Piggy, porky porn at Almost Famous’ Pig Out

Written by on August 31, 2012 in Eats, Eats News, Eats Reviews - No comments

A one off meat extravaganza has been held at Almost Famous with the eponymous Fire and Salt BBQ Company, the purveyors of  Southern style BBQ (USA, not Home Counties). A joint night was put on to bring proper BBQ to the meat heads of Manchester and these two manic meat lovers made sure this night went off with aplomb.

The evening kicked off with the entrance of a whole pig; which had been gently BBQing in Fire and Salts’ traditional backyard BBQ pit for the previous 36 hours – to whoops of joy from the giddy crowd that were eagerly salivating and waiting for this little piggy to be carved up and make its way to their awaiting bellies.

Here little piggy, piggy, piggy

Out first – crispy, crunchy pork scratchings – succulent, salty, dirty and amazing. Then out trotted the Fuck Yeah Ribs – super soft and dripping with smoky, spicy sauce that had me licking my fingers for hours and wondering what else I could slather this sauce all over (it would make a whole load of stuff taste a whole lot better…).

Fuck yeah ribs – certainly fucking yeah

Whilst I was busily licking my fingers from the ribs, out came a Famous take on the bacon sarnie – chewy white bread, maple cured bacon and chipotle ketchup – if I had one of these to wake up to every morning, I’d never get out of bed. Served alongside was another pork sandwich Mexican style; a carnita – soft taco filled with even softer BBQ pork, slathered in guacamole and heaps of lime that thankfully knocked me out of the meat induced haze that I’d fallen in to.

A night at Almost Famous wouldn’t be topped off without one of their famous burgers and the next course was just this; however this had been given the full piggy treatment – slathered in baconnaise and topped with JD maple candied bacon (oh and some cheese and onions in case you weren’t full enough).

And then, when you couldn’t fit in any more pork in any hole, out came the pork platter – that super soft pork, pulled straight off the piggy and popped on top of a whole mound of famous fries. Things started to go downhill, a food baby appeared and I may have had a meat induced nap on the sofa (or maybe booze induced? Ahem).

This photo is misleading regarding the size – seriously misleading

The Pig Out night was a storming success at Almost Famous – their collaboration with Fire and Salt was a stupendously good idea; two passionate food providers coming together to create a feast for eyes, bellies and souls. More please!

Keep an eye on Almost Famous’  Twitter and website for news of more exciting events and Fire and Salt’s blog and Twitter for news of their now infamous backyard BBQ supper club.

Almost Famous, 100 High Street (the brown door between Keko Moku and Socio Rehab), Northern Quarter, Manchester