Much-loved Frankston burger joint Southside Social is heading for the big smoke, set to open the doors to a second store closer to the city at the end of this month.
The owners have pegged the burgeoning foodie hub of Windsor as the location for their first inner city venue. They've knocked up the 34 Chapel Street space, which will have 14 floor-to-ceiling street artworks on the wall when they open next Friday, April 28.
While Southside Central borrows from its coastal counterpart in terms of styling and energy, this one's a two-level affair, with a restaurant space downstairs, a lounge area up top, and — wait for it — an openair rooftop. The plan is for a space that slips easily from daytime diner to after-dark hangout, with a relaxed vibe and DJs spinning old-school vinyl tunes each weekend.
Fans of the original will be chuffed to learn they're pulling over the same menu of decadent dude food, even beefing it up with a few added extras. Meaning, for better or worse (just kidding, it's definitely for better), it'll soon be a whole lot easier to get your hands on some fancy fries and the Fatty 5-0, with its double beef, triple bacon, mac 'n' cheese, American cheddar, and sour cream mayo. There's also the Harlem Burger, which sees spicy fried chicken and maple mayo sandwiched between sugar-dusted buttermilk waffles.
Of course, there'll be crisp beers, a swag of signature cocktails, and Southside's boozy shakes to wash it all down and send you out into the night.
Southside Central will open at 34 Chapel Street, Windsor on Friday, April 28. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for more info.