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Wandering Cooks

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by Marina Marangos (subscribe)
Published February 24th 2016
Stop the cooks wandering
Last week I discovered a wonderful new venue which I wanted to share with you all as there is so much on offer there.

The bottom of the Garden
The bottom of the Garden

It is called Wandering Cooks and you can find it at the corner of Fish Lane and Cordelia St in West End, South Brisbane 4101.

Wandering Cooks
Wandering Cooks

Sampling some of the curries
Sampling some of the curries

It is a great big covered warehouse - or at least that is what it looks like to me - with a forecourt for multiple uses. It has benches and tables for a drink and a snack on one side and food vans as well as cars, can park on the other.

The venue itself is welcoming with an extensive hanging herb garden on the outside and a hip bar as you walk in.The bar is called "The Bottom of the Garden" which seems very appropriate. There are more tables and chairs for meals and drinks inside, a small stage and of course the raison d'ętre for its name, which are a couple of commercial kitchens to the side which can be used by budding cooks and pastry makers who haven't got the facilities at home.

The bottom of the Garden
The bottom of the Garden

This is a fantastic venue for all those wannabe chefs and foodies out there who, while desperate to produce their tasty goodies, may not have the resources yet to enable them to set up a full blown commercial kitchen.

The appeal of Wandering Cooks doesn't end there because there is a lively programme of activities which involve everything from food vans and sampling new food, to speciality nights and festive celebrations. This is the beginning of a real food community and it is one which is well worth supporting.

This week for example this is what is on offer :

Monday - Rest Day
Tuesday - Rest Day
Wednesday - Play. Pause. Project. Australian-Asian films from students at Griffith University.
Thursday - Thank Truck it's Thursday from 5pm
Friday - The Bottom of the Garden Bar is open from 2pm
Saturday - The Bottom of the Garden Bar is open from 2pm
Sunday - Well Sourced Launch with Shank Brothers. Workshop #1: The Shank Brothers guide to heavenly beef - Tickets Available. Dinner is up for all from 5pm

No two weeks are the same so this is one to keep an eye out for and you can do that in a variety of ways :

Keep up to date on their Facebook page or website. Stroll down one day and get acquainted with the venue and all it has to offer; you will be surprised by what is on offer.
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Why? A great place and good food on offer
When: Wednesday to Sunday every week
Phone: 07 3844 6000
Where: 1 Fish Lane (cnr Fish Lane & Cordelia St), South Brisbane 4101
Cost: Variable
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