Fried chicken in one hand and a beer in the other. This weekend, Potts Points' Paper Bird and Marrickville's Wildflower Brewing are inviting you to do just that. They're joining forces for an east-meets-west pop-up on Saturday, March 10, with beers flowing from 1pm and East Asian fare on offer from 2pm.
The famed fried chicken has been making waves in Sydney's food scene since the now-closed Moon Park introduced it to the city back in 2014 (and more waves when Paperbird brought it back last year). The shrimp-brined fried chicken will be the star of the show on Saturday, served with biscuits and gravy, perhaps, or soy and syrup. While the full pop-up menu has not yet been revealed, expect the restaurant's usual East Asian flavours and — hopefully — some other menu favourites (hi, hash browns).
Unlike other inner west breweries, Wildflower doesn't have its own rotation of food trucks, so this is a rare chance to get some eats while tasting head brewer Topher Boehm's wild ale blends. He's offering up a huge range of his beers on the day, with 15 different blends available by the glass. The list includes a very limited test batch of an amber re-fermented on sweet cherries, along with a range of golds, lagers and the brewery's signature table beer on draught.