Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Stagolee's - authentic Southern US food, liquor & hospitality #review

They had me at "fried chicken." I scanned the rest of the email inviting me to visit Stagolee's Hot Chicken and Liquor Joint in Fulham, London this week but to be honest, I was never gonna say no to someone offering me authentic Southern fried chicken.

It turns out that this delightful restaurant on North End Road, decorated with old family photos which make you wish you were a family member, is not just another fried chicken joint selling pale and greasy portions.

This is groan out loud, better than sex fried chicken which makes you not only lick your own fingers but possibly those of the diner next to you as well. No grease but moist meat with a massively moreish coating leaving you wishing you had worn even stretchier trousers so you could cram just one more piece in your mouth.

fried chicken at Stagolee's London, restaurant review

 Brined for 24 hours, dipped in buttermilk, dipped in a family-created blend of flavourings and spices and skillet fried, with or without heat and HEAT. Are you brave enough to tackle the very hot Tom Devil chicken? I was not!

Oh but there's more. Under the expert care of the very smiley and food-passionate Chef Ashley using age-old family recipes and not a little of her own flair, Stagolee's offers home-sick Americans a true  and comprehensive taste of Southern hospitality.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Enjoy a Cracking Christmas at Spaghetti House

Oh Yes. I did it. I mentioned the C word and it's only October. But in my defence the Press Officer who sent me details of this Christmas menu is very lovely and genuine niceness goes a long way in my book. Or more to the point, on my blog.

I first visited Spaghetti House last year with food bloggers when I thought I was reviewing the Christmas menu for 2016. Turns out I wasn't but it was still a very nice meal. I titled my review Spaghetti House-Don't Be Put Off By The Name and I stand by that!

spaghetti house London

 I went again to a different branch of the family owned business with my family (see the review here) and was blown away not only by a very nice meal but really good service, especially considering we had my son who has ASD (autism) with us and he was feeling anxious and not particularly cooperative. The considerate staff soon had him feeling relaxed and enjoying himself with some yummy pizza

Spaghetti House London review

So thanks to those two experiences and for the very lovely Luisa, here's all the info about Christmas at Spaghetti House.