'We quit our jobs to to uncover the secrets of barbecue'

Sam Evans and Shauna Guinn quit their jobs for a trip across America, eager to learn as much as they could about barbecue. On their return, they set up Hang Fire Southern Kitchen in Barry in Wales, initially as a pop up. The success of their “Welsh version of Louisiana food” led, in 2016, to them opening their own restaurant in Barry’s Grade II-listed Hydraulic Pumphouse. Now Hang Fire Southern Kitchen have been voted Best Restaurant at the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2018.