Do you rate errant éclairs over current affairs? Are you more clued-in to the Brisbane dining scene than international news (what even is a ‘Trump,’ anyway?).
Here’s the good news (and, coincidentally, food news) – you’ll find everything you need in the G&G’s Inside Scoop. Every week, we’ll update you with the top bites, brews, and banquets in town.
Get reading, then get eating!
Get in the DeLorean, Marty! There’s no time to waste: Doc Brown’s coming to West End this month. Ditch the flux capacitors and lightning-struck clock towers (erm, WH&S hazard?) for café classics, Genovese coffee, and cabinets packed with goodies. PSA: the name isn’t the only piece of nostalgia in this joint, so prepare to get snap-happy.
What are you snaring at? …Oh, right: Drum’s on its way! We’ve been waiting to score a taste-test at Newstead’s newest haunt, and here’s the good news: it’s not far away! Expect Drum to open its doors any day now for drinks, late night meals, and brunch on weekends.
It’s time to spice things up, Brisbane. Casuarina’s Spice Den is on the move, with a second venue due to open in the CBD’s Spire Residences come January. Offering an urban edge suited to the modern Brisbane apartments, Spice Den Spire will be a touch of something new. Relax, though: the classic pan-Asian menu will stick around, touting plates of crispy barramundi, caramel pork, and steamed pork dumplings.
EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
Sip down and pay attention, Brisbane! In celebration of Montrachet’s move to King Street, Bowen Hills will host the city’s first champagne laneway. The Montrachet Champagne Laneway will transform Machinery Street on December 9, with tickets running for just $49pp. That includes entry to the event, a glass of Louis Roederer to kick things off, and canapés from Montrachet’s brand-spanking-new boulangerie.
Look, we generally run towards wine, but for Grapest, we’ll make an exception. The wine-tasting fun run is coming to Ocean View Estates next May, offering fitspos (and winos) the chance to walk ‘round a 5km or 10km vineyard trail, tasting wines as you go. Um, wine not?
We hear geese head south for the winter. We, on the other hand, head south for the food. The lineup for this year’s Taste of Melbourne has been announced, and we’re officially shifting states. With 12 showcase restaurants and chefs like George Calombaris and Frank Camorra taking over Yarra Park from November 30 – December 3, we’ve gone ahead and lodged annual leave a little early this year.
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