Pub parmi voted town’s swinging success

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Inswing Albany Sports Bar’s Australian pub meal classic, the chicken parmigiana, was voted best in town on the Albany Advertiser Facebook page last week.

The sport bar takes an American approach to its menu, offering its crumbed chicken with five different enticing options.

The mouth-watering parmigiana can be enjoyed in a range of flavours — original, Hawaiian, Mexican, Italian or Aussie.

Owner Adam Pumphrey said the venue had a “parmi following” and always received a lot of feedback on the hot item.

“We obviously want to keep supporting these guys and growing our parmi following, hence we introduced $15 parmis every Tuesday to enjoy,” he said.

“These are not bought parmis pre-made — I wouldn’t allow it.

“We don’t worry about fancy spices or special breadcrumb mixes but if you choose, you can add a bit of pizza topping to your parm, for a bit of extra flavour.”

Mr Pumphrey said living in regional WA should not exclude the people of Albany from having a venue of their style to enjoy.

“My years of experience tell me we need more themed licensed venues in the industry to keep it vibrant,” he said.

“We saw the need for a unique venue in town and that has evolved into the venue people see today.”

One year ago, the parmigiana would have been 70 per cent of food sales at the venue but now accounts to only 30 per cent.

Mr Pumphrey said they had developed an extensive range of quality fresh meals in the four years of kitchen operation.

“We want all staff and customers to feel welcome and enjoy the experience,” he said.

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