Need a date for an event this week? Alcohol you later. Seriously though, get your cups at the ready because this week is about to pour you a tall one. From St. Patrick’s Day cocktails to Aperol Spritz jugs (which are your ticket to free pizza FYI) and wealthy wine at prices for the general population (thank god), make sure you stop and smell the rosé. Cheers my dudes.
PaddyFest | Eagle Farm Racecourse
Feelin’ lucky? Well you’d be feeling right, because the best thing since sliced potato is coming to Brisbane, and it is going to absolutely shamrock your world. Come March 17, you’ll be able to get a very real taste of Ireland at PaddyFest – the Irish equivalent of Oktoberfest. From major giveaways (hello two return flights to Ireland!) and tonnes of food trucks featuring the likes of Mac From Way Back, and booze such as Guinness and green cocktails, a day full of satisfaction is imminent. If you’re all for Dublin’ up, G&G is letting you bring your best paddy with you on the day – for free. Simply use the promo code FRIEND at checkout to receive a free second ticket.
How pitcher perfect is that?
Bordertown | CBD
Post Office Square is getting a very special delivery this week, and that delicious package is Bordertown. This Noosaville Tex-Mex dining success is bringing unique tidings to Brisbane, such as a pulled pork duck taco with pistachio salsa. Guac me, where has this been all our lives?
The New Black and Cakes & Shit | Fortitude Valley
Bakery Lane is kicking this week off with a strong 1, 2, step by introducing The New Black and Cakes & Shit. From strong coffee to strong language that isn’t for the chaste brigade, these joints are pumping out a good time. Sit back with an Aeropress brew at The New Black, and an artisan cupcake from Cakes & Shit, and soak up the serenity of a child-free space.
Gotham Grill & Rooftop Bar | Runaway Bay
Gotham Grill & Rooftop Bar is the hero you didn’t know you needed. Opening on March 17, you’ll want to brace yourself for a stack of lobster rolls and pizza. The casual incarnation of Little Truffle will sport sweeping waterfront views with an enticing menu and cocktail list, perfect for autumn sips and Batman spotting.
D Point Ten | Southport
Doughnut tell us that you’re sick of the dessert equivalent of happiness. Newly opened D Point Ten is filling the sugary hole in our hearts, with the likes of Gaytime, Oreo, Nutella and creme brûlée doughnuts. Yeah we’ll get a 34 pack please.
Salt Meats Cheese | Gasworks
Aperol on in to Salt Meats Cheese for a refreshing Sunday sesh! From Sunday 18, Aperol Spritz Sunday Sessions are very much a go. For every jug of spritz that you purchase, you’ll get a free pizza, you know, just in case a cheeky arvo sip didn’t already sound great enough. Live music will be blaring from 2-6pm, aka the timeframe where the Aperol will trigger your inner dancing queen. Perfecto.
Death Valley | Morningside
Care for a dip? Death Valley is hosting the first annual Southside Chip & Dip! Essentially, you’ll get to show off your famous homemade dip by entering it in the very saucy comp. Just for entering, you’ll get a $10 tab. Oh yeah, don’t double dip ya cheeky animals.
Peasant | Petrie Terrace
Stop whining that it’s only Tuesday, and replace it with some fancy wining! Big Boy Tuesday is launching at Peasant next week, letting you try some serious end of town wines, such as a $120 bottle of Gran Reservas, at a reasonably priced glassful. Different wines will be featured each week, so wine not give it a swig?
To celebrate the kick off of footy season, Deliveroo has teamed up with The Apo to create a limited-edition beer infused menu, available exclusively via Deliveroo. Cure your hangover with beer BBQ chicken wings, halloumi fries with beer and onion jam and beer braised chicken tacos with buttermilk slaw. Staying on the couch has never been sweeter.
Words by Nicole Portacha – the gourmand who knows a thing or two about quality dip.