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Word on the street: foodie news

Hello deliciousness, my old friend.

This week we’re welcoming back some tasty friends (who are foes of our #summerbod) and looking forward to incoming pop-ups…

Having been closed since March, Eat Street Northshore is making its comeback next Friday, December 4! The street food mecca is Brisbane’s biggest outdoor dining hub, with all of your favourite vendors making a return. Adhering to COVID-safe requirements, Eat Street’s new opening hours are between 4 pm and 10 pm on Friday and Saturday nights, and 4 pm to 9 pm on Sundays. 

Cha Cha Char was Brisbane’s most loved steakhouse before its closure in March, and it too is making a comeback in December with a modern makeover in the works. Changing hands to Michael Tassis of George’s Paragon, Massimo Restaurant and Bar and Rico Bar and Dining, Cha Cha Char Steak and Lobster will continue to serve top notch steaks and stunning views, but with fresh Aussie lobster, a whisky and wine bar, and airy alfresco dining thrown into the mix! 

One of the most exciting new spots to enter Brisbane’s food scene this year, Graceville’s Honour Ave Cellars is upping its game next month when it plays host to pan-African pop-up Tafari. After years of experience in Michelin-starred eateries in his native London, chef Lee Sibanda will deliver a refined yet dynamic five-course menu that highlights African and Caribbean flavours. The first event will be held on Wednesday, December 16, with limited tickets available for $70 a head–email lee@malirose.com.au to secure yours.

Succeeding Noosa pop-up concept Esmay (which took over the stunning waterfront space formerly home to Wasabi), new pop-up Winston is set to launch on Wednesday, December 9. From Cameron Matthews–a hatted chef who long held the role of head chef at Spicer’s The Long Apron–Winston will offer a highly seasonal and local menu that changes frequently, with the likes of Noosa spanner crab with oyster cream, coal-grilled rump cap with miso bearnaise and beer-braised onions, and milk ice cream with honeycomb, whipped crème fraiche, fennel pollen and Hum honey on the cards. The perfect summer spot, Winston will be open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, and for Sunday lunch–bookings can be made here.

December hasn’t even arrived yet, but it’s already our highlight of 2020! 

 

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Words by Elizabeth Markwell
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