Jacob Knauth’s idol, David Chang, opened a fried-chicken store in New York two days before he opened his in Fortitude Valley. Though Chang went on to cater his chicken at Madison Square Garden, Knauth is quite happy to serve live music fans out of his converted shipping container.
Knauth teamed up with the owners of live music venue The Brightside, Jesse Barbera and Corey Herekiuha, to take advantage of the small space and “do fried chicken well”. Mission accomplished. By day, it caters for the office workers of Fortitude Valley; by night, the revellers.
The menu is simple. The Original Crispy burger is served with slaw and honey mustard sauce. The Buffalo Crispy burger packs American cheddar, garlic pickles and spinach. Then there are fries, wings, popcorn chicken and other sides.
Whatever you order, enjoy it with a cold beer in The Brightside’s beer garden.
Knauth uses free-range chickens sourced from Ipswich. The burgers are made with thigh meat for maximum juiciness. It might not be Madison Square Garden, but Lucky Egg definitely satisfies Fortitude Valley.