Reviewed: Perry & Blackwelder’s
To be honest, even before we knew anything about Perry & Blackwelder’s, we were chomping at the bit about our impending visit. Why? One simple reason: it’s located at Madinat Jumeirah where any trip, regardless of the occasion, is a real pleasure. We love it.
In terms of the restaurant itself, well, any eatery which specialises in marvellous meat creations is ticking all the boxes for us. The fact it also doubles up as a sports bar, with screens dotted around the two-floored venue, merely adds to its allure. When we visit, it’s footie on the box ,and while the venue isn’t packed, there is a decent crowd scoffing on wings and sipping hops, with their eyes glued to the action. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon, it must be said.
Billed by itself as ‘The Original Smokehouse’ and ‘The Home of Southern Comfort,’ it’s fairly safe to assume vegetables and salad are going to be hard to come by. If you’re trying to shift a few pounds before jetting off on holiday, this place is probably best avoided. However, if you like your meat, whether that’s beef brisket, chicken wings, burgers, ribs or something else entirely, get down here.
Just a quick glance at the ‘Snacks ‘n’ Starters’ menu alone is enough to make your gut swell. Chili cheese fries, Texas bbq nachos, glazed chicken poppers. Wow. We opt for the latter and although we’re glad we did, the portion is huge, and we can’t stop digging in. In terms of mains, the options are endless; juicy steaks, big burgers, grilled shrimp, Southern fried chicken. Where to start? Eventually, we dive head first into the burgers, ordering the Big Texas Chili and the Smoky Mountain. Delicious and dangerous in equal measure. Dessert looks ambitious, but we’ve come this far so what’s another 1,000 calories? The warm choc chip cookie is so good it’s forced down despite the cries for help from our ever-expanding bellies. This will take some working off, but we’ll definitely be back.
Three to try
Texas bbq nachos
Everybody loves digging into a bowl of nachos, and at P&B they come topped with tender beef brisket. More-ish doesn’t do it justice.
Build your own hot dog
Tuck into a nine-inch hot dog and choose from toppings such as grilled onions, beef chili... and even a fried egg.
Hawaiian baby back pork ribs
Guaranteed to be worth the mess. Dripping in a sweet honey bbq sauce and accompanied by a grilled pineapple. Lovely.
Where: Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Contact: +971 4 366 6197