"It's not much but it's ours"

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Someone, I can't for the life of me remember who, suggested that Dos Hermanos offer a regular opportunity for you ordinary folk to join us while we have our noses in the trough.

Well, we are not going to do that, obviously, as most of you are probably crazies wearing uniforms made of human hair and dribbling things like " God told me to skin you alive"

However, as it is New Year and we are both very much in a giving mode we have decided to make the offer of a full on " The Works" meal with DH at our beloved Hawksmoor.

There will a few cockytails, certainly, some decent wine, perhaps a starter or three ( natch ) and THE BIGGEST FUCK OFF STEAKS our good chum, Nick Strangeway can find without bringing the whole cow to the table and saying "help yourself" while we sit there with napkins tucked in at the neck and Desperate Dan type smiles on our faces.

It's all quite simple. Just post a comment and tell us why it should be you and you could soon be chowing down on beauties like those above which were also from The Ginger Pig ( and yes, we did place them out of the balcony to take the picture in a better light. It is not in anyway sad)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say because I adore the Hawksmoor as much as you do, but since I do have ample opportunity to go there and indulge in the most delicious of steaks, I think it would only be fair to let someone who has never been there get a chance to experience it. So please promise to pick a non-local, (non-vegetarian as well I presume) :)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 1:13:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Battersea count as a non-local? I rarely get the chance to go up to Shoreditch cos the transport links from the South aren't too good, but I can tell you I appreciate a good aged T-bone steak as much as anyone. More than that however, I'd like you to take my sister Caz and her boyfriend Dave, who haven't had the opportunity yet and to whom I've been raving about the steaks at Hawksmoor for months now. Dave's American and needs convincing Londoners can do a good steak just as well as the US when we put our minds to it.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 5:22:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why should I win?

I live in the culinary blackspot that is Stoke on Trent. Gourmet here is "non frozen" and well sourced meat means bought from Sainsburys instead of Morrisons.

I don't beg, but let me try a real piece of cow for once!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 8:49:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Depending on when you plan to go, and it's a long shot that i could get up to London, put me in the hat please? if only to make up the numbers.


Wednesday, January 17, 2007 9:44:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot to give a reason. There is no reason to pick me.


Wednesday, January 17, 2007 9:46:00 pm  
Blogger Lan said...

I guess I'm a local, living in Dalston and working in the 'Ditch. Anyway, I don't eat steak...

Nice idea, tho'.

Perhaps you can invite a 'London local' to a Yorkshire restaurant next time you're up there...

Friday, January 19, 2007 1:48:00 pm  
Blogger Hermano 2 said...

"Anyway, I don't eat steak"

Go away and never darken this blog again

Seriously, DH are a tad upset about the lack of people wanting to suckly at the teat of our largesse.

C'mon people. If you don't hurry up, we'll be forced to invite someone from Stoke On Trent


Friday, January 19, 2007 2:25:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Hermanos
When a steak is good, there's nothing on earth I'd rather eat (apart from dark chocolate, naturally). Could there be a better reason?
I've visited Hawksmoor just the once, was impressed by their cocktails, but didn't get a chance to sample the Ginger Pig's finest.
I work at the Observer and read your blog every other day. Jay Rayner tells me he had got personal with the steak of his career at Hawksmoor the other day, and when it comes to the subject of red meat, I don't think you can argue with the man.
Count me in.

Friday, January 19, 2007 3:11:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simon! I am guilty of having imbibed a few too many bison grass vodkas last night and am entrenched in admin duties...I search down my list for the least taxing things to concentrate on when Hunger takes hold. Better check out Majbros and vicariously enjoy - hang on, STEAK! Oh glory and joy! And possibly soon and for free. My mouth needs it, my body needs it, but most especially, right now there is a craving for that unctuous piece of flesh that stretched out from the darkest part of my soul. The beast must be fed - with the greatest of urgency.

XP (have no clue how to sign up to this thing)

Friday, January 19, 2007 3:24:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Messrs Hermanos

Thank you for your charming musings.

Although my fellow orphans and I were fortunate to have 'meat products' at least once a month I am yet to enjoy beef as God intended it. The pictures you have posted certainly appear more appetising than the ferret we ate recently at my sister's wake. Happy memories.

It is true that there are a small number of souls more deserving of your generosity than I but the joy of dining with the City border's foremost restaurant critics would sustain me for months to come. I fall to my knees in supplication.

P.s I imagine the Viader Red would drink a treat with the Longhorn.


Friday, January 19, 2007 3:28:00 pm  
Blogger Hermano 2 said...


I know

I was unfortunate enought to be seated opposite him while he made slobbered over it.

An unpleasant sight, but he is damn right about the steak!


Friday, January 19, 2007 4:00:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because I loooove you!

Friday, January 19, 2007 5:40:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should choose me because, well basically, i don't get out much! You see i live with a chef (namely Andrew of Blacksmiths Inn at Westow). People usually say "he must cook for you all the time, you lucky thing". Wrong!! I do the cooking, he mutters, normally about such things as not being able to get any girolles that week, or why are rabbits so scarce when we all know what rabbits do??
So, to be taken out to dinner would be lovely, especially by 2 people who, i've been told, are just delicious..(not that i expect flattery to get me anywhere..!)

In hope...


Sunday, January 21, 2007 11:45:00 am  
Blogger Hermano 2 said...

To be honest, if you are married to Andy, you deserve a sainthood not just a steak

Watch this space


Sunday, January 21, 2007 1:51:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you should give it to Kutsu, if only to give you the opportunity to use the line "Lynn, some of these people have from from Stoke!" in an annoyed tone.

Monday, January 22, 2007 1:43:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you pick me, i,ll bring Claire from your podgy past.


(I thought i had posted this, either it didn't work or your to scared)


Tuesday, January 23, 2007 10:07:00 am  

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