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A smokin’ Summer ahead…

14 Jul

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!

Elton John glasses at SFC

You may have been forced into wearing our Elton John glasses at SFC, if you hung around our BBQ shack long enough!


Amazing traders at SFC

Amazing traders at SFC

Not one to rest on our expanding laurels, we’ve been well and truly humbled at Kate Humble’s Dig Day Out Festival on 4th July. It was a glorious day with beautiful sunshine. There were loads of outdoor cooking demos, music by The Noses and local legends, The Brwmys and Gareth Malone popped by and got us all in full voice!

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Hang Fire friend, Pedro, feeling a ‘little Humble’


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A man cannot sing on an empty stomach. Gareth Malone tucking into one of our Pretzel Reuben

We were honoured to be selected as judges at a round of ‘King of the Grill ‘at the UK’s biggest BBQ competition, Grillstock, in Bristol 11-12 July. What an awesome event if you’re a fan of outdoor cooking and great music. The competition teams work their socks off all year round to compete to the prize of Grand Champion and the opportunity to compete at the KCBS American Royal, the worlds biggest BBQ competition, Kansas, in October. The winning team are the unstoppable, the mighty Bunch of Swines. They make some of the best BBQ we’ve tasted, top people and are deserved champions.

Us judging the burger round at Grillstock. 22 bites of delicious burger in an hour...

Us judging the burger round at Grillstock. 22 bites of delicious burger in an hour…


Us and the infallible DJ BBQ at Grillstock

Us and the infallible DJ BBQ at Grillstock


Everyone's favourite Doctor, Dr.BBQ himself, the legend that is Ray Lampe

Everyone’s favourite Doctor, Dr.BBQ himself, the legend that is Ray Lampe

NEWS FLASH – Cardiff’s first Craft Soda….

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.

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Meat the Pretzel

27 Apr

So we’ve been conspiring, scheming and divising new and interesting ways to convert our beohemoth BBQ into tasty street food freindly portions as we hit the festival circuit through the summer. Pretzel buns aren’t a new thing in the States, in fact good ole’ Wendy Burgers launched with one a little while ago (thinking it’s hip to be square!). We’d been on the search for a baker to make this tasty little bun for us for over 18 months (I know! It’s easier to find an NHS dentist in Splott than get a baker to take on a new project in Cardiff!). Then, it happened. Drowning our sorrows one day in creme patissiere in Cocorico, we met owner Laurien, who listened to our baking tales of woe and casually said “I’ll have a go.” Thinking that all our doughs had risen at once, we shook on it there and then and the results will be launched every weekend in May at Street Food Circus http://www.streetfoodcardiff.com/  – But be aware, ‘Meat the Pretzel’ will be somewhat limited as every component is hand made, first come first fed ya’ll.

So what will we have at Street Food Circus…

We’re launching with two new ‘Meat the Prezel’ buns. Firstly the Reuben, of which I’m sure you’re all a fan of. Local Welsh brisket, cured for a week, then smoked to Pastrami perfection over oak for 12hrs, marry that with a blanket of nutty Swiss cheese, a sliver of jumbo dill pickle then add a generous dollop of Russian dressing, and for those that like it, a heap of warm, sweet and sour sauerkraut.

A first for Wales, 'Meat the Prezel' in colaboration with master patisserier, CocoRico of Cardiff

A first for Wales, ‘Meat the Prezel’ in colaboration with master patisserier, CocoRico of Cardiff

Secondly, we’ll have the ‘Yard Bird 1/4 Pounder’. A 24hr aromatic-brined, 4hr smoked, butterflied free range chicken thigh that we’ll finish on our Texas grill for extra flavour. That’ll sit on a herby lettuce nest with fresh, crunchy ‘slaw made with our Alabama White BBQ sauce. We’re hoping this will be one of the best chicken burgers you will have tasted!

Meat the Pretzel: Yard Bird 1/4 Pounder. The Chicken burger to end all chicken burgers....

Meat the Pretzel: Yard Bird 1/4 Pounder. The Chicken burger to end all chicken burgers….

And as if that wasn’t enough….. we’ll have our beers for sale to wash it all down.

Austin Aaron IPA, Oh! Carolina and Bayou Brew

Austin Aaron IPA, Oh! Carolina and Bayou Brew

We’ll have a few BBQ favourites on offer too, they’ll change nightly. We’re very excited about this and hope you’ll come and see us and try these amazing sandwiches.

We’ll be at Street Food Circus on weekends, Sat – Sun through May.
See you at the front!
#BBQlove
Sam & Shauna

Street Food Circus

Street Food Circus