Cheap eats #43 | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Cheap eats #43

Came home with a few too many shopping bags courtesy of the end of financial year sales? Or are all those extremely necessary extra hot chocolate purchases finally catching up with your wallet? No matter how sad a state your bank account is in, we’ve rounded up a few cheap eats that will ensure your stomach is as happy as your wardrobe. Bird’s Nest | South Brisbane Feeling peckish? Bird’s Nest’s $12 lunch specials are calling your name! From Wednesday to Sunday, get your hands (or should we say – chopsticks) on bincho grilled chicken skewers, crispy fried chicken, katsu curry or a chicken meatball hotdog for an exotic lunchtime treat. To bring even more sunshine to a dull winter’s day, all lunch specials come with unlimited rice and miso soup! Carrying on with the ‘unlimited’ trend we love so much, head into Bird’s Nest between 5:30 and 6:30 every day and feast on bottomless fries for $5.50 per person. Yep, we’re ready to fly the coup to head straight to this South Brisbane favourite. Park7 Diner | Graceville You’ll find a cheap feed at Park7 Diner almost every day of the week! Tuesdays at Park7 Diner live up to their cheap name, with the purchase of any main meal ensuring a half price second main for your hot date – or you, if you’re really hungry (no judgement). $1 wings and $6.50 beers dominate Wednesdays, on Thursdays you can stuff your face with a hot dog and genuine American soda for $12, and you’ll know it’s Friday when you grab a full rack of ribs and cocktail of choice for $35. The savings don’t stop on the weekend, with 2 burgers and 2 beers for $32 on Saturdays and half price dessert pies with the purchase of a main on Sundays. Yes we, and our wallets, are drooling. A trip around the world (ok, Japan and America) on a budget? Dig in! Words by Georgia Tyler Images by Judit Losh