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The round-up: rock out at Brisbane's best live-music venues
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The round-up: rock out at Brisbane’s best live-music venues

Brisbane’s always had a strong musical heritage, dating back to the days of The Saints and The Go-Betweens, through to the heyday of Powderfinger, Savage Garden, George, The Grates and the current crop of stars such as Violent Soho, The Jungle Giants, Mallrat and Cub Sport Brisbane’s live music scene is a melting pot of styles, with numerous venues dotted around the city hosting gigs on just about any given night. Our music scene is as healthy as ever, and if you’re keen to step out for a bit of rock‘n’roll, punk, jazz, blues or whatever catches your ear, have a look over this handy list of Brisbane’s best live-music venues and get amongst it. more

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

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

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The round-up: sharpen your sweet tooth with these Easter-themed treats
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The round-up: sharpen your sweet tooth with these Easter-themed treats

Before the month is out, we’ll all be inundated with chocolate goodies of varying shapes and sizes. Yes, Easter time is here, and that means it’s time to start deciding what kinds of treats you’ll be buying as gifts, and which ones will be kept for your own consumption. We don’t want to knock the mass-produced eggs and bunnies – they’re great – but seeing as we’re committed to indulging properly, we’d prefer to splash out on the artisan sweets. If you agree, then you’ll get a kick out of the varied Easter treats available around Brisbane this year. more

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Jocelyn's Provisions
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The round-up: follow your nose to the best hot cross buns in Brisbane

Look, we’re not throwing any shade towards the hot cross buns produced by the big grocery chains, but when it comes to celebrating Easter with a six-pack of buttery buns, we prefer to go gourmet. It’s the time of year when Brisbane’s best bakeries are competing for our custom, dishing out fresh trays of hot cross buns loaded with fruit, spices and other goodies. We’re not going to say which bakery bun is the definitive choice – we’re more inclined to put together a list of the top picks and let you make the hard decision. Although picking may be difficult, at the end of the day there is no wrong choice when it comes to hot cross buns. more

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Lucky Egg – Brisbane fried chicken
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The round-up: snack on Brisbane’s best finger lickin’ fried chicken

Put down the KFC bucket – no matter how many secret herbs and spices are sprinkled on top, the best fried chicken in Brisbane cannot be found at a fast food joint. Fried chicken is the ultimate comfort food and is exponentially better when made with love and care. Several locales in town are known for crunchy wings and flavoursome fillets, so if you only settle for the best, you are going to want to put these places to the test. more

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The round-up: the best BYO spots in Brisbane
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The round-up: the best BYO spots in Brisbane

Everyone agrees that any BYO restaurant is a great way to enjoy a bit of extra value while dining out, but many don’t know how many spots around town allow customers to bring their own drop. Not only are there plenty of restaurants where BYO is acceptable, but also several bars encourage patrons to BYO food and other eateries welcome patrons to bring their own drop on special nights of the week. We’ve compiled a handy list to help you make a choice of where to take that special bottle of pinot this weekend. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s best food trucks
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best food trucks

Food trucks aren’t a novel concept to Brisbane eaters – mobile food wagons have been slinging street-food for years now. That being said, the food-truck scene is constantly evolving and more and more wagons are hitting our streets every year. From burgers and pizza to gelato and mac ‘n’ cheese, there are plenty of options to try. We’ve assembled a quick hit-list of must-try food trucks worth seeking out when you’ve got a hankering for mobile munchies. more


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Little Big House – Monday Night Dining Brisbane
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The round-up: what restaurants are open on Monday night in Brisbane

If you’ve never experienced the Monday blues then you must be a robot. Just kidding (sort of), but starting the work week after the dizzying delights of the weekend can be a little bit soul destroying. Our solution is to extend some more of that fun into Monday. “How?”, we hear you ask. Simple – book in for dinner out one Monday night. Brisbane’s not as sleepy as it used to be – these days there are countless venues that are open for Monday-night trading, from fine-dining institutions to reliable neighbourhood eateries. If you want to line up a hot dinner date before the week gets too hectic, or can’t be bothered cooking after work (honestly, we feel you), check out Brisbane’s Monday-night scene and see what’s open using this handy list. more

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nodo
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The round-up: visit the best all-day breakfast spots in Brisbane

The weekend is for taking it slow – we can’t be blamed if we want to sleep in. We shouldn’t be punished for enjoying our days off by missing the best meal of the day – breakfast! Thankfully, there are some cafes that are forgiving to us sleepyheads, offering all-day breakfast menus so bed heads can enjoy an eggs benny or for dusty revellers that are craving the restorative properties of bacon. more

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The year in review: what you loved in 2018
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The year in review: what you loved in 2018

We know we say it every year ... but 2018 was pretty darn excellent. It's been an incredibly exciting year for Brisbane and we've enjoyed every minute watching our sparkling city truly blossom. Considering January is a foggy distant memory, we thought we'd recap the year by looking back at what you, our amazing loyal readers, loved the most over the past 12 months. We present to you, the best of 2018! more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you

Here at The Weekend Edition, we’re huge fans of the fun lunch. Sure, we have our fair share of desk-bound leftovers and toasted sandwiches, but we jump at the opportunity to explore our culinary horizons when the midday pangs hit. If your two-day-old salad is looking a little limp, we’ve got ten toothsome ideas to bring your lunchtime back to life. Presenting Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as voted by you, our readers, in The Weekend Edition’s 11th annual EAT/drink Awards in 2018. more

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The round-up: 2018's must-try new openings on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: 2018’s must-try new openings on the Gold Coast

Heading to the Gold Coast during the festive season? Whether you're venturing down for a day trip, a cheeky overnighter or an extended vacay, you're going to want to eat and drink – and there are a bunch of new additions that we think you should know about. It's been a big year for the Gold Coast, with fine diners, southern bakehouses, rooftop bars and more arriving throughout the year. It can be hard to keep up, so we've put together a handy list of some of our favourite openings on the coast this year, all for your eating and drinking pleasure. more

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The round-up: Brisbane's must-try openings of 2018
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The round-up: Brisbane’s must-try openings of 2018

Phew, what a year it’s been! We’re only a few weeks away from the festive season and the New Year’s celebrations, but it seems like there’s still so much more to cram in before 2018 wraps up for good. Thankfully we’ve got some much-needed holiday time on the horizon, which should allow us to take a breath and look back at everything that’s happened this year. If you’ve been too busy to cast your eyes north, you might not have noticed Brisbane’s banner year in terms of new openings. Bars, cafes, hotels, restaurants – 2018 was a boom year for top-tier hospitality arrivals. If you’re planning a trip up the M1 over summer, pencil a stop or three at some of the best new openings in Brisbane over the past 12 months. more

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BrewDog
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best sunny beer gardens and outdoor bars to visit this summer

It’s almost a scientific fact that the best way to enjoy the sizzling summer months is to embrace it and find a comfortable perch to blow the froth off a cold beverage or two in one of Brisbane’s many beer gardens. Our winter hibernation has ended – now it’s the time to get our dishevelled selves some sun. Here are some of the best beer gardens and outdoor bars to seek out this summer. more

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A pup enjoys some dog-friendly ice-cream at Graceville's Goodness Gracious Cafe
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The round-up: bark up the right tree at Brisbane’s best dog-friendly cafes and bars

Dogs are so, so great. They are the most pure creatures on earth and we do not deserve them. Right, now that that’s out in the open we can get down to business – people with pooches are generally keen to take their furry mates everywhere they possibly can, but unfortunately the world we live in is sometimes cruel and prohibitive. It’s ruff (!), but we’ve taken paws (!!) and done the digging (!!!) to sniff out (!!!!) Brisbane’s best dog-friendly cafes and bars. From dedicated hashtags to pup-centric treats, these venues appreciate that it’s a dog’s life. more

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Bacchus
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The round-up: sample the flavours of the season with these must-try spring dishes

Spring isn’t just for wardrobe overhauls, beach trips and post-hibernation fitness regimes – it’s also one of the most exciting periods for food. Eateries across Brisbane are overhauling menus to take advantage of the influx of new-season produce, imbuing dishes with colour, texture and an abundance of flavour. Of course, getting to every restaurant in Brisbane to sample such dishes is no easy task, which is why we’ve collated a quick hit list of spots that are making the most out of spring’s bounty. more

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Netherworld
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best new bars as voted by you

It doesn’t take much to see that Brisbane’s bar scene is going great guns this year – the city’s major hubs are thriving with new arrivals. Although we will always have a soft spot for our local, when it comes to weekend drinks we like to try somewhere new. When we need a tip for a new spot to check out, we ask our pals – that’s you. We pitched it to our readers to tell us what new bars they thought were the best of the year in our last EAT/drink Awards, and you didn’t let us down. We’ve put together ten of the best new watering holes worth investigating, as decided by you! more

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Eden's Table at The Westin Brisbane | Brisbane's best high tea | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: indulge in Brisbane’s best high tea

Despite boasting historical origins dating back centuries, high tea remains largely unchanged by the advancing years. At its core, high tea is so much more than an excuse to eat dozens of scones in one sitting – it’s a delightful afternoon ritual that offers diners the chance to selectively splurge on everything from sweets and savouries to tea and champagne. Brisbane has a thriving high-tea scene, with numerous venues breaking out the fancy tiered tableware for scrumptious services throughout the week. We've put together a list of some of this city’s best. more

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Julius Pizzeria | Brisbane's best pasta | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: where to sample Brisbane’s best pasta

We owe a huge amount of thanks to Italy. Without their historic culinary influence we wouldn’t have pizza, gelati and pasta. If we didn’t have pasta, we’d have a massive gap in our diet. Spaghetti Bolognese, carbonara, even macaroni and cheese – these are dishes we take for granted but are fundamental pillars of our dietary roster. Brisbane is home to a plethora of Italian-inspired eateries that vie for the title of Brisbane’s Best Pasta. We couldn’t possibly crown a winner, but we can clue you in to some of the best. more