Pavement Whispers: Volume 111 February 28
From whispers of retro burger joints to new food-truck gatherings, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest 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 …
Yet another exciting eatery has been announced for Brisbane Showgrounds’ King Street – and it’s another Australian first! Melbourne duo Michael Nham and Hao Vu – the brains behind Albert Park’s NSHRY – are opening Super Combo on Thursday March 9, a burger joint with a distinct retro vibe. As kids Michael (also owner and head chef of Melbourne’s Banoi) and Hao spent hours upon hours playing Street Fighter at their local takeaway shop, and drew on this memory when creating the Super Combo concept. Bright colours have been used throughout the space, and an army of Street Fighter characters descend from the ceiling, watching over diners as they chow down on their burger of choice. The burger menu also takes inspiration of Street Fighter characters and their country of origin, and will be paired with a selection of sides, shakes and unique speciality sauces. We’ll have full mouth-watering details for you soon!
Easy Street Eats
A new food-truck night is rolling into town, with Easy Street Eats launching at Morningside tomorrow, Wednesday March 1. After popular food gathering Mid-week Eats was cancelled last year, a group of local food-truck operators decided to band together to keep the good eats going, and hence Easy Street Eats was born. The event will take over the Queensland Hockey Centre at Colmslie Recreation Reserve every second Wednesday from 5:00–9:00 pm, and the launch will see This Little Piggie, Mac From Way Back, Wok’n Rice, I Dream Ice Cream, Abbiocco and Juice Power dishing out deliciousness. The same line-up will be there each week, with the addition of Rolling Stone Pizza as of the second event. Easy Street Eats aims to bring an American block-party-style feel to Morningside, and giant games, live music and feature trucks will hopefully be added to the festivities in the coming months.
Last week saw the cheeky opening of new coffee spot Tighty Whities in Ipswich CBD (cheeky – get it?!). The hole-in-the-wall comes from the team behind local favourite Heisenberg Haus, and sits within the same building as the restaurant. Open from Monday to Friday, the cafe serves Toby’s Estate coffee, tea and a selection of sandwiches, Heisy specialty pretzels and muffins, and CocoWhip will be added to the selection soon. Much like its older sibling, the Tighty Whities’ name is inspired by the opening scene of Breaking Bad.
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