Word On The Street : Brisbane’s Latest Foodie News | Gourmand and Gourmet

Word On The Street : Brisbane's Latest Foodie News

It’s official: those Christmas turkeys have flown the coop, and that pavlova PTSD is almost a distant memory. Buckle up, Brisbane (but not literally, ‘cause food baby) – a whole new year’s worth of food comas, festivals, and FOMO-worthy pop-ups are well on their way. Stay up-to-date with the latest flavours and fun times with the G&G’s Word on the Street.
Mai oh mai. Our Artie & Mai cravings are shuffling over to the northside, with Albion’s café masterminds setting sights on another suburban venture. Keep your eyes peeled and your brekky hanger at the ready. We know pastries like we know our ABCs, and Brisbane’s Alphabet Café has some of the best. After cramming cafes with stacks of croissants and sweet treats, the wholesale superstars are finally launching their own brick-and-mortar café, set in Finniky Fresh’s old West End haunt. Getting hungry? Just wait – we’re building to even more excitement. Lego of your Friday plans, ‘cause they just got filled. The Legobar pop-up is coming to Brisbane, and we’re officially block out a whole day of nostalgia drinking. No word yet on the arrival date, but sign up to find out. Well, well, Wellington. Take your cravings east for a taste of Manny’s Italian, the newest spot from the team behind Punjab Curry Club. Grab a slice of the suburb’s newest Australian-Italian fare, with dishes including modern wood-fired pizzas topped in prawns, spicy tomatoes and mango salsa, harissa lamb ribs, and housemade gnocchi. Our most stable relationship? Coffee. Obviously. It makes total sense, then, that Stable Coffee + Kitchen is opening doors in Currumbin, unveiling a 70-seat spot with coffee at the centre. Melbourne’s Seven Seeds coffee will complement plates of wholefood-style brekky and lunches come launch in February. Changes are coming to The Barracks on Petrie Terrace, with two of the precinct’s venues, Nativo and Burnt Ends Kitchen and Bar, not reopening for 2018. The closures come after a decision from NKB Group, and will include the group’s Nantucket Catering.
Prepare to melt, folks – the Brisbane Ice Cream Festival is back! A second festival is on the cards for 2018, with the website teasing further updates on February 6. Try to stay cool… It’s official: you can have your cake and eat it, too. The International Cake Show Australia is hitting our river city in May 2018, with the Showgrounds set to host three full days of cake, cake, and more cake. From cake battles to masterclasses (and plenty of samples, obvs), making time for this one is a piece of cake. Got something delicious to share? Drop us a line at editor@gourmandandgourmet.com.au and let us in on the secret! The G&G xx