Gnocch gnocch, who's there – Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers arrives in South Bank
Food & Drink

Gnocch gnocch, who’s there – Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers arrives in South Bank

When Ben Corradini and Theodor Roduner first opened the doors of their Paddington gnoccheria Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers, they couldn't have anticipated the frenzy that its arrival would cause. Since launching in 2016, there's been nary a moment of quiet – folks still can't get enough of these pillowy mounds of moulded potato. If you're one of many that has made the pilgrimage to Paddington to score a serve of lovingly cooked gnocchi (or have lamented living outside of its delivery radius), then here's some news that'll gnocch you over. Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers has opened a new location in South Bank! Expect a menu filled with the same mouth-watering gnocchi, as well as some new tasty eats and drinks, and – maybe most importantly – heaps of seating! more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 244 October 15
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 244 October 15

From news of a brand-new neighbourhood bar from the Billykart crew to a late-night hideaway for The City, 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

Casual Dining
The boys are back – Charboys Burgers shows off its new Bulimba eatery
Food & Drink

The boys are back – Charboys Burgers shows off its new Bulimba eatery

One of Brisbane's most beloved boutique burger success stories has grown up. After closing up its bustling inner-city shipping container dispensary, Charboys Burgers has unveiled its new (and very first) bricks-and-mortar joint in the heart of Bulimba. If you've been missing the smell of sizzling beef patties and the taste of those same patties layered with cheese and smushed between a pair of buns, then gird your gullet – Charboys is back, and it's bigger than ever. more

Bars
Don your sombrero – Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina opens in Chermside
Food & Drink

Don your sombrero – Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina opens in Chermside

Less than a year on from the unveiling of El Camino Cantina's first vibrant location in Bowen Hills, Rockpool Dining Group is taking the concept north. Today – Friday October 11 – marks the official opening of El Camino Cantina at Westfield Chermside's outdoor dining hub. Boasting the brand's signature neon-lit ambience, rock'n'roll attitude and menu of Tex-Mex delights, El Camino Cantina Chermside will be the spot to go for those seeking a never-ending fiesta. more

Bars
Rico Bar & Dining brings Spanish and South American vibes to Eagle Street Pier
Food & Drink

Rico Bar & Dining brings Spanish and South American vibes to Eagle Street Pier

Aria's surprise closure earlier this year left a sizeable hole in Eagle Street Pier's dining array, but come Friday the precinct will officially welcome a new operator – one giving the storied tenancy a South American-inspired shake-up. Rico Bar & Dining is the name of the new eatery and nightspot, gamely stepping into the Aria-shaped void and reinvigorating the far end of the pier with a cross-section of culinary delights. more

Cafes
Fresh new digs, same killer ethos – Pablo returns to New Farm
Food & Drink

Fresh new digs, same killer ethos – Pablo returns to New Farm

When Amy and Michael Bates sold their beloved cafe Pablo to new owners in 2016, it wasn't long before they found themselves sorely missing their charming New Farm eatery. If you have been nursing a Pablo-sized hole in your heart as well, then we have some good news for you. Pablo is back, baby! Amy and Michael have teamed up with long-time customer and friend Angela White to bring the cafe back to the peninsula in a new location on the corner of James Street and Merthyr Road. Fans of Pablo's personable service, comfortable atmosphere and phenomenal brunch menu will find plenty to like, as well as some new elements that'll excite. more

Cafes
The Black Lab Coffee Co. opens grab-and-go specialty brew nook Blackout in Paddington
Food & Drink

The Black Lab Coffee Co. opens grab-and-go specialty brew nook Blackout in Paddington

As Brisbane's coffee scene flourishes, our tastes become more advanced. While the flat white will remain a staple of our caffeine consumption, the demand for brews concocted using specialty methods is increasing. Cafes all over town are dabbling in drip, flirting with filter and boldly experimenting with batch coffee, but only a few spots offer these methods as a grab-and-go option. Boutique roasting outfit The Black Lab Coffee Co. has opened a brand-new hole-in-the-wall coffee bar and training centre in the heart of Paddington, pouring a mixture of espresso-based and specialty drops to caffeine-deprived locals. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Ghanem Group's sommelier Penny Grant talks all things wine
It is very easy to sell wine that we want to drink ourselves, but a great sommelier will identify your likes and dislikes to find your perfect drink within the allocated budget ... ~ Ghanem Group’s sommelier Penny Grant talks all things wine more
Best of Brisbane
Baja | Brisbane's Best Mexican
Food & Drink

Tacos, taquitos and tostadas – where to find the best Mexican food in Brisbane

When it comes to world cuisine, we have a lot to thank the country of Mexico for. While a lot of us are no strangers to a humble burrito, true Mexican food enthusiasts know there is so much more to it – fresh flavours, crisp textures and simple recipes are what make an authentic Mexican dish truly great. Other countries have also borrowed from Mexico’s rich and vibrant culinary culture to create food fusions that we could only dream of – so whether you’re a purist when it comes to your pozole or you don’t mind a bit of Tex-Mex action, Brisbane has got you covered. We’ve rounded the best spots to get your Mexican food fix in Brisbane – let’s taco ‘bout it. more

Cafes
Roma Street Parklands welcomes lush brunch hub The Garden Room
Food & Drink

Roma Street Parklands welcomes lush brunch hub The Garden Room

The lush and manicured lawns of Roma Street's parkland precinct is often the site of barbecues, sun-soaked picnics and family outings – a veritable hub for wholesome activity throughout the week. For many years, the Roma Street Parklands Cafe has stood in the heart of it all, but as time has progressed, the venue has gradually became an outdated eatery in need of some TLC. Earlier this year a council tender process yielded a new operator and vision for the hotspot, which has been transformed and reopened as The Garden Room. With a brand-new design saturated in lush greenery, The Garden Room is an eye-catching addition to the parkland's array of amenities, with something on offer for park wanderers of all kinds. more

Restaurants
The round-up: saddle up for race-day fun at Brisbane's best Melbourne Cup soirees
Food & Drink

The round-up: saddle up for race-day fun at Brisbane’s best Melbourne Cup soirees

We’re fast approaching that time of year where office sweeps heat up and trifectas are being calculated ahead of the race that stops the nation. The Melbourne Cup is galloping towards us at a frightening pace, which means pretty soon you’ll need to decide where you’ll be when the starting gates open and the action begins. We’ve compiled a handy list of spots that will not only offer glimpses of the action, but also plenty of race-day treats to keep you entertained after the results come in. more

The Grocer
Crack open a limited edition bottle of pet-nat from City Winery and Zero Fox
Food & Drink

Crack open a limited edition bottle of pet-nat from City Winery and Zero Fox

What do you get when an inner-city winery joins forces with a craft-beer dispensary? A seriously tasty tipple, that's what. City Winery and Zero Fox, two of Teneriffe's bonafide boozy hotspots, have come together to create a drinkable lovechild by way of a limited-edition bottle of pet-nat, or petillant-naturel for the uninitiated. Pet-nat varietals are gaining traction in the world of natural wines, but before you go thinking it's a new fad, it actually heralds a return to the ancient way of making sparkling wine. more

The Grocer
Fancy a specific drop? TextWine is your own personal sommelier
Food & Drink

Fancy a specific drop? TextWine is your own personal sommelier

Sometimes wines are hit and miss. Some will make your tastebuds do a little happy dance and linger in your memory long after the last sip whilst others are destined to be erased. If you have ever experienced the pain of falling in love with a wine at a restaurant but have then forgotten the name of it when you went to find it again (possibly because you enjoyed it a little too hard) or you want to relive a special memory with a particular drop but have no idea where to find it, you need TextWine in your life. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 243 October 8
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 243 October 8

From news of South Brisbane's new tinsel-covered bar and event space to a pop-up dinner from two of Brisbane's best up-and-coming chefs, 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

Cafes
Melbourne's Industry Beans opens its anticipated coffee hub in Newstead
Food & Drink

Melbourne’s Industry Beans opens its anticipated coffee hub in Newstead

When it comes to coffee, Brisbane isn't a one-horse town anymore. Our caffeine scene has grown in size exponentially over the last half-decade, and our tastes have evolved to match. Brisbane's demand for high-quality coffee is so vast that it's drawn the attention of some big interstate players, and names don't get much bigger than Industry Beans. After a lengthy process of research and location scouting, the Industry Beans team locked down a warehouse space located in the back streets of Newstead, with plans to transform it into a mecca for coffee enthusiasts, brunch lovers and fans of top-notch hospitality. The build is finished and Industry Beans has officially opened on Proe Street, offering an immersive experience with amenities that go above and beyond your regular coffee haunt. more

Casual Dining
Momo Chicken & Beer brings its finger-lickin' goods to Garden City
Food & Drink

Momo Chicken & Beer brings its finger-lickin’ goods to Garden City

When it comes to perfect pairings, the union of crispy fried chicken and ice-cold draught beer is hard to beat. This applies double when the fried chicken is served Korean style. The controlled collision of seasoning, sauce, crunch and heat for this kind of golden, perfectly non-greasy piece of poultry is a snack-food marvel, and the malty bliss of a beer on the side is the proverbial icing on the cake. Momo Chicken & Beer is one of Brisbane's biggest proponents of this culinary combo, and mere months after unveiling its Elizabeth Street food hall, the cluckin' crew has opened up another location in the heart of Westfield Garden City. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best breakfast spots as voted by you
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best breakfast spots as voted by you

Brisbane, it’s time to wake up and smell the bacon. Breakfast is one of, if not the most important, meals of the day, so it’s crucial that it’s enjoyed correctly. Whether you’re partial to pancakes or have a hankering for hash cakes, Brisbane’s breakfast scene’s got something for you to devour. The most recent EAT/drink Awards revealed your picks for best breakfast in Brisbane, and we’ve got to hand it to you – you’ve got some great taste. If you’re looking to bolster your breakfast game this weekend, have a peep at this list of Brisbane’s ten best breakfast spots as voted by our readers. more

Bars
Steins, snacks and sports – Winghaüs by Bavarian opens its inner-city digs
Food & Drink

Steins, snacks and sports – Winghaüs by Bavarian opens its inner-city digs

Footy season is reaching its frenzied zenith, which means that sports fans all over Brisbane are seeking out the best spot to catch the final fixtures. Good news for fans of Richmond and Greater Western Sydney – a new sports bar has arrived in town, just in time for kick off at the AFL grand final. Winghaüs by Bavarian is the brand-new concept from Rockpool Dining Group, an American-inspired boozer with some distinct Bavarian influences. If your dream weekend involves heaped serves of saucy chicken wings, stacked burgers and your choice of 40 beer taps, then make tracks for Winghaüs by Bavarian when it opens tomorrow, Saturday September 28. more

Food News
You can leave your hat on – all of the winners from the Good Food Guide Awards 2020
Food & Drink

You can leave your hat on – all of the winners from the Good Food Guide Awards 2020

Last night, Monday September 30, the Australian food scene’s finest gathered right here in Brisbane to celebrate the pinnacle of culinary excellence – the Good Food Guide Awards. Our country’s best restaurants and bars were all vying for the accolade of a chef’s hat (or two, or three) – so without further ado, here are the spots from Queensland and beyond who walked away with top honours. more

The Grocer
Raw World Company teams up with PNG cacao farmers for divine chocolate range
Food & Drink

Raw World Company teams up with PNG cacao farmers for divine chocolate range

Known for its range of healthy and nutritional snack foods and sustainably sourced coffee capsules, Raw World Company is adding to its product portfolio with a range of dark-chocolate bars. The company is working with local farmers in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, aiming to empower them and ensure a sustainable economic future for the local cacao industry. more