The Hang Fire Smokehouse duo have announced they will open their first restaurant, Hang Fire Southern Kitchen, in February 2016!
Samantha Evans, co-owner of Hang Fire Smokehouse, said: “This is the biggest project we’ve taken on yet - and probably the most exciting. We’re head over heels in love with the beautifully restored Pump House - it’s already bursting with character.”
From winning the coveted BBCR4 Food Award for ‘Best Street Food’ to writing their first cook book, this announcement rounds off a successful year for the duo whose business is less than three years old.
Shauna Guinn, co-owner of Hang Fire Smokehouse, said, “The street food and pop up model only allows us to showcase a small part of what we do. That was part of the initial reasons for writing our book, we wanted to show people that we’re more than just pulled pork! Our vision for the ‘Hang Fire Southern Kitchen’ is to bring together all the things we loved and learned about the food, drink and music of the American South.”
Samantha added, “We’ll be cooking on natural fuel such as sustainable wood and charcoal and, as always, using as much local produce as possible.”
The informal restaurant will be over two floors with the main dining area and craft beer bar upstairs with a small late night ‘speak easy’ style New Orleans cocktail bar downstairs. Hang Fire Southern Kitchen will be open for brunch, lunch, dinner and take away. It promises a true southern American dining experience.