Stones Corner scores a slice of New York City with the arrival of Brooklyn Depot
Stacked burgers, loaded hot dogs, photograph-worthy cocktails – if we were to summarise the best bits of Brooklyn Depot, we’d probably start with these three. With more time we’d also mention the barbecued morsels, decadent milkshakes and hip New York-inspired vibes. And, if we could go on longer, we’d also discuss the loaded fries, mozzarella sticks and mouth-watering desserts. Oh, and it’d also be good to mention that Brooklyn Depot has also opened in Stones Corner, with all the aforementioned highlights available seven days a week. There’s almost too much to touch on, but, seeing as you’ve twisted our arm, we’ll happily divulge all the details – read on to learn more …
When Danny Sibillo first worked at Brooklyn Depot four years ago, he knew the concept had potential. So firm was his belief in the possibilities that when an opportunity arose to purchase the South Bank business in 2019, he did so without hesitation. Since then, Danny has had his foot firmly on the accelerator, expanding the Brooklyn Depot footprint across Brisbane to suburbs with communities clamouring for a casual cool burger joint of its own. In July 2020 Brooklyn Depot opened a quick-service late-night outlet in Fortitude Valley before following it up in December with another dine-in locale on Racecourse Road in Hamilton. Now, Stones Corner’ turn. Last week Danny and his business partner John Hall-Watson opened the doors to the newest Brooklyn Depot site, a rustic-industrial eatery fronting Logan Road from the base of the Bower Lane development (which is also home to Buenos Dias Con Cafe). The restaurant, which seats 60 with restrictions, boasts the hallmarks of Brooklyn Depot’s visual aesthetic – colourful hip-hop and graffiti-inspired murals (skilfully applied by Gold Coast-based painter Smalls), decorative homages to the Big Apple, exposed brick and greenery.
In addition to growing the brand geographically, Danny and general manager David Burdall have also overhauled Brooklyn Depot’s menu. Burgers remain at its core, starting with handcrafted staples like the Brooklyn Classic (beef patty with American cheese, oak leaf lettuce, tomato and special sauce), Fugazy (sweet potato and chickpea patter, lettuce, onion rings, parmesan frico and truffle mayo) and Crunchy (Cornflakes-crusted chicken tender with Moroccan spices, cheese, hickory-smoked bacon, maple-syrup cream and sliced pickles). A selection of suitably named Epic Burgers are perfect for pushing the limits of one’s stomach capacity, with a triple-patty cheeseburger, the ‘Dubya’ barbecue-brisket burger and the protein-loaded Smash Up (two patties, two fried-chicken thighs and bacon) only for the most brave-hearted and famished eaters. Hot dogs are also a key fixture, with six varieties all featuring a pork wiener topped with the likes of beef chilli, mac ‘n’ cheese, caramelised onion, fried egg and more. Groups are encouraged to collectively chow down on share plates including crispy pork-belly nuggets, spicy beef chilli nachos, gooey mozzarella sticks and chicken tenders, or tackle racks of spice-rubbed sticky pork ribs, juicy beef brisket and buffalo-lathered chicken wingettes. If you thought that was enough, you’re in for a surprise. Sandwiches, salads, loaded fries and desserts also feature on the menu, so good luck making a choice. It almost goes with out saying that a feast this substantial requires a drink or two to wash it down, so it’s handy that Brooklyn Depot Stones Corner comes equipped with a bar that serves milkshakes, bottled and tap beer, cider, wine and spirits. Perhaps more enticing for some is the range of Instagrammable cocktails, some of which come with fairy floss, popping candy or, in the case of the share cocktail the Pornstar Punch, a whole bottle of moscato served in a fishbowl with vodka, passoa, vanilla syrup, grapefruit juice and mixed fruit.
Brooklyn Depot Stones Corner is officially open to the public. For operating hours and menu details, click on over to the Stumble Guide.
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