American comfort food is everywhere at the moment. You can’t walk through Brighton without stumbling over a sesame seeded burger bap or slow cooked rack of ribs. Hell even Greggs now sell pulled pork. The competition is tough. There are trail blazers out there like Troll’s Pantry or my personal favourite Meat Liquor, but you’ll often find a bunch of over priced under achievers mixed amongst them. The £12.95 George and Payne cheese burger oddly seasoned with raisins springs to mind. Personally, any burger priced above a tenner needs to be pretty damn epic.
Every now and then there are whispers about something off the beaten track. A challenger to these over priced pub burgers and right now it’s Likkle Bickle. A husband and wife team who are bringing Caribbean street food to the seaside and food hacking the humble burger in the process. Meet the Ribwich. A lovely soft brioche bun stuffed with short rib beef slowly braised in rum and finished with scotch bonnet chutney. Served up with crunchy plantain chips. Now this is the future.
This is some to the best street food I’ve had and I urge you to seek Likkel Bickle out.