Food Review: Dixieland Chompsky Pop Up, 18 Renfield St

chompsky food pop up dixieland drury street glasgow

Chompsky are back, this time cooking up flavours (and of course sounds from Dixieland) at the Drury St bar and kitchen pop-up (just around the corner from Drury St itself where the Booths snooker/pool hall used to be), serving New Orleans/Louisiana-inspired dishes featuring Gumbo and Jambalaya. Add some Williams Brothers Ceilidh beer or a cocktail and you will soon be tapping your toes along to the Dixie jazz.

menu chompsky food pop up dixieland drury street glasgow

menu, Dixieland, Chompsky pop up

Mrs Foodie loves an oyster but Mr Foodie not so much (quote: “slimey little buggers”) so three were ordered to keep her sweet. As well as the jambalaya and gumbo stuffed peppers.

inside chompsky food pop up dixieland drury street glasgow

Inside chompsky food pop up.

chompsky food pop up dixieland drury street glasgow

Our food arrived quickly and with accompaniments of Worcestershire and hot sauce we dug in.

rockefeller oysters chompsky food pop up dixieland drury street glasgow

Rockefeller Oysters

Rockefeller Oysters grilled with spinach, parsley and a cheese crust – 3 for £5. From the 1840’s New Orleans come these cheesey meaty bites. We could easily have eaten another 3 as Mr Foodie (recently converted) ate 2 of the 3! They weren’t the cold, sea-watery choking hazard he was accustom to so he enjoyed these!

chompsky food pop up dixieland drury street glasgow

Rockefeller Oysters

Next up Shrimp Jambalaya at £6 – rice mixed with veggies and topped with shrimp. Spain meets France in this paella-like dish with a juicy tomato sauce but it was a bit tame for Mr Foodie so he added some of the red hot cayenne pepper sauce to give it a kick.

chompsky food pop up dixieland drury street glasgow

Shrimp Jambalaya

Gumbo stuffed bell peppers for £5. Bell peppers stuffed with sweetcorn and red beans, topped with cheese and roasted. Not your usual meaty based gumbo, but a thick sweetcorn and bean filled pepper.

gumbo filled peppers chompsky food pop up dixieland drury street glasgow

Gumbo filled bell peppers

We couldn’t ignore the powdered sugar beignets at £2.50. Fluffy bumps of pastry, deep-fried but light and served hot with powdered sugar. Again, a taste of France and Spain here as they are quite similar to Churros. Another round of these please!

beignets chompsky food pop up dixieland drury street glasgow

Beignets

chompsky food pop up dixieland drury street glasgow

chompsky food pop up dixieland drury street glasgow

We also had 2 soft drinks each and received 10% off our bill for tweeting about it (mentioning it on Facebook gets the same discount) so total cost was £17.50. Check out the Chompsky Dixieland page for more info – the last day of the pop-up is tomorrow.

2 Comments

  1. Avatar 17/10/2015 / 7:09 pm
    The peppers looks amazing and the oysters look good too! But I'm a dessert man myself so you know I'm down for some of those Beignets!! Nice review..
  2. Glasgow Foodie
    Glasgow Foodie
    17/10/2015 / 11:21 pm
    thank you, i should have pinched some to go now, they were so fluffy and the icing sugar much nicer than granulated chunks.

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