Monday, July 8, 2024

Foodies' Hub Dead, Reborn as Firebird

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the short lived Foodies' Hub has been reborn, now going by the name "Firebird Piri Piri." The newly opened Firebird Piri Piri opened this weekend in the strip mall at 4546 N. Magnolia.

Courtesy Firebird Piri Piri Grill Facebook Page

Piri piri (or "pepper pepper" in various African dialects) is a now-world famous sauce for chicken, first commercialized in the U.S. by the South African born UK chain Nando's.

Firebird Piri Piri looks to build on, rather than fully replace, Foodies' Hub. Photos from the Google Maps business page (click the first link above) show a range of different foods from burgers to gyros to catfish, just like the old Foodies' Hub. The new "Piri Piri" section of the menu offers grilled and fried chicken done up "piri piri" (or peri peri style) with piri piri sauce in a range of spice levels. 

While we barely knew Foodies' Hub, we wish the proprietors well with their new endeavor. One of us will make it over there soon, but until then let us know how the piri piri is in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. That strip mall is so weird. Always looks rundown and unwelcoming, not to mention the corner store allowing gang members to hang out. Would be much better if they got rid of the parking and turned that space into something nicer like a grassy area with a food kiosk or tables or something.