Food truck
Food trucks, strawberry sundaes and good times find a permanent home at Welcome to Bowen Hills
Food & Drink

Food trucks, strawberry sundaes and good times find a permanent home at Welcome to Bowen Hills

The food-truck craze took Brisbane by storm just a few short years ago and much to our delight, it doesn't seem to be slowing down. So it makes sense that we have a permanent spot to get our truck fix each week, complete with cushy seating, a breezy beer garden and a cocktail bar. Enter Welcome to Bowen Hills. This food-truck depot and bar comes from the braniacs behind successful Melbourne street-food collective Welcome to Thornbury, and is taking over a revitalised portion of the Brisbane Showgrounds to host a rotating supply of our finest mobile grub. more

Cafes
The suburbs come to The City with spacious new eatery ED Cafe
Food & Drink

The suburbs come to The City with spacious new eatery ED Cafe

The brains behind one of Brisbane’s biggest brunch success stories have stepped up to the plate to hit another home run. Troy and Arron Van Stryp of The Smug Fig fame have opened up a new hotspot in the heart of Brisbane City. ED Cafe pairs the duo’s penchant for vibrant aesthetics with an all-day brunch selection that caters to the time poor and laid-back city slickers. more

Cafes
Kangaroo Point’s Little Smirk puts smiles on dials
Food & Drink

Kangaroo Point’s Little Smirk puts smiles on dials

We’re yet to see a bad mood so formidable it couldn’t be busted by a good brunch. The statistics are still coming in, but we’re fairly sure it’s scientifically proven that a good coffee and a scrumptious day starter is the secret to happiness. If you’ve seen some particularly peppy people strolling around Kangaroo Point with smiles on their faces, there’s a good chance they just discovered Little Smirk – a brand-new nook that is emphasising charming service and community spirit. more

Casual Dining
Brisbane City joint Jee’s Burger proves you can’t beat a classic
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Brisbane City joint Jee’s Burger proves you can’t beat a classic

As much as we love it when burgers are done up with fancy, gourmet ingredients, everyone knows that the burger is a dish best served simply. As long as the beef is of a high quality and the ingredients are fresh, we’re in for a good time. Simple burgers done well is one of the key focuses of new Brisbane City outlet Jee’s Burger, which is plating up American-style burgers, hand-cut chips and crispy Korean fried chicken that earn high marks in the satisfaction stakes. more

Food News
What the cluck – KaiKai Chicken's buffet offering now comes with bottomless booze
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What the cluck – KaiKai Chicken’s buffet offering now comes with bottomless booze

Folks, let’s not beat around the bush. Second only to ‘I’ve won the lotto’, perhaps the four most beautiful words you can hear in a row are ‘all you can eat’. It is for this reason that you all went a little bit nuts when KaiKai Chicken opened in St Lucia last year – not since the glory days of the Sizzler salad bar had we experienced such buffet bliss! Well, prepare to have your socks knocked off all over again – KaiKai has just thrown bottomless booze into the mix. more

The 11th annual EAT/drink Awards nominations are now open!
Food & Drink

The 11th annual EAT/drink Awards nominations are now open!

Here at The Weekend Edition we take our food very seriously, and we know that you, our dear readers, do too. That’s why we’re so excited to announce the 11th annual EAT/drink Awards for 2018. With so many bars, cafes, restaurants and food retailers opening in the last year, we are preparing to host our largest epicurean poll to date. more

Pavement Whispers: Volume 159 February 13
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 159 February 13

From whispers of new life for a heritage bank to a new project from the Brooklyn Standard team, 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


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Ben Branson
There are societal shifts at work that impact whether we want to drink alcohol or not and are resulting in us drinking less and drinking better ... ~ Ben Branson more
Bars
Billykart Bar brings juicy burgers and beer-can cocktails to West End
Food & Drink

Billykart Bar brings juicy burgers and beer-can cocktails to West End

What do you get when an acclaimed chef tries his hands at opening up a burger bar? It’s not a trick question – you get a damn good feed, that’s what! Chef Ben O’Donoghue of Billykart Kitchen fame is putting his considerable talents towards a killer new concept, transforming Billykart Provisions into a casual eatery serving up a menu of lip-smacking morsels. If you’re a sucker for a succulent cheeseburger or wig out at the sight of some tasty chicken wings, check out Billykart Bar once service kicks off this Wednesday February 7. more

Restaurants
Manny's Italian brings paella arancini and lychee panna cotta to Wellington Point
Food & Drink

Manny’s Italian brings paella arancini and lychee panna cotta to Wellington Point

Culinary purists will tell you that you can’t mess with the classics, but if our tastebuds are any judge, some of our favourite meals come as a result of fusion. Manny's Italian in Wellington Point is putting a tantalising spin on the iconic European mainstay, pushing boundaries simply for the love of food. If paella arancini and harissa lamb ribs fire up your salivary glands, then you’re going to get a kick out of what Manny’s got on offer. more

Cafes
Little Paul’s Urban Food Market brings hearty and homemade food to Albion
Food & Drink

Little Paul’s Urban Food Market brings hearty and homemade food to Albion

As much as we love dining out on the town, there’s nothing quite like sitting down to a homemade meal. It’s not easy translating this experience to hospitality, but the family unit behind Little Paul’s in Albion makes it look like a cinch. This multi-faceted eatery not only plates up some scrumptious fare, but also doubles as a gourmet grocer, stocking imported goods that will help you take your home cooking to another level. more

Bars
Neighbourhood Pizza
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best pizza joints

No meal is as versatile as pizza – it can cater to nearly any diet and taste and is easily made at home. Meat, cheese, sauce, vegetables, meat, seafood, cheese, meat – if you can dream it, your pizza can have it. Everyone has an opinion of where the best pizza in Brisbane can be found, so instead of simply adding our two cents to the definitive conversation, we decided to compile a list of the spots that do pizza exceptionally well. Check out the list below and then have yourself a pizza party! more

Restaurants
The round-up: Valentine’s Day date spots that will make your lover swoon
Food & Drink

The round-up: Valentine’s Day date spots that will make your lover swoon

Hey there you little lovers – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time for you to express your affection towards your significant other in a slightly more romantic way than the usual Netflix on the couch move. If you’re looking to score some serious brownie points this February 14, we would suggest adhering to the age-old advice that the real way to someone’s heart is through the stomach. From offerings of champagne towers to long-stemmed roses and personalised wine, we’ve rounded up Brisbane’s best spots to get cosy with your numero uno this Valentine’s Day. more

Food News
The round-up: sap-free ways to celebrate Galentine's Day
Food & Drink

The round-up: sap-free ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day

Let’s be honest – for a lot of people, February 14 is an absolute nightmare. Between swarms of stressed out dudes panic-buying all of the flowers in the greater Brisbane area and girls humble-bragging on social media about their ‘man being the greatest #blessed’, the whole affair can be pretty schmaltzy. Drop that cynicism, pals! Don’t be bound by social norms – turn the Hallmark holiday on its head and do things your way. We’ve rounded up the best Galentine’s Day (and straight up Anti-Valentine’s Day) events and ideas to get you through – so you’ll be feeling more Beyoncé and less Robbie Hart when the day rolls around. more

The Grocer
Wish you were beer – Brewquets brings boozy gift bouquets to your door
Food & Drink

Wish you were beer – Brewquets brings boozy gift bouquets to your door

What gift do you buy for the person who has everything? Forget socks or vouchers – a beautiful bouquet of beer is where it’s at. This is not a drill – beer bouquets actually exist. Brewquets is the local Queensland business behind this hoppy gift idea, which sees Australian craft brews and treats lovingly packed in hessian drawstring totes and shipped to lucky people around the country. Sometimes, it’s good to let the beer do the talking. more

The Grocer
Expand your knowledge and your liquor cabinet with a whisky subscription from Whisky Loot
Food & Drink

Expand your knowledge and your liquor cabinet with a whisky subscription from Whisky Loot

Whether you're a self-professed whiskey expert or just an eager social sipper that knows your single malts from your blends, the world of whisk(e)y is gathering more and more popularity. Lads and ladies alike have developed a keen appreciation for the fine spirit and while there is plenty of choice out there, it's always the hard-to-find bottles and drops from small-batch distillers that we're most keen to get our lips on. Here's the solution – a boutique whisky subscription service called Whisky Loot. more

Food News
Not-so-small fry – Harajuku Gyoza now serves up foot-long fries
Food & Drink

Not-so-small fry – Harajuku Gyoza now serves up foot-long fries

Following on from the success of its unique Japanese delicacies the raindrop cake and souffle pancakes, Harajuku Gyoza has unveiled foot-long French fries, available at all locations across Australia. If your run-of-the-mill frites aren’t filling you up then there’s a fair chance that they’re just not long enough – so try these slender snacks on for size. more

Pavement Whispers: Volume 158 February 6
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 158 February 6

From whispers of this year's Brisbane Ice Cream Festival to a raunchy new cake shop, 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
Do as the Romans do – La Pinsa brings authentic Italian eats to Paddington
Food & Drink

Do as the Romans do – La Pinsa brings authentic Italian eats to Paddington

We never thought we’d say it, but pizza is old news. Before you pick up the pitchfork, hear us out. Pizza is amazing, but any discerning diner should do themselves a favour and sample pizza’s ancestor – pinsa. Yep, that’s right – pinsa. The name pinsa – which draws origins from the Latin word pinsere or ‘to stretch’ – is given to a style of cooked flatbread made from healthier and more easily digestible dough. Now, a new eatery in Paddington is styling itself as Brisbane’s (and Australia’s) first pinseria. Imagine mouth-watering Italian morsels and a rustic aesthetic and you’ve got a neighbourhood spot that will have you coming back again and again for another slice. more