August Bucket List | Gourmand & Gourmet

August Bucket List

August seems to be the unofficial party month in Brisbane!

Between buzzing on espresso martinis, stuffing our face with burgers and dancing them off at Valley Fiesta, we are going to be some very little busy bees this month!

Espresso Martini Festival| South Brisbane 

Fish Lane is buzzing with news – Espresso Martini Festival is back baby and our hearts are racing! With cocktails including the Vietnamese-inspired condensed milk ice cream cold drip vanilla martini – it’s sure to be a sip-cess! Line your stomach with tasty bites from Ol’ Schooland Hello Pleaseand pray you pull up better than last year! The festival will be jolting us awake August 14, tickets available here.

Burger Festival| Newstead

Burger nerds, start your engines because Burger Fest is back baby! Rolling back into our lives for the second year, Station Street is shutting down for massive carb consumption on Saturday August 25. Seven bun slingers will be competing for Brisbane’s Best Burger with Lucky Egg, Greaser, 5 Boroughs, Miss Kay’s, Burger Project, MooFree Burgers and The Triffid will be behind the grills, with classic and exclusive burgers available on the day.

Regatta Laneway| Toowong

Good food, good booze and good company – it can only be the Regatta Laneway Fair. Three days of festivities kicks off on Friday the 3rdAugust with International Beer Day and culminates with Battle of the Barbeque on August 5th, with a twelve team cook off of brisket, rump and ribs. See more here. 

EKKA| Bowen Hills

There are few things more Brisbane than strawberry sundaes and dagwood dogs at the Ekka! Ride the Ferris Wheel, try your luck in sideshow alley and make eyes at the woodchoppers. You’ll find us sampling up a storm in the Woolworths Fresh Food Pavilion and stuffing our faces at the Gourmet Plaza!

Ungermann Brothers Ice-Cream Parlour| Ipswich

Who says you have to choose between beer and dessert? Ungermann Brother’s Ice-Cream Parlour are making all our dreams come true with 100% natural, handmade ice-cream made from locally sourced ingredients – and our pick of the month is their Belgian Ale flavoured ice-cream. Made with real Belgian ale from Scenic Rim Brewery, we’ll take a six pack!

Armakeggon| Archive | West End 

Whether you’re a seasoned beer enthusiast or don’t know your pale ale from your pilsner, break out the stubbie coolers – Armakeggon is back! West End’s ultimate beer weekender is your passport to drink your way around the world in 50 beers over August 25thand 26th. As well as fine brews there will also be activities, beer merch, competitions and live music all weekend. We’ll drink to that! Get your tickets here.

X Cargo Opens| Fortitude Valley

The most hotly anticipated opening of 2018 is FINALLY here. We’ve been camped outside for what seems like an eternity and X Cargo has opened its doors with a bang. A mix of industrial chic and 70s Miami vibes, the open-air shipping container playground will deliver specialty coffee and breakfast bites from 6am, with American and Cuban inspired eats from lunch until dinner.

Peanut Butter Parfait | Jellyfish Restaurant| CBD 

We’ve heard about peanut butter and jelly, but peanut butter parfait from Jellyfish Restaurant? Sign us up! With zesty raspberry sorbet and fluffy sponge, this is lightyears ahead of anything peanut butter and jelly related we’ve experienced before and goes perfectly with river views.

Late Night Dumpling Feast | Little Valley| Fortitude Valley 

Had a few cheeky knock offs and found your tummy starting to grumble? Forget the greasy kebab and make a beeline for the Valley’s newest late-night dining hotspot – Little Valley. Serving up hot pockets of happiness, order a glass of wine or two and snack on truggle and prawn har gow, crab and pork xiao long bao and shiitake and water chestnut dumplings from the dim sum menu until late.

Valley Fiesta| Fortitude Valley

The biggest party in Brisbane’s calendar is back and bigger than ever! With an extra two days added to our party calendar the festival will feature theatre, live music and art throughout the nightlife precinct from Wednesday 29 August to Sunday 2 September.

Grab your tickets and find your festival buddy, it’s going to be a wild month!

Words by Emma Callaghan
- the gourmand who is bankrupt but excited.

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