Dim sum dego
Southside has announced a degustation made for dim sum lovers. On Sunday October 10, the East-Asian-inspired restaurant will host lunch guests for five courses with 10 off-menu dishes. Expect creative bites such as steamed spatchcock and foie gras siu mai; sesame scampi toast with seaweed mayo and wild scampi caviar; and typhoon shelter-style crispy quail and pepper berry. This is likely to sell out quick – secure your table here.
Last call for strawberry sundaes
After delivering Ekka's famous sundaes to Brisbane homes last month, The Common Good has teamed up with local venues to help churn through even more strawberries and continue to raise money for its medical research. You can get the classic sundae at a range of cafes and restaurants or try one-off interpretations such as smoked hay ice cream with waffle, strawberry gum and Husk botanical gin at Signature, a strawberry sundae cocktail at Comuna Cantina, and a strawberry twist on the Catalan dessert, pijama, at Moda. More information here.
Harajuku Gyoza is ringing in spring with half-priced desserts all September. This month you can indulge in the dumpling bar’s signature desserts for a fiver when you purchase any other item. Choose from salted caramel gyoza with popcorn and honeycomb, adzuki bean gyoza with warm matcha and white chocolate or the classic raindrop cake served with kinako powder and brown sugar syrup. The deal is available at all Harajuku Gyoza Bar locations until September 30. Book a table here.
Cocktails in a box
Basic Babe has launched a brand-new range of cocktails served in good old-fashioned cask boxes. The Brisbane-based drinks company – which began by selling alcoholic seltzers – released the low-calorie “boxtails” this week in three flavours: raspberry and lime Margarita, passionfruit Martini and pink gin Daiquiri. The boxes will set you back $30 and come in recyclable packaging. Order them here.
West End’s latest Italian tenant
West Village’s growing number of tenants will be joined by Italian Street Kitchen on Thursday. To celebrate the opening of its second Brisbane location, the restaurant will host live music, games, prizes and a special aperitivo hour for four days as well as offering free margherita pizzas. The new West End store will serve a similar classic Italian menu to the Newstead venue and will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. More information here.