Mr Badger’s – Opening Soon
As hard as last year was for Brisbane’s dining scene, 2020 still boasted an incredible amount of growth – especially in Woolloongabba. Last year the popular Logan Road strip welcomed the arrivals of Easy Times Brewing Co., Mac From Way Back and Little G, and soon some new venues will join the ranks courtesy of the team behind local mainstays Canvas Club and Electric Avenue. In early-to-mid August, Dan Rodriguez and Adam Pykett will unveil Mr Badger’s – a family-oriented deli-style eatery and bar situated a few doors down in a high-ceilinged space next to Easy Times. Taking an old-world approach to its aesthetic and conceptual direction, Mr Badger’s draws its namesake from Joseph Stillman Badger, chief electrical engineer and general manager of Brisbane Tramway Co. who helped establish the tram system that often terminated in Woolloongabba. Deli-style sandwiches and coffee from Black Sheep will be central to the daytime offering, with six kinds of sandwiches made from breads, meats and cheeses sourced from local suppliers. Later in the day, Mr Badger’s will switch to a pizza-centric offering, bolstered by a small selection of beers, wines and bottled cocktails from Canvas and Electric Avenue. We’ll have more on both venues closer to their respective opening dates.