September 6th, 2010


Morning after Riverfire

Riverfire, for those of who don't know, is an annual event that marks the start of the Brisbane Festival. The banks of the Brisbane River (and for those lucky enough to live close enough, their balconies) were crowded with half a million people, turned out to catch the two key features of Riverfire - the F-111's dump and burn, and the fireworks.

And while everyone watches the sparkles and bursts of colour, not everyone catches a glimpse of the work the morning after - tug boats pushing back the barges of spent fireworks tubes down a much quieter river.

Picasso's Pizza & Pasta

Before an evening event at work, some colleagues and I dropped by Picasso's Pizza & Pasta for a quick bite to eat.

It turned out not that quick, but we didn't mind too much. What was annoying was this loud hammering that vibrated through the whole restaurant coming from the kitchen. And it didn't stop. Whoever was in the kitchen was either killing a chopping board for the oven or nailing a Godzilla-sized turkey to the wall.

Pizzas were alright and comes in a mindboggling selection. I've had the pasta here once before and regretted it. Stick to the pizzas and don't expect them to come out on a pretty plate. These comes straight out from the oven on pretty banged up baking dishes that have obviously seen better days.

Picasso's Pizza & Pasta
1/46 Edward Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3210 0300

Opening Hours:
Mon-Tue,Thu-Fri 11am-11pm
Wed 11am-11:30pm
Weekends 5:30pm-11pm

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