Sorry Miss Jackson
Moonee Ponds, you lucky bastards. It wasn’t enough you got Melbourne’s first instalment of Zeus Street Greek, now you’ve got a bangin’ fried chicken bar named after our favourite Outkast song.
Introducing Sorry Miss Jackson.
No doubt about it—Melbourne’s west and north are leading the charge when it comes to fried chicken parlours. This one is exactly what you want from a Friday night grease-fest: gnarly wings, well-seasoned batter, a chilli kick that blows your eyebrows off, and excellent sides to wash it all down.
Here’s how you do Sorry Miss Jackson right. Sit yourself down in one of the dark timber booths and order up a serve of the wings. Now some fried chicken fans will tell you that Marylands or ribs are the way to go, but the wings just hold the flavour so much better. Spice scale ranges from Mild, Hot (our personal fave), Really Hot to Hurts Both Ways (consume at own risk). A bowl of wings will set you back $12, but keep an eye out for their semi-regular $1 wing nights for extra value.
Sorry Miss Jackson stocks the usual range of sides, plus some healthy ones you might not expect. Spicy carrot salad and vinegar-dressed slaw help cut through the grease, but you’re a fool if you don’t load up with the mac n’ cheese croquettes. Unlike a lot of pretenders, these croquettes have genuine cheese-string (we measured up to 5-inches).
There are burgers on the menu too if you don’t want to get your mitts dirty (the Tender Hen is a good place to start). And for drinks? It’s gotta be a super-thick strawberry shake.
No apologies necessary: Sorry Miss Jackson REALLY know their way around a chicken.
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Image credit: Matt Dunne