Welcome to Burger Watch, where we acknowledge the constant creativity bursting from all sides of the epic burger wave that regularly sweeps Australia. The highest of high demand is reserved for this timeless food staple and just about every interpretation of it, whether it to be an over-the-top glutton-fest or a focus on simple burgers done well. We acknowledge that it’s not just enough to compile a list of the best burger joints for each city because we all know the cream of the crop have space on their menu for revolving specials. That’s why every now and then we’ll be paying close attention to some of the absolute best burger joints across the country and picking limited edition specials we feel you need in your life, so you’ll never have to miss out again.... Read More | Share it now!
It’s always a good time when an established brand reaches out to some of Sydney’s finest to do a collaboration. It often leads to inventive franken-foods, and this one right here is absolutely no exception. The brand is Nespresso. The Sydney vendor is “sneaker ‘n’ fried chicken” shop Butter. The collaboration: well, the headline says it all – it’s some god damn coffee-infused fried chicken.... Read More | Share it now!
By day, fast-casual chain Saké Jr is a health-focused Japanese inspired smorgasbord of fresh DIY Japanese bowls and sides. With an injection to their menu from renowned chef Neil Perry, the increasingly popular chain has introduced a “Jr By Night” menu that pushes into a different kind of vibe, with a special night-only offering including tasty choices such as Japanese Fried Chicken. We’re constantly fawning over juicy iterations of the popular fried food so we through it best to sourced Sake Jr’s exact recipe and bring it to our readers. Your house parties will never be the same.... Read More | Share it now!
Look we can get pretty crazy down here in Australia with our hybrid foods and pop-culture themed eateries, but our love for food that shouldn’t exist is nothing compared to what’s going on over in the States. The latest is Taco Bell, who through last year have been trialing taco shells made out of fried chicken in various stores across the U.S.A. It’s been a hit (because of course) so the Tex-Mex chain figures they should release the unholy concept nationwide.... Read More | Share it now!
Healthy fried chicken? That’s the claim surrounding new St Kilda’s Clucked, moving away from the southern fried chicken trend and pushing something a bit less understood and loved. “Happy, healthy fried 100% free range boneless chicken” describes a press released for the recently opened diner, a family-owned business located on busy Carlisle Street with signature dishes that make use of a unique herb and spice filled breading and benefit from being cooked in rice bran oil. ... Read More | Share it now!
Sydney got its first ever food festival dedicated to some of the city’s best fried chicken and wine with Birds of Redfern back in July, a curated line up that brought in the likes of Hartsyard and Mitch Orr to deliver crispy greatness while Cake Wines took care of the locally made drops. It was a huge sell-out event, obviously springing enough demand to turn it into an ongoing series. Hence, organisers Andrew Levins and Cake Wines are bringing the whole thing back, and this time they’re taking it to the inner-west.... Read More | Share it now!
From Roadrunner Fried Chicken to Korean Fried Chicken Truck, there are plenty of mobile food vendors in Melbourne who dabble heavily in the art of fried chook. It’s about time some grease-loving geniuses rounded all those trucks together for one very big, super crispy festival. The folks behind Preston’s The Food Truck Park are those geniuses, and they have promised to bring together the city’s “cluckiest trucks” for their inaugural Big Chicken Festival.... Read More | Share it now!
If it ain’t burgers then it’s fried chicken. Sydney’s obsession with crispy, soul nourishing birds is about to be taken to the next level with Redfern based Cake Wines teaming up with Andrew Levins to curate a festival of some of the best damn fried chicken in the city. Taking place at Cake Wine’s Cellar Door, which a stone’s throw from Redfern station, the Birds of Redfern festival has brought together a carefully curated menu that reads as self-respecting fried chicken lovers dream come true.... Read More | Share it now!
Chicken lovers rejoice!! Chook king Morgan McGlone and co-owner Miranda Campbell of Belles Hot Chicken have finished their search for a permanent venue in Sydney, buying up a large space at Barangaroo so that when their nearby pop-up finishes, the institution will be setting up a full 110-seated restaurant right around the corner. ... Read More | Share it now!
There has been an explosion of chicken in Sydney as of late; see newbies Butter and Thirsty Bird, established favourites like Chicken and Sons and The Chicken Institute, and now Juicy Lucy, the second venue from the crew behind highly reputable, Thai-inspired restaurant Sugarcane. Things are a bit different here though; rather than ride the American-inspired fried chicken wave, Juicy Lucy is cruising in a slightly different lane, championing the rotisserie-style Aussie chicken shops of yesteryear with a bit of a South-East Asian twist. ... Read More | Share it now!