Match of the week | Ribs, bourbon and picklebacks

Match of the week

Ribs, bourbon and picklebacks

It’s not often these days that I hit on a totally new discovery but this combination at the newly opened Pitt Cue Co, a southern American-style ribshack is the business.

They do amazing beef ribs slathered with a sticky, smokey but not oversweet marinade and serve it with homemade pickles. Quite a challenging combination for any wine to cope with but spot on with a pickleback - a shot of bourbon served with a sweet and sour chaser of home-made pickle juice. It’s also great with the St Louis ribs - and, I almost forgot, the smoked hot wings. The wings are awesome.

Even better it’s only £4. (The ribs are a very reasonable £9.50)

The downside? Pitt Cue, which is in Newburgh Street which runs parallel to Carnaby Street, is a tiny 30 seater which doesn’t take bookings. Still, worth it to taste some of the best, if not the best barbecued food in London. If you can’t face the queue to sit down they do pulled pork buns to takeaway.

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