Word on the street: foodie news | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Word on the street: foodie news

What if we told you that you could be a hero simply by going out for dinner?

Well, 2020 has been a rough one. June has arrived, and we’re hoping and praying she brings a cool change with her. Eateries across Brisbane have some exciting news to start the month with, and we’re here to be the bearers of tasty news! 

We recently brought you the news that The Tivoli had launched a pop-up shop and cafe. Well, the folk of The Tiv have certainly outdone themselves, this week announcing the launch of their intimate in-venue takeover, Commune at The Tivoli. The dining experience will see the historic venue re-imagined as a 10-person dining room with a four-course shared feast courtesy of Dalton Fine Dining, and matched wines by Bacchus Wine Merchants. This is the perfect way to support Brisbane’s live music scene, AND get a hell of a gourmet feast. Sounds like a win-win. To book your spot, click here, or email hello@thetivoli.com.au

Be sure to mark this one in your calendars, Brisbane sea-foodies! One Fish Two Fish is celebrating World Fish & Chips Day with a weekend devoted to the good stuff. From Friday, June 5 until Sunday, June 7, the Kangaroo Point hotspot will be serving up their most popular fish ‘n’ chips seafood pack for the shell-shocking price of $12! Give them a call on 3391 7680 to snap yours up.  

There’s a spicy new pop-up coming to Eleven Rooftop Bar! Set to transport Brisbanites to the balmy nights of Mexico (with the backdrop of one of Brissy’s best rooftop views), MAYA Mexican will encompass everything that is so loved about the authentic flavours of Mexico, with coastal-Pacific, Yucatan and Sonoran influences combined with fresh Aussie produce. The refurbished open-air restaurant will have an authentically Mexican menu and ALL the cocktails you could ever want! MAYA will begin operating in July—bookings are essential via bookings@maya-mexican.com.au.

Shortly after celebrating their third birthday (yay!), Ballistic Beer Co. decided to have a massive glow-up, consulting loyal customers and those in the know for advice on how to make their beer the best it can be. Head Brewer Lachy Crothers reckons their new brews will have a new and improved taste, can, name and price, and we can’t wait to give these fresh brewskis a go! You can find Ballistic Beer Co. beers in your local pub, bar, bottle-O, and Ballistic’s own breweries and bars. 

City Winery has the perfect new treat that will transport you straight to a Christmas market in chilly Europe… Their new DIY mulled wine kits practically have winter written all over them, and come complete with their executive chef’s famous recipe, a bottle of Grenache Mataro and all the spices and herbs you need to make the perfect mulled wine at home. Order yours here, have it delivered straight to your door. Prepare for your living room to become a winter wonderland. 

There’s a new Indian street food joint in town—West End’s Kulcha’d opened last week to the excitement of many. Named after the traditional crispy tandoor-baked flatbread filled with spices, chilli, potato, onion and paneer, Kulcha’d came to be after owner Zach Dexter visited India and fell in love with the cuisine. The menu at Kulcha’d is based around authentic Amritsari-style flatbreads, all of which can be ordered with a side of hearty chickpea curry and tangy onion, mango and chilli dipping sauce. Other yummies include kathi roll – a house-made wrap stuffed with spices, Sichuan mayo, vegetables and a variety of fillings, from vegan protein to egg, paneer, and chicken. 

Now, all you’ve gotta do is eat! 

Words by Elizabeth Markwell
- The gourmand who wants mulled wine and wants it now.