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Cue Aberdeen | Review

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This Sunday past I attended a Blogger Exclusive event at the new restaurant in Aberdeen, Cue Barbecue. I have to say I was so pleasantly surprised at my experience, so much so that this post is going to be all about it! Before I delve into all the amazing interiors and fantastic food I will give you a little bit about how Cue came about. 

'It all started over a plate of food on a road trip south of the border.'

'Meat juice dribbling down chins, ordering more than we could eat, we needed this mouth-watering taste and the smell of wood smoke in our lives. Our mission; bring the dedication of the pit master to you with soul, and explore the diverse culture of barbecue in the southern US and Latin American styles. Watering mouth and you know you have ordered more than you can eat, you relive the mantra: Rub me, Smoke me, Sauce me, Eat me.'

As you walk in the front door you are greeted with their Mantra

(Now I'm sorry but if you're not drooling right now then something must be wrong with you).

As we sat down we were greeted by Scott and he said that they wanted to create a place where everyone can go, family and friends, and enjoy the barbecue experience. They really have put every thought into every detail, from the amazing artwork on the walls to the etch-a-sketches and rubiks cubes for children. I love the artwork on the walls, it really makes it unique from everything else in the City. They really have hut the nail on the head with the design too, from the brickwork behind the bar to the wooden tables - it's perfect for that nice and relaxing atmosphere.

Here we have Scott showing us the great artwork on the walls and specifically this portrait of the United States of America in the form of ribs

Here we have Cue's lucky Mascot

The Mantra painted on the Staircase wall

Here we have the meat clever that inspired the Cue logo all the way from South America

Scott, who kindly gave us a tour of the entire restaurant, is also the Pitboss of Angus & Oink! Angus & Oink are the creators of so many amazing sauces that compliment the food at Cue so well! I tried the Pitboss BBQ and it was like no other BBQ sauce I had ever tasted! They have so many sauces to try and if you're a lover of spicy then you should definitely try the Voodoo Mango! Now don't be fooled by the sweet look of this sauce - it packs a fiery kick!

Etch-A-Sketches and Rubiks cubes to keep little ones occupied - and possibly some grown ups!

This skull was the last thing to go up at Cue, it was found at a Roadshow

Here we have some of the many sauces available at Cue from Angus & Oink

Now, let's get onto the food! (which there was so much of but I am still craving more of everything I had). Cue have a very extensive Menu that it not for the faint hearted! At Cue you can get anything from Mr Rubba Rubba's chicken to Louisiana muddy Gumbo! There's something for everyone, including the little ones as they have a really good selection of food for children too. They also have a very impressive Drinks menu and I can personally say that their Cue Hobo Juice is spot on!

The main thing that differentiates Cue from most, if not all, restaurants in Scotland is the fact that the meat is cooked in a Smoker! This gives the meat such a unique woody taste and you really can taste the difference. This smoker is so big that they actually had to get a forklift to get it through the second floor window as it didn't fit up the stairs - it's safe to say all that was definitely worth it!

 Here we have some Cue Chicken Wings and a lovely Pimm's Cocktail

One thing I loved about all the food (not only the taste) is the bright, colourfulness of it all. It's exciting when your plate comes out because it looks as appealing to the eye as the food is to your taste buds! In the photo above we have some 'Pulled from the smoke' Pulled pork burgers and some 'Pitmaster Brisket Ration' burgers.

Here we have some of the sides including the most amazing cornbread I have ever tasted. Gumbo and some black pudding with Chorizo through it which was really tasty and it had a kick to it.

'Let the angels sing' Look at that meat! Here we have some pulled pork, brisket, ribs and some different types of sausage, also a rather empty bowl of onion rings (they were just too good).

After that feast that was presented to us we all felt like we could quite happily settle in a little corner and slip into a meat coma but when the word 'pudding' was mentioned, all of a sudden we all perked up! Well why not have the full Cue Experience?! Let me tell you the Banoffee Pie is one of the best puddings I've had in a long time (and I don't even like bananas). In the photo above we also have a slice of Key Lime Cheesecake and Pecan Pie.

 Overall (as you can probably tell because my most used words are amazing and really good) my experience at Cue Barbecue Aberdeen was one of the best experiences I've ever had. I really do recommend it if you are in or around the Aberdeen area and I intend on going back very soon! Thank you to Julia Bryce for the Invitation and for Cue Barbecue for having us all - make sure you share the love and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

'Till next time ... 

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