The Brightside in Fortitude Valley has established itself as an alternative live music venue in the last year, and now also offers popcorn chicken with its punk metal.
Lucky Egg is a plucky new restaurant housed at the Brightside, serving up free range, locally sourced fried chicken with an American meets Asian twist.
Working out of a repurposed shipping container that used to whip up toasted sandwiches to late-night partiers, Lucky Egg makes the most of its confined cooking space to deliver a gourmet hangover-cure menu.
The range of comfort food on offer includes individual portions of buttermilk coated chicken served up with a seasonal salad or Hellman’s slaw and optional fries on the side. The chicken itself is wonderfully crisp on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside, which is perfect for a cold night on the town. It is only made better by covering it in sauce from the plethora of options including Spiked Honey Soy, Kimchi Mayo Aioli or good old fashioned Ketchup.
For those who aren’t so keen on getting your fingers greasy, Lucky Egg has burger options as well. These include a Buffalo Crispy Burger topped with garlic pickles and American cheddar, or a Vegi Crispy Burger featuring a tempura eggplant steak and Kewpi mayonnaise.
If you’re just feeling a bit peckish, there are smaller bites on offer such as Dorito Popcorn Chicken, Wings or a Karage Chicken Cup. They also serve up some must try Mozzarella Sticks.
On Thursday nights, there is the option to sink your teeth into Hot Malasada Donuts, which are sweet bites of Portuguese-style deep fried dough. Other weekday deals include a the Wednesday Wings fifty cents by the piece, and Friday night’s Bird and Bucket combo deal which includes an alcoholic beverage.
Drinks on offer from the nearby bar include a range of boutique beers and cocktails including a very refreshing gin and thyme sparkler.
Lucky Egg’s outdoor eating area provides plenty of seating options under strings of lights which turns an outdoor laneway into a funky place to eat chicken.
Open until late from Wednesday to Saturday, Lucky Egg also serves up lunch from 11am Wednesday to Friday.