Boundary Street in West End is home to a melting pot of bars, eateries and live-music venues, but one thing that has been sorely lacking is a dedicated fried-chicken joint. All of that is set to change this Friday as Lucky Egg brings its signature snacks to the strip, pairing up with the team at Max Watt’s to create Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar. Lucky Egg’s Jacob Knauth is installing Lucky Egg as the food component of Max Watt’s revitalised street-front haunt the Good Time Bar (formerly known to locals as the Vinyl Bar), which has been given a new lease on life to ensure the good times keep rolling. A fully equipped kitchen (much larger than Lucky Egg’s Warner Street shipping container home), allows Jake to take his love of Korean American food to new levels, now serving a greater range of dishes perfect for pairing with a craft beer or a cheeky cocktail.
With a larger kitchen space comes more opportunities to experiment, and Jake has seized the opportunity to flex his culinary muscles to bring some dream dishes to life. The crowning jewel of Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar’s expanded menu is undoubtedly the two salivation-worthy rice bowls. Jake has painstakingly experimented with flavour combinations and recipes to hone in on two home-run hitters – the Birdhaus Bowl with marinated grilled chicken, wok-fried greens, Thai basil, sambal, green sauce and red chillies, and the Kimchi Bowl, which pairs house kimchi with ooey gooey egg, lotus, cucumber muchim, hot buttered red sauce and furikake. Other newcomers include miso-grilled corn, kimchi cheese spring rolls, fresh salads of daily greens and some jaw-dropping basket meals and combos. Fans of the burgers and wings have nothing to fear – the original, buffalo and vegi crispy burgers remain, as does the moreish karaage cups, Dorito popcorn chicken, buffalo or Korean-spiced wings and fries.
Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar will be open to the public from Friday July 14. For opening hours and contact details, hit up our handy Stumble Guide.