Fancy Hanks has long been one of Melbourne's top destinations when it comes to old-school American-style barbecue. But if you think that's the only string to their bow, then prepare to be pleasantly surprised.
After a sold-out July pop-up, Majestic Hawker will take over Abbotsford's Bodriggy Brewery with Singaporean nosh for three nights in August. Featuring new dishes as well as some from last time round, we're hoping to see the soy-marinated chicken wings with chilli vinegar, sambal stingray served in banana leaf and fried banana fritters with pandan coconut ice-cream return. Turns out Americans aren't the only ones who know their way around a charcoal grill.
Fittingly, the chef in charge of the pop-up is none other than Alicia Cheong, who previously ran Hank's kitchen when they were based at The Mercat Cross Hotel. Cheong is back in Melbourne after a year-long stint at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Par Andre in her native Singapore.
Tickets to the August pop-up will remain extremely well-priced at $30 for three dishes or $50 with drinks — both beers and cocktails — included. Tickets to the 7pm sitting have already sold out, and places at the additional 6pm sitting are expected to do the same.
Images: Eugene Hyland.