Cheap eats #18 | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Cheap eats #18

After one too many ‘celebratory’ dinners with friends this week (how many times can you acceptably celebrate getting a new job/house/haircut, really), you’ve reached your last $20 and all of a sudden a long lost cousin is in town asking you to show them a good time. As much as you want to, you can’t pass off your home-cooking and favourite clearskin as the best feed and boutique wine in town, so you need a plan. You’re already the butt of every family joke after staying at home for about 5 years too long while your cousins jet set their careers to exotic parts of the world. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with plenty of cheap, but classy, eats in Brisbane. Brew | CBD Shut down all talk of how Melbourne/New York/city-you’ve-never-heard-of-but-is-apparently-the-best-place-in-the-world is full of trendy cafes and laneway bars with a visit to Brew in the CBD. Throw in a ‘HOW MUCH do you have to pay for a beer?’ as you sip your post-work special and tuck into $10 nachos on Wednesdays from 4pm. Rush | CBD What’s better than catching up with friends on the weekend? Catching up with friends every day of the week! With a $10 steal every evening at Rush, you can practically use being broke as an excuse to celebrate. Gorge yourself on $10 meatballs on Mondays, tapas on Tuesdays, pizza on Wednesdays and jam jars on Thursdays. If you find you’ve run out of friends to catch up with, finish the week with their Friday Rush Hour where you can make some new friends after a few cheeky drinks. So what if your last holiday was to Noosa rather than Ibizia? Rep it. Words by Ranyhyn Akui and Sarah Nguyen