Restaurants
Bibs at the ready – get messy with Louisiana Redclaw’s saucy crayfish catch in Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Bibs at the ready – get messy with Louisiana Redclaw’s saucy crayfish catch in Fortitude Valley

Few dishes get our mouths watering as quickly as a steaming Cajun crawfish boil. Those of you that have toured America’s southern states might have encountered this bountiful haul, and now fans of this seductive seafood feast will flip to know that a new eatery is delivering its own spin on Viet-Cajun boils. Louisiana Redclaw is upping the spice factor and encouraging patrons to dig in to its range of signature boils. Don your bibs and grab some napkins – it’s going to get messy in the best way. more

Bars
The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals
Food & Drink

The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals

Put your presuppositions in the bin – vegan food is not just salad and steamed vegetables. Vegan cuisine is becoming increasingly prominent due to the rise of dietary requirements and a conscientious focus of what we put in our bodies. For those of you who can’t stomach the thought of canning the cutlets and trashing the T-bones in favour of salad, please relax. We aren’t here to sway you to veganism! What we will say is that dining as a vegan can be hard in our predominantly meat-eating society, but also very rewarding – even if you love bacon and eggs. We’ve chosen to point out some vegan eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert well worth sampling. more

Food News
Go gaga over Harajuku Gyoza’s cheeseburger-stuffed dumpling
Food & Drink

Go gaga over Harajuku Gyoza’s cheeseburger-stuffed dumpling

The mad scientists at the Harajuku Gyoza kitchen laboratory have struck again. Following on from the popular long fries and raindrop cake, the dumpling destination has unveiled its newest quirky menu item – a cheeseburger gyoza. Imagine crispy fried gyoza on the outside and tasty burger filling on the inside. This is the kind of fusion that is guaranteed to pique our curiosity. more

Food News
Badminton meets burgers – where to eat and drink during the GC2018 Commonwealth Games
Food & Drink

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

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 166 April 3
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 166 April 3

From whispers of a famous fried chicken pop-up to weekly ramen nights, 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


Bars
Havana-inspired hideaway The Malecón arrives in Milton
Food & Drink

Havana-inspired hideaway The Malecón arrives in Milton

There's nothing quite like being transported to an exotic locale without having to board a plane. This is what happens when you step off the street and into the vibrant surrounds of Millton’s newest cocktail joint. Three of Brisbane’s most enterprising individuals have created a slice of Havana in the inner west, fashioning a watering hole that will have you feeling like you are partying in Havana. The Malecón taking locals on a tour of Cuba through its extensive rum-centric cocktail offering and own stylish distillery operation. more

Cafes
Brunch nook Penny Coffee Co opens in Dutton Park
Food & Drink

Brunch nook Penny Coffee Co opens in Dutton Park

Food and coffee. These core aspects of cafe hospitality are essentially two sides of the same coin. All too often patrons are forced to flip the coin to see which side they land on – often settling for a cafe that nails one, but leaves the other lacking. A new cafe has arrived on the scene that aims to deliver the goods in both categories – Dutton Park’s Penny Coffee Co. With a seasonal approach to food and a specialty coffee lean, this cafe is already impressing locals, so perhaps your brunch choice needn’t be dictated by heads or tails. more

Markets
Eat your way around the new Urbane Markets Ipswich launching this weekend
Food & Drink

Eat your way around the new Urbane Markets Ipswich launching this weekend

The early-morning excursion to our local farmers markets will always have a place in our hearts, but we’d be kidding ourselves if we said we didn’t also love the energetic vibe of a night market. A new addition to the night market scene is arriving this weekend, with Urbane Markets Ipswich celebrating its grand opening tonight in Ipswich. Brisbane’s finest food trucks, market stalls, live entertainment and atmosphere – it’s the kind of event you’ll want to stay up late for. more

Treats
Gelato Messina
Food & Drink

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

In a few short sleeps the Easter Bunny will be doing its rounds, delivering chocolaty goodness all across the world. It’s a mammoth job and we don’t want to tell the Easter Bunny how to doit, but we have a few treat suggestions that will be a lot more memorable than simple milk-chocolate eggs. There is a veritable smorgasbord of unique sweets being made by Brisbane vendors that make for great Easter gifts, so if the Easter Bunny is listening (hint, hint) then have a look at some of these assorted goodies and see if you can find space in your busy routine to pick up a few. more

Food News
The round-up: what's open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend
Food & Drink

The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend

While it's perfectly acceptable to eat chocolate for four days straight over Easter, we know that between the Lindt bunnies and Cadbury Creme Eggs you're going to need some real food and drink. Thankfully you don’t need to go on hunt to find places open over the Easter long weekend – you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a (very) comprehensive list of places that will be trading from Good Friday to Easter Monday, from coffee spots to restaurants and everything in between. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 165 March 27
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 165 March 27

From whispers of trashy taco joints to new food markets, 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
Walter's Steakhouse brings old-fashioned hospitality back to Brisbane City
Food & Drink

Walter’s Steakhouse brings old-fashioned hospitality back to Brisbane City

There is a certain type of service often forgotten in the modern-day restaurant. We’re not saying that service in general is bad, it’s just that in an effort to ensure an efficient restaurant, that extra old-world charm is often omitted. Restaurateurs Andrew Baturo, Paul Piticco and Denis Sheahan have proven their commitment to keeping the classic hospitality fire burning and their latest venture, Walter's Steakhouse, is no exception. more

Bars
Honeycomb, ricotta and lavender hotcakes
Food & Drink

Macho Macho flips the script and brings a fresh and fun vibe to Ashgrove

Folks, the definition of macho is changing. No longer a word for overtly masculine braggadocio, macho is now synonymous with bravery, confidence and pride in one’s self. Macho Macho – the newest eatery from the team behind Artie & Mai – subscribes to this new-age definition of machismo, building a new multi-faceted venue from scratch that blends a grown-up approach to hospitality with a healthy dose of cheeky whimsicality. Oh, and a few splashes of pastel pink as well. more

Bars
Havana Bar brings breezy Cuban eats and cocktails to Teneriffe
Food & Drink

Havana Bar brings breezy Cuban eats and cocktails to Teneriffe

When the day drags on it’s not uncommon to catch us daydreaming at our desks about pristine beaches, palm trees and colourful cocktails. Unfortunately we’re all too frequently brought crashing back to reality and our visions of idyllic Cuban getaways are dashed. Thankfully, there’s a new hotspot in town that hopes to bring a bit of escapism to our lives. Havana Bar opened to the public in Teneriffe yesterday – Wednesday March 21 – serving up Cuban-inspired food and drink alongside fresh holiday vibes. more

Food News
Flour & Chocolate
Food & Drink

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

No offense intended to the Easter Bunny, but our favourite Easter treat isn’t a chocolate egg – we’re all about hot cross buns. The sweet, soft, buttery beauties really get us into the holiday spirit and hot cross bun season is here again. This Easter, we’re side-stepping the middleman and going straight to the source. The chocolate bounty can wait – we’re heading on a hot cross bun hunt to track down the best baked goods in Brisbane. more