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Word on the street: foodie news

Is butter a carb?

As much as we’d LOVE (cough) to get our hands on a fresh, flavourless salad, this season says no – and you can’t argue with that. 

Listen to the little voice in your head screaming ‘carbs!’ and get excited, because Brisbane is bringing the heat with all the pasta, pizza, burgers and sugary sweet exhibitions you can get your greasy hands on. 



In this week’s episode of ‘shopping centres that are upping the dining game’, Everton Plaza is ready to roll out new marquee restaurants after 18 months in the works! Much beloved Latin American eatery Comuna Cantina (opening August 1) and carb hub Corbett & Claude (opening October… at some point) will be bringing their goods to the revitalised feeding grounds, with Corbett & Claude taking things to new heights at their 100-seater rooftop bar! Gird your coins and start planning that spring rooftop sesh – the Comuna Coladas will be calling. 

Well, Bulimba, we hope you like burgers (and if you don’t, get out) because two new joints are headed for the hood! Ribs & Burgers opened yesterday at 171 Oxford St (straight to Google Maps with ya), with the CBD’s ever-so-missed Charboys set to move to Bulimba at some point this year. It’s a good day to be a burger fiend.

Speaking of burgers, PappaRich has a thicc bun in the oven. The sweet new burger bebe is none other than a nasi lemak burger packed with PappaRich’s signature fried chicken, peanuts, anchovies, sambal, cucumber, lettuce and mayo and topped with a fried egg. It’ll be around while stocks last from July 1, and we suggest a pinch and some lunch on the very first day it’s available. 



Sugar, oh Republic, Republic. That’s right, kids of all ages, the sweetest interactive experience known to mankind is popping up on the Gold Coast. If you missed out on Brisbane’s taste of Sugar Republic, head to Pac Fair from this Saturday to July 28 where you’ll find giant ball pits filled with bubblegum and sprinkles, a giant birthday cake to jump out of (Happy Birthday, Mr. Smithers) and much, much more. Hop on Instagram for some inspo, and brace yourself for the ultimate sugar rush.

Bingo was his name-o, and you can find him at Little Big House! Dubbed Little Big Bingo, the perfect hump day pick-me-up will be a baller experience every Wednesday night from 6pm. See what nan’s been banging on about for years with the addition of crisp millennial flavour, seeing the likes of epic prizes, a DJ, $1 wings and plenty o’ booze at the ready for a cheeky night out. Bookings aren’t necessary, and all you’ll need to do it register at 6pm before the big game starts at 6:30pm – how good!? 

Got something delicious to share? Drop us a line at editor@gourmandandgourmet.com.au and let us in on the secret.