What’s on in Brisbane: January 20-31 | Gourmand and Gourmet

What's on in Brisbane: January 20-31

Wednesday 20 Wing day | BLVD Restaurant | Springfield We know getting back into the swing of things can really take it out of you, so the boys at BLVD are here to help you beat the back to work blues. With a mere $12 getting you a whole kilo of wickedly tasty wings every Wednesdsay, how could you say no? With a variety of flavors sure to leave your feathers in a flap, saunter down to Springfield and get yourself some chicken that’s seriously finger lickin’ good. Thursday 21 The Cheese Pleaser Pop-up | Portside Wharf | Hamilton Cheese and wine by the river all weekend? Don’t mind if we do! Put a dairy note in your diary for the Portside Cheese Pleaser Pop-Up from the 21st to the 24th, with cheese platters from The Cheese Pleaser, live music and plenty of Australian wines and craft beers to tempt your palate from 11am to 9pm each day (8pm on Sunday). Friday 22 Green Beacon’s 3rd Birthday Celebration | Green Beacon Brewing | Tenneriffe Reaching three years since opening the roller doors in Tenneriffe, the boys at Green Beacon Brewing thought such a majestic milestone deserved not just a birthday, but a birthday week! Kicking off on January 21, and culminating on Australia Day, you can be certain it will be a week filled with boozy birthday fun and appreciation for the locally brewed craft we all know and love. Saturday 23  Mucho Reggaeton Street Festival | Brooklyn Standard | CBD Ready to get your Latin groove on this weekend? Well head to Brooklyn Standard, where they’ll be taking over Eagle Street Lane for a street party – reggae style. Have your fill of Latin street eats and drinks, then get down on the dance floor to the sweet sound of reggaeton and percussion. Tickets are $15 and you can grab them here. Great Australian Bites | South Bank With something to please every foodie palate, the Great Australian Bite is the stuff of dreams. Hosted in South Bank from the 23rd to the 26th with a focus on all food that’s locally lush, this is an event that showcases the best of what’s in our own backyard. Did we mention a ridiculous roster of homegrown musical talent to boot? Wrapping up on Australia Day with a fabulous display of fireworks, whether you’re a foodie or just a fan of a good food truck, this is an event you don’t want to miss. SBC Tap Takeover | Saccharomyces Beer Café | South Brisbane Get a moo-ve on down to Fish Lane for some farm yard themed fun this Sunday when Beard & Brau takeover the taps at Saccharomyces Beer Café. There will be 10 Beard & Brau brews and a special menu of 10 tapas that either incorporate or match each of their delicious drops. Dress in your best farm yard animal getup for the chance to get your hands on some sweet prizes and join in on some of the games to banish those Sunday sads. Trot along! Sunday 24 Gold Coast Food Truck Round Up | Gold Coast You can totally make it around the world in 80 days. Hell, you can even make it in 80 minutes if you eat fast enough, with the international roster of four-wheeled foodie delights that will make up the Gold Coast Food Truck Round Up. With appearances from local favorites Little Back, King of Wings, and the always sinfully sweet Doughnut Bar as well as a host of other mobile munchies, there’s something for everyone. In short, you’re trucking kidding if you think you won’t want to roll on over and treat yo’self. Monday 24 Bavarian Bier Café’s new burger menu | Bavarian Bier Café | Eagle Street Pier Nobody likes Mondays but if there is one way to cure back to work blues it’s lunching at Bavarian Bier Café and tasting their new burger menu. Not only have they managed to create some seriously tasty burgers but they’ve also teamed them with some new craft beers brewed locally to create the perfect flavour combo. If that doesn’t cure your Mondayitis, nothing will. Tuesday 26 Australia Day celebrations | Various It’s the time of year to embrace your inner bogan and get day drunk in your thongs and while you munch on a sausage sanga! Though if VB tinnies and goon sacks don’t scream “good time” for you, don’t you worry, we’ve compiled a list of Aussie things for you to do this Australia Day that will leave your dignity intact. Friday 29 Friday lunching | Various You’ve almost made it to the end of January – only 11 months to go until your next holiday! Time to celebrate with a fancy lunch break feed – without the fancy price. We’ve sifted through your options and made a list of the crème de la crème of the lot. Bon appetite! Saturday 30 Brisbane Brazilian Markets | West End If you’re a lover of acai (it’s the only Brazilian food we can think of, ok) you are in for a treat at the Brisbane Brazilian Markets. Food trucks and stalls will be serving up traditional Brazilian treats ranging from Brazilian barbeque to pancakes, turning West End into a South American fiesta! The fun kicks off at 12pm and winds up at 8pm, and you’re guaranteed to have a Rio-l good time. Sunday 31 Downey Park Food Trucks | Downey Park | Windsor Sunday is made for picnics and with this perfect summer weather, Downey Park Food Trucks are inviting you to leave your sandwiches at home and head over to Windsor to relax and munch on Brisbane’s best food truck treats. All you need to bring is a blanket and an empty stomach. Calamvale Farmers Markets | Calamvale If you need to restock the fridge before the week is over you’re in luck, Calamvale are launching a new farmer’s markets on Sunday morning to bring you fresh, local produce that will taste so much better than your usual supermarket haul. There are a bunch of prizes to win to celebrate their launch so get there early!