2 birds a real tweet
Style Magazine samples finger-licking-good at the Walton Stores’ 2 Birds restaurant.
Our Style editor has been converted. Prior to two weeks ago, she didn’t like fried chicken. Then we tried 2 Birds, part of the Walton Stores precinct in the Toowoomba CBD.
After supplying us with great cider and iced tea, 2 Birds manager Adam brought out a loaded tray of food to our table, informing us everything is made fresh-to-order.
Two baskets of fried chicken — one each of drumsticks and wings — and a serve of chips dusted with leek, onion and rosemary salt were accompanied by sides of macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and roasted corn on the cob with deliciously charcoaled butter and salt. We were instantly impressed with the chicken. Even with so much flavour packed into the skin it wasn’t too salty nor oily, but most impressive was how moist both cuts of chicken were.
Unlike the usual fried chicken, this was tender and moist and non greasy, an effect achieved by long-soaking the chicken in a brine before coating and cooking.
The next star of the show was the roasted corn with burnt butter — we were flabbergasted how perfectly the corn was cooked and how burnt butter could taste so amazing.
With the fantastic chips, we enjoyed the house-made smoky barbecue sauce and the chermoula — a medley of herb flavours made on-site from eight to nine different herbs, Spanish onion and olive oil — both of which left us sorely tempted to double-dip.
The coleslaw was a hit of welcome freshness, while the macaroni and cheese was the ultimate comfort food.
We were treated to Pat and Sticks hand-crafted ice-cream sandwiches for dessert, which are so popular at 2 Birds they sell as fast as they can be ordered into the store.
Next time you have a craving for fried chicken, head to 2 Birds, where it’s fresh and juicy, you won’t be disappointed.
Next time you feel like chicken tonight ...head down to Walton Stores!