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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

There's a lot happening in Brisbane these days, almost too much to keep up with. The Dish is a rapid-fire rundown of Brisbane food news – quick taster-sized tidbits to keep you in the know and, perhaps, tickle your taste buds. This week we’ve got word of froth-paired feasts, Mexican-inspired breakfasts, Italian festivals and more! more

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From haloumi to honey puffs – the foodie’s guide to Paniyiri Greek Festival

Paniyiri Greek Festival is almost back for 2024 and you can practically hear the plates smashing, hands clapping and tender morsels sizzling. The Greek culinary prowess is perhaps the country’s best export – which says a lot about the homeland of democracy. From honey puffs to haloumi, the country is known for its drool-inducing dishes and Paniriyi Greek Festival will be serving it up from our very own Musgrave Park. Keen for a culinary adventure? Take our foodie’s field guide to Paniyiri for a spin. more

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Is this Australia's biggest burger? Brooklyn Depot is inviting you to come and see for yourself
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Is this Australia’s biggest burger? Brooklyn Depot is inviting you to come and see for yourself

It takes some serious intestinal fortitude to become a competitive eater, not to mention a pretty active metabolism! While most of us will never be able to handle the caloric abundance of a full-on eating comp, Brooklyn Depot is giving fans of food-based challenges the chance to test their mettle by taking on what is being hailed as Australia's biggest burger – a claim set to be tested by the country's highest-ranked competitive eater. This monstrous morsel is not for the faint of heart or small of stomach – take a look ... more

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Pardon our French – the renowned chef and restaurateur Scott Pickett is joining C'est Bon for one night only
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Pardon our French – the renowned chef and restaurateur Scott Pickett is joining C’est Bon for one night only

Brisbane foodies are getting the rare opportunity to experience a culinary collaboration by two of the industry’s leading names. C'est Bon head chef Andy Ashby will be joined in the kitchen by revered restaurateur and chef Scott Pickett – founder of Melbourne institutions like Estelle, Matilda and Chancery Lane. The duo will reunite for a unique one-off menu, celebrating the flavours of modern French food. Here’s what to know … more

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Fish Lane teams up with Espolòn Tequila for month-long marg fest, March into Margarita
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Fish Lane teams up with Espolòn Tequila for month-long marg fest, March into Margarita

Following on from the runaway success of Rosé Revolution and its negroni week celebrations, the Fish Lane Arts Precinct is once again bringing together its collection of venues to celebrate another beloved libation – the margarita – for a month-long party. March into Margarita will see the laneways bars and restaurants shaking up a signature riff on the staple cocktail, while some venues will be taking things up a notch with their own tequila-soaked soirees. more

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Altos Tequila is giving away 20,000 margs this month – so consider your next round sorted
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Altos Tequila is giving away 20,000 margs this month – so consider your next round sorted

It’s no coincidence that the marvellous margarita shares its month with the day of love. There’s simply nothing more romantic than the tastebud titillating and salty-sour seduction of this cult cocktail. In honour of our mezcal muse, Altos Tequila is shouting 20,000 margaritas at bars across the country this month. They’ve even thrown in a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mexico so one-lucky marg maestro can experience the motherland of tequila. Keep reading to find out how … more


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Frog’s Hollow Saloon is turning two – and three of the country's best bars are coming to town to celebrate
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Frog’s Hollow Saloon is turning two – and three of the country’s best bars are coming to town to celebrate

How does a bar known for dispensing good times as much as it's known for serving good drinks celebrate its own birthday? By going absolutely balls to the wall, of course. Frog's Hollow Saloon is turning two and it's marking the occasion with a month of booze-fuelled parties and takeovers from some of Australia's most esteemed bars, including Adelaide's Cry Baby and Memphis Slim’s House Of Blues, and Sydney's star martini spot Bar Planet. Here's what the crew has planned ... more

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Solbevi, Australia's first canned limoncello spritz, is making its Brisbane debut with a laneway party at Allonda
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Solbevi, Australia’s first canned limoncello spritz, is making its Brisbane debut with a laneway party at Allonda

We know summer hasn't officially started, but we're pretty confident we know which drink will be the sip of the season. Local limoncello brand Solbevi has just launched its own range of canned limoncello spritzes, a zesty and refreshing beverage that's shaping up to be a fixture at barbecues, picnics and poolside hangs. The drink maker is teaming up with Allonda in Newstead to throw a bash to mark the launch. Read on for the fun details ... more

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Melbourne's lauded Neo cocktail bar PAR. is taking over Before + After for a night of innovative drinks
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Melbourne’s lauded Neo cocktail bar PAR. is taking over Before + After for a night of innovative drinks

One of the most exciting newcomers on the Melbourne bar scene is popping up to Brisbane to show off its inventive approach to hospitality. Tony Huang and Tim Pope – two thirds of the team behind PAR. in Fitzroy – will be slinging sips at Before + After on Tuesday November 21, giving Brisbane drinkers a taste of their carefully crafted, pre-batched, conversation-starting signatures. more

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Date night sorted – unwind and dine at these Portside Wharf locales
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Date night sorted – unwind and dine at these Portside Wharf locales

Whether you're indulging in a tipple or two with your partner, catching up with pals over dinner or seeing the newest flick, Portside Wharf is the go-to lifestyle destination for the ultimate day or night out. With a myriad of mouth-watering menus to celebrate spring, captivating cinema experiences and unrivalled riverside views, the Hamilton hub is a perfect place to unwind and dine. more

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BrewDog is teaming up with Urban Valley Gourmet Mushrooms for a fungi-filled degustation
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BrewDog is teaming up with Urban Valley Gourmet Mushrooms for a fungi-filled degustation

Mushrooms are a versatile ingredient to have on hand in the kitchen, but do you know just how many applications the humble fungus actually has? Inner-city cultivator of organic and sustainable mushrooms, Urban Valley, is linking up with pint-pouring powerhouse BrewDog to showcase the sheer all-around majesty of mushies via a seven-course degustation dinner in early September. Here's what you can expect from this one-of-a-kind culinary experience ... more

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Gather your gold coins and prepare your appetite for the return of the Sunnybank Food Trail
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Gather your gold coins and prepare your appetite for the return of the Sunnybank Food Trail

We’re emptying our pockets, checking glove boxes and cracking open piggy banks in anticipation of the return of one of Brisbane’s beloved belly-filling events. After a four-year hiatus the Sunnybank Food Trail is back on Saturday July 22, bringing a myriad of mouth-watering morsels of the Asian-inspired variety to Sunnybank Plaza. The best part? The dynamic selection of drool-worthy dishes will only set you back a couple of bucks, so start collecting your loose change as this delicious event is sure to be a doozy. more

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The Bethnal, an event space and barrel room by the Range Brewing team, is now pouring in Newstead
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The Bethnal, an event space and barrel room by the Range Brewing team, is now pouring in Newstead

The crafty crew behind one of Brisbane's most foward-thinking frothmakers, Range Brewing are adding yet another venue to their hospitality portfolio, in the form of a daring, yet versatile inner-city event space. Introducing The Bethnal, a contemporary barrel room occupying the neighbouring space to Range's Newstead taproom and a charming tip of the hat to the humble beginnings of owners Mat McIver and Gerard Martin. The Bethnal is now pouring, so take a look inside ... more

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Veuve Clicquot In The Snow is bringing its chalet-style igloos and champagne back to Customs House
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Veuve Clicquot In The Snow is bringing its chalet-style igloos and champagne back to Customs House

You couldn't time it any better. The crew at Customs House announced the return of its beloved wintertime pop-up Veuve Clicquot In The Snow just as Brisbane was beset by a ferocious cold snap. Call it a coincidence or a case of eerie prognostication, what really matters is that the orange-hued seasonal soiree is once again taking over the Customs House terrace from Thursday May 18. Shelter in Aspen-themed igloos (boasting chalet-style decor) while chomping on Moreton Bay bug croissants and sipping flute after flute of crisp Veuve Clicquot. If there's anything that can lure us out from under the doona, it's this. more

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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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Pavement Whispers: four Brisbane bartenders are launching The 86 Club, an 80s-inspired party night serving riffs on the era's classics
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Pavement Whispers: four Brisbane bartenders are launching The 86 Club, an 80s-inspired party night serving riffs on the era’s classics

The 80s is fondly remembered for a lot of things – from power suits and high-waisted denim to new wave and glam metal. The cocktails of the era are less well regarded. Sure, drinks such as the piña colada and the Amaretto sour, both of which were in vogue during the 80s, remain popular today. But can the same be said of the Sex On The Beach or Blue Lagoon? Ask for one of those on a night out and your bartender might raise an eyebrow, but not at The 86 Club – a brand-new club night kicking off next month that sees some of Brisbane's best bar talent taking a trip back in time to the 80s. more