What's on this week in food: January 28-February 8
27 Jan 2015
Thursday 28 Just when you thought Paddington couldn’t get any more delicious, Cayenne Kitchen and Bar opens its doors! With a menu that changes with the seasons there is something to suit all taste buds. They’re open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner and weekends for brunch from 9am until late. Friday 29 Blue Raven is a new American-style restaurant that has just opened its doors in Auchenflower and is serving up some drool-worthy eats. Think southern fried chicken, pulled pork burgers and tender ribs – yep, we’re drooling. They’re open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner and brunch on weekends but we think a sickie for their Friday lunch is in order! Saturday 30 It’s not often you get the chance to try some of the world’s rarest whisky, so you don’t want to miss the Pappy Van Winkle appreciation night at The Gresham if you’re a lover of the finer things in life. Head along to the exclusive event and you’ll be knocking back six half impressions of Pappy’s finest, with ‘That Bourbon Guy’ Scott Christie to guide you through the nuances of each sip. Tickets are limited so don’t wait until the last minute. Sunday 31 Book yourself a spot out on Sake’s deck and spend the last hours of your weekend with fresh sashimi and a glass of bubbles. Never thought of putting champagne and sashimi together? Well, now’s the time to start. Monday 1 The culmination of a whole NFL season comes down to one epic game, the Super Bowl. Whether you’re actually interested or just asking ‘where’s the beer?,’ what you should know is that Super Bowl Monday comes with a guilt-free pass to eat all the American food you can get your hands on. What’s better is that we’ve made it super easy and compiled a list of the best spots to catch the game and eat your way through all the wings, burgers and burritos you can handle. Tuesday 2 Picnic has always been a favourite weekend brekky spot for Camp Hill residents but with the new menu the café has created you’ll be wanting to stop by every day of the week. Extra hungry? Tuck into a full English breakfast complete with ham hock and Yorkshire pork and leek sausages but for the sweet tooths, buttermilk pancakes with Picnic ice cream, hot fudge sauce and peanut praline have your name all over them. Wednesday 3 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 4 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 5 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 Brisbane’s gourmet food trucks who’ll be making the square their home for the night. Then dance some more to make room for seconds! Saturday 6 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 7 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! Once you’re done there, polish off the weekend at Friday’s with a tipple in one hand and tapas in the other at their BBQ Beats event, feat. plenty of live music.