Pull out your reds, whites and blues; it’s a toast to good ol’ America this Fourth of July Sunday.
We may be far across the pond, but Hong Kong is a city that never refuses a grand celebration. A party! Especially when it’s centred around endless serving of all-time comfort foods. Pizza, burgers, extra-skinny french fries double-dipped in root-beer floats. Slip on those glitter-dusted party hats, light those sparklers and salute to patriotism in time for 4 July.
All-American steakhouse Henry fires up the grill for a one-day-exclusive Independence Day barbecue lunch. Put together by executive chef Fernando Corona, the menu is topped with a selection of the restaurant’s highlights including jumbo lump crab rolls, cold smoked steak tartare and fine de Claire oysters. Then, a generous carving of the house signature barbecue meats including Brandt USDA prime seven pepper beef brisket with espresso barbecue sauce and smoked baby back pork ribs. But the star of the show is still the meaty tenderloin and ribeye served with classic sharing sides: mac & cheese, BBQ beans and grilled potato salad, amongst others. A quintessential blueberry pie or slice of American cheesecake completes the celebratory feast.
Reservations can be made via email@example.com or +852 3891 8732.
Henry, Level Five, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3891 8732
Blacksheep Go (Midway Beef Dogs & Butter)
The beach, a friend’s rooftop, a private yacht; anywhere you fancy, in the case of Go. Or anywhere with a grill. The delivery arm of Black Sheep Restaurants is sending out the ultimate Backyard BBQ kit for Fourth of July celebrations designed for groups of six. There will be 12 of chef Josh Stumbaugh’s signature Chicagoan dogs from Midway Beef Dogs and all of its accompanying condiments — poppy-seed buns, relish, pickled peppers, pickle spears, minced onions and celery salt — along with a smattering of delicious sides including macaroni salad, coleslaw and lemon dill potato salad. For dessert, a whole cherry-filled pie, ripple-edged and all, courtesy of Butter.
Alvy’s x Honbo
No Fourth of July celebrations as true as this one from Alvy’s and Honbo. A whole-hearted dedication to America’s most loved comfort foods, burgers and pizzas, with a fantastical creation that melds together both:
cheeseburger pizza — also available as mini calzone-like pockets. Set on Alvy’s delicious 48-hour proofed sourdough base and smeared over with Honbo’s essential burger mix of tomato sauce, mozzarella, molten American cheese, pickles, ground beef and white onion, before finishing with a drizzle of the burger concept’s renowned secret sauce. Throw it all back with a gulp of the thirst quenching beverages, a choice of three for the occasion: Wild Turkey Lemonade Slushie, Wild Turkey Bourbon Highball and Wild Turkey Pickle Back. Cheers!
The cheeseburger pizza is available from 1-7 July at specific locations below.
Smoke & Barrel
At Smoke & Barrel, a special Fourth-of-July-worthy brunch menu beginning from 11:30am through to 4pm. An all-day affair of the smokehouse’s delicious plates, including Southern fried chicken, Memphis baby back ribs and devilled eggs with pulled pork and burnt ends. It can’t be an American celebration without NYC cheesecake or Whippy Swirl dipped in the patriotic colours of red, white and blue. For the day, though, make room for the homemade Mr. President Milkshake, a gloriously creamy, indulgent creation spiked with bourbon.
Reservations can be made via +852 2866 2120
Smoke & Barrel, 1/F – 2/F, Wyndham Mansion, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2866 2120
If Fourth of July celebrations typically look like loud, rambunctious gatherings with great friends huddled around tables of endless food, Kinship’s your answer. The Soho neighbourhood favourite serves an exciting brunch menu headlined with classic American-style hits like sweet and spicy Texas pulled pork, homemade baked beans and pastrami rubbed strip loin. For the sweets, we’re not skimping out on the blueberry cornmeal crumble bars with brunt milk ice cream (yum) and homemade soft serve with roasted summer peaches (also yum).
Kinship, 3/F, LL Tower, 2 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong
Expect good tunes and great food at Ciao Chow for Fourth of July. The restaurant’s weekend brunch will run from 12 – 4pm and dish up some of the neighbourhood eatery’s all-star favourites: roasted wagyu, Italian pork sausage and salt-crust baked sea bass. Sip free-flow Peroni beer and prosecco alongside and enjoy a spirited Sunday afternoon with the bopping backtrack of American hip hop tunes spun by a live DJ.
Ciao Chow, various locations including G/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong kong, +852 2344 0005
It’s more than just great drinks at The Pontiac; even though that’s always a given whenever we visit. The dive-bar hosts a full-blown disco extravaganza for Fourth of July celebrations filled with rainbows, glitter and a wildly electric energy. Tuck into poké bowls from Pololi while grooving to pulsating beats by DJ Disco Blandi, and throw back tall glasses of The Pontiac’s heady tipples. And don’t forget to dress in your very best — sequins, tassels and the whole she-bang — to win a fabulous prize.
The Pontiac, 13 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong
Header image courtesy of Smoke & Barrel