Aw man, I get back from Canada the next day. Bummer. Keep me posted about other stuff tho. Kids need fried food.
I made a tumblr blog of 2 of my favourite things: hot dogs and burnouts
Check it out here: http://hotdogburnout.tumblr.com/
I dragged the cart out for the first time in 2013 on a cold and damp March morning for the annual Oxford vs Cambridge Goat race. I mean if someone asks your to sell corn dogs at a goat race, you’re not going to say no are you.
It was really cold so I kitted out the cart with some brandy and ginger wine and served up brandy macs to keep everyone warm inside.
And I actually I managed to sell out of pretty much all of my corndogs and tater tots too!
New menu item alert! In our never ending quest for new food items we can treat to a hot oil bubble bath, we started thinking about the humble chicken nugget and how we could rescue them from the Happy Meal box prison and give them a Coins Junkyard makeover that Tony the Tiger would be proud of. We started out with some thigh fillets and soaked them over night in buttermilk to make them extra tender and juicy. We then coated them in a mix of Frosted Flakes, garlic, thyme and a bit of rosemary and threw them in. As you can see they crisped of super nice and kept the chicken inside perfectly moist and oh yeah good. They come with a choice of honey mustard or lime chipotle BBQ sauce for dipping and despite this picture, they won’t be served on Midwinter. Now all I need to work on is the free toy.
Good news, snack fans! At last you can wash down your corndogs and tots with cool beverage because I’ve bought some fancy bar optics that I’m going to attach to the shopping cart to dispense some new homemade sodas I’ve been working on. So the dream of having a Coins Value Meal is finally on the cards! Thinking about a cola flavour and maybe a berry/mint mix. You will have to come down to Netil Market next Sunday to find out what I’ve cooked up.
Before I became “that guy who deep fries pickles in a shopping cart”, I used to be “that guy who spit roasts ducks in a filing cabinet”. This is from back in 2005, my golden age of filing cabinet grilling. Over the years I managed to fill the drawers of this bad boy with pretty much everything I could get our greedy mits on, from whole rabbits to legs of lamb, lobsters, and even a whole suckling pig. On one of my birthdays I managed to get 30 chicken legs cooking at the same time! I’ve gone through 4 in total with each one getting a little bit more hardcore. The last one I painted with heat resistant military paint used on tanks that can withstand 540 degrees. If you’ve ever wondered where all the wood went in Dalston between 2005 and 2007, it probably ended up in the bottom drawer. Ahhh sweet smokey memories.
So if you got some dodgy tax recepits, or old love letters you want disposed of, bring ‘em over, I’m always looking for kindling.
I’m off to Canada for 6 weeks tomorrow so I’m afraid there’s gonna be a bit of a corn dog and tater tot draught in London this summer. Well at least you got the sunshine and the Olympics to cheer you up. Can’t wait to get home to the only place on earth you can sing karaoke and eat a corn dog trackside at a demoition derby! O Canada I stand on guard for thee!
we want junk at the Disco Loco in the Park - a festival for brilliantly shit parents and their kids. springfield park, E5, 27th aug... you in?
Coins Junkyard Snack Bar was recently featured on Time Out London’s blog. I don’t think I’ve ever been called “brilliantly shit” before but I’m down with it 100%. And as for being a superhero, well I do have quite a lot of experience in spandex
Our Freestyle Tape Measure Invitational at The Haggerston was a smashing success. Everyone got involved and the winning score was an unbelievable 5.17 meters!! Now if only the Olympics could realise that all you need for a good competition is a shopping cart, a deep fryer and a tape measure, we’d all be better off!