What’s on in Brisbane this week: January 27-February 7 | Gourmand and Gourmet

What's on in Brisbane this week: January 27-February 7

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! The Great Brewsvegas Pool Party | Ithaca Pool | Paddington To start the official countdown to Brewsvegas 2016 in style, Ithaca Pool on Caxton Street will be taken over by a band of good beer lovers bearing inflatable swans, pool noodles and plenty of programs on Janurary 29, from 6-9pm. Join them for the epic pool party and you’ll be the first to know what’s on the line up for this year’s Brewsvegas, plus you’ll get to sample the official Brewsvegas Brew, fresh from the brewery. With delicious bites from Juan More Taco and plenty of tunes (and pool fights) to enjoy, it’s bound to be a splashing good party. Bring your togs, flippers and $10 for entry (which includes your first beer and a program) and prepare for a wild night! 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 BBQ 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! Monday 1 $20 ribs Tuesdays | Twelve Boar | Cleveland Don’t be boar-ed on your Monday night, not with the mouthwatering cuts of meat that Twelve Boar are dishing up! For only $20 your can treat yourself to a half rack of pork ribs, and if that’s not enough to satisfy your animalistic appetite, why not get a free upgrade from chips to onion rings or sweet potato fries? There’s no better way to start off your week than with a cheeky pig-out on something delicious, right? Tuesday 2 Cheesy Tuesdays | South Side Diner | South Bank With less than 2 weeks until Valentine’s Day, why not treat your special someone to a cheesy date night? No, we’re not talking feeding each other fondue and extended awkward eye contact. Thanks to South Side Diner you can celebrate your significant other (be it your bae or bestie) to a Cheesy Tuesday. For a cool $30, you’ll score 2 cheeseburgers, 2 fries and 2 drinks. At that throwaway price, you’ll be able to splurge on a decadent slice of pie! What a gouda idea for a date! Wesdnesday 3 Wild Clover Lamb Dinner | Urbane | CBD Want to get into the spirit of Australia Day with something a little more gourmet than snags on bread? Why not book in for a degustation that celebrates the best lamb in Australia? Wild Clover lamb is raised only on red and white clover in the green pastures of Tasmania, and Urbane will be showcasing the meat in a five course dinner for $85pp. Contact Urbane to book. Thursday 4 Lunar New Year drinks | Stephens Lane | CBD Celebrate the Lunar New Year under the light of the moon in Treasury’s chic outdoor bar, Stephens Lane, as it transforms into a city of lanterns with a spectacular Lunar menu to match. Pull up a stool and enjoy mid-week knock off drinks in the city’s grooviest laneway bar – Asian style!  Friday 5 Lobster dinner | Gambaro | Petrie Terrace Feeling crabby because the feast-ive season has wrapped up? Don’t worry, Gambaro Seafood has your back! Their fabulous chefs certainly aren’t shellfish – they want to share their incredible ocean-fare with you for only $55.50pp! For the whole of January and February you can enjoy one of four dishes from the new Lobster Menu that sees the return of the favourite Lobster Themidor and Lobster Mornay. Saturday 6  Lunar High Tea | The Lab Bar and Restaurant | CBD Move over scone and sandwiches! This February, Treasury’s famous high tea will receive a Lunar makeover for Chinese New Year with a vibrant Asian menu of sweets and savouries specially prepared to indulge your taste buds and delight your senses. At only $45 per adult and running on Saturdays and Sundays between 1-3pm, there’s no better way to celebrate this wonderful cultural occasion.  Sunday 7 Metre Market | Morningside Where fashion, live music, food, art and good vibes collide comes the latest boutique market to hit the east side of Brisbane! Starting on the first Sunday in February you can register your own market space to sell your pre-loved designer label and vintage threads, or just sort through everyone else’s! While you’re at it we definitely recommend grabbing something scrumptious from the tasty selection of food trucks and coffee vans who’ll be joining the weekly event.