Takeaway takeover at Wil&Sons
The colourful Darby St façade that houses one of our favourites, Wil&Sons, has decided to take a short break from their usual grind and bring us, a takeaway takeover in the form of burgers; Larry’s Burgers to be exact.
With the hospitality scene still being in a strange space, and things changing all too regularly, the team behind Wil&Sons saw an opportunity to make the most of an otherwise unknown situation. Deciding to shut up shop for dine-in customers and focus solely on a takeaway menu full of daring and unusual flavours alongside some of your trusty burgs.
We caught up with owner Toby and head chef Larry to hear all about the new business move and what all of you can expect from the Larry’s Burgers menu.
“Last time we did the takeaway thing we did pastas, a few burgers and poke bowls. But, you don’t come to Wil&Sons for a takeaway pasta or poke bowl. We’ve got Etna’s right next door and pasta joints all around town. Burgers are a pretty cool thing to be able to nail. Yes, there’s a beef burger and a chicken burger; but we’re steering clear from them. What we’ve done is think of things you can have as a main meal, that you can shove inside a bun,” Larry said.
That’s right don’t expect to see your usual burgers on the menu because Larry is throwing some wild flavours out there to keep you guessing. From the breakfast menu’s Spicy Boy and the dinner menu’s Dad’s Dinner; you might have to challenge yourself and try something a little left of centre.
“The breakfast burgers are pretty basic and exactly what you want. A lot of bacon and eggs and of course the vego one with a bit of crumbed avocado to make things weird. There’s an extremely hungover burger. So, it’s double bacon, double hash brown, bacon jam, a bit of fried egg, and a bit of BBQ sauce; yum. The weirdest one is probably the baked beans with a bit of chorizo.”
For breaky you’ve got the El Classico with bacon, eggs, burger cheese, aioli, and smokey bbq sauce; the Avo Dreamer with grilled halloumi, crumbed avocado, mojo mayo, and a fried egg; the Crispy Piggy [the extremely hungover burger] with bacon jam, double bacon, double has brown, egg, and smokey bbq sauce; the Mr Bean with smokey house baked beans, chorizo, fried eggs and rocket; and the Spicy Boy with curry scrambled eggs, crispy kale, chilli jam, and tzatziki. Make it a meal and order yourself a $2 regular coffee with any breaky burg.
The dinner menu is where things really start to get interesting. Starting with The King Curry with Massaman marinated tempura-fried King Dory, Massaman mayonnaise, tzatziki, pickled fennel, and cucumber; the XO Chooky with marinated fried chicken, crispy lettuce, pickled onion and carrot, XO mayonnaise and shaved bonito; the Kim Jong Pork with fried pork belly, pork caramel, kimchi pickle, coriander, wasabi mayo, and shredded carrot; the Dad’s Dinner with thick mash, pork and parmesan sausages, jus, mushi pea, and pea shoots; the Mrs Mushie (vegan) with miso fried mushroom, miso caramel, kimchi pickle, coriander, wasabi and shredded carrot; and lastly the Little Lambie with slow-cooked lamb, rocket, cranberry sauce, crispy rosemary spud, and pickled carrot.
“The flavours are weird as hell. The bangers and mash is called Dad’s dinner; because that’s what my dad cooks.”
Pair your burg with one of the kitchen’s sides; shoestring fries, sweet potato, fried cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, or pickles! Make it a dinner deal and get a burg, fries, and a beer for just $25.
“The whole dinner menu can be done gluten-free. So, all of these tempura batters and all of my crumbed stuff is gluten-free. We’ve got gluten-free and vegan buns on the menu as well. It’s easily done, but just a bit of fun.” – Larry
Now, you burger lovers out there needn’t waste any time to get ordering a Larry’s Burger because the joint is only hanging around for a short period. So, get on into Larry’s Burgers and sample the wild burger flavours.