Word on the Street #200

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Word on the Street #200

Oh hey, we didn’t see you there over our rose-coloured glasses. Can you believe we’ve reached the 200th edition of Word on the Street?! We don’t reckon we look a day over 30.

It’s late summer here in Brissy, and everything just seems a little more juicy than usual, just like this very food-heavy rotation of newness. Without further ado, let’s dive right in.

Coming Soon: PingPong Modern Thai

From the people who brought you Yolk at Gasworks in Newstead, get ready for PingPong! This soon-to-be hit restaurant already has a super cool Instagram presence, and, if you ask us, the inspo for this joint looks pretty freaking amazing. Get keen for pretty-in-pink island vibes and lots of fun textures.

Just Dropped: Splendour in the Grass 2020 lineup

Don’t freak out (ok, maybe freak out a little)…the Splendour in the Grass 2020 lineup has officially dropped, and she certainly packs a punch. This year’s list features powerhouses like FLUME, The Strokes, Mura Masa, and The Jungle Giants, and believe us when we say you won’t want to miss it. Check out the whole lineup for SITG and book tickets here.

Bacchus Blueberry Bling

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and we here at The Good Guide agree wholeheartedly. But why stop there? Multi-award-winning restaurant Bacchus have teamed up with Brisbane’s own Robert White Jewellers to bring you A Moment in Time, where the buyer of every Moment ring purchased at Robert White will have the opportunity to indulge in a fabulous Bacchus degustation. For those feeling extra romantic, Chef Speroni can even incorporate your ring into the Blueberry dessert. *swoons*

El Camino’s BYO Burritos

Bring on the flavour! El Camino Cantina on King Street is bringing out the big guns with its latest innovation: build your own burrito bowls! The choice is yours, from protein to toppings to dressing, and hundreds of possible combinations thereof. And did we mention that they offer delicious vegetarian and vegan options? Check them out at the King Street Dining Precinct in Bowen Hills.

Camp Hill Antique Centre Workshops

Nothing gets the creative juices flowing like a good workshop, and no one knows this better than the good folks over at Camp Hill Antique Centre. Throughout February, March, and April, they’ve got creative workshops for all tastes, whether you’re interested in furniture painting, tea leaf reading, or perfume making. Channel your inner Martha Stewart and get creating!

Curiocity Brisbane

Curiocity Brisbane is back this year, bringing together the best that innovation, art, science, and technology have to offer. Running from the 20th of March through the 5th of April, come along and experience a stunning variety of immersive pop-up events, performances, and digital activations that’ll be sure to spark some serious inspiration.

The Fish People is now open!

Got a hankering for fresh seafood or some classic fish and chips? The newly-opened CBD eatery The Fish People will give you just that – with a sous-vide twist. Tickle your taste buds with their calamari or fish tacos, or snag one of their grab-and-go salads, designed for the health-conscious guy or gal on the go. You can find The Fish People at Post Office Square or at their Instagram.

Brewhouse Weekly Special

Need something to get you through those hump day blues? Brewhouse has just the ticket – every Wednesday, burgers are just $10 after 5pm when you purchase a drink - midweek never tasted so good. Check out the full menu and drinks on offer.

Big Gay Day ft. Mel C.

We’ll tell you what we want, what we really really want – to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Big Gay Day this March! On Sunday the 8th, head over to The Wickham for the most colourful and glittery lineup of local and international performers imaginable, headed up by none other than former Spice Girl Mel C. The event will also be raising funds for a whole host of LGBTQIA+ organisations, including Queensland Aids Council, Brisbane Pride, Open Doors Youth Service, and many more.

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

On Saturday February 29th, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra is bringing their epic 25-piece band to the Triffid, and frankly we couldn’t be horn-ier. Catch them performing their joy-filled and spritely new single Good Days Bad Days, as well as an amazing setlist sure to rouse even the most curmudgeonly listener. Get your tickets to their live show here.

Archer Brewing Unveils New Queensland Pale Ale

New year, new beer. Spring Hill's own Archer Brewing is launching its latest Queensland Pale Ale, with all ingredients sourced from within 100 kilometres of Brisbane. Hop to it and try it out for yourself at their launch party this Friday the 28th at the Scratch Bar in Milton from 7pm.


We love a good celebration here at The Good Guide, and perhaps none more so than a celebration of great beer. From March 12th through the 22nd, experience brew-tiful beers, community events, excellent food, music, and games. What are you waiting for? More info and tickets available here.

About the Author

Sarah Hickman

Sarah Hickman

Student of Too Many Things™️ and self-described scrunchie and lip gloss addict. Connoisseur of croissants, Netflix rom coms, and good gin & tonics. Former dancer and current dance and theatre fangirl. As long as there’s good coffee within walking distance, I’m a happy camper. You can find me writing about all things arts, pop culture, lifestyle, and sustainability.