Casual Dining
The Phat Boy team brings the tastes of Thailand to Brisbane Quarter with Som Tum Bar
Food & Drink

The Phat Boy team brings the tastes of Thailand to Brisbane Quarter with Som Tum Bar

Any frequent devourer of Thai food knows that som tum (that is green papaya salad) is a core staple of the cuisine. While many of us enjoy the refreshing (and slightly spicy) dish as an accompaniment to a larger feast, in Thailand som tum is widely beloved as a street food go-to, with many dedicated outlets dispensing an array of variations. The crew behind Phat Boy, Phat Elephant and Chai Thai is looking to increase the profile of the specialty in Brisbane, opening the city's first dedicated som tum bar in Brisbane Quarter last week. This newcomer isn't your average salad bar. Read on to find out why ... more

Accessories
Gucci brings its luxe charm to QueensPlaza
Gentlefolk

Gucci brings its luxe charm to QueensPlaza

With summer nearly over, we think it's time for a wardrobe refresh. If you're looking to add some luxe pieces to your collection, then we suggest taking a stroll through the city and stopping in at QueensPlaza. Home to boutique brands like Burberry, Bulgari, Chanel, Dior, Fendi and Louis Vuitton, the shopping destination has just added another jewel to its crown – luxury fashion house Gucci. Here's a peek inside QueensPlaza's new cabinet of curiosities ... more

Food
Get in our bellies – Salt Meats Cheese is putting on a cheese feast that's too gouda to be true
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Get in our bellies – Salt Meats Cheese is putting on a cheese feast that’s too gouda to be true

We have something to admit, loyal readers. We. Love. Cheese. Shuffling into the kitchen late at night to grab a handful of shredded goodness, topping everything and anything with a shaving of parmesan and absolutely destroying the wheel of camembert that sits atop the charcuterie board – there's just no stopping us when it comes to the moreish dairy snack. Salt Meats Cheese is giving us another excuse to devour the good stuff with the arrival of its newest event The Cheesy Affair. This feast of cheesy bites is un-brie-lievable to say the least ... more

Casual Dining
Say hola to La Mexicana – the new street-food pop-up at Howard Smith Wharves
Food & Drink

Say hola to La Mexicana – the new street-food pop-up at Howard Smith Wharves

While we're dreaming of holidays to the Baja California peninsula and fantasising about sipping margaritas on the beaches of Playa del Carmen, overseas travelling is still a pipe dream for now. Howard Smith Wharves is looking to offer a handy substitute much closer to home in the form of La Mexicana – a new Mexican-inspired pop-up slinging guac, lamb barbacoa and tequila from today, Friday February 26. more

Roll film – the Alliance Française French Film Festival returns with world premieres and transportive flicks
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Roll film – the Alliance Française French Film Festival returns with world premieres and transportive flicks

Whilst we dream of once again travelling to France, the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2021 will deliver us the best of the country on the big screen. That's right French-film lovers, the renowned festival is returning to Palace Barracks and Palace James Street with a roster of films that are set to take your breath away from Wednesday March 17 to Tuesday April 13. This year, the crème de la crème of the European film industry will be taking audiences on a thrilling journey with a spectacular selection of contemporary and classic French films, many enjoying their international premiere. Grab some snacks, settle in and read on to learn what you can add to your must-see movie itinerary ... more

Event Highlights

Community
Medibank Feel Good Program

Medibank Feel Good Program

Film
Alliance Française French Film Festival

Alliance Française French Film Festival

Festival
World Science Festival Brisbane

World Science Festival Brisbane

Events: What's on in Brisbane this week. Start planning your weekend

kids
SparkLab

SparkLab

Food
NightQuarter Sunshine Coast

NightQuarter Sunshine Coast

Circus & Dance
Queensland Ballet 60th Anniversary Gala

Queensland Ballet 60th Anniversary Gala

Community
City Hall tours

City Hall tours

Food
BITE Markets

BITE Markets

Exhibitions
Connection – An art exhibition by Womankind Collective

Connection – An art exhibition by Womankind Collective

Exhibitions
The Storytellers

The Storytellers

Exhibitions
State Library of Queensland Gallery Walk

State Library of Queensland Gallery Walk

Comedy
Kat Davidson & Damien Power

Kat Davidson & Damien Power

Community
Gondwana Festival

Gondwana Festival

Food News
Dumpling dispensaries and cosy coffee joints – hop off the M1 for mouth-watering bites at Chatswood Central
Food & Drink

Dumpling dispensaries and cosy coffee joints – hop off the M1 for mouth-watering bites at Chatswood Central

If you're a regular of the Springwood area – whether as a local or just when you're seeking refuge from the stop-start traffic that lines the motorway – you're probably well acquainted with Chatswood Central. As well as being a treasure chest of retailers and everyday conveniences, Chatswood Central is also a brimming dining destination that's full of speciality eateries. There's plenty to fill your belly from New York-esque diners, authentic Thai restaurants, dumpling havens and quaint coffee haunts. Here's a small taste ... more

Community
What's on in Brisbane this weekend
Event News

What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

This weekend marks the beginning of a new season (hello, Autumn!), and our city is jam-packed with happenings to celebrate. There's wine festivals, sheep-filled circus shows, huge plant sales, live music and much more. Read on for a few ideas on what you can get up to over the next few days ... more

Coffee
Pound the pavement for a good cause with Unfit Run Club
Food & Drink

Pound the pavement for a good cause with Unfit Run Club

The pandemic-enforced lockdown was trying for a multitude of reasons. Cafe's were suddenly deprived of a significant portion of its clientele, gyms shuttered in response to social-distancing protocols and our homebound quarantine lifestyles meant the fridge was always within arm's reach. Unfit Run Club was created as a response to the above quandaries – a weekly social gathering aiming to get our bodies moving again while supporting the local cafe scene. Sounds like a win-win to us – here's the lowdown ... more

The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Vera Blue
Meditation, mindfulness, cooking and listening to records were all super positive and rewarding self-care routines for me ... ~ Vera Blue more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: words of wisdom

My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people ~ Orson Welles