If the news of a new coffee spot or cosy bar and eatery hitting town always has you drooling, stay up to date on the latest deliciousness with the G&G’s Inside Scoop. From meaty feeds to boutique coffee spots, there’s something new for everyone this week, and our spoons led us to these tasty tidbits…
It’s coming guys. After a long, excruciating wait and several pilgrimages to Noosa, Brisbane is finally getting its very own Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. We will finally get to meat the burgers of our dreams, as Betty’s opens it’s doors in Westfield Chermside’s new dining precinct in June. We’re super keen to start working on our winter bods, so bring on copious amounts of burgers, thickshakes and concretes (for Betty virgins, concretes are rich custard ice cream that you can load with as many toppings as your heart and stomach desires. I know, we’re excited too).
Are you ready to eat your weight in pizza and pasta? We know we always are. Sydney’s favourite spaghetti slingers, the Italian Street Kitchen, are set to hit the streets of Brisbane in early June. Joining the delectable foodie lineup in Gasworks Plaza, the Italian Street Kitchen promises to be an authentic Italian fare. Think fresh, handmade pasta, light and crisp pizzas and decedent desserts all prepared before your hungry eyes in their open plan kitchen. Don’t know about you guys, but we’re ready to eat ourselves fusilli.
Answering the prayers of brunch lovers everywhere, the duo behind Little Loco have decided to expand their operations and open a new café in New Farm. Miss Jones will be ready to soothe the hangovers of northsiders in mid-June, and like it’s sister-store, promises to cater to food intolerances and dietary requirements in the most delicious fashion imaginable. Knowing the caliber of food these guys are capable of, we’re already salivating. June can’t come fast enough.
EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS
Do you love spirits but struggle to find something you haven’t already tried (or can no longer drink after a particularly rowdy Sunday sesh)? Boot scoot your way down to Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall on May 28 for the Indie Spirits Tasting, and have your fill of exotic, titillating tipples. For $55 you’ll be treated to tastings, seminars and food, and with over 30 exhibitors showcasing over 100 different craft spirits, you’ll be anything but bored. Don’t hesitate to lock in your spot, tickets are expected to sell out faster than we can get through a bottle of whiskey.
Get your Maroon jerseys out and set your phasers to euphoric, because the Maroon Festival is just around the corner. Kicking off on May 28, the Maroon Festival will be a celebration of all the sights, sounds and tastes that Queensland has to offer. Appropriately situated on the bank of the majestic brown snake (the South Bank Cultural Forecourt) the festival will host an array of delicious eats from the likes of Popolo, Whips & Co and Schulte’s. And the Waterfront Garden Bar will be sufficiently stocked with a wide range of beers, ciders, wines and spirits to toast just how good we’ve got it here in the sunshine state. The festival will end with a screening of the first State of Origin match on May 31, so make sure you’ve been sufficiently fed and hydrated, yelling at Paul Gallon saps a lot of energy.
What could be better than an entire month dedicated to celebrating really, really good food? Well, I guess a year would be better, but we won’t get greedy. Brisbane’s Good Food Month have just announced their program, and we’ve already penciled every event into our diaries. Whether you’re in the mood to work your way through 23 different food stalls at the Night Noodle Markets, or put your fancy pants on and treat yourself to a four course Sunday Long Lunch Truffle Celebration, there’ll be something to satisfy every appetite and make our coldest month more bearable at the Good Food Month.
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The Scoop x