Parmi army invades the Woky

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Wokalup Taverm team member Georgia Bach serves a "parmie and a pint" to Bobby Bury and Frank Angi.
Camera IconWokalup Taverm team member Georgia Bach serves a "parmie and a pint" to Bobby Bury and Frank Angi. Credit: Picture: Briana Fiore

“A parmi and a pint please” has been the most used phrase at the Wokalup Tavern this month.

The local hub opened its doors on June 6, after months of coronavirus-stifled trading restrictions such as no dine-in customers and alcohol sales limits.

Owner Megan Hardwick said the big demand for “parmis and pints” almost saw the pub ran out of chicken.

“We went through about 60kg of chicken because everyone wanted a chicken parmigiana meal,” Ms Hardwick said. “We only had a couple of chicken fillets left by the end of the day.”

She also said people were lining up at the door at 10am for a pint of beer — a novelty that had been banned in the wake of the virus.

We had people queuing for their pints, we even ran out of the Swan Draught keg in one day which doesn’t happen very often.

Megan Hardwick

“There is a beer shortage in the State at the moment, because all the pubs opened at once and they all want kegs.” However, Ms Hardwick said the “Woky” still had beer on tap.

Staff members said they were both happy and exhausted after hundreds flocked to their local for a highly-anticipated pub meal.

There was also a friendly rivalry on Saturday for World Gin Day. Ms Hardwick and brewing student Georgia Bach embarked on a cocktail challenge to mark the occasion.

As for the micro-brewery revamp, Ms Hardwick said the construction was on-schedule and the region would have a buzzing new brewery, Brugan, by the end of the year.

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