A very Broadsheet Christmas box
Christmas is likely to look a little different in 2020. But whatever our celebrations look like, they won’t be complete without delicious food and drinks. Together with Dan Murphy’s, Broadsheet’s giving away five Very Broadsheet Christmas Boxes, with one winner to be picked from each state. Recipients can top up their liquor supply with a bottle of dry gin from the Melbourne Gin Company and four cans of Curatif’s Archie Rose Espresso Martini, and have some Hey Tiger chocolate or Meatsmith smoked almonds to go with the drinks. The boxes also include St Ali’s house espresso blend and peanut butter from Peter Gunn’s Ides for Christmas morning; and a copy of The Broadsheet Italian Cookbook. For picnic celebrations, there are two stylish new Frank Green reusable celebration cups, designed for outdoor use. And a special-edition Broadsheet calico ham bag will make sure your leftovers last. Enter the competition here.
Taco Tuesdays, wing Wednesdays and 15 frozen Margs
Kitschy Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina has opened its sprawling two-storey 510-seat restaurant at South Bank. The menu includes tacos with eight flavour combinations; sizzling chargrilled fajitas with a choice of four fillings; buffalo wings with three spicy sauces; nachos; burritos; and burrito bowls. Tortillas are house-made daily, and bottomless baskets of complimentary chips and salsas are available all day. The opening coincides with the brand’s “Ritapalooza” festival – a celebration of El Camino Cantina’s famous margaritas, which will run until January 3. Choose from 15 frozen flavours (including Calypso Crush, Skittle, sour apple and marshmallow) or margs served on the rocks (tasting paddles are available, too). Throughout Ritapalooza, the restaurant is also hosting Taco Tuesday (when three limited-edition tacos are available for $4 each) and Wing Wednesday (when buffalo wings are 10-cents each – with a drink purchase). More information here.
A breezy new riverfront bar
Will & Flow, Treasury Brisbane’s first off-property venue has opened on the north bank of the Brisbane River. The panoramic watering hole is open all day from morning (serving acai and fruit bowls) till dinner (featuring a largely seafood-inspired menu). There’s also wood-oven pizzas, pulled pork with slaw and beef brisket with twice-cooked fries. As for the drinks, expect Brisbane-brewed beers, and wines from names such as Moet and Penfolds. Cocktails include a Queensland-inspired Mango Daiquiri with Havana Club White Rum, mango cheeks and fresh lime. More information here.
Stacked salads in the CBD
After launching in Albury, NSW in 2018, express healthy food concept Greenstreat has opened its first city location in Brisbane. The 270-square-metre 40-seat site on Adelaide Street in the CBD has a 2.5 metre wall of salad and a live prep station, at which staff assemble hearty, nutritious and customisable salads packed with fresh veg and proteins (sourced from growers “from Sunshine Coast to Darling Downs”). Choose one of the 13 menu options ($12.50 to $14.90) to enjoy in a bowl or in a burrito, topped with one of 11 specialty sauces (all made in-house). To celebrate the launch, the team is serving $10 bowls from Wednesday November 25 to Friday November 17 from 10am to 5pm. More information here.
$15 bug rolls
Japanese fast-food restaurant Motto Motto has launched a limited-edition Moreton Bay Bug Roll – what it’s calling “Australia’s most inexpensive yet indulgent bug roll”. Designed by executive Chef, Ryuji Tomihara, the premium bug roll features locally grown Moreton Bay Bug, Japanese Yuzu Dressing, fresh Australian avocado, shallots, and black fish roe. It’s just $15 at all Motto Motto restaurants and only be available for a few weeks.