In a time of rain-swept cloudy lazy afternoons, who can resist the temptation of complete inaction, with a movie or a book and to go along some delicious food? The weather calls for a barbecue session, perhaps? If you live around Khar, Bandra or Santacruz, check out Death by BBQ, a delivery service near Union Park on Carter Road. It offers lip-smacking barbeque dishes, though the hole in the pocket is a little too deep for a delivery option. People in other parts of the city needn’t have to worry — they will deliver all over Mumbai if given a day’s notice.
Pulled Chicken Fries
From a menu, which is not very elaborate, we decided to go for the basic. The Kansas City Style Ribs (Rs 349) come in three portions. The smallest portion, which we ordered, has three ribs. We loved it. The meat was succulent. The slightly charred flavour may work for some but may not work for others.
Kansas Style Pork Ribs. Pics Dipanjan Sinha
The Pulled Chicken Burger (Rs 299) and the Pulled Pork Burger (Rs 299) were both delicious with tasty meat fillings dripping in glazed barbeque sauce. The portions were good and not overshadowed by loafs of bread.
The pleasant surprise, though, was the Pulled Chicken Fries (Rs 189) that came dipped in sauce along with potato wedges. A tasteful idea.
Pulled Pork Burger
When headed for the outlet thinking that it was not just a delivery place but a takeaway too as mentioned on a website, and we were unable to find it, we called the number mentioned.
Curiously, they did not tell us where exactly they were located. They asked us to wait at a point where the food was delivered to us. The mystery element aside, Death by BBQ is perfect for a day of indulgence, albeit at a price.
Did you know?
After Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas in 1492, the Spaniards found native Haitians roasting meat over a grill consisting of a wooden framework resting on sticks above a fire. The same framework was also used as protection from nocturnal animal attacks. This is considered one of the precursors to the modern barbeque.
The Presidential bite
The first US president George Washington wrote about attending a barbeque in 1769 pointing to its existence even before his era.
Time: 11 AM to 12 Midnight
At: Near Union Park, off Carter Road, Bandra (W).