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U.S. celebrity plant-based chef Matthew Kenney is headed to Brisbane for a one-off degustation
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U.S. celebrity plant-based chef Matthew Kenney is headed to Brisbane for a one-off degustation

The rise of plant-based dining is one we will gladly get behind, especially when it means that top chefs are willing to flex their creative muscles to create vegan dishes that stand up against their meaty counterparts. One of the key players behind the increased innovation of plant-based fine dining is Matthew Kenney. The American-based trailblazer is bringing his seriously imaginative concepts Brisbane’s Salon de Co for one night only, presenting two degustations that will truly knock your socks off. more

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Savour and snack to your belly’s content at the Night Noodle Markets
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Savour and snack to your belly’s content at the Night Noodle Markets

Good Food Month is in full swing and a plethora of Brisbane’s eateries have been dishing out the flavoursome fare. While we’re all too happy to indulge all month long, we’ve been saving room for the Night Noodle Markets, which kick off next week on Wednesday July 25. For ten days, South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt will host a smorgasbord of Asian food stalls, hawking everything from gelato katsu sandwiches to KFC cheese puffle cones. more

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Crack open your piggy bank for the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail
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Crack open your piggy bank for the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail

We’re collecting loose change in anticipation for one of our favourite events on the foodie calendar – the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail! On Saturday July 14, Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park Shopping Centre will be hosting a mammoth celebration of Asian cuisine, with several eateries erecting pop-up stalls to hawk a range of tasty bites that’ll only set you back a couple of bucks a pop. more

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Matt Moran is bringing his iconic Chiswick restaurant to this year's Splendour in the Grass
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Matt Moran is bringing his iconic Chiswick restaurant to this year’s Splendour in the Grass

While we're all still picking our jaws up off the ground after learning of this year's Splendour in the Grass line-up (g'day, Kendrick), we've got even more news for you to digest. Celebrated Australian chef Matt Moran is bringing his iconic Sydney restaurant Chiswick north for the very first time, staging a glorious long-table pop-up feast in a secret location at the Byron Bay festival from July 20–22. Yes, this is actually happening. more

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Ahh … Greek out! The foodie’s guide to Paniyiri Greek Festival
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Ahh … Greek out! The foodie’s guide to Paniyiri Greek Festival

Mid-year is fast approaching, which means that the weather is getting colder but our anticipation for Paniyiri Greek Festival is heating up. We’re days away from being able to gorge on our favourite Greek cuisine – we’re talking honey puffs, calamari, souvlaki and all of the haloumi. While it’s hard to beat a classic, Greek cuisine has a smorgasbord of bites that are well worth trying, even if it means stepping outside your comfort zone. If you’re eager to make the most of Paniyiri Greek Festival, here is a handy guide to help you navigate the stellar food selection. more

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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas
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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas

If we’re being honest, every day deserves to be Mother’s Day. Why? Well, you never really get a day off from being a mum – it’s a 24/7 gig. That being said, Mother’s Day is still a great opportunity to tell your mother how much she means to you. There are many different styles of mum, so there’s not one coverall approach to celebrating their worth. Some mums are foodie mums, while some mums like to be pampered. It’s up to you to know what kind of person your mother is. Our job is to help guide you to some excellent Mother’s Day ideas based on your mum’s taste. You’re welcome, mums. more


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Badminton meets burgers – where to eat and drink during the GC2018 Commonwealth Games
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Badminton meets burgers – where to eat and drink during the GC2018 Commonwealth Games

It feels like a lifetime ago that the Gold Coast was announced as the host city of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Well, the time has come – the athletes are here, the medals have been shined and this fine city is well and truly ready to put on a spectacular show! While most of you have nabbed tickets to your favourite sporting event or plan to get amongst the Festival 2018 goodness, you may have overlooked a very important element – where to eat and drink during GC2018. Situations like this always call for our ever-handy Stumble Guide, but we thought we'd go a little further and hand-pick a few top dining spots to add to your hit list while you're out there in the thick of the action. more

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Class is in session – educate yourself about coffee at Dramanti's Morningside HQ
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Class is in session – educate yourself about coffee at Dramanti’s Morningside HQ

One of the most recognisable names in Brisbane coffee has taken its operations to new heights. Dramanti Artisan Roasters has settled in to some fresh digs in the heart of Morningside, combining its roasting and wholesale operations under one roof alongside a swish new coffee bar and a barista training centre. Now coffee lovers can indulge in their obsession on a whole new level. more

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Sun’s out, buns out – Burger Fest fires up the grill for its inaugural festival
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Sun’s out, buns out – Burger Fest fires up the grill for its inaugural festival

It’s time to break out your most loose-fitting outfits – where we’re going you won’t need belts. Burger Fest has assembled a who’s who of Brisbane’s chillest grillers for a day dedicated to devouring nothing but the best burgers around. This team up is like The Avengers, but with burgers, and is a must-attend for any self-respecting lover of stuffed buns. Be sure to skip breakfast – you’re going to want to come hungry. more

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Fun activities to take your after-work drinks to the next level
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Fun activities to take your after-work drinks to the next level

There are few feelings better than knock-off time, especially on a Friday. The only issue we can see is that descending upon the closest pub for a pint at week's end can get a bit stale after doing so nearly every week. If your after-work drinks routine is getting a tad staid, then you need to inject a bit of fun into your evening schedule. Should you and the crew decide to make plans for this Friday, consider some of these inner-city activities that will really have you exclaiming ‘TGIF’ with appropriate vigour. more

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Indulge your expensive taste when The Caviar Degustation lands at Bacchus
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Indulge your expensive taste when The Caviar Degustation lands at Bacchus

When it comes to fancy foods, there is one item that seems to immediately spring to mind – we’re talking caviar, baby. This seaside treasure has long been a symbol of high-class dining due to its rarity and distinct flavour, so it makes sense that a dining event dedicated to the delicacy would be a truly fine affair. The award-winning team at Bacchus is launching a strictly limited Caviar Degustation, running from Wednesday 4 October until Saturday 21 October inclusive to bring the people of Brisbane a taste of true luxury. more

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Celebrate the flavours of spring at Milton Markets’ seasonal celebration
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Celebrate the flavours of spring at Milton Markets’ seasonal celebration

The weather wasted no time in warming up post-winter, but we’re not complaining too loudly – not when it means that spring produce is set to arrive! The Milton Markets will be hosting its third food-centric pop-up of 2017 when the Seasonal Flavours takes over Cribb Street on Sunday September 10 for its spring edition, complete with new food stalls, live entertainment and more. more

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Santa is coming early and his gift is a brand-new festive Secret Foodies event
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Santa is coming early and his gift is a brand-new festive Secret Foodies event

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of jingle bells, my friends, and they are heralding the arrival of the next instalment of one of Brisbane’s most exciting food events. Those maverick renegades from Secret Foodies are at it again, bringing their signature blend of themed fine dining back to Brisbane for a Christmas in July edition. Bust out your best daggy sweater, rehearse your favourite lame bon-bon jokes and arrive on an empty stomach, because this is one mystery festive feast with all of the trimmings. more

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Spend your Sunday with beers, burgers and beats at the Miss Bliss laneway party
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Spend your Sunday with beers, burgers and beats at the Miss Bliss laneway party

When the sun is out at the weather is fine, there is absolutely no way you’ll find us shut up inside. We want to make the most of our weekend, and if you are like us then you’ll probably get a kick out of the party taking place in Bliss Lane this weekend. Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen is celebrating the weekend with a Sunday session filled with healthy snacks, vegan-friendly beers and superfood cocktails. more

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Feast until you’re full at the new Food Truck Hub on Chester
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Feast until you’re full at the new Food Truck Hub on Chester

Foodies – prepare your belts! Brisbane’s best street-food dispensaries will be descending on the Fortitude Valley on Friday May 12 for a new permanent food truck night. Chester Street will be inundated by wing wagons, burger buggies and pizza mobiles every Friday night – meaning that we’ve got another reason to proclaim TGIF at week's end. more

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Get yourself to Barbecue Mafia and Crowbar’s carnivorous low-and-slow pop-up
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Get yourself to Barbecue Mafia and Crowbar’s carnivorous low-and-slow pop-up

What do you get when you pair Brisbane’s finest purveyors of barbecued meat with the minds behind one of Foritude Valley’s gnarliest bars? A gosh-darn match made in heaven, that’s what! After a successful experimental pop-up in 2016, Barbecue Mafia and Crowbar will be teaming up for a series of beer-meets-barbecue events at a trendy warehouse space in Stafford on April 8 and 22. more

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Celebrate life's finest things at Portside Wharf's Cheese and Champagne Pop-up
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Celebrate life’s finest things at Portside Wharf’s Cheese and Champagne Pop-up

By now, dear reader, we’ve hopefully established that you and I are united by our undying love of cheese. So I’d like for you to imagine this scenario. It’s a balmy autumn afternoon. The sun is greeting your cheeks with a soft kiss, a cool breeze is floating past you and the gentle ebb and flow of the Brisbane River is luring you into a state of pure bliss. This, however, isn’t a regular autumn afternoon – this is the kind that dreams are made of. Because in this scenario my friend, you are surrounded by French cheese and bottles of Pol Roger champagne. more