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Word on the street: foodie news

Strap yourselves in… It’s going to be a big few weeks for Queensland!

It’s an exciting time to live in the sunshine state, and we have all the Tex-Mex, bubble tea, footy feasting and Nutella-related news from around town for you. 

The AFL Grand Final is just around the corner, and this year (under not so great circumstances), it has become somewhat of a celebration of Queensland. The Westin Brisbane is getting in on the action and adding a dose of gourmet goodness with their Grand Final picnic hampers! Focus on the footy while they take care of the cooking, and enjoy your hamper loaded up with gourmet pies, prawn sliders, a range of cold meats and cheeses, a six-pack of XXXX, and more! Simply pre-order your hamper here and collect it on Friday, October 23 or Saturday, October 24! Now, let’s just pray the pride of Brisbane town roar their way to the big dance… 

Known for their Tex-Mex eats, margaritas, neon lighting and sombreros, El Camino Cantina is set to open another whopping venue in Brisbane next month, replacing Munich Brauhaus in the heart of South Bank. Shaping up to be one of their largest locations in the country, the new venue will seat hundreds of revellers across a breezy umbrellad outdoor area, ground-floor dining space, and an upper floor bar and live entertainment space. When it comes to food, expect those signature eats like spicy buffalo wings, loaded nachos, tacos, and bottomless corn chips. When it opens in late November, the all-new El Camino Cantina will kick things off with Brisbane’s inaugural Ritapalooza festival–a six-week celebration of margaritas with fifteen frozen flavours and plenty of Tex-Mex fun. Stay tuned for more! 

Now, if there’s ever anything Nutella-related on a menu, you can best believe we’re ordering it. P’Nut Street Noodles is making our dessert dreams come true with their newest innovation… Nutella spring rolls. Think perfectly crispy deep-fried pastry filled with gooey choc-hazelnut goodness–and they’re only $3.95 each! The dessert delight is part of P’Nut Street Noodles’ new ‘Nuts About Taste’ menu, that also features roti bread with peanut sauce, popcorn chicken bites, popcorn prawns with sriracha mayo, and more!

It seems the team at Brooklyn Depot are keeping themselves busy in 2020… Fresh off the opening of their new Valley venue, the team are planning to open another bar and eatery in Stones Corner before the end of the year! Like their other popular spots, Brooklyn Depot Stones Corner will boast a menu inspired by the US of A, with plenty of hand-crafted burgers, nibbles, and draaanks. 

An absolute cutie has just swung its doors open in Woolloongabba–introducing Sunnyboy Street Deli! A makeover of Tuckshop Time, Sunnyboy is as vibrant and welcoming as its predecessor, and offers a fresh menu of sweet bubble teas, made-to-order sandwiches, wraps, and salads, and even soft-serve parfait!  

Now, if you’ll excuse us, it’s bubble tea time. 


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Words by Elizabeth Markwell
- the gourmand who wants a XXXX AND fifteen margaritas.