From now until Christmas, Edinburgh favourites Fresh Revolution are bringing a taste of their locally-minded street food to St Stephen Street.
Each Tuesday through Friday, enjoy Scotland’s first smoked buffalo brisket at The Last Word saloon, as part of Fresh Rev’s ‘Buffalo House’ pop-up kitchen.
The menu features a selection of US-inspired flavours, all of which sit perfectly with the signature cocktails by the creative mixologists at The Last Word. For the main event, choose between a beefy slider, made with Buffalo Trace bourbon and BBQ sauce, or go veggie, with the equally delectable pulled jackfruit version.
There’s plenty to pick from with the sides too; from crunchy, zingy raw slaw with red cabbage, to the rich, smoky navy beans, cooked “lo’n’slo” with chunks of salty pancetta in Alchemy’s Smoke in Your Rye ale. (I didn’t try the corn on the cob, but slathered in garlic butter and jumping with freshly ground pepper, I’m confident it wouldn’t disappoint.)
However, the stand-out menu item is easily the gravy fries. Hand cut, deep-fried crispy-edged deliciousness, they come bathed in a sumptuous meaty sauce. (We fought each other for a spare bowl that had been left on the table.) Apart from the fries, I’ll also be returning to try the undoubtedly epic boilermaker pecan pie, with homemade beer ice cream.
As if you needed another reason to sip cocktails in one of the best bars in town, Fresh Rev present an excellent no-excuses option. Because drinking on an empty stomach is ill-advised, but enjoying beverages complimentary to food made with love is highly recommended.