Cheap eats #31 | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Cheap eats #31

Did you go for gold on Australia Day? Perhaps to the extent that you woke up on the 27th with nothing but mysterious grazes acquired from a slip ‘n’ slide (possibly drop bears) and an empty bank account? Whether you spent all your funds on endless rounds of Bundy shots for your mates or just cleaned out every supermarket within a 10km radius of your house for lamingtons and pav (hey, we don’t judge here), forget surviving off leftover snags and bread for the next week. Just grab some of these cheap eats in Brisbane instead. Farrier Bar | Fortitude Valley Can we just take a moment to bao down to the deliciousness of Farrier Bar’s Asian fusion street food? W hat better way to raise your spirits on a long Tuesday spent at work than with $2 baos that are literally bursting with Peking duck with fried mushrooms or fried chicken and pickled daikon? Just because you’re lacking in funds doesn’t mean your mid-week dinners have to be lacking in flavour! At that price you may as well grab a tasty beverage or some Chinese doughnuts to sweeten the deal. South Side Diner | South Bank There ain’t nothin’ finer than cheap eats from a diner, especially when the food tastes anything but cheap. Prepare yourself for a week filled with the tastiest treats at prices that won’t leave a dint in your wallet! On Mondays you can score 25% off your total bill, while on Tuesdays things get a little cheesy with a $30 deal for 2 cheeseburgers, fries and 2 drinks. Wednesday gets even cheesier with 2-4-1 mac ‘n’ cheese, and on Thursday you’ll be soaring with 99c wings with any drink purchase. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, you can score a $5 slice of pie every Friday. Whether it’s a mid-week dinner treat or a late-night #treatyourself bite, South Side Diner has you covered, every day of the week! Now, did someone say they saw inflatable thongs on sale? Words by Caroline Tully