Attend This: SMOKESTAK’s Summer Street Food FestivalBy Alicia Grimshaw
SMOKESTAK is turning ten! And to celebrate its decade banging out London’s best barbeque bites, the team will be hosting an al fresco mini-festival that goes back to the restaurant’s roots as a Street Feast trader.
Taking over the car park opposite the Shoreditch restaurant, founder David Carter and the team
will recreate the excitement and festival vibes of SMOKESTAK’s early days at Street Feast (and what a time that was), complete with a double-stacked, 40ft shipping container bar. For the event on Saturday 19th August, four wood-burning smokers are being imported from all corners of the UK including the restaurant’s beloved trailer-mounted Ole Hickory. With the bartenders slinging drinks, tunes pumping and fires burning, everyone is more than welcome to join in the fun throughout the afternoon, as well as late into the evening when the sun sets and the festoon lights come on.
All day long SMOKESTAK will be serving classics and dishes from the early days including brisket buns, pork rib tip burnt-ends, grilled greens with tahini and pomegranate, and malt ice cream soft serve with a cornflake crumb for dessert, alongside one-off dishes from some of the team from over the years. This includes Joshua Moroney, co-founder of British-Afghan BBQ joint Cue Point, who will be putting his own spin on a ribwich with smoked and grilled pork belly rib, herb slaw, honey mustard, and hot BBQ crackling in a hot dog bun; and Elliot Cunningham, founder of live fire pop-up Lagom and Eld Pizza, who will serve birch-smoked chicken with white BBQ sauce, SMOKESTAK chillies and pickles.
SMOKESTAK’s 10th birthday party will take place on Saturday 19th August, with ticketed
sessions at 12.00pm, 2.30pm, 5.00pm and 7.30pm.