Red Dog Saloon, Hoxton

Last Sunday, Matthew, Darzi, Jono and I donned our beanie hats and elbow patches and headed off to Shoreditch to celebrate Jono’s birthday in true Jono style… a mighty feast.

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Elbow patches and beanie hats not actually represented in photo. Except Darzi, girl lives in a beanie.

Anywho, being a family who are all about their American diner grub, we had made plans to go to the Red Dog Saloon in Hoxton – known for its Man vs. Food worthy food challenges; the INSANE hot wings challenge (made with Naga Viper chilli’s… one of the world’s hottest chilli’s!) and the Devastator Challenge (an ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ burger).

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Armed with a reservation, we were instantly escorted through the busy and bustling restaurant, downstairs to an almost empty underground dining area.

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We were given a mahoosive booth to ourselves, so we were definitely taken up by the much cosier, relaxed atmosphere…. helped by the slow smooth jazz/blues/soul music playing in the background. Oh, and the super lovely and super silly waiter! So yeah, I highly recommend booking in advance to avoid the wait!

Food wise we opted not to go for either of the challenges on THIS occasion. Though, I plan to take on the hot wings in the future … but to takeaway… and in the privacy of my own home! Dignity, can I have it?

As all good things should begin… we started with mozzarella sticks.

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We then continued our onslaught… onto various burgers…. e.g. The Punisher.

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But more importantly… onto pulled pork.

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Not the greatest of pictures, but I was far too excited and hungry to wait!

And it was glorious.

So succulent, with that amazing smoky bbq flavour … and oh my, those cripsy burnt bits! Yuuuuum. Especially when covered in their sweet, tangy, yet spicy ‘Kansas City’ sauce. Didn’t even think to ask what it was exactly, I was too busy chowing down.

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Empty plates all round… a sign of a restaurant i’ll be visiting again!

We then headed home….via fancy lights and Dad’s work.

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