The owners of Bordertown have pedigree. Cameron Birt owned The Bowery in Fortitude Valley; Dan Bechly co-owned the now-closed fine-diner The Buffalo Club; and Birt’s partner, CC Smith, co-founded iconic live music venue The Zoo. In 2016, the trio opened Bordertown, an enormously popular Tex-Mex burger and taco eatery in Noosa.
The owners apply a few fine-dining techniques to Bordertown in the CBD. Everything that can be made in-house is. For example, the beef for the burgers is ground in-house and the cheeses and sauces are made from scratch.
While the popular Noosa venue is a licensed bar with plenty of seating, the CBD venue is in a food court, sans booze, and caters to the lunch-time takeaway trade. The menu is similar to the Noosa venue, with a number of burgers – the Bordertown with a 100 per cent beef patty, Velveeta cheese, tomato, lettuce, red-onion pickle and special sauce is the most popular – and eight tacos including Panko-crumbed barramundi, and slow-roasted duck.
The 15-seat space is dark and modern with lots of concrete and an art installation on the back wall by Queensland-based painter Thom Stuart. Another wall will soon be dedicated to showcasing the art of other local artists.
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