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Word on the street: foodie news

So. Much. Food.

Have a glass of cold milk at the ready… We are about to dish up a generous helping of spicy foodie news.

Apparently not named after the Frank Sinatra song, Mei Wei Dumplings is coming to town, set to open at Treasury Brisbane in mid-March. This means, thankfully, we won’t have to drive to their OG spot at The Star Gold Coast anymore, and we can stuff ourselves with traditional Cantonese fare whenever we damn well please. 

Speaking of delectable Asian eats, we are very excited to welcome Stone & Copper to the party (AKA Brisbane’s bustling dining scene). Using authentic recipes and methods, Stone & Copper combines a range of south and south-eastern Asian flavours to create a contemporary menu that resembles Thai, Malaysian and Indian fusion – with dishes that are distinct, yet complimentary.

This one’s for our gourmet friends out there… East Brisbane’s classy spot The Wolfe is collaborating with artists Elizabeth Willing for a series of art-infused degustations. Expect intricate and sophisticated dishes served with handmade cutlery and crockery, with highlights including octopus and wagyu served in a laser-etched glass petri dish, and eucalyptus jelly balanced on a tipping plate. The adventurous concept kicks off tonight, and will run throughout 2020. Bookings can be made via The Wolfe’s website.

If, like us, you’re partial to an ice-cold brewski, prepare for a chilled-out and carb-fuelled weekend at Howard Smith Wharves’ Beers on the Lawn. Between sipping on the best of the best local brews, you’ll be able to indulge in a barbecue-focused menu, with classic pork ribs, tasty chicken wings and juicy burgers, along with a wide variety of wood-fired pizzas available (just in case you needed more carbs). Home brew demonstrations and artwork in the making by local artist Claire Ritchie will also keep you and the whole family entertained, along with live music, lawn games, table tennis, and a jumping castle! 

Finally, to wrap up this food-fuelled weekend, we’ll be heading up to the Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival, ready to wrap our lips around goodies like bao buns with Xinjiang-style lamb and green mayo, and Asian-style pork tacos with char siu braised pork, apple hoisin, coriander and cabbage slaw. 

This weekend will be well spent smashing beers, getting fancy AF at gourmet degustations,  and regretting that fourth plate of pad Thai chicken wings – and we wouldn’t want it any other way.


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