Brixton's Blues Kitchen will turn its Acre Lane forecourt into a space dedicated to BBQ ribs next week, with some of London's and the USA's best 'cue cooks turning up to smoke some meat.
The festival will kick off on Monday with DJ BBQ at the smoker. Tuesday sees the arrival of the ever-popular Rib Man, who will serve his ribs doused in the extra hot version of his Holy Fuck sauce, Christ on a Bike.
On Wednesday it's the turn of Shotgun BBQ's Brad McDonald, serving Jacob's ladder cut 16-hour Memphis-style smoked pork ribs. Home Team BBQ holds Thursday’s finale spot, all the way from South Carolina. They will be serving Carolina-style St. Louis Pork ribs with Alabama white BBQ sauce, which they modestly title "most life-changing ribs in America."
There will be live music every night from jazz and bluegrass bands, the Ben Sommers Band and Old Hat Jazz band.
If you're into your BBQ ribs then this sounds unmissable — and since Blues Kitchen is bringing in a custom-built, 108-inch smoker especially for the occasion, there should be plenty to go around.
Blues Kitchen Rib Fest, 28-31 March at Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, SW2 5SP