Treats
It's a gelati party! Gelato Messina has finally arrived in South Brisbane
Food & Drink

It’s a gelati party! Gelato Messina has finally arrived in South Brisbane

We’ve been waiting oh so patiently for this day to arrive, but now it’s finally here we're not sure what to do with our hands. Full-blown pandemonium is threatening to break out with the news that at 5:00 pm this afternoon, Wednesday March 29, Gelato Messina will open the doors to its very first Brisbane gelato parlour. We’re so happy we could cry, but we'll compose ourselves just long enough to avoid watering down our sweet, sweet gelato. We’re officially saying goodbye to our summer bods without a shred of remorse – Gelato Messina is here now, and that’s all we need. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 115 March 28
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 115 March 28

From whispers of secret rooftop bars to new gastropubs, 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
Neighbourhood Pizza brings hip-hop and good vibes to Kenmore
Food & Drink

Neighbourhood Pizza brings hip-hop and good vibes to Kenmore

When it comes to worldwide appeal, there isn’t a food in the entire world that can hold a candle to pizza. Thin and crispy or thick with a heaping of toppings, pizza can be dressed up or dressed down and people will still love it. Making the right slice is a fine process, but one that Jordan Lomas and the team at Neighbourhood Pizza in Kenmore have turned into an art form. If perfectly cooked pizzas paired with boutique wines and beer, served in a chic setting with hip hop and jazz music providing ambience are your bag, then let us welcome you to the neighbourhood. more

Restaurants
Pawpaw Asian Kitchen brings street food to southern suburbs
Food & Drink

Pawpaw Asian Kitchen brings street food to southern suburbs

Apparently having four venues just isn’t enough for the Venzin Group. After venturing to the outer suburbs with Piggy Back in Jindalee, the group has set its sights on the complete opposite side of town, opening fifth venue Pawpaw Asian Kitchen this week in eastern Tingalpa. If you’re a fan of the Venzin family’s delicious Asian delicacies, then read on – you’re in for a treat. more

Restaurants
The Zeus Burger
Food & Drink

Set your watches – it’s munch o’clock all day long at Bulimba’s Burger Time 69

What’s the time Mister Wolf? Burger time! No this isn't a new game we've just invented (although we're interested, to be honest), it's the announcement of Bulimba's newest eatery – Burger Time 69. If you enjoy sinking your fangs into burgers the size of your head, clear some time in your schedule to try the impressive range of protein patties, blissful buns and scrumptious street snacks on Oxford Street. more

Restaurants
The round-up: turn your bolognese into bol-amaze with help from Brisbane’s best cooking schools
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The round-up: turn your bolognese into bol-amaze with help from Brisbane’s best cooking schools

Since the advent of My Kitchen Rules and MasterChef, everyone is an armchair expert when it comes to home cooking. It’s one thing to park your caboose on the couch and dish out cutting critiques on an amateur chef’s botched scampi with anchovy butter, but if you are imparting your wisdom through mouthfuls of cereal for dinner then perhaps you need to evaluate your own cooking game. If something such as boiling water makes your palms sweat with anxiety, we suggest you get your head in the game and pick up a few tips from some of Brisbane’s finest cooking schools. more

Providore
Sit down to authentic, nonna-approved Italian at Yeronga’s Osteria Epoca
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Sit down to authentic, nonna-approved Italian at Yeronga’s Osteria Epoca

Wipe that Dolmio grin off your face – true Italian flavour can’t be found in a jar of red wine and herb sauce. To get the most authentic experience one must immerse themselves in the true home-style roots of Italian cuisine. The concept for Osteria Epoca in Yeronga was born at the dinner table, where helpings of homemade dishes brought endless happiness and satiated appetites. If you are keen to taste the real deal, Osteria Epoca is now open and is serving up primo pasta and plenty of gustoso gastronomic delights. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 114 March 21
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 114 March 21

From whispers of new wine bars to free grilled cheese, 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


The Locals Next week:

Bars
Steen Jones resurrects New Farm’s nightlife with exciting new bar Deathproof
Food & Drink

Steen Jones resurrects New Farm’s nightlife with exciting new bar Deathproof

You guys know Steen Jones, right? He’s an artist and self-declared adventurer, with his brightly coloured roses, hearts, skulls and more seen splashed upon walls all over Australia and the world. He’s collaborated with the likes of Rolling Stone magazine, Red Bull, Vans and Sailor Jerry among others, and is also the brains behind clothing label Few and Far Collective and creative studio Few and Far Studio. Well, apparently all of that isn’t enough for Steen, who has been working away to bring the people of Brisbane a place to eat, drink, hang and celebrate the good life. His latest project Deathproof opens in New Farm tomorrow, Friday March 17 at 3:00 pm, so if you aren’t already familiar with Steen, you will be soon. more

Restaurants
The Fishmonger’s Wife now dishing up its haul at new Hawthorne digs
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The Fishmonger’s Wife now dishing up its haul at new Hawthorne digs

Seeking greener pastures (or perhaps the better analogy is more bountiful seas) East Brisbane’s iconic fish and chippery has packed up the deep fryer and moved locations. The Fishmonger’s Wife is now trading from its swish new home in Hawthorne, where the calamari is cooked to perfection, the chips are crispy and the fish is so fresh you’d think you’d just caught it yourself. more

Bars
Shroom Street Bowl with portobello mushroom, haloumi, cheese, brown rice and quinoa
Food & Drink

Grab a slice of Manhattan’s food scene at 51st Street in Brisbane City

As Alicia Keys sang on the chorus of Jay Z’s ‘Empire State of Mind’ – “Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York”. As one of the world’s biggest cities, the Big Apple’s influence spreads far and wide, especially when it comes to food trends. A piece of New York has come to George Street in the Brisbane CBD in the form of 51st Street. Named after the iconic Midtown crossing, 51st Street plates up a full-flavoured cross-section of New York’s most iconic foods. more

Bars
Otto Brisbane
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best restaurants and bars with a view

You could be at a restaurant eating the juiciest, most tender steak in the world, or sipping on some of the finest wine money could buy, but would you really enjoy your experience if the atmosphere wasn’t up to scratch? A lot can be said about the importance of ambience when dining out, and one of the best ways to achieve a perfect balance between food and vibe is with a stellar view. If you like to pair your meal with a killer vista or a luxe riverside setting, we’ve compiled a list of Brisbane's best bars and restaurants with a view, for you to get a feast for your eyes as well as your mouth. more

Bars
Maker
Food & Drink

Brisbane’s ten best bars as voted by you

It’s already March and the 2016 EAT/drink Awards seem to be distant in our rear-view mirror, but let’s not move on too quickly! The awards are only just picking up steam on the Gold Coast and we’ve barely even had time to acknowledge all of those who voted for the Brisbane round. Seeing as the EAT/drink Awards are decided by your votes, we thought it would make sense to give you the definitive list of Brisbane’s ten best bars (as well as best new and institution bars) – as voted by you! We’ve got to hand it to you all – you’ve got some great taste. If you have been planning a bar crawl (or maybe the idea is only entering your mind just now), you won't find a better list of candidates than right here. more

Food News
Neil Perry shakes up the menu at Saké Restaurant & Bar
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Neil Perry shakes up the menu at Saké Restaurant & Bar

After the announcement of its official name change in late February, Rockpool Dining Group is rapidly making waves in Brisbane. In addition to opening a slew of bars and eateries across our fine city in the coming months, the group is shaking up the offering of its restaurants that we are already so familiar with, starting with hatted Brisbane City restaurant Saké. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 113 March 14
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 113 March 14

From whispers of retro arcades to adult school camps, 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
K.O. your tastebuds at King Street's video game-inspired burger joint Super Combo
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K.O. your tastebuds at King Street’s video game-inspired burger joint Super Combo

Whether you’re a skilled Nintendo master or just frantically mash the buttons hoping for the best, it’s always a pretty rad feeling when you pull off a video game super combo. Victory, at last, is yours! Taking inspiration from late 1980s and 1990s fighting games (think Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken) King Street’s newest eatery – a burger joint with a distinct retro vibe – is mastering the super combo skill, but in a much more delicious manner. more

Restaurants
Wham, lamb, thank you, ma'am! The Lamb Shop opens up on King Street
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Wham, lamb, thank you, ma’am! The Lamb Shop opens up on King Street

Just across from the Brisbane Showgrounds is a new eatery that has eaters in a tizzy with the promise of mountains of shaved lamb stuffed into salivation-worthy souvlaki. The Lamb Shop is opening its doors on King Street this week, plating up a range of Greek souvas and other morsels that would make Sam Kekovich go gaga with joy. If you consider yourself a bit of a Lambassador, you better be first in line when The Lamb Shop kicks things off tonight. more

Food News
Missed out on tickets to the sold-out Brisbane Ice Cream Festival? Don’t fret just yet …
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Missed out on tickets to the sold-out Brisbane Ice Cream Festival? Don’t fret just yet …

The minute we let slip that the very first Brisbane Ice Cream Festival was rolling into town, you guys went (crushed) nuts. It comes as no surprise that the event sold out in a flash, but if you didn’t manage to nab tickets in time then we have a cure for your impending FOMO. UberEATS has come to the rescue – on Saturday March 11 you can get the most delicious treats from the festival’s vendors delivered to your door. more

Food truck
The round-up: food truck fever – where to get your snack on during the week
Food & Drink

The round-up: food truck fever – where to get your snack on during the week

In the words of Craig David from his smash hit ‘Seven Days’ – “found a food truck on Monday, sought another for some eats on Tuesday, we were snacking down on Wednesday, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and once more on Sunday.” We’re not 100 percent certain, but we’re fairly sure that’s how the song goes. Brisbane’s street food scene is a veritable melting pot of good eats – so good in fact that locals are often opting for a hearty food truck feast instead of dining out. If you’ve ever craved street eats on a school night and have been unable to find a mobile meal dispensary nearby, take solace in the fact that food trucks do roam the streets on every night of the week. We’ve done the legwork to give you a seven-day rundown of where you can go to find a reliable food truck feed on any given night. more