Brisbane local with an interest in all things, food, coffee, health, wellbeing and fitness and random weekend adventures.
Published September 16th 2014
Cheap eats for your Wednesday night in Albion
Artie & Mai in Albion provides Northsiders with a good excuse to celebrate getting through the first half of the working week! On Wednesday nights, $20 will score you a beer or wine and a very generous size gourmet pizza. On this occasion, the two pizzas we decided on were a slow roasted lamb shoulder with red onion, olives and tzatziki (I asked them to throw on some beetroot too – I admit I am a self-proclaimed beetroot addict) and an interesting combination of chorizo, pickled peppers, egg and chilli oil! Is your mouth watering yet? The bases are thin, crispy and rustic with generous lashings of fresh produce.
If your eyes are bigger than your stomach, before you over indulge and attempt to finish every last tasty morsel, don't despair as it will definitely not go to waste. You can get a 'doggie bag' to go – why not experience the delightful tastes for lunch the next day. What a great way to make those work colleagues jealous when they stare monotonously at their cup o' soup.
Isn't this just the cutest Doggie Bag you've ever seen?
If the $20 Wednesday night bargain doesn't grab you, or you visit on a different night, Artie & Mai has a wide range of other delectable dishes for you to sink your teeth into. Mix this with a great range of beer, wine and cider and you're definitely in for a good night. This cute local is also open for breakfast and serves up a smooth coffee too (I've stopped there once on a lazy Saturday afternoon and sat outside watching the world go by). One thing that also grabbed me was their option to have a breakfast feast (take yourself and 7 of your loved ones to indulge in a thoughtful selection of breaky classics in your own private room).
Artie & Mai itself is situated on Sandgate Road. It has a laid back and warming type feel. With its bench seating, high and low stools, industrial lighting, exposed bricks and lots of wood, it appeals to all you modern hipsters at heart.
You can find a small amount of parking via the back lane (take Birkbeck Street off Sandgate Road & then turn down Powell Street). Alternatively, you might be able to nab a street park or in the Albion communal parking lot further north on Sandgate Road.