On the Side by Vaquero – Opening Soon
Restaurateurs Nick Pinn and Laurie Rogenkamp have got a little something going on the side – on the side of Vaquero, that is. As of today, works will begin on the pair’s next project (they’re also responsible for Brisbane City’s Malt Dining, Newstead’s Malt Pier and Malt Traders bottle shops) called On the Side by Vaquero, which, funnily enough, will neighbour Vaquero and The Albion Butchery on Sandgate Road. Taking over the former site of Xavi’s Espresso, Nick and Laurie will take the next two to three weeks to give the space a fresh new look, with plans to open in the second week of April. Once complete, On the Side will operate as an espresso bar by day and a cocktail and wine bar come evening from Wednesday to Saturday. A small light breakfast menu will be on offer during the day, including pastries from nearby Vanilla Pod, while evening tipples can be accompanied by freshly shaved charcuterie from The Albion Butchery.