With all the hubbub about the Presidential election, it’s easy to lose sight of what really makes America great — food.
Be it deep-fried, double-glazed, covered in cheese or made from meat of questionable origin, American food always seems to hit the spot.
So, rather than focusing on the battle between a bright orange reptilian overlord and a pantsuit-wearing President-by-default, we’re just going to put all our energy into enjoying the best American-style food Brisbane has to offer.
The Smoke BBQ
For authentic American BBQ, look no further than The Smoke in New Farm. Their menu boasts beef brisket, Texas beef short rib, pulled pork, pork ribs and buffalo wings that will have you so blissed out, you’ll be suspiciously deleting emails without even realising it!
Merthyr Village Shopping Centre, 9/85 Merthyr Road, New Farm.
Grab your comb-over toupee and head to Miss Kay’s for an American-style burger fix. You’ll find them serving up a sensational classic cheeseburger as well as a few fancier options with fun names, like the Ludakrisp, Porky Pig and Get Clucked – all of which you can add mac ’n’ cheese to.
185 George Street, Brisbane City.
Need an excuse to wear your best pantsuit? Tippler’s Tap at South Bank has you covered. You’ll find the menu stuffed with American-style goodies, like their Chicago hot dog, one heck of a Reuben, sliders, ribs and Grandma Kennedy’s beef chili.
5/182 Grey Street, South Brisbane.
Lord of the Wings
Feel the need to rule the free world? Ask your parents for a small loan of $1,000,000, then take your loot to Carindale’s own Lord of the Wings! Naturally you’re going to want to try their signature wings, with a whole range of sauces from sweet favourites like honey pomegranate right through to the aptly named buffalo suicide.
Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre, 1201a/1151 Creek Road, Carindale.
Pit Boss American
When building a wall around your hunger doesn’t work as planned, head directly to Pit Boss American BBQ & Eats. Get stuck into their Po’Boys, incredible pulled pork fries, ribs, wings and insanely good Mac Attack burger.
190 Enoggera Road, Newmarket.
Show the kids of today just how hip, cool and relatable you are by dining at Coorparoo hot spot, California Native. The menu here includes delicious favourites like jalapeño poppers, chili fries, tacos, burgers and an amazing chowder. Be sure to try their key-lime pie too.
420 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo.
When it feels like the world’s against you and life is rigged, take yourself to one of Getta Burger’s locations for some comfort food. Sink your dentures into their pulled pork burger with slaw and their signature BBQ sauce or opt for the insanely good beef brisket burger.
1396 Creek Road, Carina; 7/338 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove; Shop 8, 5 Canopus Street, Bridgeman Downs; 1-139 Junction Road, Clayfield; 2770 Logan Road, Underwood; Shop 1, 24 Brereton Street, West End.
Sneak off to Red Hook on Creek Street and hideout with New York style street food while your nemesis implodes and hands you the free world on a bright orange hand. While there, try their Philly cheesesteak, Brooklyn cheeseburger and super delicious popcorn chicken.
3/88 Creek Street, Brisbane City.
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