We have lived in this city almost 2 years, and we still do the tourist things. Everyone thinks we’re tourists anyway because of our ‘accents.’ I love the Queen Victoria Night Market because you have tons of local shops and food all in one place. Clothes, art, books, souvenirs; they have everything, in all different price ranges. You can get drinks, dinner, and dessert (see sangria, nachos, and Nutella loukemades below). There is also entertainment, like live music and street performers. Most weeks even have a theme; this one had flamenco and salsa music.
Today is the second to last summer night market! I already can’t wait for the winter one.
The band is Malcura. They were awesome.
Bonus pictures courtesy of my husband: a performer chose me as an ‘assistant’ and I had to basically pull the sword out of his throat. It was so weird and I was thoroughly embarrassed. I cannot control my face in most situations, so here you can really see me freaked out. Haha!
Spent a lazy Sunday at Fed in French in Federation Square last week. Delicious cheese and champagne!
It’s winter in Brisbane, and I swear there’s still at least one festival every weekend. Everyone here just loves to be out all of the time having fun. Just how I like it! We have gone to the Teneriffe Festival and the French Festival, as well as Eat Street Markets.
We have gone out to eat way more than we probably should, but it has been completely worth it. We have simply never had a bad meal. Every international cuisine you can think of is here, and it’s all authentic and wonderful.
There’s also free live music to be found every single night of the week. That’s heaven for this Texas girl.
We’re on vacation so I’m having way too much fun and probably not taking enough pictures, but here are a few, and there’s more of Brisbane to come!
salad with proscuitto and pumpkin
chicken yaki soba at Eat Street Markets
Eat Street Markets
live music at Eat Street Markets
cheese plate at the French Festival
the French Festival at South Bank
wine tasting at the French Festival
My husband made me dinner for Valentine’s Day. A (massive) cheese plate, tomato-basil soup with truffle oil, and veal chop with beet mash and mushrooms. I made the dessert; the recipe is from Primal Palate. Our animals wanted to help, obviously.
The Original Greek Festival in Houston was a couple weeks ago. I had no idea it was so popular. The food was absolutely amazing, and it was a really fun time.