I kind of regretted accepting the invitation to try out Cane and Grain against my better judgement really. I tried to get out of it by saying that I had my dog with me so couldn't eat inside but unbeknownst to me, they had an outdoor space to the front. I'm also breaking my own website rules by reviewing a 'freebie'. It was convenient though as I'd be in the Northern Quarter anyway, waiting for Mrs Bacon whilst she was shopping.
They specialise in ribs and these were a let down. (As Reds True BBQ had been in hindsight).
Firstly though we got some bar snacks which where fine. Bacon Popcorn (I couldn't really taste the bacon, (£2) and BBQ nuts (£2) worked perfectly scoffing with a load of beer in the sunshine. (The pig fries were off, sadly for me).
I know bars and restaurants have to go where the money is and that happens to be all things 'dirty' and American right now, but they would have been better making sure that they'd perfected their speciality down to a tee. I would return to Cane and Grain (if they'll have me) but for drinks only.