Low & Slow Leigh Street

Port Adelaide’s destination diner Low & Slow American BBQ has set up shop in the city, opening a lunchtime joint in the former Pink Moon Deli site.

It’s a homecoming of sorts for the team that launched the Low & Slow brand years ago as a food truck in the CBD. Instead, Leigh Street’s hole-in-the-wall joint will turn out fast lunches to go, such as burgers, sandwiches, and plates of barbequed meats and vegetables. Things between bread include smoked brisket with apple slaw and barbeque sauce; pulled pork with apple slaw and mustard sauce; and wood-grilled chicken with pickled green tomatoes, cos lettuce and a mayo-like “white sauce”. The chook is smothered in Low & Slow’s “sweet and salty” pork rub before it’s roasted on Pink Moon Saloon’s wood-grill a couple doors down.

Given the site’s tiny footprint, the brisket and pork (sourced from Marino Meat and Food Store) is smoked at the Port Adelaide site and brought over each day.

Those who don’t want meat can opt for charred leek with smoked garlic, pickled cauliflower, cos lettuce and that white sauce. The fillings are stuffed into fluffy brioche buns or slices of Soiboii sourdough. Those who don’t want carbs can opt for 100 grams of protein (or leek) and add sides of their choosing. Apple slaw, potato salad and mac’n’cheese will always be on the menu alongside a changing weekly salad. There’s also a dessert option (Oreo cheesecake is a past highlight) and a tight edit of American soft drinks.

Updated: April 8th, 2022

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