What’s on this week in food: February 4-15 | Gourmand and Gourmet

What's on this week in food: February 4-15

whatson-week1 Wednesday 4 Give your piggy bank a shake down because we’re certain there will be enough in there for a half-price burger and a few cheeky beers at Ruby Café in Paddington tonight. Pulled pork and slaw on brioche is reason enough to raid your rent money even if you don’t. Wednesdays are the new date night, that’s for sure! Thursday 5 From that gang that brought us She Bangs Coffee, My Mistress is a saucy new café in Clayfield dishing up all day breakfasts, smooth coffees and fresh juices. You won’t be able to resist starting an affair with irresistible eats like French toast with smoked bacon, maple syrup and fruit or baked eggs with home-made spicy beans, sour cream and cheesy bread! Friday 6 The annual BrisAsia Festival kicks off tonight with an opening night cultural spectacular in Reddacliff Place from 7-10pm. Jive to live music on the open-air dancefloor and once you’ve worked up an appetite, find a feed at one of the food trucks who’ll be making the square their home for the night. Then dance some more to make room for seconds! Saturday 7 Market lovers rejoice! The Jan Power’s Farmers Markets at the Brisbane Powerhouse, previously popping up only twice a month, are now a weekly event! Our suggested Saturday itinerary goes a little something like this: Grab some Nodo Donuts and a Coast Cold Brew for breakfast, stock up on organic veggies and Roza’s gourmet sauces and then wander home via the riverwalk. Bliss. Sunday 8 Never had a boiler maker before? Red Hook is all set to introduce you to the American beer cocktail with Stone & Wood brews and South Trade International spirits like Buffalo Trace Bourbon paired with their very own tasty eats like fish tacos, Jamaican chicken and sticky bourbon marinated pork ribs. Tickets are $65 and bookings are limited so contact Red Hook to make sure you get a spot! Monday 9 Date night doesn’t have to break the bank, not with Libertine’s Monday night movie deal! Get four course of irresistible French-Vietnamese inspired food like coconut chilli sand crab, slow roasted duck with cherry orange confit and pork san choi bao and then let your food baby settle with a movie at Palace Cinemas. Tuesday 10 Two Teaspoons has been serving up delicious gluten and dairy free treats at markets all over town for a while now, and now they have their very own store! Jindalee is the lucky suburb who can now get their hands on Two Teaspoons tasty sweet treats whenever they feel the urge, or sit down to breakfast or lunch at their new permanent home. Wednesday 11 Brisbane Brewing Co. is the brand new home of one of Brisbane’s craft brewers, who decided the shed they were brewing in previously wasn’t quite enough and that they needed a beer garden (and a kitchen!). At the new digs in West End, you’ll find the brewery’s own freshly brewed beers on tap along with a few guest brews and seventy odd bottled craft beers from around the world. As for curing the munchies, meat and cheese platters, smoked beef brisket sliders or mains like pulled pork or rib fillet will make sure your stomach is lined. Thursday 12 The world is your oyster every Thursday from 4-7pm in The Long Bar at The Fox Hotel where you can have all the freshly shucked molluscs you can eat. At only $1 a pop, that could be quite a few! Bookings are a smart idea for this one, as the tables fill up quick with shellfish oysters lovers. Friday 13 Friday knockoff means a few arvo beverages with the suit and tie crowd, but if it’s been hours since lunch and your stomach is starting to announce its hanger, you might need a snack to make through to dinner. Cawfee have a special just for you; with every bottle of wine purchased, they’ll give you a free cheese board to accompany it. This one has our name written alllll over it.  Saturday 14 If you’re romantically inclined and racking your brains for the perfect Valentine’s Day celebration to show your significant other you adore them, we’ve got a list of spots that will win their heart and then some. Private picnics, degustation dinners and romantic brunches, we’ve got them all covered. Sunday 15 One of the many delicious BrisAsia Festival events this month, Kisaragi-Sai will be transforming the Roma St Parklands into celebration of all things Japanese. There will be food stalls hosted by some of Brisbane’s best Japanese restaurants as well as music and dance performances, fashion stalls and Japanese artworks.