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Word on the street: foodie news

We’ve got so much for you to sink your teeth into this week.

It’s the first day of winter and Brisbane is absolutely buzzing! Taco takeovers, wine parties and seafood smorgasbords below:

Catering to Brisbane’s insatiable appetite for tacos, Fortitude Valley favourite Baja has introduced a taco takeover on Tuesdays. Owner Daniel Quinn flagged Brisbane’s need of a dedicated taqueria and launched Los Tacos by Baja at the Mt Gravatt Street Food Markets on Saturday nights. The brand’s popularity quickly justified a takeover at Baja and Quinn now has his sights set on creating a standalone home for Los Tacos.

Hospitality brothers and wine lovers Cameron and Jordan Votan invite you to join them, along with Australian natural wine heavyweights, at Snackman on June 28 for a one-of-a-kind event. Snackman Wine Party No.1 will be the first of a number of wine events this year from intimate dinners to multi-venue fiestas, aiming to celebrate and showcase great wines from Australia and the world. Tickets are $85 and are available now through the booking platform on their website

Just in time for winter, Felons Brewing Co has launched their 2021 Imperial Stout. With last year’s iteration taking out the Champion Strong Beer prize at the Royal Queensland Beer Awards, this is not one to be missed. Coming in at 10% ABV, this beautifully rich stout with delicious chocolate, coffee and berry characteristics is available now on tap at the brewery and in 440ml cans online

LA-inspired isolation sensation, Broken Hearts Burger Club has kept its success rolling, announcing the opening of not one, but two new stores this year! Joining their Morningside flagship will be locations at Mango Hill Marketplace in June and Victoria Point Shopping Centre in Redlands by late September. Both openings will be slightly larger than the original store and will feature the same menu.

Seafood lovers rejoice, One Fish Two Fish’s Toast to the Coast menu has returned, this time exploring Italian flavours with Milan to the Mediterranean. Available for lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 31 July, this five-course spread is the perfect cure to your winter blues. Menu standouts include grilled scampi in garlic butter and lemon and, for dessert, an elegant Campari and white chocolate cannoli. The Milan to the Mediterranean menu is $69 per person and bookings are available online.

Run, don’t walk! Little Big House has returned and we cannot contain our excitement. After closing last year due to COVID-19’s hospitality squeeze, the little Queenslander at the top of Grey St is back with new ownership reviving the venue with an updated menu and drinks list. Expect to see Asian flavours combined with French cooking styles as well as a refreshingly tropical cocktail selection. This one could just be your new local. 

You’re going to want to mark this one in your calendar. This Friday, June 4 is National Doughnut Day and to celebrate Krispy Kreme is giving away 100,000 of their famous original glazed doughnuts for free. There is no catch. Head down to your nearest Krispy Kreme store to claim your treat! Dough-not miss this one. 


We are coming for you, June!


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Words by Tom Spencer