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Word On The Street : Latest Foodie News

  • Food & Booze
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  • Brisbane
Do you prefer poutine over political scandals? Has your love affair with fries lasted longer than a certain Deputy PM’s rendezvous? Ditch the tabloids for tortillas: we all know the top news comes rumbling from empty stomachs. If you’re checking out the latest shot of Brisbane’s bar scene, or need to know the ins-and-outs of this month’s foodie events, stick with us. Every week, the G&G will bring you the latest in food, booze, and flavours ‘round town.
EATING OUT
Move over, Cupid: V Day is finally behind us, and another Fat Angel is coming to town. Spread those wings and soar to Eagle Lane, where the team behind dive bar Brooklyn Standard is opening Fat Angel, an American-themed sports bar set to pair NFL and hockey with wings, popcorn shrimp, and more. The heritage digs at 171 George Street are set for a spruce up come May, with the sizzling Donna Chang peking its head from the shadows. Sprawled over two floors, modern Chinese fare are about to roll out on a grand scale, with room for over 400 guests across the two-level dining room and basement bar, Boom Boom Room, launching beneath. Wok this way for more news! You feeling lucky, punk? Well, you should: fried chicken icon Lucky Egg are taking things to the next level! Come March, the team are unveiling their newest project: a Lucky Egg location in Brunswick Street Mall, and the neighbouring Blute’s Bar. Set to whisk you back to the ‘80s in classic pub style, Blute’s Bar will take on Brisbane’s newest live gig role, boasting 14 taps and chicken and waffle brunch plates. Cluck, yeah!
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
No champagne, no gain, friends – and we’re about to gain another event to fawn over! A Champagne and Cheese event is bubbling up on Portside Wharf this March 10, so dust off those picnic blankets and prepare to brie amazed. You’ve gin waiting for this. Raise your spirits with Indooroopilly’s inaugural G&Tea Party! Set on March 17, only the luckiest shoppers will score a place at this gin-and-goodies-filled afternoon. It involves a hunt for the golden ticket, and the chance to win two free spots at the party – check out the details here! Bite, Sip, Stroll: our three favourite verbs, closely followed by Sleep, Snack, Repeat. That’s right, folks: the annual Bite Sip Stroll mecca is back! Leading foodies through feasts at Urbane, Esquire, Pony Dining, and Otto Ristorante, tickets to the three-hour journey are bound to sell out – grab yours before they do! Move over, bae: we’re after the bay. 2017’s Bayside BBQ and Beer Roadshow is rounding the bend, with May 5 set to feature frosty pints, fiery rotisseries, and a feisty BBQ championship cook-off! Don’t miss it: tickets are already on sale. Got something delicious to share? Drop us a line at editor@gourmandandgourmet.com.au and let us in on the secret. The G&G x