Pop your poodle skirt over a crisp crinoline, or pull on your penny loafers with wide cuffed jeans, and head on down to the latest rockabilly hang – Miss Peaches on a Thursday night.
With tunes provided by Rockin’ Marc Rondeau supported by a rotating roster of live rockabilly bands, like bad boy Pat Capocci on the night I visited, you’re sure to have a blast!
The rockabilly element makes it the most clean-shaven room in Newtown, and the eats are about 85% less pretentious than most places you can eat Creole food in Sydney.
In fact, if hipsters have adopted the stylings of Southern cuisine, this place reflects its soul.
A juicy slab of Brisket ($24) brined in Archie Rose Rye and honey, is served up simply with red eye gravy, pickled cucumber and golden tater tots, on vintage green & white speckled enamel tin plates.
Likewise the Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf ($19), made extra tasty by a combination of pork shoulder and beef brisket, and a clever secondary sear, is whacked onto a plate with super-creamy stone ground grits and another excellent gravy.
Hopefully you spied the row of Lillie’s Q’s Barbeque Sauces at the counter when you ordered? They’re all excellent additions to your meal - but Hot Smoky eats best.
If you’re hungry throw in Baked Brie ($16) with credible cornbread for dipping and a peach salad for balance, in lieu of fairly ordinary Braised Greens ($8) that beg for some bacon fat.
A solid drink offering backs up this soul food kitchen, running the gamut from classic homemade spiked sodas like the Watermelon Fizz with Don Julio Blanco Tequila ($10); to Boilermakers that team a beer with a shot of whisky.
In the latter category, Jordan’s Boilermaker ($21) pairing a limited edition Sierra Nevada ‘River Ryed’ IPA with Michter’s Rye, is a great match.
The deliciously long beer list is arranged into mild, medium, strong and intense, which should encourage safe experimentation, and hopefully lead to swing dancing.
Your night simply wouldn’t be complete without classic Beignets ($4.50) or Agent Cooper’s favourite, Cherry Pie ($8); both served with a lovely smile from the energetic and enthusiastic floor team, who clearly love working this night.
201 Missenden Road, Newtown
Ph: (02) 9557 7280