Sydney's cult burger joint Mary's is coming to Melbourne for two months
The hugely popular Newtown burger joint Mary's is popping up in Melbourne for two months.
Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham are bringing their trademark cheeseburgers to new CBD cocktail bar Fancy Free for a two month residency, starting February 13 and running until the end of March.
This isn't the first time the pair have flipped in Melbourne - they've run pop-ups at Morgan McGlone's fried chicken chain Belle's Hot Chicken; Nick Stanton's party bar Leonard's House of Love; and one of Melbourne's best cocktail bars, the Black Pearl. Each stint commanded expectedly lhefty crowds and queues.
This extended pop-up will have an extended menu, with Mary's fried-chicken burger, mushroom burger and fried cauliflower making the trip south.
Mary's is also no stranger to one-offs, as they are regular support acts at Sydney music festivals, where customers are also happy to line up for a feed. And they host pop-ups too; on January 28 Smith and Deli chef and co-owner Shannon Martinez came to Sydney for a vegan burger night where, with runs around the corner, she dolled out 400 serves in the first hour of service.
This announcement comes after the news that the Mary's crew - who are also responsible for taking over the food offering inside the Landsdowne pub and live music venue when it reopened in 2017 - will revitalise The Basement, a 45-year-old live music venue that's hosted Prince and Vince Jones closed unexpectedly in March 2018. The team will turn it into Mary's Underground, a burger-slinging live-music venue, slated to open in May.