Pulled pork, glistening pork belly, crunchy home style slaw, triple fried fries, soft rolls, floury baps, and spicy home style beans. Barbecue and the foods that accompany them are just the best, to cheer up a summer evening with friends, or to spice up a cold winter's night. This being London, you don't have to just stick at an American style barbecue, although the new fashion for slow roasted meats, sticky ribs and pulled pork means that there is some damn good finger lickin' food to be had in this genre. If you feel like a variation on a theme, then hop around London sampling Korean barbecue in Asadal in Holborn; halal barbecue Pakistani style in Hendon, or Turkish barbecue in Stoke Newington. Many of the American style places tend to cater for big parties, big easy cocktails, large loud tables and pits of fire, feasting and food, so be prepared for some loud nights out to go with the big flavours. If you want to combine food and music then try the Blues Kitchen in Camden for a spot of soul, jazz or blues to accompany the Southern style fare; here you can even get Jambalaya and Gumbo too if you've had enough of the meat for one day.