grab yourself a pretty mason jar and some straws and settle down for an evening in the sun. Multiply the recipe by 4 to share the pitcher with friends.