Upon entry, we were given a white wrist band (clearly of the magical variety) which allowed us to visit each of the four newly opened establishments sampling their wares as we went. The food, drink, music and atmosphere of each place varies so let me give you a quick review in order of preference.
A grungey little offering from the same delightful folks that brought you Fourth Wall in the Valley, The Manhattan Line makes a mean cocktail and American snack food combo. Hot tip - you must get the buffalo wings. You must let their award winning bar staff make you the best espresso martini of your life. You must go to The Manhattan Line.
Hop & Pickle I learned that 'pub gastronomy' just means great beer and great nibbles. We tried a wee yorkshire pudding thing with melt in the mouth beef topped with horseradish cream. I honestly nearly lifted the whole tray of samples from the hands of the wait staff. Yum.
Tomahawk In the space that Piaf left, this bar and kitchen has impressively knowledgable staff. They are able to point you in the direction of just the right beer after a few simple questions. Yum, beer.
Bourbon Street Serving a spicy gumbo and some delicious whiskey sours, this is the new home of Louisiana Creole cuisine in Brisbane. Get amongst it for a more upmarket take on Americana meets French quarter food.
Eat South Bank have just relaunched their website which is worth a look and I encourage you to check out this end of the South Bank strip. The local business owners are clearly all really passionate about their new establishments and after the welcome we got at this event, they are keen to stick around.