It’s all happening Hang Fire stylie. Hope you’re having a great summer. We’ve been out and about doing book signings and demos, as well as feeding over 16,000 meat-lovers in our beloved Barry.
We’ve been swapping books with Dawn French at Port Eliot Festival and learning the way of Spit Beef with DJ BBQ at The Big Grill in Dublin. Exciting times for all things outdoor cooking.
We were absolutely thrilled to be part of the Summer Special of Countryfile. Catch us smoking up a storm on Jacksons Bay:
This week we’ll see you in the Park people, Sophia Gardens to be precise. The Street Food Circus rolls into town. We will be there on Friday & Saturday’s, apart from the 16th/17th September.
SUPER IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Hang Fire Southern Kitchen will be CLOSED on the 16/17/18 September. That weekend our lovely team will be smoking up a storm at Abergavenny Food Festival, then we head off to hang out with Cerys Matthews at The Good Life Experience in north Wales.
Hope to meat you during this glorious festival season.
Lots of #BBQLove
Sam, Shauna & The Hang Fire team.
For all restaurant booking enquiries, opening hours & general info visit the Hang Fire Southern Kitchen.
It’s about time we said a huge thanks to each and everyone of you meat-lovers who’ve supported us through the first few months at the Hang Fire Southern Kitchen in our beloved Barry. We have fed over 6,000 of you since opening and the response has been overwhelming. Couldn’t have done it with the support of the Hang Fire Faithful.
The Hang Fire Cookbook is officially launched and in good old fashioned Hang Fire style we had a massive party. It’s been an honour and privilege to be signing your books and administering the free hug which comes with every single copy. We are inspired by the number of people buying smokers and giving Slow & Low a go!
And finally – we need your help! We would be absolutely thrilled if you voted for us in the Observer Food Monthly Awards. We’d love to represent Wales in the New Cook Book category. The closing deadline is 1st July, so please get to voting people! Link is here…
We will still be doing festivals and events this year, so keep you eyes peeled. Who knows where we might see each other again!
Thanks y’all for supporting our little business.
Shauna & Sam
For all restaurant bookings, please get in touch through the website
Hey y’all! Need to book a table? Wanna know when we open? All the info you need is right here on our website:
Wed: 5pm – 9pm
Thurs: 5pm – 9pm
Fri: LUNCH 12 noon – 2pm
Fri: DINNER 5pm – 9pm
Sat: LUNCH 12 noon – 2pm
Sat: DINNER 5pm – 9pm
Sun: 12 noon – 3.30pm
Come find us!
We are very proud to announce we made the runners up list for the Observer Food Monthly Awards. Proud to be representing Wales, and proud to be amongst some amazing purveyors of fine foods. Read all about it:
Halloween Hat Trick; Us, Pipes & @triplesodaco for all gluttons, ghouls & good time ghosties. 31st October. 12pm-10pm at Pipes Brewery, Pontcanna. See you there!
For more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/879011162195889/
Great news fellow barbecue fanatics, we’ve recently secured a publishing deal with Quadrille, a major, international publisher. We’ve completed the first draft already and will be finalising the photoshoots and last edits soon. We’re looking at a release in May 2016.
In our book, we’ll show you how we built our trailer smoker, tips on converting any grill into a home smoker, take you though our road trip where we went coast-to-coast and, of course, tons of recipes to try at home. We hope you’ll enjoy this book, we’ll be releasing sneak previews and tasters from the book early next year. We’ll keep you posted as to when and where you can buy a copy.
Here’s what our press office had to say about it:
Hot out the smoker, Hang Fire Smokehouse announce cook book deal
They have been crowned ‘Best Street Food’ by the BBC, were the first to bring slow and low BBQ to Wales, launched Wales’ first craft soda, fed international celebrities and served thousands of plates of American style barbecue at events up and down the country, but things just got bigger for Hang Fire Smokehouse, as they announce a brand new cook book for 2016.
The book will tell the story of their journey across America, including pictures and tales of their adventures, how do build your own smoker, detailed knowledge about grilling and smoking and will contain over 100 the recipes. The book is due for release in spring of next year.
Shauna Guinn, of Hang Fire said: “We were approached by publishers, Quadrille back in May following our win at the BBCR4 Food Awards and have been working on the book ever since. We are so pleased to finally be able to share our news – it’s been hard to keep it quiet!”
“The book is going to be jammed pack with everything you need to know about smoking at home. We can’t wait to share what we’ve learnt with everyone.”
The announcement was made over the weekend during their sell out ‘Alchemy of BBQ’ Masterclass at Abergavenny Food Festival. Tickets for their masterclass were the first to go and sold out in just 24hrs.
Partner, Samantha Evans added: “The food festival seemed like the perfect place to make the announcement. We delivered our masterclass to an audience made up of people who were really keen to dive into the world of slow and low and folks that have supported us from the beginning. It seemed right for those to be the first people to know.”
Sarah Lavelle, the publisher from Quadrille working with the girls, said: “We were fascinated by Sam and Shauna’s American adventure. They are infectiously passionate about what they do and hugely knowledgeable about their craft, so we are delighted to help them pass on their stories and recipes to fans, old and soon to be new.”
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We’ve been busy little smokers since Street Food Circus had it’s grand finale on 30th June.It was an amazing 2 months seeing literally thousands of hungry folks passing through the circus every night. Felt like a mini festival every weekend. Thank you to everyone that came down and supported us by eating our ‘cue, making us laugh, bought us some beers and had a dance with us!
This weekend, we have the annual PIPES Micro Beer Fest at the Printhaus Workshops in Canton. We’ll be launching our new project with Simon from Pipes Brewery to form the ‘Triple Soda Co‘, producing a range of craft sodas made with all natural ingredients. Our opening offering is a zingy Lemon and Ginger Mash soda, which will be available for this weekend’s festival goers to get a first taste. People can enjoy it straight from the soda fountain, or renowned mixologist, Ericka Duffy, will be using it to create some innovative cocktails. Details on when and where it’ll be stocked will be available on our website soon.
Hey ya’ll! If you haven’t been down to the awesome Street Food Circus yet, http://www.streetfoodcircus.co.uk or fancy coming down again to get your fill of Wales’ best street food, here’s the dates when we’re there…
FRI/SAT 23-24 May
FRI/SAT 29-30 May
FRI/SAT 12-13 June
FRI/SAT 19-20 June
FRI-SUN 26-28 June
Please note that we’re not there every Sunday or the first weekend of June.
Oh happy day our friends, and the biggest thanks goes out to ya’ll for voting for us in the first round.We were shocked and elated to have been selected as the judges choice to take home the prize of being voted the UK’s ‘Best Street Food’.
The award ceremony for the 2015 BBCR4 Food & Farming Awards was held on the College Green in Bristol 30/04. Rubbing shoulders with the chefs and restauraneurs we’ve loved from t’telly was a surreal experience at best. You can hear the show here, we recommend you listen to the whole thing, our category and acceptance speech is about 20 mins in. Listen here:
Hang Fire Sam was also on BBC Radio Wales Jamie Owens show this Sunday, talking all things BBQ, well mainly trying to talk about smoking, but Jamie though we grilled! Luckily we brought samples of our wares (and our beer) to clairfy the difference! We’re on the last half hour. Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05t763m#auto
And the show, or the circus must go on! We had a fabulous weekend trading at Street Food Circus. The mad May weather didn’t deter anyone (thanks to the massive Big Top dining area) and we sold many many ‘Meat The Pretzels’. please check our latest blog post for dates we’re there.
That’s all for now folks. Don’t forget to come get your now award winning (ahem!) BBQ fix from us at Street Food Circus.
Massive #BBQLove to you all, can’t tell you how much we appreciate your love and support.
Sam & Shauna