Moose & Gibson
Do we have any Block fans out there? I’m sure there are. If you’re like me, it’s difficult to go out on a Sunday night because you’ll sit there the whole time going, “Did it record? What if it didn’t. What if it’s not recording.”
When The Block is in season I go into full design mode. As in, in every new space we enter, I furrow my brow and judge it, nodding in approval at a tile choice, or frowning over the use of paint colour. Because everyone who watches The Block automatically becomes a design expert, right?
So I did that recently when we were invited to Moose & Gibson, in the Gabba, for tapas and a peek at their new silent cinema nights.
And the results?
Dear Lord. I have a serious CRUSH on Moose & Gibson’s interior. It’s just so cool, I can’t stand it. Industrial chic meets cosy ski cabin meets something that should be in Melbourne, not Brisbane.
Moose & Gibson usually dish up brekkie, sandwiches, and coffee during the day, but recently started doing silent cinema nights and tapas on Thursdays and Fridays.
We started with a couple of Stone & Wood Pacific Ales, and the trio of dips, balsamic, and bread ($8), as per our helpful waitress’ recommendation. D and I were fighting over the pumpkin and mint dip, but also enjoyed the baba ghanoush.
We moved onto the fried chorizo and herb salad ($9), slow cooked beef ribs with a blue cheese salad ($10), and finally the popcorn chicken ($9).
The chorizo was my favourite of the night. A snag and salad is a pretty simple concept, but when it’s done with a sweet and spicy chorizo, fresh herb salad, and sticky balsamic glaze, it’s damn good. The popcorn chicken wasn’t what we were expecting (it’s actually dusted with ground up popcorn, instead of being the small KFC-like nuggets I was imagining), but it was tender and had a tangy dipping sauce.
The food overall was really tasty, and the portion sizes were perfect. Two of us split the above and we were comfortably stuffed.
As for the silent cinema part? It’s pretty cool – who would have thought that a silent movie projected on a wall could be such a neat design feature – but really just that: something cool. I didn’t know what movie was playing, and didn’t see any signs anywhere that told me, so just look at the silent cinema as a unique part of Moose & Gibson’s ambiance.
Unless they start playing The Block, that is…
77 Jurgens St, Woolloongabba
(07) 3339 7987
To check out another review of Moose & Gibson, visit Weekend Notes.