Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Burger Urge

Burger Urge, Kelvin Grove
Are you a burger fanatic? I do not consider myself as one but would want to enjoy a good decent burger. I have tried some of the restaurants in the Kelvin Grove village and yet to try the Burger Urge there.

As part of the lunch specials, we ordered the 'Boston Cheese' and 'Pineapple Express' burgers that came with sides of small chips and a soft drink. Mr opted for the healthy drink which is plain water while I had lemonade. Shortly after our meals arrived and they looked tasty.

Boston Cheese
Mr's Boston Cheese burger came with prime ground Australian beef, American style cheddar, pickles, BU special sauce, aioli and salad. His glazed milk bun burger was soft and a little smaller than my sesame seed bun. Overall, it was a good burger and a delicious one.

Pineapple Express
Pineapple and chicken in a burger? Ya, I do not mind them. The combination was quite refreshing from the pineapple but that means the juice is just dripping when you bite on to the burger. It was quite a nice burger. The chips here were pretty good especially dipped into the tomato sauce or aioli sauce (which is $1 extra each).

Overall, Burger Urge here is one of the good dining options in the Kelvin Grove village. The service was indeed exceptional and the guy there was friendly and approachable. Thank you.  

Burger Urge Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Willow and Spoon

Willow and Spoon, Windsor
Finally on a child free day (Grace's first day in childcare), Mr and myself went out for a lunch date at Willow and Spoon. Certainly it was not a romantic setting, but we appreciate this little moment we have together. I think couples deserve this time together if possible! 

Parking was easy to find along the street, and there are plenty of seats at the back of the cafe. I have been here years ago and it has been upgraded with new paint and design. It is bright and lovely.

Willow and Spoon's menu

After browsing the menu, I knew what I want straightaway. I previously had a waffle dish (could not be bothered to blog about this place or maybe I should?) in another cafe and was so disappointed. I need to satisfy that craving and hence, ordered the Southern Fried Chicken with waffle. It turned out to be an amazing dish! Seriously love the crunchy fried chicken and it was paired beautifully with the waffle. The honey and bourbon beans were quite mild and not too overpowering. Simply good!

Southern Fried chicken with waffle, honey and bourbon beans, maple butter $20.90

On the other hand, Mr had the Roast pork belly and poached egg. Hehe, do you stare at your partner's dish at times and sending him some signal 'I want to try'? Mr understood and let me try some of the pork belly. Crispy skin and tender pork... Although at times difficult to cut through the crispy skin. Overall, it was a good dish. 

Roast pork belly, poached egg, soft polenta $20.90

 My flat white was good and enjoyed it. We ordered sides of hash brown and a little disappointed that it was the frozen type rather the homemade one.

Flat white (love their spoon)
Overall, good meals with nice settings and prompt service. Looking to be back with Grace soon to utilise the children's play area. 

Willow and Spoon Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Brick Bistro Bar

Brick Bistro Bar, Redcliffe
One weekend, we went to Redcliffe for an outing and explored the morning market. Prior to that, we had early lunch so that Miss G will not get cranky! We stopped by at Brick Bistro Bar and thankfully just started their lunch session, which is mostly tapas style. While waiting for the meals to arrive, G had some colouring session with the supplied crayons and drawing papers. 

We certainly ordered quite a bit for two adults and one baby/toddler. Trying to guess what she will eat, we ordered a mix of food. The meals all came out around the same time and G was just salivating (maybe just a little)! LOL! 

Cheese burger slider with chips ($9)
Firstly, we ordered a kid's meal (cheese burger slider) that came with fries and soft drinks for $9. The bun was quite dry but the rest was delicious. Beef patty flavourful and really good chips. 

House garlic and rosemary bread with olive oil and balsamic reduction ($7)

Salt and pepper calamari ($16)
Now, to the tapas. We had the flatbread and it was definitely on the saltier side. Our most favourite tapas would be the calamari. After trying out so many salt and pepper calamari from different premises, this would be my top favourite. They were tender and cooked to perfection. Yummy!

Spicy pork and chorizo meatballs ($14)
Fried pumpkin, parmesan and pesto rice balls ($14)
Lol, we don't usually order meatballs or arancini but as Grace is at the trying selective food at this stage, so we just had to. The meatballs were good, although a little spicy. I thought the arancini was average, could be a little better. 


Anyhow, we are just happy that Grace managed to have a few nibbles here and there. Happy child, happy parents! 😀 

Brick Bistro Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato