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Word on the street: foodie news

The gelato might be cold, but this news is HOT!

Starting off on the south side, West Village just got a little bit more creamy and a lot more cheeky with the reveal of its two new retailers: world-renowned Anita Gelato and Cheeky Poké! With over 150 flavours, Anita Gelato will serve up 100% hand-made and natural flavours when it opens in June, with over 150 different kinds of frozen yogurt, sorbets, organic, sugar-free, fat-free, soy-based and real cream-based gelato! Cheeky Poké is returning to West Village after being a part of their Garden Pantry pop-up, bringing their fresh bowls, nori and wonton tacos, and soups and curries to the precinct from May 12.

The Venzin Group (who we can thank for the Pawpaw restaurants, Mons Thai, Darvella and Monocle Coffee) welcome a new addition this week: Melrose is a Thai/Indonesian-inspired rooftop restaurant above sibling Darvella patisserie on Bulimba’s Oxford Street. Expect luxe rattan and tile textures, a lunch and dinner menu jam-packed with punchy Asian flavours in modern applications, and addictive bar snacks like Moreton bay bug steamed buns with pickled carrot, cucumber and chilli jam. You can read more about this new hottie here!

A short drive away, Coorparoo will soon be home to a spot dedicated to paella, when Paella Y Pa’ Mi opens in a couple of months! Expect iconic varieties of the titular dish including chicken and rabbit, seafood and vegetarian options, tapas and bar snacks, and Iberian wines to accompany. Stay tuned for more, amigo! 

City Winery has landed in its newest location (the fourth for the group) on Eagle Street Pier.  Expect the creative food menu, locally-made wine and casual atmosphere of the flagship location with a modern winery-style interior perfect for knockoffs or date night. There’s plenty of experiences including wine blending workshops, food and wine pairing sessions, and tastings in the works, too… 


From sweet, sweet gelato to crisp, cold wine, it’s another good week to be a foodie in Brisbane!


Inset photo of Melrose by Grace Elizabeth Images.


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