The Dish: Brisbane food news you might have missed this week
There’s a lot happening in Brisbane these days, almost too much to keep up with. The Dish is a rapid-fire rundown of Brisbane food news – quick taster-sized tidbits to keep you in the know and, perhaps, tickle your tastebuds. This week we’ve got word of a two-day barbecue and beer celebration, $1 oyster feasts, bottomless margaritas and more!
Sip Shuck Sip Thursdays at The Parlour
Fortitude Valley’s Italian Riviera-inspired speakeasy The Parlour is leaning further into its luxurious influences with its new Thursday night soiree series. Sip Shuck Sip will take place between 5:00–7:00 pm every Thursday in June and July, and will see the Brunswick Street nightspot (situated beside La Costa) serve $1 freshly shucked oysters, $5 house wines and beers, and special $12 Bombay Sapphire cocktails like the Sapphire Spritz and Bombay Martini. Oyster lovers can also top their selection with a Bombay Raspberry Gimlet mignonette a Bombay Fizz vinaigrette or opt to keep it au natural.
Milton Common Up In Smoke
Carnivores and craft-beer lovers, assemble! The crew behind beloved microbrewery and gastropub Milton Common is rounding up some mates for a two-day celebration of low ’n’ slow barbecue, beer and boilermakers across June 19 and 20. Up In Smoke will see Lane’s BBQ Australia, Bears BBQ, Balcones Distilling and Milton Common’s in-house brewing outfit Common Ground Brewing team up to host a collection of three-hour sessions (1:30–4:30 pm, 5:30–8:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday), each packed to the brim with tasty bites and thirst-quenching tipples. For $110, you and a guest can sit down to split a platter of authentic Texas BBQ, two schooners and your choice of two boilermakers. Click here to pick a day and time – just be sure to come hungry!
Margs & Moves at Comuna Cantina
The temperature may be dropping, but Sundays are heating up at Comuna Cantina. The South American-inspired eats and drinks spot has just launched Margs & Moves, an afternoon celebration of Latin culture featuring bottomless tacos and margaritas. Every Sunday afternoon until August between 12:00–4:00 pm, Comuna Cantina’s Brisbane City and Everton Park sites will offer two hours of endless tacos and limitless traditional and twisted margaritas for $65. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes – live DJs and percussionists will be kicking out jams perfectly suited for some footloose groovin’. Bookings are essential – you can make one here.
Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse
Eagle Street party spot Riverland has welcomed a new operator to its roster of in-house food dispensaries with the arrival of Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse. The barbecue crew is specialising in American-inspired smoked meats (including wagyu brisket, beef short rib and pork belly), burgers, crispy fried chicken, grilled chat potatoes, buttermilk corn bread and smoky barbecue corn. City dwellers can also pop in for lunch and take advantage of Fat Daddy’s $10 lunch menu, which includes smoked pulled-pork mac ’n’ cheese sliders, smoked chicken jalapeno poppers and smoked corn with creamy avocado dressing. Check out the full menu here.
Harajuku Gyoza’s charcoal karaage with cheese fondue
The mad scientists that operate the Harajuku Gyoza test kitchen have done it again. Following hot on the heels of previous Instagram-worthy specials such as the raindrop cake, giant Japanese souffle pancakes and foot-long fries, Harajuku Gyoza has added a new limited-edition item to its menu – charcoal karaage chicken served with a bubbling pot of melted cheese. The charcoal coating has given the deep-fried chicken pieces a striking black hue, which contrasts beautifully with the yellow fondue. This delish dish is available now at Harajuku Gyoza’s Brisbane City and South Bank locations.
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