We’re up all night to get lucky – Lucky Egg opens its new Brunswick Street digs
Since first capturing tastebuds with its now-iconic array of crispy golden goods, Lucky Egg has flown the coop – escaping the confines of its original shipping container location in The Brightside’s beer garden for its own fully realised outlet on Brunswick Street Mall. Opening today, Lucky Egg’s new home is dishing out all the cluckin’ amazing food that helped forge its rep, with some killer new bites to boot.
Anyone that has followed the Lucky Egg story from its inception will know that it is one of Brisbane’s best feel-good food stories. Musician turned budding food entrepreneur Jacob Knauth started the Lucky Egg journey at The Brightside – building the brand from scratch from a love of good food and good ingredients that quickly became one of Brisbane’s most popular spots to chow down on fried chicken (rapper Post Malone even stopped by when he was on tour in January). Quickly reaching production capacity at its shipping container home, Jacob began putting thought towards expansion. After a brief stint in West End, Jacob and his team decided to solidify Lucky Egg’s presence in Fortitude Valley, resulting in a new stand-alone venue on Brunswick Street Mall. The new Lucky Egg locale is situated underneath Black Bear Lodge, with a fashionably spartan fit-out installed by local designer and craftsman Peter Bernoth. Now Jacob and his crack team of chicken cooks have plenty of elbow room to assist in plating up the serves of Korean-American fried chicken and sides, with also more dining space for patrons to get messy with their meal.
A new location (and more room to move) means new opportunities to create, and Jacob has seized the opportunity with both hands. Fans of Lucky Egg’s fried-chicken burgers, famous buttermilk fried wings, karaage cups and fries will still be able to order their faves, but don’t sleep on the newcomers. Lucky Egg is diverting ever-so-slightly from its chicken-centric offering to include a beef burger, stacked with a brisket and chuck patty, pickles, onion, tomato, lettuce, American cheddar and a trio of condiments. A morning offering will also be available, with other new arrivals including light breakfast options, Fonzie Abbott coffee, house-made sodas, two juice varieties and two smoothies.
Lucky Egg is now open on Brunswick Street. Soon the venue will be joined by Blute’s Bar, and the old shipping container location at The Brightside will soon incubate a new food venture. Head to the Stumble Guide for more information.
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