Casual Dining
Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has teamed up with Grill'd to create a range of plant-based burgers
Food & Drink

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has teamed up with Grill’d to create a range of plant-based burgers

For those not overly familiar, Heston Blumenthal is an English culinary whiz famed for his creative style of cookery. Curious gastronomers travel far and wide to get a taste of Heston's flavourful fare but with travelling no longer an option, inquisitive feasters have been forced to follow the age-old rule of 'look, but don't touch'. Until now, that is. Starting this week, you can get a taste of Heston's delicious creations without the pricey plane ticket as the burger-loving brainiacs at Grill'd have teamed up with the celebrity chef to create a lip-smacking line-up of plant-based burgers. more

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

Well, here we are again – lockdown is in place for the rest of the week and, if you're like us, you're probably thinking of ways to jazz up the days and nights. This lockdown edition of The Dish is dedicated to offering rapid-fire news of fun lockdown pivots undertaken by local eateries, from the return of Agnes' pop-up bakery, drive-through lasagne parlours, mac ’n’ cheese to go and Ekka-themed treats. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 319 August 3
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 319 August 3

From news of a home-style Italian restaurant opening at West Village to Toowoomba's New York bodega meets Mexican good-time bar, 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

Food News
In a Biskit may be coming back so 2021 is saved, y'all
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In a Biskit may be coming back so 2021 is saved, y’all

We won't lie – we find ourselves reminiscing about ghosts of snacks past quite often. A few of our personal favourite discontinued delicacies include Bisc&, caramel Paddle Pops, Starburst jelly beans and of course, the long-gone-but-not-forgotten In A Biskit crackers. In serendipitous circumstances, we've recently received a top-secret tip that In A Biskit – a true legend of the savoury snacking world – is speculated to be returning to supermarket shelves soon. It’s truly a 2021 miracle! more

Bars
How to support the local Brisbane hospitality scene during the current lockdown
Food & Drink

How to support the local Brisbane hospitality scene during the current lockdown

Well, there we go, folks. Queensland’s three-day snap lockdown has been extended until at least 4:00 pm on Sunday August 8 – that means we’ve got a whole lot more time spent indoors on the cards. While we bide our time and wait for eventual freedom, spare a thought for the cafes, bars and restaurants doing it tough. If you’ve got a bit of cash to splash, consider getting a takeaway treat from your favourite local eatery! Whether you’re craving a coffee, have a hankering for a greasy burger or you’re just down to support your local, keep reading to find out how and where you can score some of Brisbane’s best takeaway bites and beverages during lockdown. more

Food News
Winter just got a whole lot warmer with City Winery's DIY mulled-wine kit
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Winter just got a whole lot warmer with City Winery’s DIY mulled-wine kit

When the temps are low and you're keen for a tipple, nothing tastes better than a soul-warming glass of mulled wine. This delicious drink may conjure up memories of Christmas markets afar, where it's usually referred to as glühwein and is a festive favourite when the snow begins to fall. Well friends, no need for the expensive plane ticket (not that we can travel there, anyway!) as this delightful sip is closer to home than you may think, as beloved drop dispensary City Winery is once again doling out its DIY mulled-wine kits! more

Cafes
Beloved New Farm cafe Joedy's expands with new Fortitude Valley locale Joedy's by Eminence
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Beloved New Farm cafe Joedy’s expands with new Fortitude Valley locale Joedy’s by Eminence

If a cafe can survive a pandemic-induced lockdown the week it opens to the public, it can probably survive anything. In the case of New Farm brunch spot Joedy's Cafe, it not only survived, but thrived. The beloved hideaway managed to successfully navigate Brisbane's early lockdown period, going on to flourish into a perpetually busy hive of epicurean activity. Joedy's Cafe's reputation has spread to the team at Mosaic Property Group, which has enlisted the team to bring an expansion concept to the base of The Eminience on McLachlan Street in Fortitude Valley. In addition to delivering the cafe's established menu of classics and grab-and-go goodies, Joedy's by Eminence is also overseeing the building's private rooftop event space – a sky terrace boasting stunning city views and an array of eats and drinks curated and executed by the Joedy's team. more

Casual Dining
Banh Mi Factory is now slinging Vietnamese street food in a Newstead back street
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Banh Mi Factory is now slinging Vietnamese street food in a Newstead back street

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of sinking one’s teeth into the flaky crust of a bang-on banh mi, and few joints do the delicacy justice as well as Banh Mi Factory. The market-born Vietnamese street-food concept went legit in December 2019, snagging tastebuds of northside locals with its first bricks-and-mortar dispensary in Zillmere. Now the family-run business has expanded, opening a hole-in-the-wall dispensary on a side street in Newstead's fringe. Here the banh mis are fresh and flaky, stuffed with perfectly chargrilled proteins and served alongside noodle and rice bowls, snacks, sweet treats and authentic Vietnamese coffee. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Jamie Fleming
More variety means more things to see, more reasons for people to come out and a better nightlife for everyone to enjoy ... ~ Jamie Fleming more
Cafes
Stock up on locally made goodies – and enjoy a delicious breakfast, too – at Woolloongabba's Musketeers Cafe
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Stock up on locally made goodies – and enjoy a delicious breakfast, too – at Woolloongabba’s Musketeers Cafe

The slice of Stanley Street that runs near the Mater Hospital has plenty to offer Woolloongabba locals (think chic rooftop bars, low-key music lounges and boozy beer gardens) – all it was missing was a reliable brunch and coffee spot. That all changed on Saturday July 24 when Musketeers Cafe opened in a gorgeous brick building alongside the strip's established locales. Not only can guests enjoy hot cups of caffeinated joy, but they can also park their posteriors in front of a plate of vegan- or vegetarian-friendly goodness. Take a look inside ... more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Dexus and DAP & CO. to reinvigorate Eagle Street landmark Naldham House
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Pavement Whispers: Dexus and DAP & CO. to reinvigorate Eagle Street landmark Naldham House

The next few years will be big ones for Eagle Street, with a raft of large-scale redevelopment plans looking to considerably reshape the popular riverside precinct. Before real estate and development company Dexus breaks ground on Eagle Street's new features, it will first give some love to an established landmark. Dexus is teaming up with the hospitality group behind lauded venues Walter's Steakhouse, The Gresham and Popolo Italian Kitchen & Bar to revitalise the heritage-listed Naldham House with the aim of restoring the building and transforming it into a world-class dining destination. Here's what we know ... more

The Drop
The Drop with Olivia Evans – a guide to winter wine pairing for dinner parties at home
Food & Drink

The Drop with Olivia Evans – a guide to winter wine pairing for dinner parties at home

I’ve just lit the last candle on the dinner table, the final mood-setting touch set amongst the array of plates, glasses, wine vessels, cutlery-topped napkins and a flower from the garden. My guests will be here at any minute and my giddy hands are fluttering on details that I’m unsure whether they are for my own pleasure or for theirs, both I hope! A winter dinner party – quite possibly my favourite social occasion, my way of saying “I love you, let’s drink wine together”, all while we share food from a dish that permeates warmth from the centre of the table, revelling in the brief window of cold nights in Brisbane. Just as I pull the cork on the first bottle, there is a knock at the door. Perfect timing … more

Food News
Choose your own adventure – five Friday-night itineraries to suit your mood
Food & Drink

Choose your own adventure – five Friday-night itineraries to suit your mood

How we spend our Friday evening is a telltale sign for how good the ensuing weekend will be, so you had best make sure you plan it well. Whether you want to savour fancy fare from fine-dining restaurants, spend date night with a cocktail menu in hand, flex your competitive streak or lock in some wholesome family time, we've got the Brisbane City itinerary for you. Consider us your social wingman. more

Coffee
For the love of oat milk – you need to try Alt Coffee
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For the love of oat milk – you need to try Alt Coffee

No matter your personal preferences, it's undeniable that dairy milk alternatives for a morning brew are becoming more prevalent. Whether you're partial to macadamia, can't go past oat milk or you've got a soft spot for soy, there's one issue – generally, coffee has been roasted with dairy milk envisioned as its eventual partner. Well, caffeine lovers, you're in luck – the legends at Uki's Bastion Lane Espresso have delivered a solution to the milk dilemma – Alt Coffee , which has been purposely created with milk alternatives in mind. more

Best of Brisbane
Nutmeg Indian Cuisine | Brisbane's best Indian restaurants
Food & Drink

The round–up: spice things up with some of Brisbane’s best Indian restaurants

Quintessential Indian cuisine is arguably one of the most satisfying foods one can possibly enjoy – endless variations, aromas and tastes, backed up by a great range of unique dishes. Brisbane is stacked when it comes to top-notch Indian eateries, offering tastes from the country’s various regions. If you like curry, naan or tandoori, we suggest you cast your eye over this spicy list of eateries. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 318 July 27
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 318 July 27

From news of Lutwyche's ambitious new foodie precinct to a sizeable Japanese eatery and bar opening at Brisbane Quarter, 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

Food News
Relish taste sensations with help from condiment company Sidepiece
Food & Drink

Relish taste sensations with help from condiment company Sidepiece

When it comes to perfecting a dish, condiments are crucially important. Be it a simple sandwich or salad, fiery spices, fruit-infused relishes and zesty dressings can take an ordinary meal to extraordinary levels. West End condiment company Sidepiece knows this to be true, and its small-batch fermented hot sauces, relishes and other condiments made from local produce and native bush foods are living proof that we all need to spice up our lives a little. more

Bars
Art, music and food collide at King Street's inclusive new hub Space & Co.
Food & Drink

Art, music and food collide at King Street’s inclusive new hub Space & Co.

As we gradually pry ourselves from the grip of the pandemic, it's becoming more and more apparent that what we seek in a night out has changed. While dinner and drinks is something we'll never do away with, the urge for a more sensory experience is rising. People want a ticket to something! Space & Co., a newly open multifaceted destination on King Street, is bringing music, visual art, drinks (both boozy and alcohol-free kinds), Japanese and Korean-inspired street food and inclusive vibes together under one roof. In a time where Brisbane's art and hospitality scenes are trying to hone in on a new normal, Space & Co. is blazing a path forward with an all-in-one approach. Read on for a look inside ... more

Bars
Take a sneak peek inside Rosmarino – Fortitude Valley's intimate new restaurant and wine bar
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Take a sneak peek inside Rosmarino – Fortitude Valley’s intimate new restaurant and wine bar

One silver lining that has emerged from the ruinous circumstances that plagued 2020 is the abundance of ingenuity and resilience displayed in its wake. Rosmarino – the brand-new Italian-inspired ristorante opening within a gorgeous heritage site in Fortitude Valley – is the brainchild of two hospitality veterans who decided to put their combined pedigree to good use when lockdowns stymied their plans to relocate overseas. Europe's loss is Brisbane's gain, as Rosmarino is now set to inject some vim and vigour into a long-neglected corner of town. Rosmarino is softly opening tonight, Friday July 16, as a wine bar – slinging cheese, salumi, focaccine and snacks ahead of the launch of its full menu later this month. We've been given a preview of what to expect – read on to find out more ... more

Casual Dining
Unbearable Bagels – the new grab-and-go step-sibling of Zero Fox – opens in Teneriffe
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Unbearable Bagels – the new grab-and-go step-sibling of Zero Fox – opens in Teneriffe

There's been a bit of a stir taking place down on Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe's leafy main drag. Clusters of carb-loving locals can be seen swarming the entrance to Unbearable Bagels, a new attitude-laden bagel-slinging concept that opened on Monday July 19. The brainchild of a hospitality crew that has made a name for itself by doing things a little bit differently, here loaded bagels (stuffed with drool-worthy ingredients or slathered in a simple schmear) and black coffee are a specialty – and the crowds are already loving it. more

Bars
Ploughman's new Fortitude Valley haunt is a go-to spot for craft beer, natural wine and snacks
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Ploughman’s new Fortitude Valley haunt is a go-to spot for craft beer, natural wine and snacks

South Pine Road boozer Ploughman quickly became one of Brisbane's most beloved suburban bars when it opened in 2016, forging a loyal following of locals living in the northwestern catchment of Alderley, Mitchelton and Enoggera. This year marks some changes for the Ploughman team, which is currently in the process of relocating to a spiffy new premises. While the bar's next home is in the works, Ploughman has opened a satellite watering hole on Hynes Street on the fringe of Fortitude Valley, giving long-time regulars and unacquainted blow-ins a spot to savour a selection of all-Australian wines and ales, first-rate gins, artisanal charcuterie and moreish toasties – yes, including Ploughman's famed gruyere grilled cheese! more