YUMMY: The Crafty Cow chef and co-owner Daniel Platt shows off some smoked meats cooked low 'n' slow on his specially-designed wood-fired barbecue.
YUMMY: The Crafty Cow chef and co-owner Daniel Platt shows off some smoked meats cooked low 'n' slow on his specially-designed wood-fired barbecue. Richard Mamando

Barbecue cooked low 'n' slow

IF YOU'RE after an American style slow-cooked barbecue, there's probably no better place to be in the Tweed than The Crafty Cow at Casuarina.

Fitted with a custom-built wood-fired smoker, the new intimate bar offers customers an authentic experience of a low 'n' slow, wood-smoked barbecue to complement their drink of choice - including a variety of craft beers on tap.

With a menu including brisket, pulled pork, ribs and burgers - all slow-cooked for 12 hours - it's not surprising regular customers are already coming back for more despite opening just a few months ago.

 

Burgers, chips and beer are a speciality at The Crafty Cow.
Burgers, chips and beer are a speciality at The Crafty Cow. Richard Mamando

Director Colette Neilson said the restaurant had been forced to turn customers away due to popularity.

"It actually takes 12 hours to cook a low 'n' slow barbecue so when the meat runs out we can't just go cook some more, but our customers are starting to understand that more," she said.

Mrs Neilson said the bar, which also offers beer tasting, offered a "unique experience" and had been embraced by the local community.

 

The Crafty Cow has a range of craft beers available on tap.
The Crafty Cow has a range of craft beers available on tap. Richard Mamando

"It's that American style barbecue, we wanted to bring an atmosphere where people feel like they know the bar staff and we know the customers," she said.

"We really wanted to create a bar that's a little bit more casual and atmospheric, there's a lot of fine dining around this area so we wanted to do something a little different."



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