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Word on the street: foodie news

Eat for a good cause, or eat just because.

As 2020 kicks off in delicious fashion, we’re here to provide you with your weekend eating plans, as well as a generous cup of Brisbane foodie tea. 

There has been a rumble in the jungle of James Street’s newly opened Beaux Rumble, with head chef Alan Wise making way for Pony Dining’s Chris Mann and his talented kitchen team. Following the shock closure of Pony Dining last week, Mann will man (sorry) the wood-fired kitchen at Beaux Rumble, delivering an enticing menu of modern Aussie flavours, like wagyu pastrami with ketchup, pickle and puffed rye. 

The ingenious minds behind Phat Boy, Phat Elephant, Chai Thai and Chapter IV  have worked their magic again with their brand new buffet in Hendra. Chook Wings & Beer will be an all-you-can-eat dining experience encompassing wings, burgers, sides, fried rice and salads. Chook Wings & Beer is set to spread its wings and open its doors in time for the January long weekend, and we are drooling already. 

Woolloongabba’s South City Square precinct has announced the arrival of yet another exciting retailer, due to open in mid-2020. The Market Hall will be a massive, multi-faceted marketplace for artisanal produce, incorporating a deli, grocer, butcher and baker. The Market Hall is set to be a one-stop shop for budding chefs, so keep your eyes peeled for announcements!

This coming weekend will see eateries across town raise much-needed funds for the Australian bushfire crisis with various foodie specials – and boy are we ready to eat. On Friday, January 17, one of our favourite laid-back spots, Little Big House, will be donating all proceeds from its food and beverage sales between 5pm and 7pm straight to the bushfire appeal. There’s nothing better than stuffing your face for a good cause – and we foresee a lot of chicken parmy spring rolls being devoured.

Saturday will see newly-opened darts bar Oche host the ‘Bullseye for the Bush’ event, donating 100% of profits to the bushfire appeal from midday to midnight. Better yet, the team at Oche will donate a further $100 for every bullseye hit! There’ll be karma kegs (meaning you pay what you like) of Stone & Wood and Asahi’s Two Suns lager, as well as a custom cocktail featuring Chandon rosé, christened the Australian spritz. Cheers, mate. 

The Ingredient Challenge at Wandering Cooks will kick off this Saturday, giving small business the opportunity to work with a list of produce that is available from the local farmers that Wandering Cooks celebrate. Participants will be supported by mentors and foodie heroes including Naomi Zavackas of The Jam Pantry, Phil Marchant of Sourced Grocer and Gauge, and Geoff Abel of Flock Eatery over a whole month of workshops to develop menus that are a direct response to the ingredients.


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