A couple of months ago we heard a little rumour... The burger whizz kids at Almost Famous were to call time on Socio Rehab in favour of a new gaff inspired by travels throughout western America. This is my kind of food! Burgers meet Mexican. ¡Ay, ay, ay!
Having done a similar trip in September, I was dying to see what they came up with. The west coast of America is chock-a-block with melted cheese, oozing burgers, hot as hell wings and slow cooked meat wrapped in something soft. So on Sunday we popped down to Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn to see what was going down. In true Almost Famous style, it was supposed to open at 12pm but they kept us waiting for about another fifteen minutes. I gather this is how they build a little suspense... The restaurant itself is on the first floor between what was Socio Rehab (now the Luck, Lust, Liquor & Burn bar) and Almost Famous.
Inside is a bit of a mish mash of Americana and Mexican inspired artwork. My only complaint about the interior is that it's very cold. I went when the same room was being used for Miracle on High Street, and I nearly died of frostbite then as well. Saying that, I'm always cold... Plus, they had a picture of a chihuahua in a rather fetching Mexican wrestling outfit. I liked that!
Now then. The menu. I genuinely struggled to pick. This is the sort of food I adore... burritos, rice, pulled pork... that nice belly warming sort of stuff that makes the whole table mute the second it appears.Tapout Burrito Superstar', Mr Hungry Hoss! Having been caught in the act stuffing our faces, it was nice to have a nosey at what he had ordered too! I'm fairly confident nothing left the kitchen without me eyeing it up.
To start my husband and I shared the Buffalo Chicken Blasts with hot buffalo sauce and the (dang) Quesadillas. The quesadillas came with chipotle sour cream and salsa, and the chicken blasts were with celery and sour cream. Perfect picky food. The quesadillas stayed together nicely (I sometimes end up wearing things like this) and the chipotle sour cream stole the show! I'm confident that if Vicki and I had a tub of this and no audience, we could snaffle the lot. I'm not a fan of chicken wings because they make one hell of an orange mess. These were perfect as there are no bones in them! Everyone's a winner.
Shameless plea to Luck, Lust, Liquor and Burn: ~sits with both hands under chin like a little angel~ Please recreate the chilli cheese sauce that is served with wings and burgers at Hooters! PLEASE! It's all kinds of amazing and nowhere over here does anything like it! Thanks.
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