- Food & Booze
What's on in Brisbane food this week: July 1-13
30 Jun 2015
Wednesday 1 Wednesday nights are sorted at Gerard’s Bar. Their weekly treat of housemade tonkatsu style ramen comes topped with porky deliciousness made from Gerard’s free-range, macadamia fed charcuterie pigs. Paired with some traditionally warm sake, it will bust that midweek slump! Thursday 2 We’ve found the cure for after work blues. First, line your stomach with fresh seafood like vanilla and vodka cured ocean trout or classic surf ‘n’ turf like salt and pepper calamari. Then you get stuck into imported and Australian beers (starting at just $5 a pop), lychee mojitos or a mug of hot and spicy mulled wine while you gaze at a picture perfect view from the South Bank Surf Club. Now that’s a Thursday afternoon. Friday 3 Fancy yourself a bit of a wino? Join your kind at the Brisbane Showgrounds and be amongst the first to try this seasons new vintages. Accompanied by grazing stations showcasing the award-winning cheese, lamb and beef from the 2015 Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show, the night will be full of drinking and dining. Join in on the wine-derful evening for $80 and grab tickets here. Saturday 4 Put down your cawfee, the Land of the Brave (Mighty Mighty) and Home of the Free (Buffalo Bar) are celebrating American Independence in true US of A style. After a $65 three course meal of Waldorf chicken salad, BBQ ribs and warm apple pie, you may want to roll yourself home. But for fans of red solo cups and Budweiser, Buffalo Bar is throwing an all day party featuring special cocktails, all foods Americana, and live music. ‘Merica! Find out more here. Sunday 5 Although it’s easy to stay inside all winter, getting out of the house has never been so tempting. Whether its hearty meat meals at Mighty Mighty, classic seafood from Nantucket, cheesy delights at Milk Factory, drool-worthy Italian at Beccofino, or the delicious meals and pastries of Pearl Café – you’ll be grabbing your coat and running out to try these winter treats. Monday 6 Monday blues getting you down? Cheer yourself up with Mundo Churrasco’s $39 Monday meat smorgasbord. This Bardon joint has hit the nail on the head with their Brazilian BBQ, dishing up all the authentic meaty delights, traditional cassava chips and Pao de queigo (the famous Brazilian cheese bread!) you can eat. Let the meat sweats roll! Tuesday 7 It’s Tuesday night and you and your pals have serious hanger and nothing but loose change. Don’t fret, because the crew at Asian inspired street food joint, Heya Bar, have taken cheap Tuesday eats to the next level. We’re talking spicy chicken wings, karaage popcorn chicken and the infamous cheeseburger spring rolls, all for under 10 bucks! And if you’ve still got some dough left for one of Heya’s epic cocktails, we recommend the sinfully sweet Golden Gai Time, with Kraken spiced rum, almond, chocolate and cream for $12! Wednesday 8 Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by the fine-dining establishment that is Deer Duck Bistro. Situated on Milton Road in Auchenflower, this whimsical nook breaths comfort and sophistication, with a touch of antiquity. Their 7 course degustation menu will take you to a world of complete culinary pleasure. With each and every course taking you on a whirlwind journey, Deer Duck Bistro’s uniquely created degustation is love at first bite, and for a mere $77 per person from Tuesday to Friday, who wouldn’t want a taste of the finer things in life? Thursday 9 Foodies near and far have had it marked in their calendars for months. Yes folks, it’s that time of year again, Good Food Month. Taking diners on a gastronomic adventure through Brisbane’s finest food and beverages, patrons can get their hands on tasty eats all month from events like the Night Noodle Market, good value breakfasts, lunches and dinners and even bar hops around some of Brisbane’s finest cocktail digs. Whether it’s an after work drink or a weekend catch up with friends, there’s an event to tickle everyone’s fancy. Friday 10 What if winter drinks didn’t have to leave you in a shivering mess wishing you’d stayed home? Introducing: Our picks for Brisbane’s toastiest winter cocktails! Think hot spiced apple cider topped with whipped cream and oozy caramel sauce or the always-toasty mulled wine. They’re the ultimate booze-filled cures for your winter blues, and the closest thing to a hug in a mug. Could there be a better way to start the weekend? Saturday 11 The Brisbane French Festival kicks off in the Southbank Parklands this weekend, so if an underground Parisian cabaret, French cooking masterclasses, cheese and wine pavilions and endless croque monsieur sounds like you, then this event is not to be missed! Plus, it’s a tad more budget friendly than actually flying to Paris. So embrace your inner Frenchie, don your finest striped shirt and say ‘bonjour’ to Brisbane’s French Festival from the 11th-12th of July. Sunday 12 Looking to change up your usual Sunday hot spot but can’t seem to part ways with your local digs? Look no further, because ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ is making a name for itself at Friday’s Riverside. With cracking tunes, tasty nibbles from 12pm and half price cocktails from 2-4pm (espresso martinis, anyone?), the crew at Friday’s are giving you the perfect reason to make your way into the city for your weekend cool down. And who could pass up that view?