Lucky Bird We Thought Everybody's Heard About the Bird?

Press invitation

Lucky Bird is the word! Don’t you know about the Bird? We thought everybody’s heard about the Bird? Well, if you haven’t before, now you know. Lucky Bird has opened in the same neighborhood as Mathallen, in the venue next door to BAR Vulkan. The sign reads chicken and ribs. Simple, classic, delicious food.

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The owner, Tarje, explains their philosophy: “We take good ingredients, treat them with respect and keep the menu short”. We love their concept! The ribs are from one of Norway’s best butchers; Albert Idsøe in Stavanger. The chicken is from Stange, and is free range, guaranteed free from medicine and with no additives.

Tarje loves them ribs.
Tarje loves them ribs.

The place is inspired by a Southern USA style chicken shack. All the interior looked so well made that we thought it must have been really expensive to make. However, Tarje tells us that they actually made it in a very inexpensive way. The colored wood is from an old house in Stavanger, the roof from an old barn and the hand rails along the stairs are from a church. The lamps in the ceiling are made from old oil barrels!

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Tarje is an experienced restauranteur. He already operates the three venues of Døgnvill Bar & Burger, two in Oslo and one in Stavanger. Why did you call the place Lucky Bird and decide to serve ribs as well? “I love ribs so much, I cried myself to have it on the menu!” Tarje tells us. “I like the ribs a bit chewy. I don’t want the meat to fall off completely, as others may prefer. To achieve the perfect result every time we use sous-vide.”

Deep fried chicken with smokey pineapple sauce.
Deep fried chicken with smokey pineapple sauce.

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Tommy’s Margarita. Jose Cuervo Reposado Tequila, Agave syrup, lime juice. The cocktails are so inexpensive here, only NOK 89! The taste is right where it should be.
Tommy’s Margarita. Jose Cuervo Reposado Tequila, Agave syrup, lime juice. The cocktails are so inexpensive here, only NOK 89! The taste is right where it should be.

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St. Louis spareribs on the right. Green beans in the back and “dirty rice” with chicken liver on the left.
St. Louis spareribs on the right. Green beans in the back and “dirty rice” with chicken liver on the left.
South Side. Gin, mint, lemon juice, sugar syrup and club soda.
South Side. Gin, mint, lemon juice, sugar syrup and club soda.
Chicken wings on the right. Baked spicy beans with pork confit on the left and sweet potato fries in the cup. Our two favorite condiments from the menu.
Chicken wings on the right. Baked spicy beans with pork confit on the left and sweet potato fries in the cup. Our two favorite condiments from the menu.
Moonshine. Nordic Linie Aquavit with homemade ice tea.
Moonshine. Nordic Linie Aquavit with homemade ice tea.
Six different sauces! Lucky Bird BBQ, St. Louis BBQ, Fire BBQ, Triple Honey, Chili and Smokey Pineapple.
Six different sauces! Lucky Bird BBQ, St. Louis BBQ, Fire BBQ, Triple Honey, Chili and Smokey Pineapple.
Avocado & black bean salad and corn mash.
Avocado & black bean salad and corn mash.
Mash & gravy
Mash & gravy

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Hilbilly Slaw
Hilbilly Slaw
Mac’n’cheese
Mac’n’cheese
Studying the menu one more time we realize, no matter how full we are, we have to try the dessert pies…
Studying the menu one more time we realize, no matter how full we are, we have to try the dessert pies…
Key Lime Pie with whipped cream. It was like a mix of a lemon pie and a really good cheese cake.
Key Lime Pie with whipped cream. It was like a mix of a lemon pie and a really good cheese cake.
Pecan pie with whipped cream. Salty, crunchy sticky, yum…
Pecan pie with whipped cream. Salty, crunchy sticky, yum…
Goodbye Lucky Bird, it won’t be the last time we meet!
Goodbye Lucky Bird, it won’t be the last time we meet!

This was originally posted on my old blog Two Foodies Eating which I had together with Andrea.

Disclaimer

This was a press invitation by Lucky Bird. As always, the content reflects my sincere opinion and is my personal recommendation.

Anders Husa

I am Anders Husa – a foodie living in Oslo. I eat at the best restaurants in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and the major food destinations in the world. I share my foodie stories here.

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