I’m just back from a trip to Tennessee, which is famous for it’s barbecue (yes I did sample some, more on that soon). However the week prior to going I actually experienced some ribs to rival those that I had out there right here in Scotland in St Andrews.
Ziggy’s is an American style diner which has been established since 1983 (coincidentally the same year I was born). 31 years is a long time for an independent business to be….in business, it’s got to be good right?
After a week of packing and organising to go away I was desperate for a cocktail, unfortunately they only come in pitcher size so you need to take some friends along if you want to partake.
We ordered maple glazed wings and nachos to start. The wings were excellent, they hadn’t been jointed so you got two for the price of one on each wing. It didn’t take us long to polish the little bucket off though. Unfortunately I found the nachos a bit disappointing, the Mexican sauce had made them go mushy so I opted out. Alex finished them though so there was no wastage.
The main courses were what really made us fall in love with Ziggy’s. We both ordered the steak with a half rack of ribs. I’m always waxing lyrical about American beef and how flavoursome it is, but this steak rivalled that. We asked about the beef at the end of the meal and we were told that it came from an award winning butchers. We were rather pleased with ourselves to have identified that it was high quality. The ribs had also been really well cooked, the meat was falling off the bone and the sauce wasn’t overly sweet and cloying as they can be sometimes. Erin enjoyed her own mini portion which also got a big thumbs up.
We were stuffed after the huge main courses so we ordered one dessert between the three of us just to make sure we gave Ziggy’s a thorough review. It was fine, nothing wrong with it, it just didn’t live up to the mains which were the clear star of the show.
Our verdict? Go for the steak, ribs and chicken. We would definitely go again.