November Bucket List | Gourmand & Gourmet

November Bucket List

From rosé to ramen, craft beers to cup days, spring menus to summer soirees – it’s heating up and November is giving us plenty of options to cool down with.

  1. Ol’ School | South Brisbane

What was old is new at Ol’ School! Get ready to ride a wave of nostalgia back to your childhood seafood experiences with South Brisbane’s newest fish and chip shop arriving in November. Combining fresh seafood with modern techniques, the legends that brought you Hello Please are here to challenge all your fish and chip preconceptions.

  1. Rose Revolution | New Farm

Drinking rośe for charity? If we have to! Grab the gals because our favourite charity is back, this year supporting Project Dignity. From rosé stations to raffles, live entertainment and beauty pop-ups – this is one afternoon worth getting out the glad-rags for. Get in quick though, you just know we’ll have our hands-on tickets faster than you can say ‘bottomless wine’!

  1. Covent Garden Opening | West End

Get ready to start sippin’ on over 100 different kinds of gin and juice in West End’s inner-city oasis. With an emphasis on boutique imported and Australian gins and cocktails, Covent Garden is sure to become our new spring hangout. More than just quench your thirst, the menu will transport you to taste paradise via the 199 bus. Eating is never cheating, especially when there are so many gins to try, so do yourself a flavour favour and indulge in contemporary share plates with daring, (hello lambs heart!) but delicious options.

  1. Night Before | West End

The best thing about sampling some of the delicious bevvys on offer at Night Before is you can tuck into that hangover breakfast at Morning After the next day. Your favourite Vulture Street café is set to transform from coffees to cocktails on Friday and Saturday nights from 5.30pm November 3rd. As well as an extensive beer and wine list, they’ll be serving up a selection of seasonal share plates.

  1. The Summer Society Series Rooftop Party | Ascot

It’s time to pack away the coats and bust out the fake tan; it’s getting hot in here! We believe that summer in Brisbane should be all about strappy dresses, champagne and fun in the sun, and where better to glow than at a rooftop party? Brisbane’s hottest new pop-up party destination has arrived – The Society Summer Series.

  1. Taro’s Ramen | South Brisbane

Get your bib ready and prepare to start slurpin’, Taro’s has made the trip south side and we couldn’t be more excited! Located dangerously close to our headquarters, the famous ramen spot is set to open its fourth location in November! Poise your chopsticks folks – we’ll be seeing you there!

  1. Dinner at The Lab | CBD

How many times have you gotten home from work and checked the fridge to find nothing but leftovers that were spaghetti – but now could be almost anything? Forget the supermarket run and avoid the midweek slump with dinner at The Lab Bar & Restaurant. For just $60 per person, an unsurpassable three course set menu will be yours for the taking. Gourmet without the price tag? We’re listening.

  1. Crafted Beer & Cider Festival | Broadbeach

Pick your designated Debbie and get ready to road trip to Broadbeach for Crafted Beer & Cider Festival. With over 100 beers and ciders from 20 craft brewers, as well as food trucks, live entertainment and guaranteed good times. Get stuck into Latin American food from Little Wahaca and handmade, wood-fired Mexican from Zicatela, washed down with brews from Balter, Aether and Black Hops.

  1. Melbourne Cup | Various Locations

It’s the race that stops the nation (and if you’re lucky – your work day!), but sometimes kicking it trackside can be a chore. We recommend ditches the masses and seeing the race in with style, bubbles in hand. Check out our guide of where to celebrate Melbourne Cup.

  1. Aria’s Spring Menu | CBD

Say goodbye to the rich dishes of winter and embrace the fresh flavours of the season at Aria with their new spring-inspired menu. Highlighting seasonal vegetables and seafood, the new menu embodies maximum flavour with minimal ingredients.

Clear your schedule for November and grab your cutlery, you’ve got some eating to do! 

Words by Emma Callaghan