The Down & Dirty about Dirty Burger

Two of London’s latest one-item-wonders have opened up together in Southwest London on Wimbledon’s high street. In what used to be the underwhelming Hot Pink restaurant’s location, Soho House brings their simply-named Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger brands to the hungry masses on Wimbledon Broadway. Soho House founder and Dirty Burger creator, Nick Jones, has quietly…

Soho House’s Cafe Monico, Brasserie Burger

Cafe Monico is a recently-opened brasserie effort from Soho House, in collaboration with chef Rowley Leigh. Only a few blocks down from the original Soho House (which is under renovations until 2018), Cafe Monico is their new French-Italian brasserie concept, sitting on a piece of prime Shaftesbury real estate; across from China Town and not…

Shake Shack Custard Calendar

Shake Shack UK has just released a delectable August custard calendar. To make sure the hungry British public are properly up to date on special custards.  These flavours are available in shakes, ‘concrete’ cups, or cones for a limited time. Perhaps one of the most delicious infographic-style images I’ve seen in recent memory. Really all…

Flat Iron pt II – A Year Later

Last May, I wrote about Flat Iron as the best value steak in London. I had just visited their second restaurant on Denmark street just outside Soho.  Now a third, and largest yet, restaurant is open for business in the heart of Covent Garden – 17/18 Henrietta St, WC2E 8QH – proving once again that London’s desire…

On Tour: The Porterhouse, Roy’s Hawaii Kai

“Roy” is perhaps the biggest name from the relatively small culinary community in Hawaii. And Roy’s Hawaii Kai is where the culinary kingdom of Roy Yamaguchi really started.  Today, Roy owns 31 restaurants around the world.  He started a restaurant in California in the 1984, but it was Roy’s Hawaii Kai in 1988 that established his…

Jamie Oliver’s Diner, The Popup That Never Stopped?

Back in 2013, celebrity chef and all-around chummy guy, Jamie Oliver, set up a diner concept in Piccadilly Circus – three years later (and last time I looked), it’s still going strong and being enjoyed mostly by the heaving tourist crowds of London. The diner was meant to be ‘for a limited time,’ but perhaps the heaps…

The Story of McDonalds, The Founder Trailer

You may not know the name Ray Kroc, but you definitely know of a little joint called McDonald’s.  I’m adverse to fast food posts here on Beeffanatic, but the trailer to The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, dropped a couple days back and I can’t resist. The Founder tells the story of Ray Kroc, a traveling…

Bleecker Street Burger in my Top 5

From its humble food-truck beginnings, Bleecker Street Burger has now established two permanent locations and is a feature on many London top ten burger lists.  My first encounter with the Bleecker burgers was at the Dalston Yard Street Feast in east London – and I loved the beef for its unapologetic richness. I got to sample three different sliders…