Smokey Tails, the ‘Beats & Eats’ pop-up created by DJ Seth Troxler, Wilderness festival co- founder Jo Vidler and ‘flavour technician’ (whatever that may mean!) Jona Ahearne took up its first permanent residence, at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on 22 April. And it must be going well so far because they’ve just announced a new lunch menu and picnic offering.
The lunch menu features some veggie dishes alongside Smokey Tails’ signature BBQ meats. Salads include: Butternut Squash with pea shoots, radish, green beans, peas, avocado oil & puy lentils, and miso aubergine with smoked tofu and aubergine purée.
Meaty delights on the lunch menu: Coriander lime and orange pulled pork; smoked chicken wings with spicy Buffalo sauce, and smoked lamb belly croquettes. The ‘Meat and Two Veg’ lunch offer (priced at £11) includes your choice of any meat dish on the menu, plus a salad and a side of buttery smoked Mexican sweetcorn.
Smokey Tails BBQ Taster Picnic
Can’t wait until the weekend to get your BBQ fix? Now you can pop into Smokey Tails any time of the week to indulge in some take-away grills and thrills – all packed up for you to eat anywhere you please. Priced at £9 per person and launching on National Picnic Week (11-19 June), the BBQ taster includes Smokey Tails Chicken Wings, Seasonal Slaw, Potato Salad, heritage Tomato Salad, Smoked Mexican Sweetcorn and even dessert – a Salted Caramel and Chocolate Brownie. Vegetarian options are available and change seasonally with the menu. The basket includes cutlery, blankets available on request from the restaurant for a small deposit.
Smokey Tails roving restaurant arrived back in London in April after a series of residencies in Melbourne, Sydney, Miami and Amsterdam. The new 64-cover Hoxton site offers Midwest weekend brunch options, as well as lunch and picnics, with a snack menu of ‘hand to mouth’ food served in the bar area.
The menus are inspired by the BBQ flavours of home-cooked Midwestern food Seth grew up with, a style he calls ‘Midwest modern’.