Tommy Tacos expands with Lo’: a Southern style bistro in the former Homme space

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It was just over six months ago that chef Tomas Bidois brought his humble taco pop-up to a Highgate laneway.

Since then, Tommy Tacos has become a cult favourite of sorts, and a must-visit for any taco enthusiasts around town – but before he fell in love with Mexican food, Bidois spent four weeks travelling around the south-east corner of the US.

It’s this southern American cuisine that Bidois will bring to his latest venture, Lo’ – which will take over the former Homme space at the front of his laneway taqueria at the start of June.

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One of Perth’s most beautiful dining rooms, the restaurant’s large scale wood-fired oven will be put to good use “to bring an element of smoke or fire to most dishes”.

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Riffing on southern classics, you can expect to see comforting plates like a mammoth Berkshire pork chop, brined in tea and apple juice – and served with braised greens and “Hoppin’ John”: a southern staple rice ‘n peas.

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Of course, more southern staples like buttermilk biscuits with fried chicken and shrimp and grits will make an appearance, alongside wood-roasted oysters with casino butter.

You can also get your fix for weekend breakfasts, serving an indulgent, hangover-busting fried chicken and waffles with miso maple butter, steak and eggs with country gravy and fried boloney and egg sandos – not to mention a make-your-own Bloody Mary menu.

Speaking of drinks: the focus of Lo’s drinks list will be suitably American, with a curated selection of bourbons, American and West Australian wines plus cocktails that evoke a hot summer in the south – think fizzy peach iced teas and mint juleps.

Lo’ will be located at 448 Beaufort Street, Highgate, and is scheduled to open on June 5, 2024.