Moorooka's Secret Burger Joint | Todd & Pup


Did you know there is a burger joint cleverly disguised as a cafe in Moorooka?

Todd & Pup located on Tarragindi Rd in Moorooka is a quaint family friendly (& pooch friendly) cafe serving up fresh, flavoursome food. They are a popular brekky hang amongst the locals but this time it's the new lunch menu that's got these foodies excited.

Having only launched a week or so ago we jumped at the opportunity to be one of the first to try it out. Imagine our joy when we realized the lunch menu largely consisted of quite possibly our favorite thing in the world: burgers. That's right Todd & Pup is the Moorooka burger joint you never knew existed!

You'll find your classic cheeseburger (cooked medium rare), loaded burger, and a glorious fried bbq chicken & bacon burger on the menu all under $20. Pair that burger with some sweet potato fries, spicy fried chicken wings and a cold beer.. We can't think of a better way to spend the long weekend!

Todd & Pup
398 Tarragindi Rd, Moorooka
(Mon-Thurs 6am to 2:30pm)(Fri 6am to 2:30pm & 5:30pm to 9pm)(Sat-Sun 7am to 3pm)
Street Parking available

Words by Chelsea Hawkins. Follow her on Instagram.

Brisbane Date Nights: Darling & Co | Paddington


Looking for a new midweek date night spot outside of the CBD? We've got you covered.

Darling & Co located on Given Terrace in Paddington is one of Brisbane's most stylish function venue, restaurant & bars. It's soft lighting, trendy decor and thoughtfully prepared menu have made it a popular spot for wedding receptions and date nights!

Trofie: Pork & Fennel Sausage, Truffle Pesto, and Pecorino
The menu has a strong focus on local, fresh and sustainable food elegantly presented on a plate. After hearing rave reviews, we moseyed along last week to try it out and were NOT disappointed.

The food was world class, masterfully prepared, and bursting with color and incredible flavour. Pair your meal with a nice bottle of vino and you are sure to impress your special someone.

Sovereign Hills Lamb Belly
Our Top Picks:
- Crispy Manchego Croquettes with Truffle Aioli (HEAVEN)
- The Trofie (Pork & Fennel Sausage, Truffle Pesto, and Pecorino Pasta)
- Sovereign Hills Crispy Lamb Belly with Polenta, Cherry Tomato, and Rosemary Flowers
- and to finish, The Rhubarb Twinkie (pictured above!)

Darling & Co
157 Given Terrace, Paddington
(Mon-Thurs 6:30am to 12am)(Fri-Sun 6:30am to 1am)
Free Guest Parking available on site

Words by Chelsea Hawkins. Follow her on Instagram.

Now Open In Milton: Mucho Mexicano Restaurant


Northsiders rejoice! Delicious flavours from South of the border are now available in your neck of the woods. 

That's right, Mucho Mexicano, brought to you by the Ole Restaurant Group, has now opened a second location in Milton. Let the fiesta begin!

We've been fans of Mucho Mexicano ever since we sampled their beautiful Sticky Waygu Beef, Grilled Onion, and Horseradish Crema Taco at Regional Flavours. It was love at first bite...


So, what can you expect at the new Mucho Mexicano? Having just sampled their delicious eats only a few short days ago...we can accurately say you can expect big, bold, authentic flavours, and incredibly generous serving sizes at a muy bueno price!

Our Top Picks: 
- Chipotle Braised Beef Brisket with Horseradish (served with tortillas, salsa fresca, guac, and sour cream)
- Pulled Chicken Tostada with Jalapeno Vinaigrette, Sweet Corn, Avocado and Coriander
- Waygu Beef, Grilled Onion, and Horseradish Crema Tacos  

Mucho Mexicano Milton
Shop 4, 55 Railway Terrace, Milton
(Mon-Sun 11am til late)
Limited street parking available

Words by Chelsea Hawkins. Follow her on Instagram.

Brisbane's Newest Burger & Frites Joint | Fritzenberger


There's a new burger joint in town and we are not ashamed to say we've made several repeat visits in the span of a few days...

Fritzenberger, brought to you by the genius minds behind Harajuku Gyoza & Nitrogenie, Steve Minon and Matthew Bailey is already making big waves in the foodie scene with their classic, fresh burgers and quirky sides.

The droolworthy menu features a collection of six beef and fried chicken burgers, crispy buffalo wings, salads, pickles, deep fried pork belly bites, and quite possibly some of the best loaded fries in Brisbane.


The loaded fries are generously topped with Cheese Sauce, Candied Bacon, Green Onions, Fritzensauce, and Twisties Salt....yes you read that correctly...they've made Twisties in salt form. It's incredible but the unique salts don't end there! They also have paramesan, beetroot, vinegar, vegemite, shitake mushroom, roast chicken dinner, and red chilli salt. All the delicious salts are available at their salt bar. Guests are welcome to help themselves, and season their chips to their personal liking.

To sweeten the deal Fritzenberger has its own microbrewery on site which pumps out delicious lagers and unique flavoured IPA's making it the PERFECT hang for the Grand Final this Friday night.

Fritzenberger 
52 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace
(Mon-Thurs 12pm to 12am)(Fri-Sat 12pm to 3am)(Sun 12pm to 1am)
Parking available at The Barracksn- Free for 2 hours

Words by Darrell Hawkins. For more deliciousness follow him on Instagram.

Where To Find Brisbane's Best Fried Chicken


Is there anything more comforting than a plate of warm, fried chicken? Nothing quite compares to the moment when you bite into one of those deep fried crispy golden morsels.

Fried chicken comes in many forms and is a magical thing when properly prepared. We've done the hard miles for you and rounded up some of the best (and crispiest) fried chicken treats Brisbane has to offer!

Mr Burger Truck | Everywhere

Mr Burger Truck may be new to town but their Mr. Chicken burger has already stolen our hearts. If you've had the pleasure of tasting a glorious Chick Fil A sandwich in the US, this burger is it's equivalent if not better! Perfectly crispy, and moist on the inside...sandwiched between a soft, squishy bun. It may be early but we are calling it- Best Fried Chicken burger in Brissy!

MoMo Chicken & Beer | Runcorn

It wouldn't be a proper fried chicken list without mention of the beloved Korean fried chicken. Korean style fried chicken has a reputation for being extremely crispy and beautifully seasoned. After scouring Brisbane we've yet to find an establishment that does it better than MoMo Chicken & Beer in Runcorn. But proceed with caution...this stuff is HIGHLY addictive.

King Of The Wings | Everywhere

If you are looking for the best fried chicken wings (or just wings in general...) in Brisbane, look no further than popular food truck - King Of The Wings! The wings are sooo good, in fact, that they were the only international team to be invited to participate in the massive US Buffalo Wing competition. They even snapped up a few awards! These wings are next level and not to be trifled with...

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken | Sunnybank Plaza

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken is the home of Australia's no 1 oversized crispy chicken. Because who wouldn't enjoy a massive slab of fried chicken?! These guys have a cult following and it's not hard to see why. The chicken is incredibly tender and crispy. It's made using 100% chicken breast with no preservatives and is fried to order so you know it's always fresh.

ZePickle | Fortitude Valley

Be warned this fried chicken burger is not for the faint hearted....If you are looking for one of the BIGGEST, juciest, tender-est burger the river city has to offer then make your way to ZePickle in Fortitude Valley! Our personal fav is the K F ZE burger (Crispy Chicken, Smoked Jalapenos, IPA Beer Cheese Sauce, Mum's Slaw, and Maple Bacon). Legendary.

Words by Chelsea Hawkins. Follow her on Instagram

How To Get 50% Off Your Bill At Brisbane Restaurants


There's an incredible dining deal going around Brisbane at the moment and it's about time someone clued you in.

Did you know you could be getting a massive 50% off your dining bill at popular Brisbane restaurants like Restaurant Two, Soleil Pool Bar, French Martini, Communa Cantina, and MORE. 

No we aren't yanking your chain this magical deal exists and it's only a few clicks away...

It's restaurant week on Dimmi and to celebrate they are giving you 50% off your bill at some of Brisbane's hottest restaurants. Best part? It's simple and FREE to claim this massive saving. 

All you need to do is sign up for Dimmi, click on the "Half Price Week" offer, select a restaurant, a time and- Voila! You've just scored yourself a super affordable, quality dinner (or lunch). This offer is only available to bookings before Sept 30. 

Be quick! Spaces are filling fast! To secure your 50% deal head to the Dimmi website: Available here.

** OFFER EXPIRED**

Words by Chelsea Hawkins. Follow her on Instagram.

Your New Favorite Spring Drink: Frose (Frozen Rose)


It's the alcoholic beverage trend that's sweeping the nation and we've got the deets on where you can get a glass (or three) this spring.

After being branded the "Cocktail of the Summer" in New York, we knew it wouldn't be long until this craze made it's way down under. So, what is this special drink that's got everyone so excited? Frozen Rose Wine. That's right Rose has now been transformed into an icy cold slushie drink.

It's winning over hearts around the globe and we anticipate it being VERY popular here in Queensland with it's warm, humid climate... So where can you get your hands on this trendy drink?

The fine folks at Garden Kitchen & Bar at Jupiter's Hotel & Casino have recently added the beverage to their cocktail list for just $12. I don't know about you but sun, surf and a few glasses of Frose sound like the perfect way to spend a weekend on the Goldy!


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Meet Brisbane's Newest Food Truck | Mr Burger


The name Mr. Burger may ring a few bells for you. They've been roaming the streets of Melbourne for sometime now serving up their delicious creations.

Over time they have established quite the reputation amongst the burger enthusiasts and are without a doubt one of Melbourne's most popular food trucks.Well lucky for us Brisbanites you no longer have to hop a flight to get your hands on a Mr. Double because Mr. Burger truck now calls the river city home!

You've no doubt seen the bright orange truck cruising the streets over the last couple of weeks. On their first weekend in Brissy they gave away a massive 350 FREE burgers at Green Beacon. The hype was real with crowds wrapping around the block eager to get their hands on the Melbournian delights.

Having never had the pleasure of trying Mr. Burger before we made it our mission to be one of the first in Brisbane to try it. If you have been following our Instagram you already know we are BIG fans and have made several return visits.

Mr Burger truck are serving up classic, delicious burgers using quality, fresh ingredients (and the price isn't bad either)

Our Top Picks: Mr. Chicken (try it doubled), Mr Double, and Trucker Chips 

To stay up to date with Mr Burger's upcoming locations, check out their Instagram every Wednesday. 

Words by Darrell Hawkins. Follow him on Instagram.

Hank's Burgers and Beer | Caxton Street


A new burger joint has just opened on Caxton Street and it's sure to be your new favorite Sunday sesh spot.

Hanks Burgers and Beer is bringing a taste of Americana to Caxton Street. The menu features all the things we love about American food- loaded fries, dirty burgers and fried chicken. Pair all that with an icy cold craft beer and we're in heaven!

Each of the burgers on the menu at Hank's is named after one of the fifty states, including the special which changes weekly. The burgers are big, juicy, cheesy and stay very true to the yank style!

Our Top Picks: The Idaho Burger, New York, and Crispy Fried Chicken

If you are feeling brave Hank's also has a a special off the menu burger called "The Colorado"...but be warned this burger is not for the faint hearted. The beastly burger features: 4 juicy beef patties, 4 layers of cheese, bacon, pickles and onion. You game? 

For more information on Hanks Burgers & Beer check out their Facebook, available here

Words by Darrell Hawkins. Follow him on Instagram

We Try ZePickle's Off The Menu Burger | Kanye's Mum


Off the menu burgers are becoming a thing in Brisbane...

What's an "Off The Menu" burger you ask? An OTM burger is a special, usually wild, burger creation that only a privileged few know about. It doesn't appear on the menu and you typically have to be following the burger joint on social media to even hear about it! So if you are not on the gram yet, it's about time you made an account because you are seriously missing out...

How do you unlock this exclusive burger? All one has to do is ask!

The OTM burger that currently has Brisbane captivated is the "Kanye's Mum" from the legends at ZePickle. It has all the components of the popular "Ya Mum's" burger with a few droolworthy additions. Here's the burger breakdown:

Ya Mum's Burger
- Hand Pressed Waygu Beef Pattie
- Ze Fries
- Jack Cheese
- Truffle Butter

Kanye's Mum 
- All of that stuff
- Smoked Jalapenos
- Maple Smoked Bacon
- Kanye's Fried Cheese Sticks

Needless to say, its incredible. Think you can handle it? Simply drop the name when you're ready to place your order. Know of an OTM burger we should try? Send us an email to ameriausblog@gmail.com

Words by Darrell Hawkins. Follow him on Instagram.

5 New Brisbane Restaurants You Need To Try


The food scene in Brisbane has been growing like crazy over the last few years. Every two weeks, it seems a new stylish new bar or trendy restaurant has opened its doors. The competition is fierce and trying getting to them all is no simple feat! Luckily for you we've done the hard miles (or kilos...) We've tracked down the best of the best new restaurants Brisbane has to offer. 

So grab a mate and check a few off your hit list this weekend!

Santa Monica Pizza and Burger Bar

Santa Monica is a delicious combination of two of our greatest loves: Italian food & burgers. This Californian & Sicilian inspired restaurant opened its doors only a couple weeks ago and it's mouthwatering menu is sure to give you heart palpitations. Specialty pizzas, burgers, wings, pastas, and a few signature desserts that are sure to appeal to your inner child...it doesn't get much sweeter than that. 

Top Picks: Pulled Pork Gnocchi, Santa Monica Chicken Wings, Banana Split

Hanks Burgers

A little taste of Americana has opened its doors on Caxton Street! That's right we've found your new favorite Sunday hang. Hank's menu features a droolworthy selection of burgers all named after the 50 states. Why not pair your burger with a basket of fried chicken or loaded fries? It's the sensible thing to do. 

Top Picks: The Idaho & New York New York Burger

Brooklyn Depot

No longer do you need to make the drive to the Goldy to get your hands on Brooklyn Depots beautiful meat stacks! The bustling foodie precinct that is Southbank, is now it's new home. Burgers aren't the only thing being cooked up in the kitchen. You'll also find Smoked Brisket, Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, Chicken Wings, and Loaded Fries on the menu. 

Top Picks: Crispy Fried Chicken Wings & The Depot Burger

Otto Brisbane

The Sydney based hospitality family that brought Australia the the three-hatted Quay, two hatted Bennelong, and the one hatted Otto Ristorante have opened up their first venture in Queensland- Otto Brisbane. If you are a fan of Italian food (I mean who isn't) then this is one restaurant you should be dying to visit! A delicious Southern Italian inspired menu paired with mesmerizing views of the Story Bridge make this the perfect date night.

Casa Nostra Ristorante

If you were a big fan of Biagio Musgrave Rd in Red Hill and shed a few tears when it closed- you'll be happy to know the owners have now opened a new restaurant in Brisbane: Casa Nostra Ristorante. Taking over the space previously occupied by Mighty Mighty, Casa Nostra is bringing all the comfort of traditional Sicilian home cooking to the valley.

Top Picks: Foccacia Caprese, and Stinco D'Agnello

Know of a new opening we should check out? Send us an email: ameriausblog@gmail.com


Words by Chelsea Hawkins