Brisbane Airport BNE Issue 4 - page 24

wining & dining
BNE August/September 2014
The idea of bringing American southern
smokehouse flavours to a local urban setting
has been a mighty good one for Simon O’Brien,
owner of
Mighty Mighty Cue and Brew.
Within months of opening it had been voted
Good Food’s Best New On-Trend Restaurant
for 2013 and it was on
Gourmet Traveller’s
‘Hot Plate’ list. From the Jalapeno corn bread
to the hot wings, buffalo pigtails, smoked beef
brisket and the king prawn jambalaya, it’s easy
to see why. This is a meat-lovers haven with craft
beers the best accompaniment to cool down some
of those spicy flavours while you chill to the
sweet soul beats in the background, selected by
the Might Mighty crew. Open seven days 12pm
until late at Shop 6/7, 100 McLachlan Street,
Fortitude Valley. Call (07) 3666 0184.
For authentic Greek food you can’t go past
The Greek Club
(Edmonstone Street, South
Brisbane) according to Coffee Club director John
Lazarou who has been a customer for more than
30 years. “The Mezze platters are a great way of
sampling Greek cuisine, but my favourite dish is
the dolmades (stuffed vine leaves) which are just
like our mothers used to make – and the reason
they are is because a group of Greek women get
together and make them for the Greek Club,” he
says. It’s not just the food that makes this a truly
Greek experience. “The staff are brilliant. Maria
and Norma know most of the customers by name
and what our favourite meals are and they always
make you feel like you’re in a Greek home, which
is a big part of Greek culture.” Open seven days to
12am, for bookings call (07) 3844 1166.
This is just a sample of
the multicultural feast
available in Brisbane
and suburbs where
owners and chefs are
sharing favourite tastes
from their travels or
from their homelands
Eat the world … in just one city
New coffee stops at airport
George Drivas started working at The Coffee Club washing dishes at the ripe young age of
14, but by age 20 he owned his first store. Now, at 25, he has five – including three new stores
just opened at Brisbane Airport. Two of the new “stores” are actually recycled shipping
containers located outside the Virgin Australia and Qantas terminals at Brisbane Domestic,
perfectly positioned for a quick takeaway in transit. The third new store has opened as part
of the new BNE Service Centre nearby at the corner of Moreton Drive and Nancy Bird Way
(read more about the centre on page 6). The three new airport Coffee Club stores are open
seven days, from 5am to 10pm.
Tea fit for a Duchess
It seems we can thank one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting, the Duchess of Bedford, for
making an occasion of afternoon tea. Finding herself with “a sinking feeling” at about 4 o’clock
each day she arranged a tea service in her castle rooms and invited friends to join her polish
off a menu of small cakes, sandwiches, assorted sweets and, of course, tea. Well, the castle
may have been replaced by a luxury hotel, but tea is still served with finger sandwiches at the
new High Tea offered at Lab Bar + Restaurant at the Treasury Heritage Hotel in the city. Cost
$45 per adult, not including alcohol. Available Saturday and Sunday only from 2pm to 3.30pm.
Bookings recommended. For enquiries or bookings, call 1800 506 889.
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