Andy Stubbs, better known as Andy Low ‘n’ Slow, is a key figure behind Birmingham’s burgeoning street food trend. He has built quite the name for himself with his popular brand of Texas via Brum BBQ and modern Mexican food in the last 10 years. But back in August, he gave up his spot at Hockley Social Club to pursue a dream of finding his own permanent location. Now it appears that dream has come true.
Low ‘n’ Slow’s debut restaurant will open next year in the Jewellery Quarter after many ups and downs searching. Before the pandemic, Andy crowd-funded almost £50,000 to launch his own location, but plans were halted by the impact of COVID-19 and difficulties finding properties. Everything seems to be back on track, and we can’t wait to get our hands on one of their tantalising tacos once again.
Until the restaurant is ready, however, Low ‘n’ Slow will be setting up in the kitchen of their new find dining neighbours, The Wilderness. Every Sunday and Monday, they will be working hard to develop a new menu and road-test new dishes.
Diners can expect a frequently changing menu of small and large plates, as well as a range of natural wines – and some hip-hop too, Andy promises. This new residency will showcase both new dishes and old favourites, such as tacos, smoked and flamed seasonal veg, and, of course, ribs and brisket.
“From the bottom of my heart I want to thank y’all for believing in me and sticking with us for the past few years,” said Andy. “When I decided I wanted to open a restaurant I had no idea how hard it would be, that the world would totally shut down and that it would take so damn long to get where I needed to be. I know there’s some who have lost their patience, but plenty more who have kept the faith.”
Bookings at The Wilderness are now available from November 20 until the end of the year. To book your seat head here.