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A gorgeous Twilight Christmas Market is (almost) here!

posted by Karlicca Culalic November 13, 2017 0 comments

Here are six impending words you need to get crazy excited about an imminent road closure…The annual Stones Corner Christmas Market. Big, big yes! This year, on the 3rd day of Christmas you can expect just as much charm and entertainment as last year’s dazzling twilight street markets. Foodie friends, you have been notified. Come with your stomachs bare and your pockets fully lined!

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Our Fave Brisbane Food Trucks

posted by Maddie Vlismas June 29, 2017 0 comments
King of The Wings

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Arguably the best wings in Brisbane. These guys have reached cult status and are followed closely by a loyal fan base- for good reason too! If the wings leave your mouth watering for more, they’ve got a range of other sides including their incredible sweet potato fries. For the ultimate night out- catch them at Green Beacon Brewing Co in Teneriffe for an ice cold beer to chase them down. Facebook | Instagram

Rolling Stone Woodfired Pizza

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Quality pizza on the go! With a range of traditional and gourmet pizzas from their wood fired oven- these guys sure know how to turn it on. From a classic margherita to ‘the med’ which boasts Salami, Eggplant, Capsicum, Zucchini, Olives, Red Onion and Mozzarella- you’re sure to find something that’ll tickle your fancy. They’re a much loved local on the food truck scene- find them near you soon! Facebook | Instagram | Wesbsite

The Bun Mobile

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If you’ve lived in Brisbane for a quick minute, you’ve probably heard of or seen The Bun Mobile around town. Their buns are made on ‘gua bao’ which is a traditional Taiwanese style steamed bun and their range of healthy fillings are sourced locally too. The hardest thing about visiting the Bun Mobile is choosing what to order- everything is super tasty and they’ve usually got specials to choose from too! Facebook | InstagramWebsite

Abiocco Food Truck

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These guys sure know their stuff! Their name essentially means ‘food coma’ which we consider a promise. Serving up slow cooked meat Italian sandwiches and tasty Arancini balls with their scrumptious home made sauces, you’re sure to be satisfied. Passionate about doing everything from scratch, you’re sure to enjoy a home style meal that will likely rival your nonna’s… It’s traditional, tasty Italian food, done their way. Facebook | Instagram | Website

Istanbul Eats Kebabs

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No longer should a HSP seen as a drunken, beautiful mistake. Embrace it, and chow down on one of Istanbul Eats’ yummy creations. Rumoured to be the best in town, you’ll kick yourself if you don’t give them a try… If a HSP isn’t quite your style, they’ve also got a range of kebabs, burgers and even dessert! Facebook | Instagram

How We Rolls

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If you hadn’t figured it out from their name- these guys make rolls. Darn good ones at that! Choose from 3 types of toasty brioche rolls, stuffed with smoky spiced and seasoned meats, covered in house made sauces all resting on top of fresh salads. They’ve also got open plates and a range of sides to choose from… We’re hungry just thinking about it! Facebook | Instagram | Website

Koma Sliders

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Fusion style food is the greatest- it’s like ticking two boxes with one meal! Koma Sliders are Korean/ American burgers and they are out of this world. With three main burgers on their menu, it makes it marginally easier to choose but they’re all so good you’ll have your work cut out for you. Facebook | Instagram

La Cucina Mobile

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For the guys at La Cucina, they respect the history, culture and traditions of food but are keen to challenge and adapt to 2017! They’ve done exactly that- think of a full, traditional, Italian meal from a Food Truck. Penne, Risotto, Spaghetti, Lasagne, Steaks, Burgers- you name it, they’ve got it! Facebook | Instagram

Phatboys Food Truck

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If you’re as obsessed with Portuguese food as we are in the office, you’ll be relieved to know the Phatboys has you covered and is constantly touring Brisbane. With a range of traditional rolls, they’re sure to have something to tickle your fancy. Combining local Brisbane produce with homestyle Portuguese recipes, you’ll have the best of both worlds! Their menu is constantly changing, so get in quick! Facebook | Instagram | Website

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The Beer InCider Experience

posted by Carla Thurgate September 7, 2014 0 comments

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Today I had the pleasure of lunching with a good friend of mine. Marty Keetels is the founder of Beer InCider Experience, a craft beer and cider festival and one of Brisbane’s most exciting events of 2014.

Brisbane is fast becoming known or its expanding list of notable events including Broadway musicals like the Lion King, The Bledisloe Cup, Brisbane International Tennis Tournament, Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival and the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit.

We can now add the Beer InCider Experience. On the 20th and 21st of September 2014, the event will bring together more than 35 independent craft breweries, 130 beers and ciders, gourmet food, live music and burlesque to Albion Park Raceway.

Over a delicious slow roasted shoulder of lamb at Two Wheels & A Handle Bar in Milton, Marty told me “Beer InCider Experience  is a new breed of festival featuring great booze, gourmet food and live music. There will also be burlesque performances and roving circus acts.” He and his team “basically created the type of event we’d love to go to”.

“All of the breweries, music acts and food trucks and caterers have been hand picked. We’re all about supporting local. All of the brewers are independent which means they’re owned by small, local businesses. ’Drink Local, Drink Better’ is our unofficial slogan. We wanted to showcase local ingenuity and fresh produce. It’s about supporting the community in which we live.”

Inspiration struck Marty over a tasting paddle of beers on a Summer’s day at Meantime Brewery in Greenwich, London. He has since decided to follow his passions – craft beer, cider and events. The former lawyer wanted to embark upon a new venture “something more tangible and organic that added value back into the community”.

Find out more and buy tickets to the Beer InCider Experience by visiting www.beerincider.com.

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Images Via Beer InCider and Stone & Wood Brewing.

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Brisbane’s Food Trucks – Part Three

posted by Teagan West June 29, 2014 1 Comment

The first ever Food Truck PheNomNomNom was a HUGE hit, so huge in fact that it seemed like half of Brisbane went along to join in the foodie festivities!

There will be another one again soon that promises to be bigger and better than the first – but for the meantime here’s an updated food truck directory of all the new truckers who have joined Brisbane’s growing collective.

If you missed Part One and Part Two – they are certainly worth the read!

 

Vira Lata Food Truck

About: Vira Lata is the newest food truck on the Brisbane scene and they’re serving up modern Brazilian and Portuguese street food made from family recipes with a ethnic cred unlike any other.

Where: So far locations are secret squirrel, so follow them on Facebook to catch them when they’re in your local area.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/viralatafoodtruck/timeline

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V’s Vanilla Van

About: Coffee, natural slushies (including a special coffee slushie!), drinks, hotdogs, donuts… the list continues. It’s a mix of everything you could want or need at a market or festival, so pop on over when you see the purple Van and ask about purchasing a suspended coffee for someone less fortunate while your there.

Where: V’s Vanilla Van roams around Brisbane events – from sport, school fetes, carnivals, markets, festivals, community events and business functions to personalised catering, so keep an eye on the Facebook page to see where V will be popping up next.

Website: http://www.vscoffeevan.com.au 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VsCoffeeVan?fref=ts

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Sushi Neko

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The house favourite at Sushi Neko is temari sushi balls and delicious gourmet Japanese food. They sold out at food truck pheNomNomNom so that can only be a good sign for their Chicken karaage curry, Tempura SEAFOOD Bento box, the Succulent crunchy battered fried chicken pieces serves with home-made curry sauce and rice and the many more authentic cuisines they serve up.

Where: Currently Sushi Neko food van is at Eagle Farm Markets every Sunday, however stay tuned because this truck is going mobile soon!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sushi-Neko-Food-Van/221874447981242?fref=ts

 

Chicken Karaage Bento from Sushi Neko Food Van

Chicken Karaage Bento from Sushi Neko Food Van

The Chocolate Komberry Co.

About: This beautifully decorated van is aesthetically pleasing and its treats are uber delicious. There’s cronuts of all flavours – dark chocolate & hammered pistachio, peppermint aero bar, caramel with cream and chocolate with crème patisserie – and you can’t go past Queensland strawberries with dark sienna chocolate. The Chocolate Komberry Co. also tows a vintage photo booth kombi to some locations and events!

Where: Grab a chocolate inspired feast from The Chocolate Komberry Co. at Eat Street Markets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChocolateKomberryCo

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Roam’In Pizza

About: Roam’In Pizza is THE best in the business in Brisbane. They’ve been voted number 1 in Queensland and 3 in Australia for mobile pizza caterers, so you know your in good hands when you order a tasty woodfired pizza from these guys!

Where: Roam’In Pizza is at the Springfield Markets on Saturdays 8-1pm, Ipswich’s Sunset Markets on Fridays until 8pm and have been doing the B105 Pop-up shows across Brisbane on Friday mornings for the last few weeks! They’re also catering some festivals and events around the city so check the website and Facebook page for more details!

Website: http://www.roaminpizza.net.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roaminpizza

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 The Kai Kart

About: Serving up Kiwi-style pies, home-baked slices, fresh fruit ice-cream, NZ confectionary and drinks, The Kai Kart has everyone in the family covered. Here’s a hint, they’re quality pies are raved about all over social media!

Where: The Kai Kart is Gold Coast based and frequent the Riverside markets at Upper Coomera State College on the mornings of the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. They’re also regulars at a number of other events on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane so check Facebook for this weeks plans.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheKaiKart

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King of the Wings

About: King of the Wings came up on our radar just as we published part two of our food truck directory, and it was for good reason. If you like American style wings or are a carnivore at heart, you’ll definitely want to track this trucker down. There’s fried chicken in 5 unique flavours – the signature “Southern Spice,” the crispy flavoursome “Portuguese Crumb,” the crowds favourite “Bee Sting,” the classic “American BBQ” with a hit of bourbon and “The Chillogy,” the Kings answer to the Buffalo wing.

Where: King of the Wings has been spotted at Hawthorne’s Love Your Local Market on the first Friday of the month and they’ve just launched their weekly gig “Wing it Wednesdays” at the Green Beacon Brewery in Teneriffe. Other locations are roaming and change weekly, so click like on the Facebook page and seek out some scrumptious wings.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingofthewingsbrisbane

The American BBQ flavour with a bourbon hit from King of the Wings

The American BBQ flavour with a bourbon hit from King of the Wings

If you haven’t already, check out Part One and Part Two of our Brisbane Food Truck Directory and click through the links and dine at your favourite foodie truck next time your taste buds crave something new and thrilling!

 

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Brisbane’s Food Trucks – Part Two

posted by Teagan West April 3, 2014 5 Comments

Just in case you missed Part One – you can find it here!

Now that you know more about the exciting food truck phenomenon that is upon us, it is the perfect time to introduce you to Ian, the new owner of The Pasta Cruiser!

Ian and his shiny truck serve gourmet pasta at a number of locations around the city for lunch and dinner, sometimes teaming up with Juan More Taco and its vibrant owner Naomi for special tandem serving occasions.

Ian said they are hoping to create a food truck cluster together, similar to Adelaide’s Fork on the Road and the growing contingent of food truck communities in the United States.

Ian said, “We’re hoping, Naomi and I, to facilitate something like that sometime soon” and get some of the other local trucks on board.

“I think it’s great,” he said, that the tandem service “was a cracker” and can be successful because so many people are eager to support the foodie phenomenon.

But in the meantime, Ian is working on creating and adding new sauces to The Pasta Cruisers menu. The same menu that already rivals any local Italian restaurant with its big serving bowls and even bigger flavours.

One of his new sauces, a vodka, cheddar and creamy tomato concoction, was new last week, with many more taste sensations in the pipeline. “There’s a lamb ragu coming up and a blue cheese” too, Ian said.

“We’re looking at bringing in some of the more premium pastas, like the gnocchi with the blue cheese,” he said.

Italian desserts are also on the horizon, with some “yummy panna cotta and tiramisu” in the works to accompany the gourmet ice-cream sandwiches by Pat & Sticks that are already stocked by The Pasta Cruiser.

And, after living vicariously through the culinary adventures of other food truckers before he purchased The Pasta Cruiser, there is no doubt that a lot more is to come for Ian and his eager spirit.

“I’ve got a passion for food, I cook all of the time,” he said, so when the opportunity came up I jumped on board. It seems he has, both literally and metaphorically, captaining The Pasta Cruiser from one successful day of trade to the next and doing some unique catering events in between.

“We have a wedding at Narangba in April, so we go as far as there and we’ll be going down to the Gold Coast in a couple of months time. So we’re all around Brisbane and outside as well.”

“People are really embracing it and the feedback we are getting is great,” he said. Bon Appetit

Scroll on down to the second part of our two-part series on Brisbane’s Food Trucks and see where you can catch Ian and The Pasta Cruiser, as well as Oi! Taco and That BBQ Joint.

 

The Pasta Cruiser

AboutThe Pasta Cruiser serves gourmet pasta from its creative menu that changes daily. All you have to do is pick your pasta then pick your sauce. Pasta choices include porcini mushroom, pinenut and rocket ravioli, country spaghetti and tri-coloured spirals, while your choice of sauce could be anything from carbonara or spicy tomato, chorizo and chilli to beef and pulled pork Bolognese or roasted pumpkin, sundried tomato and feta. I for one am seeking this guy out in coming weeks!

Where: roaming locations for lunch and dinner and available for special occasion and catering events and is also a frequent at Hawthorne’s Love Your Local Markets. Check The Pasta Cruisers Facebook page for the most up-to-date location information and visit the website here.

Website: www.thepastacruiser.com.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepastacruiser

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Oi! Taco – Mexican

AboutOi! Taco serve up delicious Mexican flavours and refreshing beverages from a menu that features free range, hormone free, organic, vegan, paleo, low-carb and gluten-free options. They even do a supremely sought after Mexican breakfast if you can find them before midday!

WhereOi! Taco can be found at various market events, Brisbane events, catered functions and at wondering locations around the city. Like them on Facebook here to see upcoming locations and events and get there early because these guys are known to sell out!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OiTaco

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That BBQ Joint – American

AboutThat BBQ Joint serves up everything you need to tame the hungry beast inside you who loves American style BBQ food, smoked ribs and wings. It’s a carnivores delight with regular menu items like pork ribs with potato and bacon salad.

WhereThat BBQ joint is a regular at Hawthorne’s monthly Love You Local Markets and other roaming events. This truck also specialises in personal catering events so contact them now for your next party!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThatBbqJoint/info

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Image from That BBQ Joint Facebook Page

So now its up to you… have we missed any? And who is your favourite? We’d love to hear from you if you’re a food trucker or food truck enthuses who loves the new trend. Maybe there’s a Part Three we didn’t even know about!?

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Brisbane’s Food Trucks – Part One

posted by Teagan West April 2, 2014 4 Comments

The food truck phenomenon has finally made its way onto the Brisbane foodie scene, bringing with it insane flavours, street style cuisine, international aromas, unbeatable atmosphere and an affordable price tag.

Inspired by the successful food truck scene in the US and Asian street markets, the food truck phenomenon has serious potential here in Brisbane, with many customers and budding entrepreneurs keen to support the food truck community and burgeoning food culture of Brisbane.

Naomi, founder and owner of Mexican food truck Juan More Taco said her aim was to introduce Brisbane to the authentic flavours of Mexico after travelling extensively and realising our imitation of traditional dishes is far inferior to the original masterpiece.

“Mexican is one of the oldest cuisines and it’s very misrepresented when taken abroad. Tacos look so simple yet there is a lot of effort and preparation to try and replicate the authentic flavours of Mexico while some key ingredients aren’t readily available here,” she said.

And while that inspired the creation of Juan More Taco, Naomi said her entrepreneurial quest was more about building a community of street style vendors in Brisbane, similar to Adelaide’s Fork on the Road initiative.

“For me personally it’s not about the exclusivity of a single food truck but my real desire is to foster a community of food trucks coming together. It’s the opportunity of bringing people together where they can share some commonality eating on the street.”

So, as the new foodie movement continues to gain momentum in Brisbane, we have uncovered the local food truck scene to create a directory of our city’s fabulous roaming foodies in a two part series. Click through to see their locations and make a local food truck your next dinner date, and be sure to check back here and get to know the other half of the food truck contingent in Brisbane’s Food Trucks – Part Two

 

Juan More Taco

AboutJuan More Taco is one of the newest food trucks on the Brisbane scene, but don’t let that fool you. Juan is a Mexican fiesta of traditional Mexican tacos and a changing menu of authentic flavours.

WhereJuan More Taco has just started trading at random locations around Brisbane (see locations here), however they are consistently adding more to their events calendar so stay tuned, this newbie is smashing it.

Website: http://www.juanmoretaco.com.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juanmoretacobus

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Fire ‘N’ Dough  

About: Fire ‘N’ Dough is a non-traditional food truck with an extensive pizza menu that is made with freshly rolled dough and quality ingredients, served stemming hot from their mobile wood fire pizza ovens. There is also a number of dessert pizzas thar you MUST try. Fire ‘n’ Dough have been moving around south east Queensland since 2010, turning out 12 pizzas every few minutes. That’s impressive!

Where: You can find Fire ‘N’ Dough at a number of regular market events around Brisbane each month including the Mt Tamborine Country Markets, the Billycart markets at Sandgate and at the Bulimba Golf Club every Sunday. The team is also available for catering needs.

Website: http://firendough.com.au/index.html

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The Bun Mobile

AboutThe Bun Mobile is arguably Brisbane’s first and best food truck, serving Asian inspired stemmed buns that are handcrafted, healthy and made with local ingredients. The fusion flavours of The Bun Mobile were named as one of Queenslands top 100 dining experiences, and as less than $10 a pop, there’s no wonder why!

Where: 2 trucks roam all over Brisbane for lunch and dinner from Wednesday-Sunday. Check out their website for their event calendar and Facebook for the most up-to-date information and whereabouts.

Website: http://www.thebunmobile.com.au/default.aspx

Facebook: http://www.facebook/thebunmobile 

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I Love Frozen Yoghurt  – ILFY

About: So many flavours, so little time. ILFY serves up quality frozen yoghurt from the back of their funky van, and they even have a high protein frozen yoghurt and a vegan coconut one that is perfect for anyone who requires dairy and soy free.

Where: ILFY is available for special catering requests and functions, and can be found at random pop-up locations around the city.

Website: http://ilfy.com.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ifroyo

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See you tomorrow for Part Two of Brisbane’s Food Trucks – you won’t want to miss it!