Where can you swap a lobster for some mussels? No, there's no punchline — it's just how you get dinner at Dutch Courage Officers' Mess in September. Drop by on Thursday nights for the venue's Mad About Mussels evening, where a crisp $20 note gets you a plate of molluscs.
Tasmanian molluscs, to be specific. The mussels come Moroccan-style, cooked in a tomato, saffron and 'nduja sauce, and accompanied by toasted sourdough. And, the price also includes a glass of beer and wine. Whether you're just thinking about how broke you normally before payday, or you're in need of a cheap date option, there's your highly affordable Thursday night taken care of.
If you're keen to use your stomach muscles to digest some mussels, the special is available from 6pm each week. You'd best plan in advance, however, with bookings essential.