What’s on in Brisbane this week: January 13-24 | Gourmand and Gourmet

What's on in Brisbane this week: January 13-24

Wednesday 13 National Gluten Free Day | Various Whether gluten leaves you feeling breadful or you just choose not to feature wheat in your diet, it’s time to celebrate National Gluten Free Day! We’ve spelt out a list of the best places to source Brisbane’s best gluten free restaurants and baked goods so that you don’t have to suffer through the grainful task of tedious menu scanning! Eat out at these places and you’ll never feel coeli-yucky again! Thursday 14 Thank Truck it’s Thursday | Wandering Cooks | South Brisbane A food truck food court with bin-fires, toasted s’mores and mulled wine if it’s cold (or some water play, beautiful skies and plentiful tapped beer if it’s not)? All we can say is…thank truck this wondrous event is on every Thursday! Every Thursday from 5pm ‘til 9pm, the carpark at Wandering Cooks fills with some of Brisbane’s best food trucks. With free entry and different vendors each week, how could you not come back every Thursday? Friday 15 25% off lunches at Gambaro | Gambaro | Brisbane Gambaro is giving back in the New Year, with 25% off your entire lunch bill throughout January and February! If succulent seafood is your go-to lunch, then you best make your way down for some quality crustaceans at a price that’s anything but s(h)elfish. This delightful deal extends to the Black Hide Steakhouse too, so beat the stampede while you can, and prepare to tuck into some seriously brag-worthy beef. Saturday 16 Beard & Brau No Bloat Tap Takeover | The Scratch | Milton Gluten-intolerant froth-mesiters rejoice! Sick of having to pass on your favorite pale ale because bloaty beer belly just isn’t worth it? Well the crew at The Scratch feel your pain, and are hosting an afternoon of low gluten brews and gluten free treats that’ll leave your belly feeling full in the good way. With gluten free tacos from Juan More Taco to accompany some of the finest frothies from Beard & Brau Farmhouse Brewery, you are sure to find something to satisfy everyone. Monday 18 Rib eye Mondays | Barley & Rye | South Brisbane The crew at Barley & Rye are taking Mad Monday in a new direction, serving up sizzling, scrumptious rib eye steaks every week for just $20. So grab your best bro, the father in law you’ve been waiting to bond with, hell, it’s even worth a solo mission for some serious steak at a seriously low price. Tuesday 19 $2 bao night | Farrier Bar & Supperclub | Fortitude Valley Cheap Chinese without the mystery meat? Farrier has answered your prayers. Take yourself and a few of your favorites in on a Tuesday, and you can enjoy some beautiful bao (read: Oriental bread stuffed with tasty treats) for less than a packet of prawn chips. So put down the take out menu and prepare to bao down to the best buns Brisbane has to offer. 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  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. 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.