9 delicious things to do in Brisbane this week | Gourmand and Gourmet

9 delicious things to do in Brisbane this week

  • Food & Booze
What’s on in Brisbane this week? Festivals dedicated to everything from buffalo wings to vegan fare and sustainable living, that’s what!
Wednesday 31
Australian Buffalo Wing Festival | Various
Brisbane, are you ready to spice things up? The Australian Buffalo Wing Festival is hitting our river city, showcasing dozens of Brisbane’s best buffalo wings in one fiery week. Work your way through all the hot deals on offer, with venues setting up exclusive wing tasting deals and competitions for the festival. Not sure where to go? Wing it over to spots like Ze Pickle, Shady Palms, Hudson Corner, 5 Boroughs, and Barcadia – we dare you to try them all!
Thursday 1
Father’s Day Whiskey Blend Session | The Walrus Club | Toowong
Head down to the murky depths of The Walrus Club for an evening of fine whiskey with good old dad – don’t you think he deserves a drink after all he’s put up with? Sample twenty world class whiskies with canapés to match, then you and dad can even create your own whiskey blend that you’ll get to take home at the end of the night! Tickets are $55pp or $100 for two, and bookings are essential so call (07) 3871 9595 to secure your spot.
Saturday 3
Summer Dayz | Jubilee Hotel | Fortitude Valley
The World Food Markets are taking over the Jubilee Hotel’s car park to relaunch the venue’s famous beer garden! Wave goodbye to winter with a cold beer outside as you sample fare from the markets’ fleet of gourmet food trucks. With craft beers, boutique wines, and food like Korean American fusion sliders, you’ll be set to party from noon until well into the night!
Sunday 4
BrisVegan Fest | West End
Vegan foodies rejoice because this one is all about you! Forget combing through menus and Googling ingredients under the table, Brisvegan Fest has done all the work for you gathering Brisbane’s finest and freshest vegan goodies. The day will include market stalls showcasing vegan food and drink vendors, live performances, cooking demonstrations, workshops, speakers and much more! Entry is free and it all kicks off bright and early at 8am.
Father’s Day | Various
If you’re buying dad ties for Father’s Day, you’re doing it all wrong. This is the day to get him well fed and content and finally tell him who really put that dent in the family car without fear of repercussions. And it’s the day to appreciate the fact no one can embarrass you on a family outing like dad. But if Brisbane’s best steaks or a big pile of ribs just won’t cut it, here’s where to take your dad for a winning feast and make sure you do Father’s Day right.
Tuesday 6
James vs Jack | The Charming Squire | South Brisbane
Want to earn some extra brownie points with dad this Father’s Day? How about treating him to a feast to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the oldest registered distillery in the USA? Chow down on five delicious courses of hearty fare all matched with Jack Daniels whiskey and James Squire beers while hearing the stories about the Jack Daniels distillery. Tickets are $130 per person and are available here.
Thursday 8 
The Night of the Aromats | Chop Chop Chang’s | West End
The chance to feast on all of Chop Chop Chang’s favourite dishes, plus a few new ones, all paired with amazing wines? It’s going down at the West End pan-Asian spot, with 5 courses to work your way through out in their courtyard for $95pp. Check out the full menu and book online here.
Friday 9
Picnic Hill | Redcliffe
The second Friday of every month, you can embrace those weekend feels and stuff yourself with the best food truck food going at Picnic Hill. On the corner of Redcliffe’s Oxley and Anzac Avenue, you’ll enter a haven of live music, street art, market stalls, street performers, lawn games, and Brisbane’s most gourmet food trucks – all for the spare gold coin in your pocket.
Sunday 11
Nundah Festival | Nundah
Nundah’s getting seriously delicious these days, and what better way to find out just how tasty it is than with a street fair full of food stalls, kids rides, entertainers and a whole lot more! From 9am-3pm join in the fun with the whole family.
Green Heart Fair | Carindale
The Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s biggest bi-annual community and sustainability festival, showing off all things innovative in a fun, family-friendly environment. And because you can’t possibly learn about sustainability and recycling without feeding your face, there’ll be a whole bunch of green-focused foodies dishing up guilt-free feeds, along with cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs.