Treats
Enjoy a double scoop of goodness at La Macelleria's new West End gelateria
Food & Drink

Enjoy a double scoop of goodness at La Macelleria’s new West End gelateria

It’s not unusual for people to travel across town to get their fix of authentic Italian gelato from La Macelleria, and if you don’t understand why then you clearly haven’t tried it. La Macelleria’s Teneriffe gelataria has been putting smiles on dials for years with its signature brand of authentic Italian gelato, which is why it is a really big deal that a second location has just opened in West End. Yep, that’s right – La Macelleria is now open on Montague Road, meaning those south of the river don’t have to travel to get some gelato in their gob. We still would, though – it’s just that damn good. more

Cafes
Avid Kitchen & Garden adds a touch of tranquillity to West End's cafe scene
Food & Drink

Avid Kitchen & Garden adds a touch of tranquillity to West End’s cafe scene

There’s no better joy than snuggling up with a good book and a hot coffee, but imagine the enlivening pleasure of being able to enjoy both while surrounded by a lush, blooming garden. One of Brisbane’s best bookshops now boasts a new upbeat, community-minded cafe. Avid Kitchen & Garden has set up shop in the heart of West End’s Avid Reader, pairing wholesome cuisine with sublime coffee and a relaxing atmosphere, making it a veritable oasis within the bustling inner-south suburb. more

Restaurants
It's Mirchi Healthy Indian
Food & Drink

The round–up: spice things up with some of Brisbane’s best Indian

Quintessential Indian cuisine is arguably one of the most satisfying foods one can possibly enjoy – endless variations, aromas and tastes, backed up by a great range of unique dishes. Brisbane is stacked when it comes to top-notch Indian eateries, offering tastes from the country’s various regions. If you like curry, naan or tandoori, we suggest you cast your eye over this spicy list of eateries. more

The Grocer
Sip smartly with the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip
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Sip smartly with the world’s first non-alcoholic spirit Seedlip

If you’re partaking in Sober October, volunteering to be the designated driver, are expecting a child, or you simply aren’t a drinker, there are plenty of valid reasons to not indulge on a night out. Short of a mocktail or soft drink, there’s not a whole lot on offer for non-drinkers these days, but one enterprising entrepreneur is looking to change the way we drink. Seedlip is a distilled non-alcoholic spirit that is earning popularity all over the globe as a sophisticated alternative to the sugary and sweet options available at most bars. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 140 September 19
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 140 September 19

From whispers of Taco Bell's Australian arrival to a new pop-up garden restaurant, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Restaurants
Soak up the sun and sink a cocktail at the new-look The Jetty South Bank
Food & Drink

Soak up the sun and sink a cocktail at the new-look The Jetty South Bank

When Brisbane’s weather turns it on it is customary that you get outside and find a sunny spot to enjoy it. Most of us flock to the banks of the Brisbane River to soak up the rays, and South Bank’s The Jetty has long been a great place to watch the world pass by with a drink in hand. The Jetty has undergone a few changes recently, with some fit-out adjustments and a new menu cementing it as the place to be when the summer heat strikes. more


The Locals Next week: A Brisbane Local

Dave Verheul
I think Australia has an incredible and incredibly diverse dining scene and there are restaurants here that would and will hold their own with the big guns in the years to come ... ~ Dave Verheul more
Restaurants
Alf’s Place kicks off its housewarming festivities with Sticky Fingers Smokehouse
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Alf’s Place kicks off its housewarming festivities with Sticky Fingers Smokehouse

In the wake of the closure of Alfredo’s Pizzeria came the news that the space would still be put to good use. The pizza oven has barely tuned cold before a hot new concept has taken over the venue. Alf’s Place will be home to a rotating cast of pop-ups. To kick things off, Sticky Fingers Smokehouse will be plating the finest American-style barbecue for ravenous Valley revellers. But don’t dawdle – this barbecue bad boy won’t be lingering for long. more

Restaurants
Suki unveils its new Gasworks locale in time for summer snacking
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Suki unveils its new Gasworks locale in time for summer snacking

When the mercury rises, the last thing we want to eat is something oppressively hot. One of the main reasons poke bowls have caught on is due to its refreshing combination of raw fish, fresh vegetables and sauces that can fill you up without causing you to work up a sweat. Suki is continuing its takeover of Brisbane with its third location – a brightly coloured space in the heart of Newstead’s Gasworks – complete with some new menu items to help keep you chilled throughout summer. more

Bars
Lucky Egg
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best cheap eats

Rent is due and you are still a few days away from getting your paycheque – but your stomach is growling and you need to feed as soon as possible for as cheap as possible. Instead of hitting the closest drive-thru and settling for fast food, there are plenty of places around town that offer cheap eats that are damn tasty. It’s time to get creative with how you spend your dollars – stretch your money by taking advantage of the following best value for money meals in Brisbane. more

Markets
Kuki
Food & Drink

Get the scoop on Brisbane’s edible cookie dough craze

We’ve all heard the warnings – cookie dough should not be eaten raw. Yeah, yeah, we get it – but the stuff taste too darn good to not secretly sample! Well, the day the children inside us have waited for is here – witness the dawning of the age of edible cookie dough. Several intrepid outfits have created recipes for cookie dough without the nasties, meaning that we can finally indulge in our dream dessert without (some of) the guilt. more

The Grocer
The Weekend Series: five Australian craft spirits you need to add to your home bar
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The Weekend Series: five Australian craft spirits you need to add to your home bar

A well-stocked booze shelf says a lot about a person. It shows that one likes to entertain and that they have a taste for the finer things in life. That being said, if you don’t have a decent representation of Australian spirits in your home bar then you can’t really call yourself a connoisseur. Australian craft spirits are earning a reputation for being some of the best in the world, meaning that you don’t have to look far for a top-notch drop. We’ve picked five spirits that will not only taste amazing but also bolster your cocktail credibility next time you have mates around. more

The Grocer
The Cheese Riot is causing a commotion with its delicious artisanal delivery service
Food & Drink

The Cheese Riot is causing a commotion with its delicious artisanal delivery service

Here at The Weekend Edition, we straight up love us some cheese. We’re crazy for cheddar, gaga for gouda and bonkers for brie – any way you want to give it to us, we’ll be thrilled. You might say that cheese incites a certain fire within us … something worth fighting for, for sure. If there were ever a riot we would get behind, it would be one dedicated to our all-time favourite animal by-product. The Cheese Riot is dedicated to bringing you a highly local and personal cheese experience, delivered directly to your door. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 139 September 12
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 139 September 12

From whispers of an experimental new dinner series to fancy poke bowls, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Bars
Jessie's Girl brings spritz and glamour to Petrie Terrace
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Jessie’s Girl brings spritz and glamour to Petrie Terrace

Lately something’s changed on Petrie Terrace, it ain’t hard to define. The suburb's got itself a new bar that you’ll want to make your local. Sitting pretty on the fringes of the street’s party district is Jessie’s Girl, a sparkling and exciting watering hole that is bringing a splash of colour and character to the local scene. With four kinds of spritzes, a menu of European-style share plates and famously friendly staff, Jessie’s Girl has got all the elements of a bona fide hit. more

Restaurants
Slice of heaven – West End welcomes newcomer Lupa Pizza Bar
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Slice of heaven – West End welcomes newcomer Lupa Pizza Bar

The team behind West End’s Lupa Pizza Bar is making it easy to eat and drink like the Romans do, with its new Italian eatery concept opening to the public tonight. Offering a selection of Italian bites, Roman-style pizzas and an incredible range of natural wines and craft beer, we can’t help but say ‘when in Rome’ before deciding to help ourselves to Lupa Pizza Bar’s scrumptious slices and sips. more

Restaurants
Opa! Greek Street Grill brings its Mediterranean eats to Gasworks
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Opa! Greek Street Grill brings its Mediterranean eats to Gasworks

Do you smell what we smell, namely the heady aroma of sizzling meat and freshly baked pita? If your nostrils are flaring at the undeniable scent of Greek street food, we suggest you hit the bricks and head to Gasworks in Newstead, quick sticks. Greek Street Grill has made the journey up from the Gold Coast to open its first Brisbane location, plating up heaped helpings of grilled meat, snugly wrapped souvlaki and fresh salads. more

Restaurants
Eat Street Northshore
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best spots for dinner – as voted by you!

We’ve ticked off breakfast, we sorted lunch, now we need to get our third square meal of the day with dinner. Whether you’ve got a hot date lined up for the weekend, or your friends and family are making you choose where you all eat next catch-up, it’s important to make the right choice when it comes to your evening meal. Many of you voted in our 2016 EAT/drink Awards last year, making it clear where you’d prefer to eat out in town. If you are stuck for a recommendation, you don’t need to simply take our word as gospel – you can listen to what everyone in Brisbane is saying, too! more