The G&G Brisbane bucket list: February | The Gourmand & Gourmet

The G&G Brisbane bucket list: February

Ok, January is over so it is officially acceptable to cut your losses and say goodbye to another New Years diet or resolution to drink less. Good thing too, because everything on this month’s bucket list is too delicious to resist! #1. Maple bacon doughnut | Doughnut Time | Fortitude Valley Maple. Bacon. Doughnut. Three of our favourite things (literally) rolled into one. Doughnut resist the temptation – well, when it opens in mid-February anyway. #2. Chilli & fennel seed fried calamari | Hatch & Co. | Garden City & Newstead They’re on the menu as snacks, but we could just order two plates and call it a night, especially with that tomato chilli jam! #3. Yuzu Sharkbowl | Bincho | Fortitude Valley Gin, plum wine and….gummy sharks? Whatever’s in this blue deliciousness, we’re sold. #4. Vanilla hotcakes with caramelised banana| Egg Bistro | Woolloongabba If there’s one thing we love, it’s an excuse to eat ice cream for breakfast! #5. Filthy fries | Getta Burger | Carina Loaded up with smoked brisket, pulled pork, grilled onion, cheese, maple bacon, ranch, mustard and BBQ sauce, these fries aren’t a side, they’re the main event. #6. Gang Massaman beef | Thai Kitchen | Wilston Thai oh my, this is one good curry. Get it hot if you dare. #7. Banana, macadamia and cinnamon spring rolls | Seven Stones | Enoggera Do we even need to explain why you need these in your life? Spring rolls + dessert = winner. #8. Three little piggys banh mi | Mrs Luu’s | Milton A soft (and enormous) roll stuffed with so much tender pork you can’t take a bite without making quite the mess. Best eaten in the privacy of your office, rather than before judging eyes. #9. Southern fried chicken | Blue Raven | Auchenflower Golden fried chicken legs so good, you’ll be gnawing at the bone wishing for more. #10. Lemon Meringue Pie Milkshake | Bitter Suite | New Farm When life gives them lemons, Bitter Suite makes milkshakes! Lemony, biscuity, creamy, dream-come-true milkshakes! Get ticking! Words by Ranyhyn Akui