In Feast on Brisbane October 12 you will drool over beefy cheesy donut burgers, lust after sweet cannoli, enjoy Halloween frights, discover a picnic spot under the olive trees, find out why Tasmania should be back on your travel list and learn how to make a classic Nicoise Salad.

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Image above – Donut Kill my Vibe is a toasted Berliner doughnut with double beef, double American cheese, maple glazed bacon, smokey BBQ sauce and garlic aioli from Ruby Chews

Feast on Brisbane October 12 – new this week

Doughnut burgers – yes, it’s a thing!

Donut Kill My Vibe is a toasted Berliner doughnut with double beef, double American cheese, maple glazed bacon, smokey BBQ sauce and garlic aioli. It’s part of a new sweet and savoury doughnut range launched from at Ruby Chews Burgers and Shakes in Ipswich.

The other must-try is the Donut Mind if I Do, a toasted Berliner doughnut with zesty fried chicken, streaky bacon, American cheese, Ruby’s special (house-made) sauce and cheese sauce.

Topping off these delicious creations is a Jam Donut Spiked Milkshake for grownups. It’s a strawberry milkshake, strawberries and cream Baileys, whipped cream, white chocolate shavings, strawberry coulis and warm jam doughnut!  They will be around until November 5!

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Feast on Brisbane October 12

Heads up, Cannoli lovers!

Mark 8 am Wednesday in your calendar and head to the opening of Mr Claude in the Dexus Building, Creek Street for free cannoli for the first 100 customers.

The cannoli come from My Kitchen Rules 2020 champions Jake and Elle Harrison who are famed for their EatStreet Northshore creations.  You can check out Mr Claude’s refurbished digs and enjoy their exclusive coffee blend too. 

Operating under the Corbett Collective Mr Claude joins celebrated Brisbane bars and restaurants Corbett & Claude, Comuna Cantina and Tetto Rooftop founded by hospitality powerhouse Tim Johnson.

Woodlands of Marburg

Haunted Mansion Experience 

Not for the faint-hearted, the new Haunted Mansion experience at Woodlands of Marburg has been developed to showcase the mansion’s history of the mansion and ghost stories. Your guide will be paranormal investigator Katie Harvey for an evening where the historical blends with the paranormal.  The two-hour tours are run fortnightly on Friday nights and include paranormal investigations with spirit boxes, EMF readers, sensory objects and more.  This is a controlled, hands-on environment where you take part in a paranormal investigation.  Tickets cost $94. Call Michael Rowan on 0467 898 222.

If you want more Halloween excitement, Brisbane Ghost Tours will hold a special Halloween ghost tour at the Ipswich Cemetery on October 30 and 31 at 7.30 pm.  Hear the tales of ghosts of Ipswich past with renowned historian Jack Sim. Book with Brisbane Ghost Tours’ Rick Burden 0401 666 441

Watercress Creek Olives and Limes

Picnic amongst olives and limes

If you have not visited the Watercress Creek Olives and Limes farm gate in Pine Mountain, Ipswich, now is a perfect time.  Their new gourmet picnic packs are perfect to grab and head off into the orchard.  Just find yourself a nice spot under a shady tree and enjoy!  Fourth-generation farmer Bernie said a whole lot of city folk are coming out to try his fresh produce which includes fresh olives, lime cordial, tapenades and jams. Contact Bernie Mahon on 0416 201 640

Tasmania is back on the list

Jetstar has relaunched its Gold Coast to Hobart route with some great specials. Head to Hobart and see the snow at Mount Wellington – it’s there today! There were flights from $89!

The easiest place to see snow in Australia

FEAST ON BRISBANE OCTOBER 12 Recipe of the week

A classic Nicoise Salad, which includes both easy hard-boiled eggs and tuna, is a protein boost and a diet saver that’s perfect for a light lunch. Boiled eggs are packed full of protein and easy to have on hand in the fridge.

Sick of eggs that are hard to peel? I’ve also got some tips on how to hard boil and shell your eggs to make it all super easy.

How to make a classic Nicoise Salad


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Next Feast on Brisbane edition October 19, 2020

Previous editions – Feast on Brisbane October 6  Feast on Brisbane September 28, Feast on Brisbane September 21  Feast on Brisbane September 14, Feast on Brisbane September 7, Feast on Brisbane August 30.