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Word on the street: foodie news

Moreton. Bay. Bug. Croissants.

Whether you’re after some gourmet eats at some of the fanciest spots in town or you’d prefer to grab a tasty treat to go, we’ve got hella options for you, Brisbane!

Okay, so those bug croissants. Part of Customs House’s upcoming pop-up Art De Ruinart, a delicious menu has been crafted with the likes of confit duck croquettes, seared tuna with edamame and dashi cream, and those beloved Moreton Bay bug croissants with prosciutto and lime mayonnaise. Of course, the world’s oldest champagne house, Ruinart, is the focus of the pop-up that will land riverside on Saturday, March 28, and open from 4 pm every Thursday-Saturday until April! Cheers to that. 

On another equally gourmet note, Otto Ristorante has launched its pranzo espresso lunch menu, giving city workers a two-course Italian affair (and, it’s a quickie). For just $65, sneak away from your desk and smash an indulgent lunch, with yummies on offer like yellowfin tuna tartare with marsala cracker, and gnocchi with braised lamb, onion, garlic and kale. 

Our inner gourmand is absolutely quaking at this one… introducing the FritzenDip. This drool-worthy creation is a classic Fritzenberger burg of grass-fed beef, bacon, lettuce, tomato and house-made Fritzensauce, with a big old tub of thick cheese sauce to dip that bad boy in. Whether you choose to dip your burger IN the sauce, pour the sauce ON the burger, or just grab a paper straw to suck it all up (no shame), this is one cheese lover’s dream. You can also order a bowl of crushed Twisties on the side for sprinkling… heavy breathing. 

If you’re on the hunt for some good, honest, Italian in the CBD, you’re now in luck, Brisbane. Olive & Angelo has opened its doors on Edward Street, serving up authentic eats with bucket-loads of flavours, and a whole lotta love! When you pop by, we recommend starting with some antipasto nibbles before you get your pasta on, and that tiramisu is an absolute must-try. Vegan friends, we hear the beetroot pappardelle with dukkah, coconut feta, black olive, rocket and lemon is fresh, decadent and damn tasty. 

Last, but certainly not least, our friends at One Fish Two Fish have started a fantastic initiative as Brisbane’s food scene is starting to feel the hit of the COVID-19 outbreak. The One Fish You Fish offering will see a different selection of take-home dishes available every day, starting today with yummies like panko-crumbed calamari, European-style pork sausages with zingy slaw, a tiger prawn salad, plus a bunch of tasty sides. Stay up to date with their Insta for the daily take-home options – and remember they’re still open for business as usual, too!

The opportunities are endless.