Ribstock happened on Saturday in Soho.
It was great.
From midday till 4 I grazed on ribs of all kinds. At the end I got to vote for my favourite. The best I had were Lucky Chip’s. Redhook won.
I drank lots of beer and bourbon and cocktails. I got to use my hip flask too, which made me happy.
It was wet, but no one cared. It was like a festival. There were lots of different cooking methods. A Primo BBQ is now high up on my unrealistic want list.
There was a hot sauce competition. Chillango provided excellent chips and there were 6 bottles of fiery chilli to dip them in. A table covered in hot is my idea of fun. Tom Parker Bowle’s won.
At the end I grabbed a box of chips and @NoshableAdam swiped a winning no.4 sauce. We passed the carboard box around #teamburger and squirted too much sauce on each other’s chips. Then the bottle got in my pocket.
Later we went to the after-party at Century club for some more drinks. It had lovely mid-century modern furniture but an odd policy towards service charges and structured debate. It is not my kind of place, but the beer was £2 for Ribstockers.
It was a food love-in, a festival of eating. It was a great day.
Oh and then a large portion of Twitter got menstrual and invented the tag #saucegate to debate whether no.4 was actually the Ribman’s amazing Holy Fuck and NOT Tom parker Bowle’s personal hot stuff as per official publications because none of the other sauces looked at all like Holy Fuck and how can that be??! and yes we all fucking love Holy Fuck, but no.4 was also really REALLY nice - hence I nicked it in the first place and I wasn’t even embarassed about that but then @Tweat_Up absolved me anyway because they’re nice and because I shared photos of both No.4 and HF which they thought would shut-up all the mentals but actually it just made it worse and even though I didn’t really care about #saucegate I somehow got caught up in the middle when really I just wanted to pour the stuff all over my pizza and THEN @Tweat_Up swore at someone which made me feel a bit funny but I hope now we’re all cool and in love again.
Oh and then I picked up loads of followers which just goes to show something.