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Spare Ribs: the king of finger food

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Once seen as a cheaper alternative, spare ribs are rightly earning a place on everyone’s favourite menus. Cultures across the world have adopted spare ribs as their own, offering endless combinations of spices and flavour.

It is thought that this cut of meat harks back to times when our ancestors would ensure they made use of every single cut of meat possible. It’s not always been glamorous, but the spare rib is now one of the most popular, and most requested, pieces of meat on the East Coast Kitchen menu. So much so that the 4th July is in fact National Barbequed Spare Ribs Day.

Here at East Coast Kitchen, our ribs have become a house speciality. After two years of development and careful refining, as well as some expert tasting of course, we’ve brought the best of the rib world to the East Coast.

Our expert rib-loving chef has introduced the notoriously scrumptious cuisines of Memphis, Kansas and Chicago to our menu.

The cleanest of our three, the Memphis ribs are prepared with a dry spice rub and no sauce, meaning less of the mess but still keeping the finger-licking goodness every spare rib dish should leave you with. The quality and flavour of the meat we use is the most important element here, letting you fully experience these fall-off-the-bone beauties.

Moving north with our Kansas ribs, our dry spice rub meets our in-house mop, a vinegar based sauce added whilst the meat is cooking. With over 100 BBQ restaurants, Kansas knows what they’re doing when it comes to this style of cooking, naming itself the ‘world’s BBQ capital’.

If these sound too tame for you, we have the Chicago fire ribs to get your taste buds flaring. This time, we add a smoky hot sauce, courtesy of The Chilli Jam Man, to the traditional dry spice rub to heat things up.

Just in case you needed one, here’s your excuse to try them all!

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French Fries: celebrating the humble-but-mighty

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Thinly sliced strips of potato, fried quickly and seasoned. It’s a ridiculously simple process but one which gives us the magnificent French Fry: accompaniment to countless meals all over the world, and the perfect side for all out favourite meals at East Coast Kitchen.

There are two reasons to celebrate the French Fry this week: July 13th is national French Fry day, and Tuesday, le quatorze Juillet, is Bastille Day in France.

(Let’s just ignore the fact that the origin of French Fries is hotly disputed: legend has it that it was a Belgian creation, and it was British and US soldiers fighting in Belgium in WWI who first christened the French Fry, simply because they didn’t realise which country they were in at the time.)

At East Coast Kitchen, we get through hundreds of thousands of French fries every year. We use skin-on fries for extra flavour, they are always cooked in clean vegetable oil, at exactly 190 degrees, which makes them as crispy as possible.

We are getting more requests to do more with fries, though. We make our own seasoning salt to take the standard fry to the next level, using garlic, chilli and onion salt. But our discerning customers always want more – and we always aim to deliver, which is why we’ve introduced ‘wet fries’ to our menu.

This is basically fries with any combinations of toppings – as simple as cheese and/or gravy – but people are growing more elaborate in their requests. A current favourite is fries with chilli, cheese, sour cream and jalapenos to take away.

Not to mention the number of people of swear by dipping their fries in their strawberry milkshake… it’s not for us, but it’s incredibly popular – and just goes to show how versatile the humble French fry can be!

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East Coast Summer Competition

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To celebrate the great Scarborough summer at East Coast Kitchen, we’re giving away £50 restaurant credit to one lucky customer.

For your chance to win a meal of the finest burgers, ribs, hot dogs or shakes in the land, simply visit our Facebook page and share a competition post, commenting with your answer to the question – In which city is the statue of liberty located?

To increase your chances of winning go to our Twitter feed and retweet the specific competition tweets, again with your answer. Entry is unlimited meaning the more posts you share and comment or retweet, the more chances you have to win on our competition

Terms and Conditions

You can enter multiple times and each retweet and like will be counted as an individual entry.

This competition ends on Friday 31st July 17:00, all methods of entry will be nulled after this point. The winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter the following Monday after the close of the competition.

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You can enter via our Facebook page – just click to ‘Like’ the page, then follow the competition instructions. This includes sharing the post, and then commenting with your answer to the question.

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You can also enter via our Twitter feed, simply by retweeting any of our competition tweets with your answer.

The prize includes £50 restaurant credit (expires 31/12/15) to use on all menu items, excluding alcoholic beverages.

Entrants must respond to the post on Facebook or Twitter by contacting East Coast Kitchen directly within 7 days of the draw otherwise the prize will be re-drawn.

The winner will be selected at random and contacted directly. In the event that a winner declines the prize, a re-draw will take place.

 

Britain’s love affair with the burger shows no sign of abating

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ECK BurgerThe Great British burger explosion of the past couple of years is showing no sign of slowing down. The sector is seeing more and more creativity, and a greater than ever focus on quality.

Meanwhile, our collective idea of what a burger should be has changed massively: gone are the bad old days of pub burgers that were little more than a thin, overcooked beef patty between a soggy bun, with a sliver of cheese if you were lucky.

At ECK, we offer gourmet-quality burgers that are designed and prepared by our classically-trained chef, Andrew.

Plus, people are now starting to realise that the types of burgers you can get at a well-known fast food outlet really don’t represent the

Britain’s burger joint customers are savvy and clued-up. They know what they want, they are open to experimentation, and, most importantly, they are hungry for more!

At East Coast Kitchen, we’d like to think we’ve brought our own personal touch to the world of burgers. We try to do the simple stuff brilliantly, and add enough of our own twists that no trip to ECK is ever the same – and there is enough variety that, what you find here, you won’t get anywhere else.

Our beef burgers are flat iron steak burgers – picked because they give the best flavour. The cheese is Monterey Jack, because of the flavour and the way it melts. It’s the perfect burger cheese.

Then we offer a huge range of finishing touches. Pulled pork, burnt ends, slaw, apple sauce, Texan chilli… it means you can customise your burger to create something you won’t forget in a hurry.

Our huge onions rings are freshly made and beer battered, because it gives a crispness and depth of flavour that you won’t get elsewhere.

When the burgers are topped with bacon, we only use the best, thinnest, tastiest American-style bacon, because its flavour complements the burgers perfectly.ECK-Burger-small

And our ingredients are, wherever possible, locally sourced from suppliers we know and trust, because it’s the best way for us to guarantee consistency and quality.

When you now how the best do it, and when you’re tried our burgers, you won’t want to go anywhere else again.

If that’s left you feeling hungry, you can contact us any time on 01723 377290 to book your table. We’re open from 10am til late, so it’s always burger time at ECK!

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Huge June events in Scarborough – Barry Sheene Fest & Armed Forces Day

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There are two magnificent events in Scarborough over the next two weekends – kicking off the summer on the North Yorkshire coast in fine style.

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday 20th/21st June, sees the Oliver’s Mount Barry Sheene Festival taking place just a few minutes from the town centre. As the name suggests, the festival is a must for motorcycle fans and a great tribute to motorcycle legend Barry Sheene – who said Oliver’s Mount was his favourite circuit.

The Oliver’s Mount races draw huge crowds, attracted by the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s greatest motorbike riders.

Of course, we might be biased, but really, there’s only one way to round off a great day’s motor racing, and that’s with a fantastic East Coast Kitchen meal. We cater to all tastes and appetites – though the hungrier you are, the better!

The following weekend, The Scarborough Armed Forces Day 2015 is taking place on 27th June and is shaping up to be a majestic tribute to Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. There will be air, sea and ground displays taking place in the town, alongside loads of other attractions and activities.

Again, when you’ve finished paying tribute to our forces, why not head up the hill to East Coast Kitchen? We are everyone’s favourite Scarborough restaurant, and do the best burgers, ribs, wings, pulled pork and slaw in town: ECK is the perfect way to round off a weekend of commemoration.

We’re expecting both these weekends to be busy at East Coast Kitchen – while we aim to accommodate as many walk-ins as possible, it’s always worth booking to avoid disappointment. Call us now on 01723 377290 to book your table.

See you soon!

East Coast Kitchen Easter Challenge

East Coast Kitchen launches ‘Friends vs Food’ concept with 8lb Easter Sundae

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It weighs in at eight pounds, contains a whopping 12,000 calories and contains 80 scoops of ice cream, six crème eggs, two giant Easter eggs and much, much more: the new Easter Sundae from food challenge specialists East Coast Kitchen is the UK’s biggest dessert.

But fear not: customers don’t need to tackle it alone thanks to East Coast Kitchen’s latest food challenge concept: Friends vs Food.

For Easter weekend only, the Scarborough restaurant is offering up to four friends the chance to take on the £10-per-head monster dessert together.

However, head chef, restaurant owner and Easter Sundae creator Andrew Porter believes that, even with the help for up to three friends, the challenge will be unbeatable.

Porter said: “I’ve created a lot of food challenges over the years, but this is the toughest. It contains the most calories and, even for four people, will be near-impossible to beat.

“We wanted to mark the bank holiday weekend, and the Easter Sundae seemed like a great way to do that. Lots of people give up sugar and chocolate for Lent, so we’re helping them to fall off the wagon in spectacular style!

“We run a lot of man vs food-style challenges – monster burgers, hot wings, pancakes – and they always go down a storm with customers. But this is the biggest on-menu dessert we, or anybody, has ever created.”

In full, the Easter Sundae comprises: 80 scoops of vanilla ice cream, one can of UHT squirty cream, six crème eggs, 600g of chocolate mini eggs, two giant triple-choc cookies, 300g mini eggs, two full-size Easter eggs, chocolate sauce, 100g chocolate buttons.

Customers must take part in teams of four, and must complete the challenge within an hour. Anybody who conquers the challenge will find themselves on the restaurant’s wall of fame. For the losers, an eternal spot on the wall of shame.

Britains First Man V Food Chef Introduces “The Juicy BiggEiffer”

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As the creator of the previous Man v Food challenges, I believe that this is the biggest and best so far.

The Juicy BigeifferTHE CHALLENGE IS

– 2LB BURGER BUN ………….. YES 2LB
– 3 x 24oz juicy lucys
– 12 x rashers of bacon
– tomato slices
– streetcart onions
– shredded iceberg
– smokey pitt sauce

Pictured here, the Juicy BigEiffer sits next to our standard bun…. yes, that is how big it is!

I believe that this challenge is unbeatable, so, Im putting my money where my mouth is. Complete this challenge in 1 hour and you’ll get it FOR FREE. Not only that, you’ll get a gift voucher* to the value of £100 to whoever completes it. Yup, £100. Just for eating !

There’s rules though…..

Absolutely NO sharing, you can put whatever extra sauces you like on it but everything must be gone off the board for the challenge to be complete. You will be timed. No bathroom breaks either. Sit back and have a rest if you like, but the clock keeps ticking….

Time Limit 1 hour

For a limited time only…£30 (will be priced at £40 in the future)

*voucher redeemable against food only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

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Win £50 of ECK Vouchers – Winner Announced

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To celebrate the launch of Scarborough’s newest eatery, East Coast Kitchen, we invited our customers on Facebook and Twitter to enter a competition which could see them bag £50 restaurant credit.

Over 200 entrants later, we are pleased to announce Mandy Pink as the winner. Mandy, we look forward to welcoming you East Coast Kitchen and we hope you’re ready for some of our mouth-watering creations.

The winner must contact East Coast Kitchen directly within 7 days of the draw on mandie@eastcoastkitchen.co.uk, otherwise the prize will be re-drawn.

The winner was selected at random. The prize includes £50 restaurant credit (expires 31/12/15) to use on all menu items, excluding alcoholic beverages. In the event that a winner declines the prize, a re-draw will take place.

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Win £50 of ECK Restaurant Vouchers

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To celebrate the opening of Scarborough’s very own East Coast Kitchen, we’re giving away £50 restaurant credit to one lucky customer.

For your chance at being one of the first people to try some of the finest burgers, ribs, hot dogs and shakes in the land, simply visit our Facebook page and either share, like or comment ‘I love ECK’. To increase your chances of winning go to our Twitter feed and retweet the specific competition tweets. Entry is unlimited meaning the more posts you like, share or retweet, the more chances you have to win.’ on our competition statuses

East Coast Kitchen opens at 2pm on Thursday 12th March to bring the taste of the States to the UK.  It’ll be home to the best burgers and some of the toughest eating challenges – which are bigger and tougher than ever.

Terms and Conditions

You can enter multiple times and each retweet and like will be counted as an individual entry.

This competition ends on Friday 20th March 14:00, all methods of entry will be nulled after this point. The winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter 2 hours after the close of the competition.

Facebook

You can enter via our Facebook page – just click to ‘Like’ the page, then follow the competition instructions. This is likely to be sharing a post, liking a post or commenting ‘I love ECK’ on a post.

Twitter

You can also enter via our Twitter feed, simply by retweeting any of our competition tweets with the hashtag #ILoveECK.

The prize includes £50 restaurant credit (expires 31/12/15) to use on all menu items, excluding alcoholic beverages.

Entrants must respond to the post on Facebook or Twitter by contacting East Coast Kitchen directly within 7 days of the draw otherwise the prize will be re-drawn.

The winner will be selected at random and contacted directly. In the event that a winner declines the prize, a re-draw will take place.

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UK’s best burgers at East Coast Kitchen grand unveiling

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Scarborough’s own East Coast Kitchen opens at 2pm on Thursday 12th March to bring the taste of America to the East Coast.

Home to the UK’s best burgers, ribs, pulled pork & beef, chicken, coleslaw and shakes, East Coast Kitchen is the ultimate destination for foodies with a big appetite.

East Coast Kitchen is home to the best burgers and some of the toughest eating challenges – which are bigger and tougher than ever.