From what started as a trip around the southern states of America, led onto a pop-up kitchen at the Canadian, the Hangfire smokehouse have gone from strength to strength.
This year has been a busy year for the pop-up smokehouse, having won a BBCR4 food award, opened a smoke house and soon releasing an exciting new cook book. It would appear that things couldn’t get much better for the ladies behind the Smokehouse BBQ, but you would be wrong. They have answered the question everyone has been asking , “when will you be getting your own restaurant?” That’s right, they have bitten the bullet and will be opening the doors to their first, permanent, Hang Fire restaurant in Barry!
The new restaurant called ‘Hang Fire Southern Kitchen‘ will be situated in a 215 year old Pump House on Barry Waterfront, Vale of Glamorgan. The restaurant will join 15 high-spec live/work apartments plus a large, 24hr gym and an independent coffee shop in the grade II listed building, which has recently been converted as part of the multi-million-pound regeneration of the Waterfront.
The informal restaurant, which will seat 70-80, will be over two floors with the main dining room and craft beer bar upstairs and a deep-south-inspired cocktail bar downstairs, which will also be available for party hire.
Barbecue will of course be a key feature in the restaurant but we’ll also recreate our US road trip on the menu. Showcasing the best cuisine from New Orleans to Kansas City and Texas to Tennessee, with a Welsh twist, using recipes from our upcoming cook book. We’ll be cooking on natural fuel such as sustainable wood and charcoal and, as always, using as much local produce as possible. The restaurant will be half reservations and half walk in, so we should get to feed everyone that comes to see us. Hang Fire Southern Kitchen will be open for brunch, lunch, dinner and take away.