Beardy’s Bar & Kitchen – Brisbane, Australia

I love seeing venues converting into bars. This venue once was a car washing/cleaning shop and has been converted into a drive through cafe, bar and kitchen.

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Having been on a Sunday, this is a great place to enjoy tasty burgers, wings and chips while enjoying a refreshing drink in the shady outdoor area. Listening to the live music with the cool breeze made for a great relaxing Sunday afternoon.

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If you are heading to work the next day, pick up a $10 breakfast burger and coffee combo from the drive through cafe. I haven’t seen any drive through cafes that I recall except for fast food chains like McDonald’s which isn’t the place I think of when I’m wanting a coffee.

This location won’t work for those on the South Side, but if you are heading out to Redcliffe for a day trip, I would suggest making a stop here to please your taste buds.

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Beardy’s Bar & Kitchen details…

Address: 405 Elizabeth Ave, Kippa Ring, 4021

Phone: 0477 635 013

Facebook: www.facebook.com/beardysbarandkitchen

Hours: Mon-Wed 6am – 4pm, Thur & Fri 6am – 8pm, Sat 7am – 8 and Sun 7am – 5pm

How I write a blog.

Blogging and travelling can be hard, more so if you decide to start a blog during your travels. If you are wondering why some of the photos I use on my blog or social media sites has a wide lens or fisheye lens look to them, then it is because I have taken those photos from a GoPro Hero4 Silver camera. I also use my Apple iPad Air to write the blog posts on and help update some social media sites. My Apple iPhone 4 also comes in handy to take pictures on the go and run my Instagram account. Also not worried if its lost, damaged or stolen during my travels. You don’t need anything too fancy in my opinion to start a blog, in the words of Nike… Just do it!

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These are the blogs I follow, maybe they might interest you also!

travelFREAK – www.travelfreak.net

Nourished Spirits – www.nourished-spirits.com

Don’t Forget To Move – www.dontforgettomove.com

If you would like to suggest some more, contact me.

What is pulque?

Pulque is a Mexican alcoholic drink that has been around for a long time. It’s not common to see it outside of Mexico to my understanding, except for a few canned and bottled products available in USA.

It is made from agave but created differently to mezcal or tequila. You can find this drink in pulquerias or some bars around Mexico.

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To my understanding from my recent visit to Mexico, this is how pulque is made…

This unique drink is made from harvesting “agua miel” honey water from the top of the agave. They scrape out the inside of an agave that is ready and it reproduces agua miel daily. This agua miel is fermented for a few days to create pulque. Its alcoholic content is about 3-4% depending on the length of fermentation. If it is left to ferment for longer the alcohol content is higher but the drink becomes sour, where if the drink isn’t left as long then it would be sweeter, but not as strong. It is generally served within 1-2 days after fermentation depending on the venue. Fresh is best. The same agave can be used daily for a to 3-6 months from my understanding.

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This cloudy milky looking drink is served natural or can be blended with cucumber and chili or other house blends. Having tried it a few times, it is a little different depending on where you get it from. Most of the time when served naturally it has a slimy texture to it, similar to drinks made from aloe vera. It is said to contain lots of good vitamins and protein.

You can watch a video about pulque production here.

If you are in Mexico, do try it!