201 Missenden Road, Newtown (02) 9557 7280 misspeaches.com.au
Stepping into Miss Peaches feels like you’ve been transported straight to America’s Deep South. Think crunchy fried green tomatoes, homemade mac ‘n’ cheese and crispy fried chicken. Deeeelicious. After swerving past the rock ‘n’ roll dancers having a boogie on the dance floor, my date and I headed straight to the bar to suss out some cocktails. She started with a Bloody Mary Lou ($20): a spicy combo of vodka, tomatoes (smoked in-house), pickled okra juice, pork broth and Cajun spices; while I went for a fruity Shrub Club ($16) with gin, lemon and quince. If cocktails aren’t your thing, it might be handy to know that Miss Peaches boasts the biggest American beer list in Australia with over fifty on offer. Food-wise, you can’t go past the Bourbon Pecan Glazed Fried Chicken ($6/piece), the Fried Green Tomatoes with Louisiana Remoulade ($9) and the cheesy heaven that is the Gruyère, Cheddar and Parmesan Mac ‘n’ Cheese ($7).