Bars
Chomp on comfort food and sip on craft beer at West End’s new local The Montague Hotel
Food & Drink

Chomp on comfort food and sip on craft beer at West End’s new local The Montague Hotel

The grill is hot and the beer is cold – The Montague Hotel is ready and waiting. The newest face in the inner-south pub scene is revitalising the game with an approach that stays true to the casual classics while providing a slick contemporary spin. If haloumi fries, burgers and preservative-free beer sound like your kind of bag, West End’s newest haunt is going the full Monty. more

Restaurants
MisoHapi Sushi and Ramen Bar
Food & Drink

The round-up: the best ramen spots in Brisbane

The mercury is dropping, which means it’s ramen season once again – hallelujah! 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

Bars
On The Side offers Albion locals a little bit of extra action
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On The Side offers Albion locals a little bit of extra action

It’s only human nature to want a bit more, especially when it comes to food and drink. The owners of Vaquero are indulging our insatiable wants with On The Side, a special hideaway cafe and bar that is offering the perfect amount of extra that we are craving. Coffee and brunch in the morning, followed by wine and charcuterie in the evening – it’s the kind of side action that we can really go for. more

Bars
Fly the coop to the Lord of the Wings – Indooroopilly's new chicken, beer and sports bar
Food & Drink

Fly the coop to the Lord of the Wings – Indooroopilly’s new chicken, beer and sports bar

Gather your fellowship – a food-centric adventure awaits. Lord of the Wings has expanded, bringing its pilgrimage-worthy American-inspired bites to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. We’re talking wings, rings and all sorts of other delicious things served in a relaxed sports bar atmosphere. If you crave a feast of royally impressive proportions, Lord of the Wings has the treasure that you seek. more

Recipes
The Weekend Series: beat your broke-ass blues with these pre-pay day meals
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The Weekend Series: beat your broke-ass blues with these pre-pay day meals

'Twas the night before pay day and all through the pantry, nothing to eat – just bare cabinetry. It’s a grim scenario that we’ve all experienced before – we’ve blown out our budget on UberEATS and online shopping, leaving our dinner options slim and sad. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. There are ways to make the final few meals before payday bearable – you just have to get creative! Take stock of your paltry staples, have a crack at these ingenious recipes and compliment yourself on your resourcefulness. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 119 April 25
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 119 April 25

From whispers of exciting pop-ups to BYO dinners, 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
Shady Palms' Mal and Bec open Lonely Boy in Spring Hill
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Shady Palms’ Mal and Bec open Lonely Boy in Spring Hill

Many years ago, in his first hospitality job, Mal Gill's boss told him that if he were to become a chef he would be a lonely boy. Well, Mal did become a chef. And he met his partner Bec Saul. And they have a beautiful baby girl. And as if to prove just how far from lonely Mal is, he and Bec have named their exciting new Spring Hill cafe – you guessed it – Lonely Boy. more


The Locals Next week: a Brisbane local

Jack Stone
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Bars
Rock down to Woolloongabba’s newest bar and bistro Electric Avenue
Food & Drink

Rock down to Woolloongabba’s newest bar and bistro Electric Avenue

A new hangout for night owls and feasters is set to illuminate Logan Road next week, bringing a truckload of inviting atmosphere, good food, great drinks and a stellar selection of tunes to the hip cul-de-sac. Electric Avenue is the latest project from the boys behind Canvas Bar – a comfortable spot for diners and revellers to take a step back in time to a prominent era of Brisbane’s history. more

Restaurants
Gauge
Food & Drink

Brisbane’s ten best restaurants as voted by you

When it comes to ranking the best of the best, we think it’s almost too tall a task to consider. Which is why we graciously pass on the opportunity to you – our dear readers – to give us the 411 on what is considered Brisbane’s best. The EAT/drink Awards is our yearly retrospective of what tantalised tastebuds around town, rewarding excellence across bars, cafes and restaurants. You voted in droves for the latest edition of the awards, so we thought it was only fair to give you a comprehensive rundown of the ten best of each major category. This week it’s restaurants – here is your pick for Brisbane’s best places to sit down to a special meal. more

Bars
Taste the bouquet of Queensland’s best with a Rhine Daiquiri at Gerard’s Bar
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Taste the bouquet of Queensland’s best with a Rhine Daiquiri at Gerard’s Bar

We like Queensland produce and we cannot lie! We can talk about Queensland produce until the cows come home, but in all seriousness it’s mind-boggling how much incredible stuff can be found in our home state. Locally sourced produce is evident in far more than just the food on our plate – it also pops up in the cocktails we drink! Last year we awarded several of Brisbane’s best food and drink spots in the Taste of Queensland Awards – celebrating the efforts eateries put into incorporating local produce wherever possible. Gerard’s Bar blew us away with an incredible cocktail, so we decided to check in again and see what else the bartenders are concocting this season. more

Food News
The Weekend Series: five of your favourite foods that weren't meant to happen
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The Weekend Series: five of your favourite foods that weren’t meant to happen

It’s the ultimate zero to hero scenario – you get home after a long day at work to realise you’ve skipped grocery shopping (again) and are forced to create some sort of ‘fridge a la surprise’ concoction from scratch. Nine times out of ten these creations are sketchy at best, but every now and then we can strike gold using the genius combination of laziness, necessity and luck. As it turns out, some of the world’s most beloved cuisines were the result of accidents – from potato chips to cereal, we’ve picked five of our favourite food flukes from history. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 118 April 18
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 118 April 18

From whispers of new cafes to adult milkshakes, 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
Sushi burritos and poke bowls have arrived! South Bank welcomes Suki and Ramen
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Sushi burritos and poke bowls have arrived! South Bank welcomes Suki and Ramen

It was September last year that we predicted the Hawaiian poke bowl to be the next big food trend in Australia, and we've been dreaming about them ever since. Well, friends, the wait is finally over. Brisbane will soon have a dedicated poke bowl destination right in the heart of South Bank when Suki opens its doors next Tuesday April 18. Oh, and did we mention it also does sushi burritos? more

Bars
Ballistic Beer Co. turns on the taps at its new Salisbury bar
Food & Drink

Ballistic Beer Co. turns on the taps at its new Salisbury bar

Since tapping its very first kegs at the beginning of 2017, Ballistic Beer Co. has gone, well, ballistic in the popularity stakes. A few months down and the beer is popping up all over Brisbane in some of the best craft beer bars. Now the ascendant upstart has added a bar of its own to its Salisbury brewery, featuring 12 taps pouring freshly brewed concoctions straight from the cold room. more

Cafes
Perk up at Blue Sky Coffee's new Woolloongabba roastery and espresso bar
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Perk up at Blue Sky Coffee’s new Woolloongabba roastery and espresso bar

In March, locals of the inner south woke up to a bright new day – one that boasted blue skies, good temperatures and the aroma of delicious coffee. Blue Sky Coffee picked up sticks and moved its roaster from Newstead to the heart of Woolloongabba, where beans are prepared, packaged and distributed to fans across town (and beyond). If you like to get your coffee straight from the source, Blue Sky Coffee also installed a sharp new espresso bar, pouring a range of specialty blends to help get you energised for the day ahead. more

Bars
The Priory Kitchen
Food & Drink

The round-up: what’s open this Easter long weekend

April is one of our favourite months of the year and it’s not hard to see why. Easter is a magical time where we can eat nothing but Lindt balls and chocolate bunnies for four days straight and still be able to look ourselves in the eye. While Easter is a time for catching up with loved ones, there is still four days to fill – and at some point you are going to want something other than half-melted confectionery. Thankfully you don’t need to go on hunt to find places to dine – you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of places that will be trading from Good Friday to Easter Monday, from coffee spots to restaurants and everything in between. more

Food News
Be your own bunny with the UberEATS Easter Egg Hunt
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Be your own bunny with the UberEATS Easter Egg Hunt

Depending on your commitment levels, one Easter tradition that tends to die out as you descend into adulthood is the humble egg hunt. How we long for the thrill of finding and devouring a tasty sweet treat that has been carefully hidden for us to seek out! Your childhood fantasies are about to come back to life this Sunday April 16 thanks to UberEATS – and you don’t even have to leave your house to go looking. more

The Grocer
Give your lunch break new meaning with Golden Pig’s gourmet lunch boxes
Food & Drink

Give your lunch break new meaning with Golden Pig’s gourmet lunch boxes

Ensuring you are prepped and ready for the workweek ahead can be a chore. Pre-cooking your meals, washing, drying and ironing your clothes, and taking care of any and all life admin eats up a big chunk of your weekend. Golden Pig Food & Wine School has unveiled a new concept that can make your workweek a little bit easier. A range of gourmet lunch boxes is now available for those that find it hard to pre-prepare healthy lunches on a regular basis or simply want someone else to handle the cooking for a spell. more