Lucky Egg West End
Lucky Egg’s fried chicken quickly achieved cult status when it opened in its shipping-container home in Fortitude Valley in 2015. This is the second egg to hatch.
The West End coop is several times the size and comes partnered with Good Time Bar, so you can enjoy your chook with a cold beer or cocktail.
The bigger space has allowed for an expanded menu, which is influenced by Korean cuisine. A bunch of dishes are based around house-made kimchi, spicy fermented cabbage.
The menu features charred miso-grilled corn, kimchi spring rolls, karaage cups and classic burgers slammed with coleslaw, cheddar peppery buffalo sauce and, yes, kimchi.
Under the same roof, Bean Box Espresso Bar serves coffee through the day, and Good Time Bar has a refined cocktail menu featuring four Bloody Marys, a Negroni and more. There’s also a snack menu to match the knock-off drinks: think Dorito popcorn chicken and cups of wings.