Bars
Timeless luxury meets casual flair at Brisbane City's Stanton Bar
Food & Drink

Timeless luxury meets casual flair at Brisbane City’s Stanton Bar

Elevated above the press of Queen Street Mall sits one of The City’s most engaging newcomers. Stanton Bar at QueensPlaza has just unveiled its stunning lavishly appointed open-air venue, and it’s already got folks talking. Blending a lived-in Manhattan-meets-Melbourne-via-Paris aesthetic with a worldly menu of all-time classic dishes (and a stash of small-batch wine to boot), Stanton Bar isn’t looking to redefine inner-city casual hospitality, but remind people of what it can be at its best. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 223 May 21
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 223 May 21

From whispers of a low'n'slow barbecue joint for Windsor and a superstar chef's speaking tour of Australia, 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
Signature | South Bank restaurant | The Weekend Edition
Food & Drink

Emporium Hotel South Bank caps off its culinary collection with Signature

Over the past year, South Bank’s newest five-star luxury accommodation spot Emporium Hotel has been gradually unveiling its comprehensive drinking and dining offering, from Parisian-inspired patisseries to jaw-dropping rooftop cocktail bars. The last – and by no means least – of the hotel's eateries is set to officially open to the public when Signature commences service on Tuesday May 21. Designed as the culmination of Emporium South Bank’s vision for the intersection between innovation and elegance, the hotel’s crown jewel blends an opulent decor with modern Australian fare and what could be Brisbane’s most outstanding wine list. more

Bars
A slice of Spain in the suburbs – Botellón brings wine and tapas to Graceville
Food & Drink

A slice of Spain in the suburbs – Botellón brings wine and tapas to Graceville

Typically, once you cross the Walter Taylor Bridge at Indooroopilly and head down Honour Avenue towards Graceville, your options for cosy watering holes diminish. Well, good news for locals of Brisbane’s deep west – a new uber-chic wine bar is looking to change this. Botellón is a cosy Spanish-inspired tapas and vino bar that is blending a classically cool interior with flavoursome share plates that will have you crossing the bridge far more often. more

Bars
Unwined Bar & Kitchen pops the cork on new Racecourse Road hotspot
Food & Drink

Unwined Bar & Kitchen pops the cork on new Racecourse Road hotspot

A stellar list of vino and a menu of Nepalese-inspired eats are on the cards for Ascot’s newest eatery, which is set to open its doors to the public on Friday May 17. Unwined Bar & Kitchen is setting up shop in the cosy former home of The Stables Craft Bar & Kitchen, shifting gears from the froth-focused offering to concentrate on new-wave wines from young, emerging makers. In good news for Ascot locals, Unwined is also looking to set itself up as a low-key late-night haunt for night owls starved for suitable options. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: Brisbane’s best multi-purpose event spaces
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best multi-purpose event spaces

Whether you’re walking down the aisle, celebrating a milestone birthday or another massive life moment, you don’t want the memory tarnished by the fact your location didn’t match your dream. Brisbane is flush with top-notch function and event spaces, all of which are perfectly suited to housing just about any function you can envision. We’re not talking about the back room at your local pub here, we’re listing Brisbane’s biggest multi-purpose event venues. If you’ve got a big occasion on the horizon, check out this list and see if it’s got what you need. more

Bars
Take a load off at Wilston’s SALT Dining & Lounge Bar
Food & Drink

Take a load off at Wilston’s SALT Dining & Lounge Bar

Wilston’s Kedron Brook Road dining strip scored a warm and welcoming new eatery in April when SALT Dining & Lounge Bar opened its doors. Owner and youth mentor Danni Suriano has sought to establish a safe place where people can come together over good food and positive vibes. In addition to a menu of inclusive fare, SALT Dining & Lounge Bar is also specialising in decadent desserts and inventive cocktails, injecting some action into the area’s nightlife. more

Bars
The 12th annual EAT/drink Awards nominations are now open!
Food & Drink

The 12th 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 12th annual EAT/drink Awards for 2019. 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


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Tom Champion
The best part of the Brisbane scene is there are clearly more drinkers who are happy to roll the dice and try something new and challenge themselves ... ~ Tom Champion more
Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 222 May 14
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 222 May 14

From whispers of a secretive new project from the morningafter crew to some exciting developments at the Howard Smith Wharves precinct, 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

Bars
Sherry, snacks and San Sebastián vibes – Alba Bar and Deli opens on Burnett Lane
Food & Drink

Sherry, snacks and San Sebastián vibes – Alba Bar and Deli opens on Burnett Lane

Jamie Fleming’s journey leading up to Alba Bar and Deli’s recent opening has seen him work across the width and breadth of Australia’s hospitality industry. The young gun – familiar to some as a contestant on MasterChef Australia’s 2014 season – has worked across numerous top-flight bars and kitchens before becoming a Diageo Reserve brand ambassador. Now Jamie is planting roots, putting his experience to good use by opening an effortlessly cool bar in the heart of Brisbane City. Alba Bar and Deli is an amalgamation of Jamie’s tastes and ethos, pairing excellent and friendly service with Spanish flair and New York cool. more

Cafes
Soak up riverside vibes and ethical brunch at Teneriffe's conscious cafe Barko & Co
Food & Drink

Soak up riverside vibes and ethical brunch at Teneriffe’s conscious cafe Barko & Co

Although their portfolio includes the likes of coffee import operations, digital coffee bean purchasing platforms and farming by-product recycling, one could say the Murillo family business is social enterprise. Barko & Co. is the family’s newest venture, a Teneriffe cafe that specialises in ethical, sustainable and community-focused hospitality. From nourishing fare to sublime imported coffee, Barko & Co is bringing a socially conscious focus to brunch, setting an example for others to follow. more

Casual Dining
Guilt-free noods – IKU Noodles opens in Post Office Square
Food & Drink

Guilt-free noods – IKU Noodles opens in Post Office Square

You’ve probably noticed, but any time someone propositions us with the prospect of a juicy nood, our heart rate spikes. Naturally, the news of a brand-new noodle concept opening in The City got us roused with ravenous desire, and we had to be first in line to sample. Hotly anticipated fast-casual noodle bar IKU has officially opened to the public today, Tuesday May 7, in the bustling food court at Post Office Square. If you like having oodles of options and a predilection for Japanese-inspired eats, make tracks for IKU post-haste. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: where to find Brisbane's best American food joints
Food & Drink

The round-up: where to find Brisbane’s best American food joints

Look, we know the American political system is in a bit of a shambles right now, but let's not forget that the United States is still one of the best countries in the world for food lovers. Burgers, French fries, hotdogs, deep-dish pizza, po' boys, cheesesteaks – this is the kinda stuff we like to devour. If you're also a fan of America's diverse array of eats, you'll want to cast your eyes over this comprehensive list of Brisbane's best American food spots. more

Food News
The Weekend Series: five Queensland wine brands you should be sipping right now
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: five Queensland wine brands you should be sipping right now

You might not think the sun-baked stretches of our state would be conducive to crafting a good drop of wine, but these five local labels are here to prove you wrong. Hailing from the Granite Belt Region through to Tamborine Mountain and right here in The City, these homegrown heroes are forging strong reputations in the industry and putting Queensland on the winemaking map. If you plan on doing a little swirling, sniffing, sipping and swishing this weekend, add these wine labels to your list. 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

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 221 May 7
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 221 May 7

From whispers of Fortitude Valley's forthcoming small-batch gin distillery to a new boutique hotel for South City Square, 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
West End's Jugar is a family-friendly playground fit for young and old
Food & Drink

West End’s Jugar is a family-friendly playground fit for young and old

Parents know how tricky it can be to wrangle their brood for an outing, especially one to a local cafe or restaurant. Child-friendly cafes and restaurants are life savers for families, but all too often they fail to properly cater for both kids and adults. Jugar (pronounced ‘hewy-gahr – Spanish for play) is a brand-new eatery in West End that is committed to providing a place to eat, play and drink for families, and it only takes a quick look inside to see that the venue means business. A built-in playground, sublime specialty coffee and an impressive menu of food and drink means that Jugar has got everything you need, whether you’re four or forty. more