guerrilla eats, manchester
the guerrilla gorilla strikes again.
last friday, the big blue signal of street food had another outing – this time, we were back in the empty lot across from salford central station, ready to feast on offerings from around the region.
first out of the gate were some ball-shaped treats from the amazing mr meatball. we tried both options from the evening – pork/beef & oregano and steak & chorizo – and both were tasty. i preferred the former and it was a good tongue readier for the evening ahead. simple but effective.
next up was firm favourite barnhouse bistro. now, i would literally follow this van around if i could – wherever they are, service is always friendly and food is consistently amazing. after their regular burgers have become a hit, they’ve branched out into chicken. mighty fine chicken.
bourbon and chilli grilled chicken in a jalapeno cornbread? i was all over it.
the ‘burger’ was the highlight of my night by far. the bread was spicy with great texture, chicken soft but packing a punch, and just the right amount of sauce to cool it down (so you can take another bear-sized bite.)
although we’ve been to plenty of events with a moocher foods stall in attendance, we’ve somehow never been.
it has to be said that this event was on the quiet side for the gorilla – we did head in early, to ensure our favourites hadn’t sold out, but there was something slightly lacking. this being said, it meant we could get served instantly without any queues. bonus!
we went straight for the wild boar ragu with cheesy polenta from these folks; everything looked delicious, especially the actual set up, but how can you say no to wild boar? the meat was really rich and worked well with the polenta. the only downside was that i felt like going to straight to bed afterwards!
though that may have been the various gorilla punches.
our final stop was to arepa! arepa! arepa! as an avid twitter user, i’ve seen the tasty morsels they serve up and couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. we even saw them being made!
after some deliberation, we went for the shredded beef option. i really enjoyed the meat, though the actual dough was quite unusual – a little bit sweet, with a grainy texture. hopefully next time i’ll be able to get my mouth on some empanadas!