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Drink all of the margs during Australian Cocktail Month this May
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Drink all of the margs during Australian Cocktail Month this May

Whether your tipple of choice is a margarita, mojito, martini or a spritz, when 5:00 pm on a Friday rolls around, one thing is for sure – it's cocktail o'clock. In a win for avid sippers, our enthusiasm for a well-crafted imbibe is being rewarded with a new four-week event. Prepare to immerse yourself in a celebration of all things boozy as Australian Cocktail Month pours in to Brisbane from May 1–31. If you're eager to drink local and support your local bars whilst getting exclusive access to top-notch cocktail menus, then this is the perfect event for you ... more

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What's on in Brisbane this weekend
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What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

The weekend is nearly upon us so can we get a heck yeah? Concerts in The Valley, laneway markets, riverside feasts and jazz-tinged musicals are just a taste of what's on offer over the next few days, so keep reading for a few more ideas ... more

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Paniyiri Greek Festival is returning to Brisbane with a honeypuff drive-through and a crackin' program of events
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Paniyiri Greek Festival is returning to Brisbane with a honeypuff drive-through and a crackin’ program of events

Prepare your stomachs, friends – one of Brisbane's most beloved festivals, Paniyiri Greek Festival is returning to bring us a much-needed dose of delicious eats and culture. The 45th edition of the festival will be celebrated over one jam-packed weekend from May 22–23, where all of our favourite events will be making an appearance plus ... drum roll, please .... a honeypuff drive-through. We're salivating already. more

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It's back, baby! Live your best life at this evening full of wine, cheese and bubbles at Treasury Brisbane
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It’s back, baby! Live your best life at this evening full of wine, cheese and bubbles at Treasury Brisbane

The snap lockdown just before Easter weekend threw us all for a bit of a loop, casting plans into disarray and causing some devastating cancellations for events we were all looking forward to. However, you can't keep a good thing down – and one of the casualties of that fateful weekend has risen like a phoenix from the ashes to provide us with the glorious party that was snatched away at the last minute. Treasury Brisbane has rescheduled its much-anticipated Cheese, Wine and Bubbles soiree to Friday April 30, taking over its magical courtyard with top-tier bubbles, worldly wines, culinary delights and live entertainment (all COVID safe, of course). more

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Regional Flavours, reimagined – the renowned food festival returns with a flavourful three-part event series
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Regional Flavours, reimagined – the renowned food festival returns with a flavourful three-part event series

Attention, foodies! Everyone's favourite food and wine festival Regional Flavours is returning to South Bank Parklands this year – but with an exciting new twist. Instead of a single weekend event, 2021 will see Regional Flavours serve up some of Australia’s most celebrated chefs and local producers across a delectable three-part event series from June to October. Kicking off the tastebud-tempting festival is Grazed and Grown, which is set to bloom in our city from June 18–20. Bring your appetite, because you'll need it for this delicious event. more

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Grab your lederhosen – The Bavarian is throwing a ten-week schnitzel festival
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Grab your lederhosen – The Bavarian is throwing a ten-week schnitzel festival

There's nothing more satisfying than a good ol' chicken schnitzel, preferably dished up with a large serving of beer-battered chips, a salad that you will probably take one bite of (for health's sake) and a cold pint. If this also sounds ideal to you, then you'll froth what The Bavarian has been cooking up. For ten whole weeks, the string of German-inspired eateries are putting a Bavarian spin on an Aussie classic, throwing a mammoth schnitzel festival that will showcase ten different types of schnitties. more

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Stock up for Easter weekend at Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail
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Stock up for Easter weekend at Scenic Rim’s Farm Gate Trail

We are mere days away from a long weekend folks and we don't think we are just speaking for ourselves when we say hallelujah! If you're yet to plan anything for your four days of sweet freedom, then we suggest hopping in your car and taking a picturesque drive to the Scenic Rim. It's here where you will discover Scenic Rim's Farm Gate Trail, where local makers are congregating to bring you a smorgasbord of delicious produce and farm-fresh eats. more


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Motorwagen spotlights micro-seasonal produce with its tastebud-enticing Chef's Series event
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Motorwagen spotlights micro-seasonal produce with its tastebud-enticing Chef’s Series event

A favourite amongst lunch-loving inner-city dwellers and dinnertime flavour seekers, Motorwagen has been serving up mouth-watering fare to the masses since 2018. Not one to rest on its laurels, the Motorwagen team has decided to introduce a new culinary concept to the eatery in the form of its Chef's Series event. This exciting series will see Motorwagen's chefs challenge themselves by creating a new four-course menu each fortnight using fresh seasonal ingredients. Here's a sample of what's on offer ... more

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Ginfused Festival returns with cocktail masterclasses, tipple tastings and live tunes
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Ginfused Festival returns with cocktail masterclasses, tipple tastings and live tunes

Whether you consider yourself a gin aficionado that's well versed in all things botanical or you're just a casual drinker in the gin game, we've caught wind of an event that's worthy of sipping at. Pig ‘N’ Whistle's Ginfused Festival is back for another year and has got a huge program of activities that will have you thirsting for more. It's all happening on Saturday March 27, so set your alarms, pronto! more

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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

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Customs House's beloved pop-up bar returns with a Saint-Tropez twist
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Customs House’s beloved pop-up bar returns with a Saint-Tropez twist

Although our stock of summer days is dwindling, that doesn't mean the sunset drinks, delicious eats and good vibes that arrive with the season are finished! If you're keen to keep on kicking on, then we suggest sauntering down to Customs House’s beloved riverside bar, which has transformed into a Saint-Tropez-inspired pop-up that celebrates the laidback French Riviera lifestyle – and it's all thanks to the bubble-loving folk at Moët & Chandon. more

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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate Lunar New Year in Brisbane
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Sizzle, spark and spice – where to celebrate Lunar New Year in Brisbane

One of the best parts of living in Australia is the huge mix of cultures that we have going on here. Many other countries have brought their customs and celebrations to our shores, giving us even more reasons to learn about and appreciate our global community. One of the most significant events on the world calendar is Lunar New Year, a time when people from Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese backgrounds celebrate the lunar calendar ticking over into a new year. Come Friday February 12, we will officially welcome the Year of the Ox – here are the best places around Brisbane to celebrate. more

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Date night done right – Portside Wharf has got your Valentine's Day sorted
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Date night done right – Portside Wharf has got your Valentine’s Day sorted

Well, well, well. We are once again thrown into the deep end of the most romantic occasion of the year. Valentine's Day (which lands on Sunday February 14, for the unacquainted) is coming up fast with florists making huge orders, restaurants booking out and chocolate boxes flying off the shelves. If you're yet to make plans for you and your special someone, we know a riverside locale that is full of romantic activities – Portside Wharf. Whether you want to treat your lover to a flavoursome feast, charm them over cocktails or have a good old-fashioned dinner-and-movie date, Portside Wharf is here to help you win some brownie points. more

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The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival returns with sizzling street-food and creative cocktails
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The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival returns with sizzling street-food and creative cocktails

We've been known to travel far and wide for a great feed, whether it be roadtrips to restaurants afar or country-hopping in search of culinary delights (back in the good ol' days, that is). One destination worth trekking to for mouth-watering bites and fresh local produce is Maleny, a quaint town located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Provision pilgrims in need of an excuse to clock up some kilometres are in luck as The Sunshine Coast Asian Food Festival is returning to the postcard-perfect hinterland town on Sunday February 28. We think it's high-time to let the waistband loose. more

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DIY dumplings and Chinatown delights – fill your gob with glorious eats at BrisAsia Food Festival
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DIY dumplings and Chinatown delights – fill your gob with glorious eats at BrisAsia Food Festival

If your tastebuds have been tingling and you're getting hungrier by the second, we think we can explain why – BrisAsia Food Festival is just around the corner! Returning to our city from February 20–21, this weekend of culinary delights and demonstrations will take over some of Brisbane's most beloved restaurants. If you want a taste of what's to come, read on ... more

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Italian eatery Salt Meats Cheese is bringing back its one-night-only vegan feast
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Italian eatery Salt Meats Cheese is bringing back its one-night-only vegan feast

While the name Salt Meats Cheese doesn't exactly scream 'vegan friendly', the team behind the popular stable of Italian restaurants (which boasts locations across Brisbane and on the Gold Coast) is actually well known for its expansive plant-based food offering. This February, SMC's popular all-vegan feasting event – aptly named Soul Meets Cheers – is returning to bring you the ultimate plant-based Italian banquet, for one night only. more

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Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021
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Get ready for the new year – five unmissable events for 2021

We won’t go on about 2020, except to say that we are expecting this year to be an absolute cracker (even if only by comparison). Luckily for us, there’s a next-level line-up of events hitting our shores in 2021, including both rescheduled shows and brand-new creations from some of the nation’s best event producers. Live events look like they're back and better than ever! more