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Word on the street: foodie news

Fact: carbs are delicious no matter where they’re eaten.

Whether you’ve been one of the lucky ones to get a table at Brisbane’s freshly re-opened eateries or you’re staying on the takeaway train, we’ve rounded up some exciting foodie news to make your Tuesday even more exciting (and tasty). 

Some big players in the hospitality scene are opening their doors again, while others are choosing to keep them shut, or continuing to offer exclusively takeaway and delivery services. Since its inception two months ago, Gerard’s Bistro has seen an unexpected and unprecedented wave of support for their takeaway menu. This has led to (and we’re hella excited to announce) the continuation of these takeaway offerings! That’s right—while officially re-opening for a small number of diners, Gerard’s is going to keep offering its Middle Eastern fare for us to dig into at home, including all of those breads we love so much. You can keep up-to-date with their daily menus and any fun happenings via their Insta

Travelling quickly from the Middle East straight to the Himalayas, it’s time to talk about the humble momo. In short, a momo is a Nepalese dumpling that is filled with spiced goodness, folded neatly, steamed, and served with a flavourful sauce. Noch Noch’s make-your-own momo kits are delivered straight to your door (oh, then puns), ready for you to become a momo master! Read up on our love for Noch Noch and all the details you need to know about ordering your kit here. 

Beer lovers, we have your weekend plans sorted. Archive Beer Boutique is teaming up with some of the country’s best and brightest craft breweries for a series of intimate beer dinners, the first of which is happening this weekend on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30. This collab will include Green Beacon Brewing Co. and Young Henrys, and feature an alternate-drop three-course meal with matching brews as well as a limited edition tasting from both breweries. Be sure to nab a ticket here. 

G&G stans may recall us earlier in the year delivering the news that Brisbane Gin Festival was coming to Welcome to Bowen Hills in April. Obviously that was postponed, and we now have a new official date to mark in our calendars—Saturday, September 19. The free festival will look very much like it was meant to, with free entry and a hectic range of stalls, tastings, cocktails, and, of course, plenty of G&Ts. You can expect to see over 60 different gins from around the world, including big-name brands like Adelaide Hills, Four Pillars, Brookie’s, Gordon’s and Tanqueray. Oh, and dogs are welcome. Winning. 

Turns out this brave new world is kind of delicious…

Words by Elizabeth Markwell
- The gourmand who plans to enjoy homemade momo followed by Gerard's takeaway on the couch, with no shame at all.