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5 Boroughs brings real New York to Brisbane

5 Boroughs brings real New York to Brisbane

| On 19, Jun 2015

The days of cheesy greasy American eateries are behind you. 5 Boroughs is bringing the real deal to Stones Corner.

5 Boroughs is a casual, New York City inspired eatery and bar. Like its namesake, 5 Boroughs aims to capture the colourful diversity of the five boroughs of New York City – Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.

Forget fluro hot dogs and sweet fluffy burger buns. 5 Boroughs owner and New York enthusiast Todd Clayton said he wanted his joint to be different.

“We didn’t want to be an atypical American restaurant with hotdogs, burgers and cheesy fries,” Todd said.

“We wanted to be inspired by the street food in New York, the food carts, a lot of the restaurants in the five boroughs.

With his wife and business partner Marisa, the duo had dreamed of opening an authentic New York restaurant.

“Marisa and I have been travelling to the US for 30 years,” he said.

“Our menu is inspired by the many different cultures in the five boroughs. Hispanic, Chinese, Japanese and more. You’ll see those influences on the menu.”

Stones Corner was the obvious choice for Marisa and Todd.

“Stones Corner is a really cool place. We got reach from the southside of Brisbane,” Todd said.

“It’s inner city but not in the city or the Valley. 5 Boroughs is also on an emerging street.”

The karagee chicken wings, tacos and bao buns are menu items that represent Todd and Marisa’s culinary experience.


Karagee chicken wings at 5 Boroughs.

Other tasty include the waffle fries, duck and plum gyoza and ribs.

The waffle fries are imported from America and have the goodness of aproximately eight chips rolled and flattened into one. A must try for any hot chip lover, or anyone with a soul for that matter.

Delicious waffle fries.

Delicious waffle fries.

The karagee chicken wings are also great. The crispy batter coats a juicy chicken winglet with Japanese mayo to dip.

The pork riblets were smothered in a smoky basting and the tangy slaw cut through the stodginess of the other bites. Yet for $19, the serving was scarce.

5 Boroughs pork ribs and slaw.

5 Boroughs pork ribs and slaw.

5 Boroughs also boasts a range of American beers and beverages.

Enjoy a beer and snack at Brisbane’s own piece of NYC – 5 Boroughs.


What 5 Boroughs

Where 405 Logan Road Stones Corner

When 11:00am till late