Restaurants
James Street welcomes The Lodge Bar & Dining – Rodd & Gunn's dapper restaurant and cocktail spot
Food & Drink

James Street welcomes The Lodge Bar & Dining – Rodd & Gunn’s dapper restaurant and cocktail spot

James Street is often the spot to spy snazzily attired shoppers and dressed-up diners, so it makes sense the high street would be the location for The Lodge Bar & Dining, Rodd & Gunn's multi-faceted noshery. Boasting distinct antipodean-inspired aesthetics, a menu conceived and executed by Michelin-starred talent and a drinks list sure to entice wine lovers and cocktail cravers alike, this eye-catching eatery and bar is sure to stand out, even amongst James Street's established cadre of acclaimed dining spots. The Lodge Bar & Dining officially opens today, Thursday May 19 – have a gander inside ... more

Treats
Pavement Whispers: Cowch to sweeten up South City Square with a new gelato bar concept
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Cowch to sweeten up South City Square with a new gelato bar concept

This year is going to be an exciting one for Woolloongabba residents. A procession of food-based concepts are set to make their debut at Pellicano's Logan Road precinct South City Square before 2022 is out, treating local foodies to a degustation of brand-new dining destinations. Like any good feast, expect a sweet finish – the brains behind dessert purveyor Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar have confirmed that the team will be opening its own gelato concept at the hub this September. Here's what we know ... more

Events
The Dish: Brisbane food news you might have missed this week
Food & Drink

The Dish: Brisbane food news you might have missed this week

There's a lot happening in Brisbane these days, almost too much to keep up with. The Dish is a rapid-fire rundown of Brisbane food news – quick taster-sized tidbits to keep you in the know and, perhaps, tickle your tastebuds. This week we’ve got word of open-air feasts, all-you-can-eat satay nights, multi-venue dinner crawls and more! more

Events
Voting this weekend? Here's a handy map showing where you can snag a post-ballot democracy sausage
Food & Drink

Voting this weekend? Here’s a handy map showing where you can snag a post-ballot democracy sausage

Election day is all about making big choices. Not just in regards to who you'd prefer to lead the country, but also what toppings you're going to get on your democracy sausage. Are you a staunch tomato sauce supporter, or are you swinging towards barbecue? Will there be mustard in the mix? How about onions? Do you put them above the sausage, or under? We know there's always a clash of ideology between those that like their snag to sit gently down the middle of their bread slice and those that prefer it to dissect diagonally. No matter what your preference, we can all agree that a sausage sizzle (and a cake stall) are essential components of the contemporary voting experience. Want to guarantee your polling place has the goods ahead of time? We've found a handy map you can refer to! more

Events
Help support Regional Flavours vendors with this handy online initiative
Food & Drink

Help support Regional Flavours vendors with this handy online initiative

It's raining, it's pouring, it's ruining all of our weekend plans! The recent wet weather has once again caused havoc on our social calendar, forcing a host of events to postpone or outright cancel – not only leaving us bereft of fun and frivolity, but a lot of vendors out of pocket. Regional Flavours was one such event forced to can its 2022 festival and now its bevy of stallholders have an excess of goodies that are at risk of spoiling. The Regional Flavours team has created a handy online portal for locals to show their support for the stallholders, restaurants and musicians affected by the cancellation. more

Events
Chill out at Veuve Clicquot In The Snow – the new winter pop-up at Customs House
Food & Drink

Chill out at Veuve Clicquot In The Snow – the new winter pop-up at Customs House

It's a bit grey and dreary outside, which is perfect weather for rugging up! If you're keen to brave the elements for a bit of glam winter-themed feasting, then you'll want to head to Customs House for the return of Veuve Clicquot In The Snow – a Euro chalet-inspired pop-up featuring cosy igloos, mouth-watering snacks and free-flowing champagne. The pop-up officially returns Friday May 13, so break out your warmer threads and see out the cooler months in style. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 358 May 17
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 358 May 17

From news of The Greek Club's Paniyiri postponement party to a bubble tea bar in Brisbane's northside, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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


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Bars
Voila, vino! Paddington restaurant NOTA unveils its new wine-bar extension
Food & Drink

Voila, vino! Paddington restaurant NOTA unveils its new wine-bar extension

Flexibility is a big part of the hospitality game, especially after two years of spur-of-the-moment pirouettes and pivots. No crew knows this better than the brains over at NOTA – Paddington's beloved modern-European eatery. After two-ish years of breakfast sittings, take-home packs and artisanal sweet making, the venue has seized the opportunity to acquire its next-door space (previously a clothing store) and convert it to a swanky new wine bar and function area. Now reopened as NOTA Restaurant & Wine Bar, the team is forging forward with a new outlook and operational scheme. Folks are now free to pop in for impromptu pre-game snacks and a cheeky vino or settle into a leather booth for a lengthier, more leisurely experience. more

Restaurants
Old Monk Modern Indian bridges classic and contemporary at its newly open Paddington home
Food & Drink

Old Monk Modern Indian bridges classic and contemporary at its newly open Paddington home

The diversification of Brisbane's Indian food scene continues with the opening of Old Monk Modern Indian. Perched on the cusp of Paddington and Rosalie, Old Monk looks to redefine Indian cooking by amalgamating traditional tastes with inventive quirks. We're talking vegan butter chicken, gold-leaf-topped gulab jamun and traces of sizzling Indo-Chinese fusion. Give it a look ... more

Bars
Balter Brewing has reopened its Currumbin Waters taproom after an extensive renovation
Food & Drink

Balter Brewing has reopened its Currumbin Waters taproom after an extensive renovation

One of life's greatest pleasures is sinking a cold one amongst good company. That's why we're so excited about the reopening of one of our favourite places to practise this particular pleasure – Balter Brewing's taproom. After an extensive three-month renovation, the beloved brewery has once again opened its doors, revealing a bright and shiny bar space that’s a prime spot for knocking back a beautiful-tasting brew. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: slurp up the best ramen in Brisbane
Food & Drink

The round-up: slurp up the best ramen in Brisbane

Once the mercury starts to drop (or the rain sets in), ramen season comes on in full force. Ramen is quickly catching on in popularity around town, with several noodle soup joints specialising in the hearty dish. Forget all about your five-pack of instant mie goreng ramen noodles – the real deal is so much better that it’s unfair to call them both ramen. We’ve compiled a list of the best spots to get your slurp on, which we reckon is worth a hearty (r)amen!   more

Events
Ahh … Greek out! The foodie’s guide to Paniyiri Greek Festival
Food & Drink

Ahh … Greek out! The foodie’s guide to Paniyiri Greek Festival

**PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, PANIYIRI HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 15–16, 2022** Can you hear that? It’s the sound of plates smashing, hands clapping, tender morsels sizzling and grapes being stomped on – yep, Paniriyi Greek Festival is back! As much as we appreciate the cultural aspects of this hotly anticipated yearly event, we would be lying if we said we haven’t been dreaming of all of the delicious Greek eats we will soon be scoffing. Oh, how we’ve missed our dear honey puffs and haloumi! While the classics are popular for a reason, real gourmands know that there is a whole other world of authentic culinary eats at Paniyiri that are well worth your attention. Keen to try something new? Take our foodie’s guide to Paniyiri for a spin (and BYO stretchy pants). more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 357 May 10
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 357 May 10

From news of Paddington's three-day dining celebration to a new bar and eatery opening in Brisbane's north, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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

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

Bars
Sip suds by the water at Redcliffe Peninsula's new beer maker Scarborough Harbour Brewing Co.
Food & Drink

Sip suds by the water at Redcliffe Peninsula’s new beer maker Scarborough Harbour Brewing Co.

Breweries come in all shapes and sizes – some are crammed inside industrial storage units and warehouses while some sit on rooftops. Moreton Bay's newest booze maker enjoys a primo perch on the water's edge at Scarborough Marina, where beer lovers can quaff frothies and snack on locally sourced seafood as the sun sets over the Glasshouse Mountains in the distance. Two-level brewery and restaurant Scarborough Harbour Brewing Co. opened last month and has already become one of the most popular spots on the peninsula. Read on to find out why ... more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 356 May 3
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 356 May 3

From news of an inventive pop-up restaurant concept to a wine-centric pivot for a Stanthorpe institution, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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
The recap: the best new Brisbane restaurants, bars and cafes this month
Food & Drink

The recap: the best new Brisbane restaurants, bars and cafes this month

With the overabundance of public holidays crammed into this month, it's no surprise that April has flown by. Despite all of the extra time off, the local hospitality scene has made the most of each day. This month saw Brisbane welcome an authentic taqueria, a punk-inspired cocktail bar, a yellow-hued all-vegetarian eatery, a dispensary of primo Portuguese tarts and a slick two-in-one coffee spot and wine bar. Here are our picks for this month's best openings ... more

Bakeries
The Superthing team opens Cordelia Sourdough Bakehouse, a source of artisanal loaves, toasties and pastries
Food & Drink

The Superthing team opens Cordelia Sourdough Bakehouse, a source of artisanal loaves, toasties and pastries

When the pandemic hit, many of us had a crack at making sourdough. For some of us, the foray into baking yielded delightfully doughy results, but for others the experiment went catastrophically south. The biggest takeaway, especially for the latter group, is that sometimes baking is best left to the experts. Well, those experts – or, more specifically, the ones behind West End's NYC Bagel Deli and Superthing – have just opened Cordelia Sourdough Bakehouse in South Brisbane. This striking bakery and cafe is dedicated to showcasing the wonderful complexity of sourdough, serving an assortment of loaves made from a variety of starters as well as a menu featuring elevated toasties, burgers made using cultured milk buns, hand-rolled bagels and flaky croissants. more