Chicken Nugget Festival at 4 Pines Brewing Co

Expect nugs aplenty, lashings of hot sauce and the chance to be crowned Sydney’s hungriest nugget lover.
Maxim Boon
Published on May 23, 2024


If there was ever a snack deserving of its own festival, it's surely that most moreish of morsels, the chicken nugget. The craft beer legends at 4 Pines clearly agree, as the brewery's HQ in the Northern Beaches suburb of Brookvale is hosting a free-entry celebration of the humble nuggie in all its glorious forms on Saturday, May 25.

From midday onwards, fans of bite-sized chook can get their fill courtesy of a nugget-inspired menu, including nugget tacos, nugget gyros, Impossible plant-based nuggets and nugget-fried chicken burgers. There will also be a dedicated hot sauce station so festivalgoers can pimp their feed with their choice of five spice-laden dips, including the infamous Reaper Dripper.

In fact, hot sauce will play the nugget's trusty sidekick throughout the day, as TikTok-famous foodie Issac Eatsalot teams up with the chilli heads at That Hot Sauce Shop to put a nugget-shaped spin on the popular YouTube show The Hot Ones. With dishes creeping up the Scoville scale from tingling to torturous, expect to see Eatsalot sobbing "what do you mean?" (à la Jennifer Lawrence) as he tests his mettle against five scorching dishes, each more fiery than the last. Reckon you could handle the heat? Prove it by heading to the That Hot Sauce Shop's pop-up stall, where an array of mouth-melting condiments will be available for purchase.

Daring diners can also throw caution (and their tastebuds) to the wind with a game of Nugget Roulette, letting fate decide whether they chow down on a classic flavour or fall fowl (pun intended) of a chilli-spiked spice bomb. And because everyone knows it's impossible to stop at just one nugget, the fest's open-entry eating contest will challenge Sydney's hungriest nug lovers to scoff as many as they can in just ten minutes. The victor will receive a $200 4 Pines voucher, not to mention eternal glory. Entrants must pre-register to compete via the 4 Pines website.

The day's festivities will be set to a pumping soundtrack with rolling DJ sets and live performances from 8pm by Sydney funk-rock trio and Triple J Unearthed artists Cosmix.


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