Some of you may know but I’m not the biggest fan of wings. Blasphemy I know but the bumpy bits just creeps me the hell out cos it just makes me think the chicken has cellulite. But hey don’t go! I’m slowly on the road to loving wings especially with The Erskineville Hotel’s Buffalo Wings ($14) which have a crisp skin and deliciously smoky flavour. The Erko has the usual pub menu full of burgers, chicken schnitty’s and nachos but they’ve recently gotten a smoker and from the looks of things it’s pretty popular with the locals!
The Low and Slow Brisket ($18/small, $32/large) comes out as one honking slab of meat instead of the usual slices but can you see how juicy it is??? Look at how it glistens! That fat, that flavour! It was the bomb yo, there’s just nothing better than a super fatty and tender brisket that melts in your mouth. The brisket came with some bread rolls and a pickle so giant that it had me blushing every time I picked it up to take a chomp 😛
The Pork Belly ($20) is pretty tops too with a good ratio of meat to fat layers although the crackling could’ve been a bit crisper for my liking. It also comes bread rolls, a giant pickle and an apple bbq sauce but to be honest I would have liked a normal apple sauce to cut through the richness.
I know I have very little chances of getting a proper poutine with cheese curds in Sydney but I couldn’t resist the Pulled Pork Poutine ($15) because I needed some carb action. The pile of golden fries are studded with shreds of juicy pulled pork, blanketed in melty cheese and a river of gravy runs throughout. Pretty damn good and the perfect accompaniment for a cheeky beverage or two on a lazy Sunday arvo. Hope y’all have a great week folks!
The Erskineville Hotel
102 Erskineville Road,
Mon – Sat: 10am – Midnight
Sun: 10am – 10pm