What's on this week in food: April 22-May 3
20 Apr 2015
Wednesday 22 Are you the person who has an answer for everything? Plum Tucker is where you need to be on a Wednesday night. Every week they host trivia, for a night where your abundant knowledge of pointless information will actually come in handy. Or maybe you aren’t so wise and are just tagging along for the food? The delicious, hanger-busting food… Either way, Wednesday nights at Plum Tucker will satisfy everyone. Be sure to book a table and get your thinking caps on from 7-9pm. Thursday 23 Rock’s Brewing Company is taking over the Archive taps for the weekend and Archive are putting on some fine fare to celebrate. You can meet the Rock’s brewer himself before getting your hands and mouth on a Rocks beer and toasty Reuben sandwich for just $19 and then continue on with a few taster paddles of Rocks other brews. Can’t make it on Thursday? You’re in luck; you’ll be able to get Rocks and Reubens right up until Sunday 26th. Friday 24 It gets hard chasing food trucks all over Brisbane, so thank goodness for festivals like Eats & Beats, who bring all the best meals on wheels to one spot. The second delicious event for the new Logan festival, the likelihood of being able to walk away from this one without a food baby is pretty small. It’ll either be a roll away situation or camping for the night. Make a note to wear your stretchiest pants on the 24th of April, and keep an eye out on the Visit Logan Facebook page for details on the Hyperdome gathering. Saturday 25 The Shafston Hotel are filling their laneway with food trucks, music and both craft and classic tinnies for ANZAC Day. The day will kick off at 12.30pm with The Last Post and an action-packed two-up tournament, with food trucks and bars to continue the chilled-out festival well into the evening. King of the Wings, New York Dogs and Gourmet BBQ will be there with some sizzling eats, along with plenty of brews from Green Beacon, Somersby and more. Once you’re fed and watered, hang out and listen to live music until well after sunset. Sunday 26 The Downey Park Food Trucks are coming back for the third round of their drool-worthy meals on wheels. Get along to Downey Park in Windsor from 3-6pm for ten of the best food trucks around, with plenty of options for you to umm and aaah over, including a new doughnut dessert van that we’re mighty excited to try. After the event’s past of successfully selling out, you’ll want to get there nice and early with your elbows at the ready, just in case you need to do some gentle but aggressive nudging while you’re queuing. Monday 27 New Farm’s newest kids on the scene, King Arthur, have made heads turn with their legend-worthy breakfast menu. Whether you choose the quinoa porridge with fresh figs and gingerbread or the avocado on rye with ricotta and pistachio, King Arthur will get your Monday off to a good start. In fact, with an irresistible lunch menu and a selection of baked goods and raw treats in the cabinet, you may be better off clearing your whole schedule for the day. Tuesday 28 Canvas are giving us the perfect excuse to enjoy tequila on a week night with their weekly tapas and tequila. Not that we ever really need an excuse to enjoy a good cocktail or two and some nibbles, but with any regular tapas plate and any tequila based cocktail just $10 on a Tuesday, how could we resist? Hellooo fish tacos, cheeky drinks and one heck of Wednesday hangover. Wednesday 29 Throughout the months of April and May, Mighty Mighty will be curing the hump day drag and having you saying ‘Holy cow!’ to 2lbs (almost 1kg!) of perfectly cooked meat cuts and all the trimmings for $75. The trimmings being a few of Mighty’s tasty new side dishes. The steaks are high to polish this feast off, so while we don’t usually advocate sharing, it’s best enjoyed between two. Thursday 30 Get down to The Milk Factory on a Thursday night and you’ll be rewarded with a $10 parma, a few beers and live music to get you grooving (after a few drinks, anyway). There’s even an eggplant option for the vegos, so no need to forgo the cheese and sauce covered goodness if you’re not a meat lover! Friday 1 The Gluten Free Food Expo is back and better than ever for 2015! Spread over 2 days (Friday and Saturday) at the Brisbane Convention Centre, the expo will be hosting special talks, cooking demonstrations and bountiful stallholders who will be sharing their knowledge of gluten-free living – and plenty of goodies! With Nutri Hitt, Pana Chocolate (drools), Paleo Café and plenty more exhibitors heading to the event, you’d be crazy to miss it if you’re gluten-intolerant! Saturday 2 Kicking off the official opening of Bakery Lane, the new Valley space will be playing host to a special Providore Market from 9am-1pm. Resident cafes and eateries will be opening their doors, with small batch producers and local artisans sharing their wares in the cosy laneway, with the nearby Winn Lane joining in the fun too. But this isn’t just a one-trick-pony – the Providore Markets will be popping up in the area the first Saturday of every month! Sunday 3 The hands-on peeps from The Makers Club are at it again, teaching willing foodies a thing or two with another of their masterclasses, this time on how to brew the perfect beer. With guidance from Bacchus Brewing Co., you will design, brew and sample your own drop over several sessions (perfection takes time), with the final product put on tap at The End so you can show off your handiwork to all your beer-loving friends! Tickets are $150.