Mayhem & Stout at this year's Vendys. They were named a finalist in the brand new Market Vendor Category. They're booth was right by where we were serving up some Kelvin Slush cocktails and their braised meat sandwiches so their braised meat sandwiches were super accessible. They were also super tasty. So good that I broke the cardinal rule of the Vendys, thou shalt not eat of the same food twice. But I couldn't resist. Their pork shoulder sandwich with spicy slaw is so tender, so meaty, soo gooooood, I had to hunt them down at Madison Square Eats...
I think I actually got the same sandwich they were serving at the Vendy's: Pork Shoulder with Spicy Slaw & Sweet 'n' Spicy Dragon Sauce. If you love slow cooked meaty goodness you must, you must, you must seek out Mayhem & Stout. They had a shop in the Dekalb Market (RIP) but you can find them right now at a few pop-ups around the city:
Madison Square Eats: Worth Square, 9/21-10/19; 11:00-9:00 p.m. daily
Urban Space Meatpacking Market: corner of 13th & Washington; 9/1-12/24; 11:00 - 10 p.m. daily
Hester Street Fair: 10/27; 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Follow them on twitter @MayhemandStout for the latest news and other events. I've got my fingers crossed that these guys get a brick & mortar soon.