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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | January 17, 2021

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AboutGabbi Briner, Author at The Creative Issue

Gabbi Briner

Gabbi Briner

When one is asked about their values growing up, the usual answers would be “love” or “hard work.” Mine is food! Growing up in a cosy Jewish home, food was deeply entrenched in our daily lives. Us kids quickly learnt the importance of celebrating food and we quickly learnt of the power of a ‘feast’ to unite family and friends. I inherited my father’s love of locating local, authentic cheap eats all over town. Brisbane’s cultural and culinary diversity enables us to sample all sorts of interesting and unfamiliar food, right at our fingertips. My job at Creative Drinks is to source Brisbane’s best food joints, and I hope to convey my love and passion for authentic, cheap and delicious food to you all.

Posts By Gabbi Briner

Review: Gramercy Espresso & Eats

May 3, 2014 |

“Tucked in the laneway entrance of the Wintergarden, Gramercy is a breath of fresh air.”

This description, taken from Gramercy’s website, is a precise account of the coffee shop and eatery that is Gramercy.Crisp, green and clean, Gramercy is more than … Read More

$5 burritos and Coronas

May 2, 2014 |

Before you read on, I suggest you reach for the valium or ventolin. This is a public service announcement.

The secret’s out! At every Guzman Y Gomez (GYG) around Brisbane, Cinco de Mayo means $5 burritos and $5 Coronas! (In … Read More

Humans of Food Courts

April 27, 2014 |

Food courts are an interesting place. A sort of culinary jungle, if you will. For some it’s a pitstop, for others it’s a destination. We’ve all been there, whether we like it or not. 

This week, Creative Drinks scoured the food court … Read More

Review: Muooz

April 27, 2014 |

A three-day week sandwiched between two lazy long weekends calls for something daring and new. I spontaneously decided to interrupt my strict TV-in-bed regimen with a new genre of cuisine that I never tried before… Eritrean!

In case you didn’t … Read More

Review: End of the Road Coffee

April 12, 2014 |

Aptly named, End of the Road occupies an enviable cafe-spot at the river end of Brunswick Street.

End of the Road’s location is strategically advantageous. Removed from the bustle and business of New Farm, it is situated on the banks … Read More

Review: Shouk Cafe

April 5, 2014 |

Lovers of Mediterranean food: rejoice! Shouk Cafe has opened in Paddington.

Shouk Cafe focuses on Israeli cuisine, a unique facet of the Mediterranean trend which is the first of its kind in Brisbane.

Shouk means ‘marketplace’ in Hebrew and Arabic. … Read More

Help your brain and dine out

March 31, 2014 |

We’ve heard them all before. The excuses for skipping out on a dinner date are endless. “Too much study, can’t afford it…”

Here is your justification. Dining out nourishes your brain.

1. Try something new somewhere new 

 Our brains love … Read More


Moray Café – TIGHT A$$ Tuesday

March 25, 2014 |

Once upon a time, a long time ago, a girl and her friends would warmly anticipate every Tuesday like it was Christmas. It was TIGHT A$$ Tuesday at Moray Café, a small café on the corner of Moray and Sydney … Read More

Review: Philly Steak done justice at PJ’s

March 25, 2014 |

This tasty sandwich has stretched its crusts to the corners of the Earth. Including all the way Down Under. Even Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, 4101, QLD.   PJ’s Steaks’ mission is to supply the inner-western suburbs of Brisbane with authentic … Read More

Introducing six week old Sloppies

March 19, 2014 |

Tucked away in Spring Hill, you may pass off Sloppies as an ordinary inner-city dive. However, it won’t go unnoticed if you walk past. Ignore your instinct and go inside. It will change your life.

Speakers blare bass-heavy hip-hop music and … Read More

Famous mixologist tweaks Tiki menu

March 8, 2014 |

Since its inception, Alfred and Constance has flourished in Fortitude Valley’s newest entertainment precinct.

Always one to ensure they get the most talented people involved, such as patron chef Jocelyn Hancock whose journey is featured in the first issue of … Read More

Southern Soul Strikes Southbank

March 6, 2014 |

Southbank’s Grey Street welcomes a new restaurant. Watch out people… South Side Diner delivers delicious Southern-USA swag.

Southbank’s legendary Grey Street is renowned for bestowing the kiss of death unto unlucky restaurant owners. We’ve witnessed restaurant after restaurant collapsing like … Read More

A trip to Nam… Nam.

January 15, 2014 |

If you didn’t know it was there… you’d completely miss it. Just like looking at the strip of land comprising Vietnam on a world map.
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Picking Bones at Bare Bones Society

January 12, 2014 |

I heaved a sigh of relief as I  stumbled upon Kim Machin’s latest café in the Centenary suburbs.
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