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Word on the street: foodie news

Those who say that sleep is for the weak have clearly never eaten themselves into a food coma.

What’s coming this month might just allow us to prove our strength, as we work the upper body lifting heavy cocktails, test our mouth muscles by eating our way through a brand new foodie market, and push our legs to the limit by running around a party yacht.

Big. Strength. Energy.



Give me a Y, give me an O, give me a T. What does that spell? The latest party yacht to cruise through Brisbane and the GC! YOT Club is getting all hands on deck to ensure its first sea sesh is ready to set sail late January, with plenty of space to drink, dance and occasionally dine (depending on the event). Two storeys of bars and plenty of room to sit or strut will let you live your best life on the water, with a private function space known as The Green Room that’s perfect for a baller birthday. We guess if you sell enough of your R.M. Williams collection for funds, you can just hire out the whole damn boat.

You’ll finally be able to sink your teeth into Bite Markets from March 1! North Harbour’s highly anticipated markets, reminiscent of Brisbane’s own Eat Street, will be bringing in more than 40 shipping containers full of stallholders, such as new German concept Mitte Berlin Street Food. We’ll be going for the banana spring rolls, and staying for the fried chicken doughnut burgers (and also staying because we physically won’t be able to move after so much food).

Putting the market in Newmarket, Market Organics Grocery Store and in-venue Evolve Organic Café will be planting their roots in the ‘burb on January 24. Having won over the hearts of Brisbanites living local to existing stores, there’s no doubt that this newbie will do the same from the very first ripe avo to the very last smashed avo on sourdough with a freshly squeezed juice. Is this organic?

A chef left behind by the closing of TJ Peabody’s Nantucket, Nativo, and Burnt Ends has picked himself back up for a solo project. Gordon MacGregor will become a new household name in the most literal sense, thanks to Intimate Dining allowing him to handle the heat in your very own kitchen. He’ll hit up your home or business and wow your dinner party with the likes of wallaby tartare served with spiced yoghurt and truffle heirloom carrots before a savoury panna cotta completely knocks you off your seat. We’ll be slipping him an extra $50 to never leave.