The Fox Hotel’s Trocadero Long Bar

posted by Karlicca Culalic December 1, 2017 0 comments

These days it seems The Fox Hotel is no stranger in the vocab of the token millennial. It is the home of popular neon haunt Dandy’s Bar after all. Perhaps though it’s best-kept secret is right, under, your, nose. Trocadero Long Bar is the darling downstairs space on Melbourne Street, just a skip and hop from Fish Lane and situated perfectly to make this your newest after TAFE and uni hang. With word of a new dessert menu, three girlfriends and I piled into the Fox on a stormy Saturday with our sights set firmly on hearty wet-weather comfort food. Along with a warm sense of hospitality from everyone we encountered, that is exactly what we found.

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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


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



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


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 


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


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


7 Perfect Italian-style Pizza Restaurants in Brisbane

posted by Danielle Lewis January 21, 2014 7 Comments


I grew up on pizza hut. Oil dripping, topping full Friday nights spent in front of a video (am I showing my age?!). Then one Italian-born boyfriend and a trip to Italy for a beautiful friend showed me what I was missing out on! You haven’t really eaten pizza until you’ve tried the thin crust, minimal-topping, bocconcini-goodness that is an Italian Style Pizza. I have personally eaten at every one of the below restaurants (for research purposes, people!) and recommend them all!

1. Beccofino – Teneriffe – Google Map
A Brisbane institution, Beccofino is my go-to. Delicious every time, fantastic friendly staff and affordable. My tip is the Salami pizza!

2. Tinderbox – Fortitude Valley – Google Map
A new-comer and here to stay. Tinderbox owned by and located behind Harvey’s on James Street. Try the San Danielle… a pizza by my own name!

3. Sorellina Pizzeria – Woolloongabba – Google Map

A new addition to the Woolloongabba precinct, Sorellina features notorious pizza-loving ninja turtle on their back wall. And let me tell you those heroes-in-a-half-shell would dine there every night!

4. Popolo – South Bank – Google Map

Popolo takes me back to my trip to Italy… The word itself means ‘people’ and it is the perfect place to bring together friends and family and enjoy an Italian feast!


5. Gusto da Gianni – Portside, Hamilton – Google Map

My tip, book an early dinner, watching the sun set over the river while enjoying a prosecco with friends is just the ultimate!

6. Alfredo’s Pizzeria – Fortitude Valley – Google Map

The uber-cool Alfredo’s is tucked right in behind Alfred & Constance and perfect for a late night slice after a night out!

7. Gallery One – Westfield Carindale – Google Map

Pizza in the ‘burbs! I am always shocked that a restaurant in a shopping centre could be so good! Gallery One prides themselves on great quality food at affordable prices. It’s a breathe of fresh air when you are trying to find a nice meal after a day of shopping!

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Images via Alfredo’s, Beccofino and Gallery One.


Have I missed any? Let me know in the comments below!