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Word on the street: foodie news

So the weather hits 35 degrees and our sweat moustaches immediately come out in full force? Wow, love that for us.

On this week’s instalment of “how is it this damn steamy already?” prepare to break out in a hot flush when you get a taste of all the juicy foodie items coming up…


Sparkles? Check. Glitter? Check. Some serious razzle and dazzle? Double check. Prepare to enter Brisbane’s newest, most Instagrammable hot spot this month as The Tinsel Bar blinds us with an incredible haven of neon lights, vivid interiors and colourful cocktails. Headed by Brisbane-based craft queen Rachel Burke (known for creating tinsel jackets for the iconic likes of Kesha and Alice Ivy… no biggie), Burke is amping up her glitter obsession and crafting a textural, glittery wonderland. Located just off the eclectic Fish Lane, prepare to taste all your fave childhood bites of pop rocks, fairy bread, push-pops and Bolognese toasties. Operating as the Tinsel Deli during the daytime (hello speciality sandwiches and toasties galore), bust out your 2004 purple glitter eyeshadow when it opens on Friday, October 18. 

Chermside residents, have you herd the news? An udderly sweet experience is set to land at Westfield on October 17, boasting cowhide print chairs, lolly pink floors and bright purple plaster… can you guess what it is? Prepare to ditch your summer bod dreams and feast until the cows come home at Cowch! Moove into this spacious interior for an outdoor fire pit (s’mores parties, anyone?), Nutella pizzas and loaded waffles. Just like their other iconic locations, cocktails will continue to be a signature statement, with a new range of cereal-based variations coming out to play. How much sugar is too much sugar? Don’t tell us…


Calling all hospo workers! Y’all are the proof not all heroes wear capes; ditching the Valley for late-night Saturday shifts, skipping on Sunday sesh’s for those early Monday mornings, and dealing with “can I talk to the manager?” every shift. It’s high time to untie the apron and prepare to let loose – there’s an epic culinary collision coming your way faster than you can stack the kitchen dishes. Created by young-gun, foodie masterminds Leaham Claydon and Jake Warhurst, say hello to Brisbane’s first-ever instalment of Banquet Bitch, a pop-up dinner series tipped to take over the hospo realm. Kicking off on Monday, November 11 at Brooklyn Standard (so plenty of time to tell your boss you won’t be able to work), gather your fellow MVPs and step in to taste a droolworthy American cuisine blended with Asian techniques. With limited spots available, check out their Instagram to suss out when tickets go on sale. 

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Stokehouse Q in the Sky! Proving the sky is the limit, take your next dinner date to new heights (literally…you’ll be perched atop the Goodwill Bridge), with an exclusive, interactive seafood dinner hosted by our favourites at Stokehouse Q. One part cooking class and one part fine-dining, guests will be able to take the reigns and create their own culinary experience with a range of tasty ingredient options on offer. Promising to take your tastebuds to seventh heaven, secure your place to this once in a lifetime experience here.

Thought the best things in life came in threes? Pfft, try seven. To celebrate the best flavours and produce of spring, Saké Restaurant & Bar is hosting a mouthwatering seven-course menu, showcasing seven different styles of preparation. From sashimi to nigiri, each hand-crafted course will be paired with a carefully selected sip of wine or sake. Available for $129 per person, prepare to unbuckle on October 15 by securing your spot here

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