Making a James Street shipping container its home from mid-August, Flippin' the Bird is the latest venture boasting chef Shaun Hyland's cooking, which Brisbanites might recognise from The Defiant Duck. Keeping the feathered theme going, his new kitchen will focus on deep-fried, air-fried and pulled chicken in pieces, on burgers, in salads and with sides.
The full menu isn't set to launch until the chook joint opens its doors, however one thing will feature: chicken tacos. The signature item is filled with pulled or crispy chicken layered with house-made slaw and chimichurri. As obvious joke fan Hyland puts it, "this is fast-paced food you'd cross the road for."
Actually, some lucky folks already have. If this all sounds a bit familiar, that's probably because this year's Teneriffe Festival attendees were treated to a pop-up sneak peek. In just one day of fest trading, Flippin' the Bird sold over 217 kilograms of chicken. That's something to crow about — and expect those numbers to keep flying higher once they officially set up shop.
Find Flippin' the Bird at 49 James Street, New Farm from mid-August, or head to their Facebook page for further details.