The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that beneath ‘Welcome’ on this blog I mention ‘Great Food & Drink’ amongst my interests. Subsequently, over the coming months you may begin to see the occasional restaurant review on Social Web Thing, especially if there is a social business/media element to the eatery.
There are several reasons for this move; my reluctance/laziness to create a food blog elsewhere, simply wishing to broaden the topics I write about and more selfishly, because I want to. But fundamentally I view writing about social business/media and food and drink as not only matching up some of my interests, but the merging of passions.
Right then. Introduction over. Lets get reviewing.
Whilst I was back in London over the festive period I had the pleasure of visiting Meat Liquor. Although, lots of foodie bloggers have well and truly beaten me to the punch to pen a review, there are still many who have yet to hear about Yianni Papoutsis’ latest venture.
For those unfamiliar with Yianni’s rise to fame, his story is one of social media stardom, one that has seen him go from selling burgers out of theMeat Wagon to having a fully fledged restaurant in one of the most sought-after west end postcodes.
Its been quite a journey and a year ago I blogged about the mythical #MEATEASY operation happening above a pub in New Cross Gate, as well as finally getting my hands on an awesome Meat Wagon burger in the Mahiki tent during Henley Regatta.
It was towards the tail end of 2011 that I decided to treat myself to another brilliant burger and apart from great grub, we turned up at Meat Liquor(just off Oxford Street) not knowing what to expect. As we entered the dimly lit premises, we were hit by the waft of delicious smelling food.
Once seated we had the opportunity to look round at the decor and absorb the atmosphere. With a name like Meat Liquor the interior of the restaurant was always going to be bold, brash and in your face – and we weren’t disappointed. In fact we were met with loud music, dark colours and striking images adorning the walls.
Whilst the environment was good fun, it was the food we had come for. I eagerly ordered the Chilli Cheese Fries as a starter, followed by the infamous Double Bubble with slaw and onions rings, all washed down with a couple of bottles of highly recommended Meantime lager.