#Brisbane # Food Roundup - Part two

Hello readers - hope you enjoyed part one of my Brisbane Food Roundup - Welcome to part two of the highlights of recent trips to Brisbane!

Bread and Meat Co - Shop 15/315 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley

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Beef Brisket - $9.50
Working around Fortitude Valley, I was constantly on the hunt for a good lunch. What I found in the first week of work was the best lunch I'd had in a long time. Bread and Meat Co is a new comer to Fortitude Valley, but based upon the food and ever increasing lineup, it's going to be around for a while. I managed to try every sandwhich option they had (menu here) but my favourite was the Beef Brisket. As described on the menu, it is a 36 hour roasted beef brisket topped with Swiss cheese, horseradish aioli, and a side of jus for dipping.

It's as good a sandwich as I've had since my Sally moment at Katz Deli. The brisket is tender and smokey, the melted swiss cheese was sweet, there was some punch from ample horseradish and the jus just because you can. At $9.50, it was a bargain. I returned weekly, sometimes twice a week as it was that good. And if you are feeling super hungry, try the poutine....amazing!

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Pony Dining Eagle Street Pier - Upper Level 18/45 Eagle St Brisbane 

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Beef Eye Fillet - $35
After somewhere close to eat on one of the first nights I was in Brisbane, I quickly found the closest steak focussed restaurant. When I am new to a city, and trying to find good single diner locations, generally, somewhere that sells nice steaks will have a bar to overlook the kitchen. 

Pony Dining has this, and it suited me just fine. I ordered the 200G John Dee Eye Fillet of Beef, cooked Medium Rare and green side salad. Being able to watch the beef cook over the char grill, fired by some big hunks of wood adds to the experience and flavour of the steak. I was happy with the way it was cooked, seasoned, and enjoyed the meal. There are some negative reviews on some sites, but, I didn't experience anything like this. The service was prompt, helpful and the food was great. I would return for the steaks and the seats at the bar. 

Pony Dining Eagle Street Pier on Urbanspoon

Ribs & Burgers - 39 James St Fortitude Valley 

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Beef Burger, add bacon and cheese - $14
Again, always on the hunt for a great burger, I was pointed towards a relatively new burger place in Fortitude Valley called Ribs & Burgers. Getting straight into it, I ordered the Beef Burger, which came with - Beef mince patty, grilled, basted and served on a sesame seed bun with iceberg lettuce, tomato, Spanish onion, dill pickles and a pink and BBQ sauce with added bacon and cheese. On the side I grabbed a Milo Milkshake and some Onions rings (yes, I was very, very hungry this day). 

The burger came out as promised, with a patty that's done closer to well than medium, but still retained some juiciness. It's a large patty, in a large burger, that probably warrants a little less contents. it's all a bit much at times, but, I did choose to add the bacon and cheese so this would be off my list next time. The other ingredients were all there, but, being a sauce fan, I wanted more of the pink & BBQ sauce. 

It wasn't presented that well as you can see, and had fallen over to become almost de-constructed. The onion rings were crunchy, very crunchy, mainly due to their extreme thinness. The Milo milkshake was immense, thick, creamy and full of Milo. A definite highlight. I'd return if I was in the area, but, in choosing a burger across Brisbane, I'd probably head to some of the other burger places.

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Kwan Brothers - 43 Alfred Street Fortitude Valley 

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Lots of shared choices!
One of the great things about being a blogger is meeting other bloggers and foodies. Upon arriving in Brisbane, Jessalyn from Lucid Media reached out to me to see if I wanted to participate in a menu tasting at Kwan Brothers with some Brisbane bloggers. Eager to try new places and meet new people, I headed to Kwan Brothers on a Wednesday night. It's a very cool place, with a great fit-out and a menu that's inspired by a few Asian locations, such as Hong Kong, Bangkok and Tokyo.

All these influences are very evident in the menu items. Being a tasting night, we got to sample a lot of dishes, with some very pleasing, and some not to my taste. My highlights were Kwans Fried Chicken with pickled daikon and the Lamb Ribs with pickled ginger, soy & chilli dressing. Many other dishes were had, and there were many more on the menu that I would love to go back and try! Definitely check it out if you are near by.

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  1. That beef brisket hotdog just looks like a yummy pod of scrumptiousness! I can't wait to close shop at the self storage facility and get myself one of those!


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