After nine years of keeping Ultimo locals well-fed with burgers, hot 'n' sticky chicken wings and fish tacos, Pub Life Kitchen is shutting up shop. The eatery — which is one of Sydney's OG burger joints — will go out with a bang on Wednesday, October 11 with the final PLK Experiment, before closing altogether on Saturday, October 14.
"The experiment will be a big thank you to everyone who's eaten at Pub Life Kitchen," says owner Jovan Curic. "It'll also probably be the most expensive event I've put together to date because there'll be a lot of free burgers."
There's no word yet on just how many free burgers there will be, but when Pub Life Kitchen is done and dusted, Curic won't be resting on his laurels. He'll continue to oversee Superior Burger, the burger joint he opened in Wakeley a year ago, and get behind the Superior Express, a 1950s Austin bus that puts Superior Burgers on wheels.
"My business partner found the bus in a yard and has spent two years customising it," says Curic. "We're not doing the regular food truck run, but, instead, go where we get booked."
On top of that, there are plans to expand operations in western Sydney, with the opening of a bistro in January 2018. Moving away from Pub Life Kitchen is, according to Curic, a "natural evolution". "Pub Life Kitchen has been around for a while and things became very burger heavy." Watch this space for what he does next.
Pub Life Kitchen will do its last service on Saturday, October 14 at 265 Bulwara Road, Ultimo. For more info on that and its last PLK Experiment, visit the Facebook page.