Travelling – whether it’s to another country or back in time, both can prove to be a challenging feat. To spare yourself from the struggle of saving a mother load of cash or inventing a phenomenal machine, Brisbane is bringing great things, both past and present, to a venue near you. This week is gonna be full of cultural eats and happenings, and you’re going to love it.
Alf’s Place | Fortitude Valley
The space formerly known as Alfredo’s Pizza is currently known as Alf’s Place, but the transformation doesn’t stop there. The foodie hub has introduced a new dining concept, which entails opening its doors to new pop-up eatery every week. Kicking off with Sticky Fingers Smokehouse on September 14, you’ll be off to a very delicious start for your ongoing culinary journey.
Passion Tree Dessert Bar | CBD
You’re going to like this a waffle lot. The CBD’s Passion Tree has launched four variations of bubble waffles in a very convenient cup – the perfect on the go treat in between adulting. You can choose between campfire, rosie posie, cara mallow and matcha lovin’
Lupa Pizza Bar | West End
Your newest pizza and wine go-to has landed in West End! Lupa Pizza Bar is here to provide you with a slice (or ten) of the good life, full of homemade Italian foodie heartthrobs. From salumi boards to dessert pizza, you definitely won’t be lacking in the snacking department.
Greek Street Grill | Newstead
Gasworks is getting its Greek on with Greek Street Grill. We’re talking all the souvlaki, pita and haloumi you can get your hands on – and you know the servings are going to be generous thanks to the land that doesn’t believe in tapas.
Le Petit Paris | Fortitude Valley
Say oui to Le Petit Paris! Having opened in Bakery Lane, you’ll be able to taste the best of France without having to bag(uette) a plane ticket or two. Think crepes, brioche, quiches, sandwiches and baguettes with authentic flavours and vibes.
Burger Project | Various Locations
A very good burger for a very good cause? Bless you Burger Project. Their latest Texas Burger is available until October 15, with $1 from every sale going towards Hurricane Harvey Relief. The burger features a mouth watering beef patty, cheese, pickles, onion, mustard, smoky Tabasco chilli sauce, and a side of good deeds.
Sunsuper Riverfire | South Bank
Sunsuper is turning 30, and they’re looking for a very deserving 30 year old to party with them at Riverfire, VIP style. Turning 30 is reason enough to deserve a reward, but feel free to nominate your human of choice for other reasons here.
Goodness Gracious | Graceville
Goodness Gracious, it’s September already! Graceville’s beloved local is keeping their rep strong with another winning seasonal menu. Their latest menu features a strawberry panna cotta with blood orange gel, caramelised buckini granola and red berries – and so much more.
Jam Pantry | Greenslopes
This new September menu is jam packed with delicious twists on classic favourites! Jam Pantry is serving up the likes of eggs benedict with strawberry and lime hollandaise, or a twist on avo toast using pickled blueberries, chilli and sheep’s milk labneh. Ladies and gentleman, you have arrived at innovation station.
Pawpaw | Woolloongabba
If you’re stuck on brekky and lunch ideas, Pawpaw will be able to help you out. Their new menu features a number of irresistible offerings, such as brioche French toast with pink pitaya mascarpone, white chocolate crumble, coconut sugar, walnuts, mixed berry compote and vanilla bean ice cream.
Vanilla Pod Café | Ascot
Putting the break in breakfast, you’ll love treating yourself to a moment of solitude with Vanilla Pod Café’s new gourmet brekky menu. You’ll drool over their breakfast bagel with crispy bacon, fried egg, spinach and sweet chilli jam, as well as the maple roasted granola with seasonal fruit, yoghurt and honey.
Roosevelt Lounge | Broadbeach
The 1930s are coming back large and in charge – and if that is right up your alley, you’ll adore the Roosevelt Lounge. Immerse yourself in the stylings of the prohibition era whilst you sip and eat the finest selection of high-end offerings.
Scandinavian Festival | Bowen Hills
Taking place on September 16, Bowen Hills is about to transform into a little slice of Scandinavia. The Scandinavian Festival will be a plethora of food, drinks, fashion, arts and crafts and more. Yes, there will be real life Vikings and traditional dancers as well. Get into the spirit!
OTTO | CBD
Florals for spring? Groundbreaking. New spring menu? That’s more like it! G&G fave OTTO is launching their new Spring Menu, with a focus on local produce including seafood and seasonal produce. Expect delicious new inclusions like zucchini flowers, Mooloolaba yellow fin tuna and Moreton bay bugs.
Words by Nicole Portacha