Food News
Chow down on chook and raise money for drought relief with Parma for a Farmer
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Chow down on chook and raise money for drought relief with Parma for a Farmer

If you’re anything like us at The Weekend Edition, you probably love to tuck in to a good old-fashioned parma – after all, what’s not to love about the classic combination of crispy crumbed chicken breast, rich Napoli sauce, tasty ham and delightfully stretchy cheese? Now that we have your attention, we would like to let you know of a little initiative that allows you to parma for a purpose – specifically to help out Australian farmers doing it tough at the moment. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 185 August 14
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 185 August 14

From whispers of Brisbane's new absolute-riverfront bar to a bayside food festival, 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
The round-up: what's open this Ekka public holiday
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The round-up: what’s open this Ekka public holiday

In case you haven’t heard the sounds of fireworks over Bowen Hills or had your Instagram feed inundated with scenes of carnival fun, we’d like to let you know that the Ekka is in town. Aside from the show bags, games, animals and assorted attractions, the best thing about the Ekka is undoubtedly the annual public holiday that we all get to enjoy on Wednesday August 15. If you've been to the Ekka already, are saving your visit for another day or simply wish to avoid the holiday crowds (more show bags for us, really), there are plenty of spots around town open and ready for your custom. Here's a handy list of bars and eateries for you to enjoy this Ekka public holiday. more

Bars
Petrie Terrace's The Lord Alfred unites past and present for its substantial overhaul
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Petrie Terrace’s The Lord Alfred unites past and present for its substantial overhaul

Caxton Street fixture and heritage-listed watering hole The Lord Alfred has undergone a serious makeover. The longstanding corner pub has been undergoing refurbishments over recent months, and now the new-look establishment is officially relaunching this weekend. Think elevated cuisine, eight unique nooks to inhabit and a livelier atmosphere, and you’ve captured the essence of The Lord Alfred Hotel’s new persona. more

Bakeries
Hellcat Maggie
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best pies

Forget your run-of-the-mill lukewarm servo pie – a real pie is a thing of beauty. Comfort food doesn’t get much more comforting than a great pie. Here is our list for must-try pies – you’ll never look at a Four’N Twenty the same ever again. more

Casual Dining
Eats with attitude – DA’Burger opens its second joint at Ascot’s Racecourse Village
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Eats with attitude – DA’Burger opens its second joint at Ascot’s Racecourse Village

The Duke, Josephine, and Nelson Nasty – at first glance you might think these were the names of members of a new punk band. While they aren’t churning out raucous riffs, they still come with a heck of a lot of attitude. These names belong to the core members of DA’Burger’s roster of burgers – names that have become nearly iconic around New Farm since the diner emerged on the scene five years ago. In big news for burger fans, DA'Burger has expanded – opening a brand-new location in Ascot complete with it signature laid-back atmosphere and killer eats, not to mention a few tasty additions thrown in for good measure. more

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The Weekend Series: feed your brain with these five must-listen food podcasts
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The Weekend Series: feed your brain with these five must-listen food podcasts

No matter how niche your interest, there’s a big chance there’s a podcast dedicated to it. Now, the culinary arts are far from niche, but there’s still plenty of scope to delve deep into the nitty-gritty elements depending on where your passion lies. If you’re curious about the inner workings of a restaurant, or are simply a die-hard lover of tasty treats, someone is currently making a podcast that caters to your interests. If you’re looking to expand your podcast palate to include a foodie-centric offering, we’ve assembled a selection of five that are bound to tantalise your mental tastebuds (and maybe stir up your hunger). more


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The Coop Bistro and i like ramen team up for a delicious vegan pop-up series
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The Coop Bistro and i like ramen team up for a delicious vegan pop-up series

What do a Brisbane chicken pub and a Gold Coast vegan ramen joint have in common? No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke – in fact, we’re here to bring news of a quite delicious (albeit unlikely) union. The cluckin’ legends at The Coop Bistro have teamed up with plant-based lords i like ramen to bring Brisbane locals a brothy taste of what’s been causing a stir down south. more

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Take your tastebuds on a holiday with these five whiskies
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Take your tastebuds on a holiday with these five whiskies

If you’re anything like us, you would agree that one of the best things about travelling is all of the new tastes that you encounter – after all, the flavours we experience when we’re away from home can make for some beautiful memories. As one of the strongest spirits, it makes sense that whisky has the power to transport us to places all around the world without even leaving the room – or to take us back to a previous destination with a single sip. The next time you're at Brisbane Airport, we would suggest taking a detour to the JR/Duty Free whisky tasting bar so your tastebuds can go on a little holiday of their own with these five amazing whiskies. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 184 August 7
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 184 August 7

From whispers of Brisbane's new riverside restaurant to a pastry pop-up, 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

Casual Dining
Ben's Burgers scores itself a new home inside Lefty's Old Time Music Hall
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Ben’s Burgers scores itself a new home inside Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall

Earlier this week we dropped some pretty exciting news – we found out a second Ben's Burgers was coming, but we just couldn't tell you where. You didn't have to wait too long, for today we've been given the all clear to spill the secret – Ben's Burgers is teaming up with Caxton Street's Lefty's Old Time Music Hall. As of this Friday August 3, you'll be able to pair your whisky apple with a juicy Ben's Classic, while you tap your toes to that swingin' Lefty's sound. more

Treats
New Farm Confectionery's Newstead flagship is choc-full of experimental treats
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New Farm Confectionery’s Newstead flagship is choc-full of experimental treats

You don’t need to work very hard to find out if we love sweets – just place some chocolate in our vicinity and watch it rapidly disappear before your eyes. When we’re in the mood to spoil ourselves rotten (nearly always), New Farm Confectionery is one of our first stops. Chocolatier Jodie Neilson has been dishing out gorgeous looking (and tasting) treats since 2013, and has recently unveiled the new home of her thriving confectionery empire. New Farm Confectionery in Newstead not only offers a charming shopfront for those fixin’ for a sweet snack, but with a larger kitchen space the brand is committed to pushing the boundaries of its craft even further. more

Restaurants
The round-up: Brisbane’s best new restaurants as voted by you
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best new restaurants as voted by you

Every year, we love looking back and taking stock of how Brisbane’s grown. Our hospitality scene is always changing, with new faces looking to make a mark on the foodie landscape. The year that was 2017 marked the arrival of some top-notch eateries – from reimagined icons to brand-new concepts. We couldn’t possibly pick the best of the bunch, so we left it to our readers to decide in the most recent EAT/drink Awards. The Best New Restaurant category is hotly contested, but we think you’ve done a tremendous job picking the cream of the crop. Without further ado, here are the ten best new restaurants as voted by The Weekend Edition readers. more

Bars
Introducing Brewski 2.0 – Petrie Terrace’s craft-beer haven grows up
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Introducing Brewski 2.0 – Petrie Terrace’s craft-beer haven grows up

Caxton Street’s street-side bar and eatery Brewski has been an oasis for parched beer lovers for nearly as long as craft beer has been popular in Brisbane. Although real estate along the Petrie Terrace strip is at a premium, Antoinette Pollock and Matt Emmerson of Brewski have always envisioned an expansion of facilities. The pair has ingeniously enacted a plan to expand downward and upward for a series of new additions to their beloved watering hole, adding a brand-new dining area, a specialised function space and plans for an on-site bottle shop. more

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Cheap and cheerful – where to find a feed in The City for less than $20
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Cheap and cheerful – where to find a feed in The City for less than $20

Real talk – finding a decent feed in the CBD can be an absolute mission. Whether you’re taking time out of your precious lunch break or seeking fuel for your next shopping spree, finding a bite that won’t break the bank can be tricky business. Good news, folks – there’s a prime spot for cheap eats in the city that’s hiding right under your nose. We’ve chomped, chewed and tasted our way around Wintergarden to bring you our definitive list of bargain bites that don’t compromise on quality. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 183 July 31
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 183 July 31

From whispers of Ben's Burgers' new location to instant specialty coffee, 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

Casual Dining
Betty’s Burgers Chermside celebrates its birthday with free burgers
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Betty’s Burgers Chermside celebrates its birthday with free burgers

It’s hard to believe that it was a full year ago that Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. opened its first Brisbane location at Chermside. How time flies! The popular burger joint is celebrating the milestone with a party on Wednesday August 1 – and you’re invited. What’s better is that the first 100 patrons to pop in to offer their congratulations will be able to score themselves a free burger. more