Red Dog Soho reopens following fire

Red Dog Soho reopens following fire

Red Dog Soho is reopening its doors this month following a fire at the end of last year, with a new concept celebrating Austin barbecue, American craft beer and whiskey.

The restaurant, which has 40 covers, will have seating for pairs and larger groups in saloon-inspired interiors designed by LSM.

Founder Tom Brooke has developed the new menu, which will include USDA beef brisket with mustard barbecue and pickled chilli, St Louis pork ribs with Carolina barbecue and 10-spice dry rub.

Other items include Nashville-style fried oysters, soft shell crab with green tomato vinaigrette and morcilla sausage.

Vegetarian options include fine-roasted aubergine parmigiana.

The original Red Dog burger has evolved to a more indulgent version: now called the 10 Year Burger, it will incorporate marrow butter glaze and pancetta into a 30-day dry aged beef patty mix.

“We wanted to do something that was true to the inspiration of the restaurant and would appeal to the barbecue purist,” says Brooke.

“I’ve always been a massive fan of the classic, dry-rub, smoked barbecue style of cooking.

“There is nothing like this in the area and it felt like the right place to launch this new style of menu that we are so excited about.”

The craft beer menu will include Red Dog Lager on tap, as well as craft stouts, IPAs and lagers from The States.

Whiskey lovers will have their pick of the best corn, wheat and rye whiskies, served up straight, as sours, or as a boilermaker.

Guests can also buy a half-bottle of whiskey to share around the table.

Doors open on 19 March 2020.