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The Rollin’ Hot Dog Co.

Posted in Reviews by thesandwichclub on January 18, 2014

“It’s not the most aesthetically pleasing but it tastes like a dream”*

These are the words of Frankfurter entrepreneur and founder of the The Rollin’ Hot Dog Co. Based at the Cardiff Fashion Quarter on Womanby Street, this an all in one fully mobile  hot dog unit serving up tasty frankfurters with a variety of flavourful toppings, available as vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

Rollin Hot Dog Menu

Rollin Hot Dog Menu

We rolled up to the hot dog stall on a cold Saturday afternoon. The menu has just the right amount of choice, with nothing over the top to boggle the mind and confuse the senses, which is a good thing given our Christmas party hangovers from the night before.

Philly Devil

Philly Devil

Christmas Dog

Christmas Dog

Philly Devil – fried onions, cream cheese, salami, red and green jalapeño

The salami was easy going on the spice and more of a chorizo than Italian or German style salami. Personally I’d prefer a salami with a little more kick to it, but you can always add some extra jalapenos if you like it hotter! Cream cheese was a good ratio to the frankfurter and added a good dash of lubrication to proceedings. I went for the seeded roll but there is a plain option as well.

Christmas Dog – stuffing, gravy, cranberry, onions

The gravy was hot and rich, and the stuffing and cranberry combo gave the dog the festive cockle-warming flavour I was hoping for. The soft seeded roll was perfect for the gravy too. Just right for a rough-around-the-edges Saturday snack.

Service gets a massive thumbs up; chatty, friendly and not made to feel rushed just to get to serve the next customer.  With an excellent price point to boot, these are definitely top dogs!

This is a very new venture but already it’s proving popular so it’ll be exciting to see what develops in the coming year for The Rollin’ Hot Dog Co.

Full contact details and opening times here.

* this was in reference to the Christmas Dog and does not apply to the full range of dogs!

DANISH MONSTER – CELT EXPERIENCE

Posted in News, Reviews by thesandwichclub on January 7, 2014

Danish Monster 6.2% IPA

Part of the Celt Experience ‘Shapeshifter’ series, an exceptional beer from an exceptional brewery.

Celt Shapeshifters Danish Monster

Celt Shapeshifters Danish Monster

Angry Collaboration – with a twist of lemon from CeltExperience on Vimeo.

‘THE CELT EXPERIENCE, WALES, MEETS MASTER OF HOPPETS, DENMARK IN CAERPHILLY’
‘A HOPPY BATTLE BETWEEN TROPICAL FRUITS AND LEMON PEEL WITH BIG IBUS’

Can’t wait to see the results of their collaboration with Hang Fire Smokehouse.

Hang Fire Smokehouse

Posted in News by thesandwichclub on January 6, 2014

Pulled pork has been on top of our favourite eats ever since we started the club in 2009. Since then we’ve sampled this porky delight at venues across England and the USA. Despite this, we reckon that some of the best barbecue around is being dished up right on our doorstep, here in Wales.

The ladies at Hang Fire Smokehouse have been serving up their “southern style barbecue” for about a year now, mainly at The Canadian pub in Splott, but also at various pop up stalls and events.

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Hang Fire Ribs at the Blues, Brews & BBQ night

We caught up with Hang Fire at two of their most recent events. Firstly their Blues, Brews & BBQ night at The Full Moon, serving up hot, smokey racks of ribs with American beers and fine grain liquor. Secondly at The Canadian pub, their last event held there (and The Sandwich Club’s unofficial works Christmas party), saw the full Hang Fire menu being devoured, including several sides of burnt ends!

Both occasions have been a true delight and it’s so exciting to finally have someone serving up great barbecue food in Cardiff, even more so given that it puts some bigger names in bigger cities to shame.

We’ll be bringing you a full write up of Hang Fire when they reopen at their new home The Landsdowne pub in February. Until then catch up with their story so far on their website here.