Curb your fried-chicken cravings at Wing Fix’s new Newmarket locale
Even amidst the chaos that has permeated 2020 as a whole, the year continues to be a triumph for homegrown burger and wing bar Wing Fix. After spreading its wings and opening a new location at Coorparoo Square back in March, the crew has once again expanded – this time pointing the compass north. Wing Fix recently unveiled its graffiti-coated outpost now open at Newmarket Village – a casual cool eatery that specialises in fried-chicken in all its forms, as well as some tasty new surprises.
While the majority of Brisbane’s dining scene was forced to tread water as the turbulent flow of COVID-19 lockdowns washed through, Wing Fix managed to not only stay afloat, but swim against the current. The fried-chicken concept will end the year with two bricks-and-mortar openings under its belt, having followed up the March arrival of its Coorparoo eatery with the launch of another spot in Newmarket at the end of November. One can chalk up Wing Fix’s success to a few things – fried-chicken’s evergreen appeal as a comfort-food go-to, the versatility afforded by different prep methods and flavoursome accoutrements (think sauces, sides and shakes), and its adaptability as a takeaway and delivery option. Whatever the driving force behind Wing Fix’s success, co-owners Peter and Ross Jacobi no doubt count themselves blessed. Located in the heart of Newmarket Village’s dining precinct, Wing Fix is sandwiched between Little Red Dumpling and gelato and specialty-coffee joint Allora. Boasting plenty of interior and exterior seating, the team has once again crafted a casually cool setting that feature’s a slick palette of black-and-white subway tiles, orange booth seating, neon signs and a liberal coating of LA-inspired graffiti by Drapl.
Wing Fix’s range is as chock-full of goodness as its sibling location, starting with its range of bone-in wings and boneless tenders available in the usual flavours (buffalo, honey soy, garlic parmesan, BBQ bourbon and Nashville-style hot) and serving sizes. If you like your chook in burger form, you have the option of ordering southern fried, fried chicken and bacon, and the sizzling Nashville-style burgers, but those that prefer a traditional beef-based burger can opt for an old-school cheeseburger, a double Angus-beef burger, barbecue beef and bacon, and a truffle-infused variety (and don’t forget to check out Wing Fix’s monthly burger special, too). Our vegetarian compatriots are catered too as well – they can sink their teeth into a garlic-brushed mushroom burger. Of course, no feast is complete without sides – Wing Fix’s chilli-cheese fries and onion rings are our pick. In order to position itself as a refuge from scorching temperatures, Wing Fix has debuted a new summer menu in time for the sweaty season. The must-try additions include a new maple-glazed fried-chicken burger, share-size platters of chicken nuggets, and apple-and-walnut and Ceasar salads. Once the venue’s liquor licence is approved, groups can beat the heat with a two-litre craft-beer or cider tower, or quench thirsts with dreamy cocktails like the mango Weis Bar, a refreshing Gin Crush or the lychee martini. Until then, American sodas and decadent thick shakes will absolutely do the trick.
Wing Fix is now open at Newmarket Village. For operating hours, contact details and links to the eatery’s online ordering system, head to the Stumble Guide.
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