Pavement Whispers: Volume 355 April 26
From news of a local favourite’s exciting new look to an Ibiza-inspired long-weekend party, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out …
Locals of Brisbane’s south have reason to cheer this week, with the recent reopening of Salisbury Hotel on Toohey Road. The community-oriented pub recently underwent a significant $1.6-million renovation process, which has resulted in a brand-new beer garden, a refurbished sports bar and new accommodation rooms. Salisbury Hotel’s beer garden caters to 108 patrons across two sections, one connected to the hotel’s bistro and the other flowing to and from the sports bar. The bistro, which had been renovated previously, is the place to go for quintessential pub favourites and a selection of mouth-watering newcomers – think parmys, schnitzels, burgers and pizzas as well as cob loaf, fried pickles, prawn linguine, and spiced-pumpkin fritters. Over in the sports bar, footy fans will be able to catch weekly fixtures live via the bar’s big-screen televisions. Salisbury Hotel will be wetting the head of the new additions this weekend with a three-day celebration from Friday April 29 to Sunday May 1, featuring live music, merch giveaways, fundraising barbecues and food specials.
Porchetta at OTTO Osteria
If there’s any dish that encapsulates a hearty Italian lunch, it’s porchetta. This Italian-style pork roast is the centrepiece of many family gatherings and now South Bank’s OTTO Osteria is plating up its own version for Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunch services. OTTO head chef Will Cowper is slinging salivation-worthy slabs of porchetta (with a crispy outer and a succulent inner) crowned with a hearty dollop of herbaceous salsa verde. If you’ve got a hankering for some porchetta, book in for a lunch sitting at OTTO Osteria – but act quick as quantities will be limited.
Brouhaha’s Baked and Wasted Beer
Sunshine Coast’s award-winning brewery Brouhaha has just announced the launch of a no-waste beer, using leftover bakery goods in its innovative ingredients list. Coined Baked and Wasted, the beer was created by head brewer Matt Jancauskas in partnership with former MasterChef contestant and sustainability advocate Simon Toohey, after the pair discovered their shared history as bakers and passionate commitment to limiting waste. Simon and Matt worked with a local Sunshine Coast bakery, using the likes of pastries, bread, iced finger buns, doughnuts and pull-a-parts – that would have otherwise been thrown out – to create the consciously crafted sour. After a few experimentations (each brew would differ based on the baked goods they received), the end result is a balanced, refreshing and tart sour that takes inspiration from a choc-vanilla pull-a-part. Baked and Wasted will be available from May 30 across selected bars and has been submitted into the GABS festival for 2022, which kicks off on May 7.
House of Barney Cools at The Prince Consort
Have you made plans for the Labour Day weekend? Fortitude Valley pub The Prince Consort is looking like the place to party, with summer-inspired clothing brand Barney Cools taking over the venue on Saturday April 30 to host its House of Barney Cools soiree from 2:00 pm to late. Expect poolside, Balearic and beach-house vibes with Barney Cools DJs and Yolanda Be Cool spinning tracks alongside other local talent, as well as free giveaways! Click here for more details on the day’s festivities.
Nodo X Unfit Run Club
Eating doughnuts for a good cause? Sounds like a win-win to us. This Saturday April 30, Nodo Donuts, UME and Unfit Run Club are joining forces to host a family-friendly 5-km run to help save Queensland girl Tallulah Moon Whitrod,
who is suffering from a rare genetic disease called SPG56. The run, called Run for Our Moon’s Mission, will kick off at 6:30 am at Nodo Newstead, with hundreds of runners set to take to the streets of Brisbane and finish at Nodo South Bank. Every dollar raised from the event will go to ACNC-registered charity Genetic Cures for Kids, which was founded by Tallulah Moon’s parents and is funding world-renowned genetic research here in Queensland to help find a cure for this rare, progressive disease. As the name Unfit Run Club might suggest, you don’t need to be a seasoned runner to get involved – participants can walk, run or simply make a donation via the event booking page. Finish venue Nodo South Bank will host the official post-run event, offering participants free coffee, juice and doughnuts, plus host a major raffle to raise further funds. To book your tickets, head to Eventbrite.
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