Here in the beef-positive environs of Time Out
Towers, we're pretty keen on the Antipodean burger bonanza that is Common Burger
, so a few tears were shed over the news that the concept will be leaving Hatchery at the end of this week, leaving only a slick of garlic mayonnaise and a few smears of beetroot relish behind to prove it was ever there.
All is not lost, however, as Hatchery has just announced that it'll soon be playing host to a barnstorming Kiwi success story. The concept is called Bird On A Wire
, or BOAW for short, and it looks incredible.
Chicken from Bird On A Wire. Dishes pictured won't necessarily be on the menu at the Hatchery pop-up. Image: Instagram/@birdonawire.
Unlike most of the taste experiences that have previously set up shop at Hatchery, BOAW has a precedent for dishing up high-quality food under its own branding, with the good folks at China's first culinary incubator describing the guys as a 'free-range rotisserie chicken success story' from New Zealand. They've been around since 2012, and we've got it on good word that, as well as being a pretty healthy way to indulge, they stress the importance of high quality ingredients and casual, shareable plates.
Oh, did we mention that their schtick is free-range rotisserie chicken? Because it is, and that's (pardon the pun), clucking fantastic. After the abject disappointment that was Peri Peri
, it might be nice to have something in the city that can adequately satisfy Nando's cravings (yes, they do have peri-peri sauce) while actually being quite good for you.
Visitors to BOAW can expect to be offered sandwiches, soups, chips and some knockout salads – and, of course, stacks and stacks of perfectly cooked, mouthwatering chicken.
BOAW is scheduled to launch in May, with a finger-lickin', wing-flappin' party to celebrate its arrival. We strongly suspect the concept is named after a Leonard Cohen song. We kind of love it already.