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Word on the street: foodie news

There’s a whole lotta news this week, and we’re more than ready.

With everything from new restaurants to sustainable foodie festivals, say bye to your waistbands, ‘cuz there’s a lot to digest. 



Our claws are out for the newest venue from King Crab Co! Opening on the Gold Coast, enjoy a live shuck bar, fresh seafood, and eats from head chef Jason Anderson as you’re looking over the waters at Marina Mirage.

At the risk of sounding like an E’cco chamber, we can’t deny that the team behind the popular Newstead bistro know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to great dining. Now Philip Johnson and Mary Randles have launched The Terrace, a sibling venue to E’cco Bistro, serving Southeast Asian eats with a focus on affordability.

While we’re in the neighbourhood, Newstead has just welcomed a slice of Tuscany with Florentine Italian Grill and Wine Room! The only restaurant in Queensland offering the exclusive Chianina beef, indulge in their signature dish, the Bistecca Alla Fiorentina with Tuscan-style potatoes, while you make your way through a selection of handpicked Italian wines.

Ben Devlin’s time at Paper Daisy may be over, but his restaurant days are far from done. Pottsville is set to be the location of his new, 30-seat restaurant, offering breakfast to dinner dining with dishes like rye flour blini with egg yolk vinegar, hot-smoked zucchini and green romesco, and black sapote steamed pudding.

Hey soul sister, have you heard about Mr. Mista? Taking over the space previously occupied by Nickel Kitchen & Bar, this new bar and eatery will open November 29, inspired by the LA cocktail scene. Journey through a Southeast Asian-inspired menu of tropical chicken karaage bao, crispy pork belly sliders, and adobo spring rolls.

Much loved Montrachet Boulangerie has been undergoing a makeover to rival any teen movie from the noughties, and is set to open in the coming weeks as King Street Bakery! The new space will feature a temp controlled room, designed to craft the perfect butter pastries and other baked goods.



It’s the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular, but you can just call it GABS. Australia’s go-to beer festival is coming to Brissie for the first time, taking over the Convention Centre in April of next year! You can expect unique brews, new releases, and classis faves, all under one roof. We’ll drink to that.

This is no fool’s gold, this is the real deal – popular artist Jack River has organised a celebration of ethical and sustainable produce, taking place in Forster-Tuncurry! Come January 12th, Grow Your Own Festival will celebrate local farmers, as well as host educational workshops about growing and preparing the food we eat.


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