15 scrumptious things to do in Brisbane this week | Gourmand and Gourmet

15 scrumptious things to do in Brisbane this week

  • Food & Booze
It’s not time to hide away in your lounge room from the chilly weather yet – there’s still too many events happening around town for you to take a bite out of!
All week
Snap & Win | Wintergarden | CBD Can’t eat a thing without posting an Instagram snap for the world to drool over? Well it’s time to put that talent to use – it could just win you $1000 to spend at Wintergarden! Overflowing with delicious lunch and dinner options, Wintergarden has city goers spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a bite to eat. To get you in a snappy mood, they’re giving away a $1000 gift card – and all you have to do to be in with a chance to win is post an Instagram photo of your next Wintergarden meal before June 19!
Saturday 28 
Food From the Fire Festival | Jubilee Hotel | Fortitude Valley Looking to spend your Saturday arvo in a glorious food coma? Join the Jubilee Hotel for the Food from the Fire Festival and get in on some smoky goodness. Running from 11am-8pm, the hotel will host stalls for like Brazilian smoked meats, Argentinian BBQ pits, American smokehouse, Indonesian street food, and New Zealand Hangi (just to name a few!). International music, fire dancers, and entertainment stalls will provide fun for the whole family, while the central bar will host beers, wines and spirits to wash down those flame-grilled goodies.
Sunday 29
Green Heart Fair | 7th Brigade Park | Chermside Learn how to live more sustainably, listen to live music and munch on delicious food courtesy of some of Brisbane’s best food trucks at the bi-annual Green Heart Fair! Not only will you learn some tips for reducing your carbon footprint, but you can also enjoy food from the likes of Puerto Taco, This Little Piggie, Authentic Turkish Gozleme, Fire’N’Dough and Ruby the Little Red Ice Cream Van. Entry is free and gates are open from 9am until 2pm. Indie Tasting | Lefty’s | Petrie Terrace If you’re a fan of spirits (who isn’t?), don’t miss the tasting experience of a lifetime, with over 100 craft spirits on showcase from an impressive line up of independent and artisan distillers at the Indie Tasting. There will even be six masterclasses to take in so that once you’ve tasted all the amazing drops and want to start making your own, you’ll have some handy insider tips from the pros to get you started. With only 400 tickets available for this exclusive event you’d better make sure you book yours now, available here. Italian Festival | New Farm Park | New Farm Pizza, pasta, gelato and wine – who doesn’t love Italian food? Well to celebrate the tastes and culture of Italy for the 10th annual Italian Week, New Farm Park will be hosting an Italian street food and wine festival so that you can enjoy all of the cheese laden, carb loaded and delicious eats you can handle. Happening from 11am-6pm, entry is free – what more excuse do you need to stuff your face? Stones Corner Festival | Stones Corner The Stones Corner Festival is back bigger and better than ever! A Sunday afternoon filled with live music, delicious food stalls, craft beer, cider and wine, as well as stalls from local designers and craftspeople, it’s enough to make anyone forget they have to head back to their 9-5 on Monday. The street party will be happening from 12pm-8pm, and best of all, entry is FREE! Sunday session | Garden Kitchen & Bar | Gold Coast Heading to the GC and looking for a way to put off Monday? With a totally tropical feel and even a sunny outdoor deck for taking in some rays, the bright and airy Garden Kitchen & Bar will have you feeling a world away from the Monday you know is coming. Offering live music every Sunday to prolong those weekend vibes even more, it’s just the place to sit back and relax with an ice cold beer and a few plates of Szechuan calamari.
Wednesday 1
Meet the Maker | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane Who doesn’t love a good roadtrip? Craft beer kings, Stone & Wood, are bringing their mates, Michael Dlask of Salumi Australia and Bret Cameron of Harvest Restaurant up from the Northern Rivers for a Meet the Maker event all about the importance of sourcing local, ethical and delicious products from their region. Michael and Bret will combine their expertise for the night on the delicious menu, which you can pair with a delicious brew or two from Stone & Wood. Grab your ticket here to make sure you don’t miss out! Cheers to that. Winter menu | Planted Wholefoods Co. | Albion Don’t be too sad the summer is really over – winter menus are coming to fill the void! Starting with Planted Wholefoods Co’s fresh and tasty number. With scrumptious new waffle flavours and hearty new smoothies, you may even manage to keep a hold of that summer bod!
Friday 3
Picklebacks and Sliders | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane It’s time for an education, kids. Let’s teach you about picklebacks – first, a punch glass of whiskey, then another of pickle brine. That’s right: shot one, then the other, and enjoy the after-effects of your very first pickleback. Over at Wandering Cooks, For the Pickles is hosting a night dedicated to these briney drinkables, set alongside plenty of sliders to keep the pickles coming in every form possible.
Saturday 4
Breakfast | The Precinct at St Leger | Ascot Been hanging out to try this new breakfast spot tucked away in the Eagle Farm Racecourse? Well you’re in luck because they’re now open Saturdays and Sundays for breakfast! Head in for something wholesome and filling or go all out with indulgence like their corn fritters with bacon and avocado salsa. Bite, Sip, Stroll | CBD Inspired by the European dining culture of tasting from several venues as you wander, Bite Sip Stroll aims to take you on a walking tour of some of Brisbane’s top restaurants. You’ll spend the afternoon grazing on a meal and paired glass of wine from each venue in the impressive line-up of Esquire, Restaurant Two, Sake and Urbane. You’ll also have a chance to chat with the chefs from each restaurant as well as the experts from Wine Selectors about their food and wine philosophies. Tickets are $119pp – book them here before they get snatched up.
Sunday 5
Park Food Trucks | Brisbane Botanic Gardens | Mount Coot-tha Brisbane’s famous Park Food Trucks is back with a stint at Mt Coot-tha’s botanic gardens! Head along and enjoy the sights, sounds, and – it goes without saying – fistfuls of swoon-worthy food. You’ll find plenty of your favourite trucks parked in anticipation of your hefty appetites, so make sure you bring a blanket and be ready for a feast! Sunday by the River | Newstead House The World Food Markets are bringing seven tasty food trucks to Newstead House. Laze by the river as you peruse your choices, with picks like Char Baby, In Strada Wood Fire Pizzeria, and Puerto Tacos set to take over the lawn. Along with plenty of food, the Jazz Music Institute will fill the afternoon with boppin’ tunes. Bring your friends, your family, and enjoy the sun before winter’s chill sets in! Sunday session | Bitter Suite | New Farm Know what your Sunday afternoons have been missing? Pizzas and paddles of beers for $25 in the leafy surrounds of New Farm’s Bitter Suite! With new owners, a scrumptious new menu and even some crafty new brews on tap, this suburban spot dishes up a Sunday sesh worth ditching your local for.