Probably London's current food obsession is burgers. No, not those disgusting things masquerading as burgers that you'll find under a yellow arch, but instead, real prime beef patties with the most glorious toppings. But I'm getting ahead of myself, so first, on Sunday I had a date. There's always that pressure to go somewhere cool, or different, or something at least with a talking point. Not feeling a 3 course fancy-smancy restaurant on a Sunday evening, I decided to head to wear all the cool kids are hanging out- MEATLiquor. With a slogan of "Come hungry, leave drunk" it was sure going to be a talking point. Plus if all didn't go so well, least maybe I wouldn't remember too much.
We decided to start by heeding MEATLiquor's advice, and headed straight for the bar. They have an impressive list of different tipples, but of course it was the cocktails that got me. I went for a Tipping the Velvet in classic me fashion of something fruity.
However I have a very important announcement to make. I am the muse behind 'Something a bit different'. Ok Ok, so I might be wishful thinking, however my date tried to sum me up in a cocktail, and whispered secretly to the bar tender flavours and alcohol I liked/ didn't like to create a bespoke cocktail. The result- I have no idea but it was bloody good. When I asked the bartender what it was called he said he would name it 'Something a bit different'. Here's a request MEATLiquor- call it The Heroine In Heels? Yes?
However it was soon time to move onto the next point of the mantra- come hungry, and boy were we ready now to be fed. I couldn't help notice on the way to our table the intriguing Chilli challenge leader board- I think that should be my next goal, but maybe it wouldn't be too lady like for a date. Not that MEATLiquor could be called anything like ladylike.
Under a harsh red lighting, the wall are covered in graffiti, red paint splatters, and that plastic sheeting you get in slaughter houses. Its unapologetically dive bar, backed by a modern american blues music I'm told (I had no idea what the genre was, but it was pretty damn cool).
Now back to the intro of my story. Remember I told you that London is obsessed with burger joints currently? Well stop searching for The One- I've found it. MEATLiquor is THE BEST BURGER JOINT I've found so far. Oh. My. Gosh. I died and went to food pleasure heaven.
I went for the Red Chilli Cheeseburger, a triumph of beef, meat chilli, cheese, onions, jalapeños and musters all encased in a soft bun.
Oh it was gloriously spicy, juicy and pink, layers upon layers of flavour- a real pleasure of a burger.
My date went for the intriguing name of Dead Hippie burger, a double wammie cheese burger with the again, allusive dead hippie sauce. The look on his face told me everything- it was beautiful.
However I think I need to really dedicate this to those sides. Oh those sides...
We shared Chilli Cheese Fries, which can only be described as nachos but with fries instead. This will change your comfort food eating forever.
Then there were the onion rings- they were huge, the picture doesn't do them justice, they were as big as my hand. I don't know what the secret batter was but boy, they were truly, truly amazing. Honestly I could have eaten so many more of them.
However I want to take a breather before I start this, as what I'm about to say will change everything- I discovered the best chicken wings I've ever eaten. Yes, I'll repeat that, he best wings EVER IN MY LIFE. I don't know how to convince you more, that these chicken wings were the most delicious little morsels ever. They were just so unique in flavour that I just had to close my eyes while eating them to truly appreciate what I had been given. I chicken legend had been witnessed that night.
There was the warning plastered across the wall that Evil lurked...
...and if you follow me on Instagram you'll have already seen this picture that showed MEATLiquor definitely brings out the evil in you over food.
Its mine, all mine!
MEATLiquor is serious 100% a must go place. The food is outstanding. You can find them at 74 Welbeck Street in Soho.
Oh and FYI I didn't need to get drunk and forget, as the date went very well. Another point there MEATLiquor.
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