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Word On The Street: Foodie News

Unlike last night’s GOT finale, we won’t disappoint.

And since the Mother of Dragons decidedly did not break the wheel before carking it, let’s use the opportunity to wheel on in instead to Brisbane’s newest cycling café!



Musette cafe officially opened at 5:30am yesterday to the joy of lycra-cladded early risers, and we for one are absolutely spoked (I mean, stoked) at everything this rider’s hub in King Street’s CAMS Cycling Collective has to offer. We’re talking fresh, house-made brekkies, a delightful lunch menu and impeccable, locally roasted Veneziano coffee.

Speaking of Bowen Hills, we’ve been hearing Chinese whispers that a new pan-Asian eatery is also set to make the funky suburb its home in late June! Chu Bistro is the brainchild of Picnic Café’s Joe Zhu, and will be a 70-75 seat venture boasting an extensive tapa-style menu inspired by all sorts of Indonesian, Thai, Malay, and Chinese eats, with Zhu hinting at an Australian influence being chucked in for good measure as well (Vegemite fried chicken, anyone?).

While we’re on the subject of Aussie favourites, Queenslanders definitely don’t do Fosters, but Altitude at Foresters? Sounds good to us! The Valley’s soon-to-be rooftop bar and gastropub is set to serve up a bunch of true-blue delights, including frothy craft beers, calamari with lemon myrtle and finger lime, and Yardstick T-bone grilled and served with mountain pepper berry salted chips, Vegemite, and black garlic butter. These folks are set to open mid-way through next month.

Just when you thought the foodie news couldn’t get anymore sweet, Adam Sharvell and Dennis Chen serve up the (baked) goods with the soon-to-open Brooklyn Donut and Coffee Co.. While the menu for this Chermside café will be kept tightly under wraps until opening in mid-June, visitors can expect delicious New York-inspired donuts filled with everything from maple bacon to lemon meringue pie.



All this talk of food sure makes one thirsty, so let’s get sip-happy at the following pop-up bar events! Word of vermouth tells us that Riverbar and Kitchen is celebrating winter with an (orange peel) twist. Introducing Negroni Month, a full thirty days of knocking back hot mulled Negroni, Negroni sour, classic Negroni, and even a Supergroni spiked with champagne.

Champagne lovers can further rejoice – July 21 marks the comeback of the famous Effervescence Champagne Festival, this time under the new name Blush by Effervescence and new location in East Brisbane’s historic Hanworth House! This massive one-day festival of everything rosé champagne promises wine cooking demonstrations, luxurious luncheons by Alastair McLeod, mini-champagne tasting trails and more! Find out more here.


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