Hey guys, so a couple of Sunday's ago when I was invited by Julia, from Just Julia, to experience the most mouth-wateringly delicious BBQ food at Aberdeen's latest restaurant, Cue BBQ. How could I say no?
I am a BIG fan of BBQ food, I think it's the warmth you get from the flavour that attracts me to it and always leaves me wanting more.
Chris Tonner, Eat Beetroot, & Scott Fraser, Angus & Oink, are to blame for this wonderful place. The whole idea came from when they attended Grillstock BBQ festival. Where, over a plate full of BBQ food, Cue was born. They wanted to bring the Southern and Latin American tradition of BBQ and turn it into a warm, family friendly restaurant. They have definitely succeeded in doing so. The whole atmosphere of the place is warm and welcoming and you could feel the passion from Scott when talked us through the menu and how the restaurant came about.
The whole place screams rustic BBQ — from the wooden tables to the red bar stools to the animal skull hanging on the wall. They, also, have some amazing artwork on the walls that was done by a local illustrator and features their mascot, Unihog.
To keep the food as authentic as possible they transported a smoker all the way from America. It is so big and when it arrived they had to hire a forklift to get it through an upstairs window! You can tell a lot of work has gone into this place!
Anyway on to the important part: the food. When we first arrived we were greeted with a fruity cocktail to sip on and some yummy fried chicken wings. There was a range of sauces from Angus & Oink on every table that accompany the food. I didn't try any but everyone else gave them a big thumbs up. However, watch out for the Mango Voodoo it's a lot spicier than it sounds.
After this, a whole host of food arrived on the table. From pulled pork and brisket burgers to a whole meat tray of sausage, brisket and pulled pork to onion rings, coleslaw and cornbread muffins. We were spoilt for choice! My favourites were the pulled pork and the mini brisket burger — D'lish!
Another bonus about the place is that it caters amazingly for vegetarians. I'll leave the link for Rhona from the Red Wine Runner's post here because she sums up the vegetarian options a lot better than I can.
Once we had fully pigged out on all the meat we could manage. Scott, kindly, let us try some of the desserts that Cue has to offer. We sampled Key Lime Pie, Banoffee Pie and Pecan Pie. They did not disappoint! My favourite was the Key Lime Pie it was just so refreshing after all that meat.
After all that food I was ready to be rolled home to my bed! They have managed to create a relaxed, warm restaurant with all the quirks of traditional BBQ food and I can't wait to go back! I'd highly recommend it to anyone and it is definitely not one to be missed. Unfortunately, Cue BBQ is now closed.
Have you managed to visit Cue yet? What did you think of it?
**All the food and drink sampled was kindly gifted to us by Cue. However, as always my opinions are 100% my own.**