All posts tagged: food

Caxton Street Festival – Sunday 7 June 2015

The iconic Caxton Street Festival will be celebrating it’s 21st Birthday this weekend on Sunday 7 June 2015. We recently got to do a tasting tour of a couple of venues on Caxton Street to get a taste of what’s in store for this weekend! First stop of the night was at Brewski, with my craft beer obsessed boyfriend being completely blown away by this venue and summed it up in his own words saying “these guys are serious about beer!”. We got to try Brewski’s ribs, and yes, they were as delicious as they look! We then popped across the road and visited Statler and Waldorf, upon walking into this venue we felt like it was never ending and we ventured all the way out the back to a new section of the venue, a beer garden like area complete with ping pong table and a stage which will be used to have live music on weekends! Pictured below are sliders from Statler and Waldorf. Our third (and personally our favourite!) venue that we …

Caxton Street Festival – Sunday June 7

An all-new, mouth-watering food program announced for 2015 Caxton Street Festival Caxton Street Festival is excited to announce their biggest and most diverse food program to date, boasting not only a delicious mix of seafood, but also a range of gourmet street eats, premium lunch packages and pop-up bars, Sunday June 7, Queen’s Birthday long weekend. From humble beginnings, the iconic festival in its 21st year has evolved into so much more than just seafood and wine, with an all-new food program offering something delicious for everyone!   Whether you’re craving fresh seafood, gourmet burgers, traditional New York style pizza, spicy butter chicken or even something sweet, Caxton Street Festival has you covered.   Show me the seafood! As always, award winning Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, Caxton Street Hotel and Casablanca will be serving up their sensational seafood platters, featuring delicious sand crabs, oysters both natural and Kilpatrick, tiger prawns, Moreton Bay bugs, smoked salmon, spiced prawn cutlets, mussels and half shell scallops to name a few of their scrumptious seafood specials.   Get a group of friends together and book a table for …

Pourboy Espresso launches Liquor Licence

Since it burst onto the Brisbane coffee scene in 2011, Pourboy Espresso has made a name for itself as one of Brisbane’s best espresso bars. Four years later, it will now add another impeccable string to its bow with the launch of its liquor licence. Pourboy will continue to raise the bar in delivering exceptional specialty coffee and cafe dining as well as offering Brisbane wine connoisseurs and lovers alike, classic drops in stylish and relaxed surrounds. Pourboy’s owner, Sebastian Butler-White, cut his teeth in some of this country’s best fine dining restaurants (such as Marque and Aria), and he will continue to head up the floor team; bringing years of expertise as a qualified sommelier to afternoon and evening soirees. Having scoured the globe for wines that are stunning examples of their region and variety – from Arbois to Zinfandel – Pourboy’s wine list will rouse the senses and introduce you to some of the best wines you’ve never had. Pourboy’s drinks list will also include a selection of craft beers from Australia and …

Australia’s best beef to steak its claim at the RNA’s Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show’s Branded Beef & Lamb Competition

The hunt to unearth Australia’s best steak and lamb has begun with the most prestigious competition of its kind showcasing and rewarding the very best of the best. Entries are now open for the RNA’s renowned Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show’s Branded Beef and Lamb Competition, regarded as the most comprehensive in the nation. For a country that adores its red meat and produces some of the finest beef in the world, this competition is a true showcase of the best of the best. Last year’s branded beef winner, the JBS Australia ‘Swift Premium Striploin’ from Western Queensland, was touted by the RQFWS Chief Judge as the ‘world’s best’ and was served throughout the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) as the hero dish at the iconic Royal Queensland Steakhouse. The RQFWS judges will taste their way through Australia’s best steak and lamb from May 19, which includes a rigorous judging process with food scientists on board to cook the juicy produce to perfection. The age long question remains – will it be a grass fed …

Birds Nest Yakitori and Bar, Brisbane

We recently ventured to Bird’s Nest Yakitori and Bar in West End to try the Omakase (chef’s selection) Course which consists of  Amuse Bouche served with 30mL chilled sake, 7 Chicken Skewers, 2 vegetable skewers, a Rice Course and a Dessert all for only $55! Bird’s Nest offers a traditional Yakitori experience with popular yakitori options on the menu such as chicken thigh with shallots and chicken meatballs however they also offer items popular throughout Asia such as chicken liver, chicken heart and chicken arteries. If you dine at Bird’s Nest you need to experience eating the chicken liver, heart or artery, we were pleasantly surprised. Bird’s Nest also has an extensive drinks menu featuring Japanese Beer, cider, sake, ume shu (plum wine),  japanese scotch whisky, shochu and white and red wines. If you are unsure of what to try from the sake options Bird’s Nest also have an in-house sake sommelier who can assist you with deciding between the refreshing, rich, aromatic or aged options. It is no wonder that Bird’s Nest Restaurant has been featured in the Courier …

Kwan Brothers Chinese New Year Party

Kwan Brothers is inspired by the hawker markets of Singapore, the night markets of Hong Kong, the izakayas of Tokyo and the street carts of Bangkok. Kwan Brothers serves up funky asian and you could easily be fooled into thinking you are in Singapore, Hong Kong or Tokyo when you walk through the front doors. We believe Kwan Brothers is revolutionary, bringing to Brisbane out of this world Asian Food, late night dining (with the kitchen open till 11pm every single night – can I get a hallelujah!?) and they also deliver food and booze (provided you live nearby) all at a very reasonable price! Ah, Kwan Brothers, you complete us! Not only are there already a million reasons to visit Kwan Brothers but they have one more big reason to go see them as they are currently giving away a FREE TRIP TO HONG KONG! Dine with Kwan Brothers between February 19 and March 1 and you can enter the competition, further competition details can be found by visiting Kwan Brothers. Below are some photos to …

Matt Moran’s Riverbar & Kitchen Brisbane

We recently stumbled upon Matt Moran’s Riverbar and Kitchen whilst doing a self guided restaurant/bar crawl of the Eagle Street precinct in Brisbane and we were absolutely blown away! We stopped at Riverbar & Kitchen to enjoy some lunch and upon finding this venue we immediately felt like we had been whisked away to an exotic location like Seminyak in Bali (one of our favourite locations and a very glamorous part of Bali!). Riverbar & Kitchen is complete with outdoor mist cooling systems to cool you down on a hot summers day whilst sitting outside enjoying the view of the glorious Story Bridge. When you wander inside you are greeted by a very well presented bar and the most glamorous decor reminiscent of a luxury boathouse completed with white boarded walls, nautical styling features and a feature ships rope light right in the middle of the venue. We ordered a chicken and beef burger for lunch and were pleasantly surprised after taking one bite of these delicious buns, the meat was cooked to perfection and the …