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Word On The Street

Look, we all know it: ‘long weekend’ is just code for ‘several weeks of stretchy pants’. Let’s stop lying to ourselves, Brisbane. Embrace the snaccidents, the double desserts, and the week’s worth of calories that suddenly appear when grandma visits: your city’s never looked tastier. Stay up-to-date with the G&G, where morning tea is its own meal and ‘public holiday’ is just our way of saying ‘we have all day free to eat ourselves silly’.
It ain’t easy being cheesy, but someone’s gotta do it – and that someone is Il Verde. The King Street icon is famous for their pasta stirred in a giant wheel of cheese (pause for drool); and PSA, things are about to get cheesier. Stay tuned for grate things, starting next month. Things are brewing more than usual at Fonzie Abbott, with the popular roastery declaring their move into the world of beer! The caffeine gods will unveil their very own brewery mid-2018, with a selection of brews already on tap around Brisbane (check out spots like The Scratch, Bloodhound Bar, Netherworld, and The End). SCIENCE. While there’s no denying the chemistry between us and a bottle of tequila, there’s something special about Viscosity. Moving over from Stanthorpe to our very own Fortitude Valley, this incredible cocktail bar specialises in molecular mixology. Watch this space for Brisbane’s coolest new knock-off drinks. Meanwhile, back at The Farm… That’s right, folks: our favourite Byron Bay spot is unveiling a younger sibling! The Beach House is set to wash over Ballina in July, boasting bites made from incredible local produce.
Don’t be slow off the mark! Something special’s racing this way. This March, Brisbane Racing Club will host the inaugural Longest Dinner Under the Stars on the Ascot Green – and we’re chomping at the bit for a seat. Tickets treat guests to gastronomic experience stations and dinner with four hours of bevvies and live tunes – get on it! Shhhh – it’s a secret! The G&G scored a sneak peek of what’s to come at Brisbane’s newest five-star hotel. W Hotels opens doors in March, and here’s the lo-down: expect plenty of Aussie BBQ, a signature restaurant starring a very well known chef, incredible cocktails at the bar, and plenty more than just a place to rest your head. We. Have. No. Chill. The infamous Gelato Messina degustation is back! After a sell-out series in 2017, a new and improved 7-course ice cream feast is on the cards for Brisbane. With space for just 12 diners per session, here’s the scoop: book fast. Got something delicious to share? Drop us a line at editor@gourmandandgourmet.com.au and let us in on the secret! The G&G xx