The Cardiff blog scene has seen a number of new bloggers enter blogosphere in recent months, and one that has made an impact is The Gri...February 05, 2014
THE GRILL AND BARREL'S TOP FIVE
The Cardiff blog scene has seen a number of new bloggers enter blogosphere in recent months, and one that has made an impact is The Grill and Barrel. Much like The Food Project, The Grill and Barrel goes behind the scenes of food establishments and gets to know the people behind the product, only with a focus on all things meat and beer.
The author, Jordan Harris, was kind enough to share his top five picks for eating out in Cardiff...
Hang Fire Smokehouse
The three words on everyone's lips at the moment are Hang Fire Smokehouse; Cardiff's shining gem. Shauna and Sam are doing great and exciting things by bringing southern style American BBQ across the pond to our shores. Their pop-ups have amassed a huge following in such a short space of time and it will be interesting to see what they've got planned this year.
You can't mention the pop-up scene without drooling over Got Beef's burgers. The magic of pop-ups is that they aren't available everyday or every night, and you find yourself eagerly waiting for them to swing around once again. Got Beef have a whole new array of burgers and sides available in their next few pop-ups at The Canadian and their mac and cheese bites look immense.
If you're in the mood for a coffee, or even a full blown meal in the Bay, it's worth rooting out The Deck. Not only do they serve some of the best coffee in the city and stock a whole array of handmade cakes, their omelettes are incredible. If you're feeling especially hungry, give their Mega Deck omelette challenge a go, but heed my warning; the egg and cheese will win.
The Rollin' Hot Dog Co.
Having lived in South East Asia, there's a huge variety of different food and flavours available incredibly cheap on every street. Vendors cook fresh dishes and snacks out of their houses and food carts and it's something I missed when moving to Cardiff. Holly from The Rollin' Hot Dog Co. is definitely filling that hole with her dogs. Head over to the Fashion Quarter if you're stumped for lunch and you won't regret it. All her toppings are fresh and you'll be pushed to find a better hot dog, and at about £3 a go, you really can't go wrong!
Another good option for lunch is Munchesters. Chef Anand George's brainchild is a good place to grab a wrap. sandwich, stew or cake. The chef, Kuldeep Singh, creates fresh wraps and stews daily, taking inspiration from Kerala in India, as well as from all over the world. His cakes are also phenomenal, so if you don't fancy a quick hot dog, and want to rest your feet in-between shopping, Munchesters is the place to go with its chilled atmosphere.
Do you agree with Jordan's picks? What places would you recommend?
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