It has been two years since one of Brisbane's busiest foodie laneways decided to start celebrating its awesomeness — and, for the third time, Fish Lane Festival is back. Come midday on May 12, the stretch of road will enter party mode for ten hours of fun of the eating, drinking, dancing and just generally hanging out kind.
Indeed, prepare to make both a day and a night of it. There'll certainly be plenty of spaces tempting you to stay for as long as possible, including including stages of local live music and DJs, and urban artworks from Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong. Plus, the Tanqueray Gin Jungle will be serving up exactly what you think, Pimms Caravan will be doing the same, and there'll be beers from Colonial Brewing Co, wines by Innocent Bystander and Brown Brothers, as well as other pop-up cocktail bars.
Food-wise, everywhere from The Fox to Billykart to 31 Degrees to Gelato Messina is adding their tasty fare to the spread, and Chu the Phat, Ol' School and Julius Pizzeria as well. Delicious delights on offer include cheeseburger and pork sliders, steamed duck buns, pork brioche, vegan nuggets, fish 'n' chips and last year's huge pasta hit, gnocchi pomodero. For dessert, think s'mores and brownie cookies and specially concocted Messina sundaes. Plus, even with all of the above, entry is free.
Updated April 14.