Treats
Brisbane's best muffins
Food & Drink

Greet the morn with Brisbane’s best muffins

For baked-goods enthusiasts, the muffin isn’t just a wonderful excuse to tuck in to a sweet breakfast. Rather, the fluffy puff of doughy goodness is a deliciously easy way to begin the day – especially when it is made by someone else. To help you navigate the impressive breadth of muffins available locally, The Weekend Edition has compiled a list of what may be Brisbane's best muffin offerings. more

Treats
Bunker collaborates with LICK! Ice Cream
Food & Drink

Bunker collaborates with LICK! Ice Cream to create its own flavours

Marcus Allison from Milton coffee haunt Bunker has teamed up with local providore LICK! Ice Cream to create his own indulgent flavours of ice-cream. With a base of cream, sugar and eggs that is then flavoured with the same coffee beans and couverture chocolate used in Bunker’s coffee and iced chocolates, the ice-cream is decidedly decadent. The 70% Dark Chocolate flavour carries an intense chocolate hit, and the Dark Horse ice-cream is infused with a rich coffee extract. More experiments are planned in the test kitchen to expand upon the two flavours currently available, with Marcus wanting to replicate his other hot chocolate flavours as part of his ice-cream foray.   more

Bars
Sloe Gin
Food & Drink

Learn the art of making sloe gin

Not named for the unhurried process that makes it, sloe gin instead finds its origins with the tart sloe berry, also known as a blackthorn. Sloes are grown prolifically around the United Kingdom, with early settlers to our fair country planting the blackthorn bush around northern Tasmania. more


Restaurants
Noosa International Food and Wine Festival
Food & Drink

Noosa Food and Wine celebrates ten-year milestone

Celebrating its ten-year milestone, the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival returns to the beachside town from May 16–19 for four days of gastronomic pleasure. The 2013 festival will present a host of new additions to the line-up, including a world-first Gala Opening Night, featuring the best culinary masters chopping, blending and whisking in time to the Queensland Virtuosi Orchestra. more

Restaurants
mizu west end
Food & Drink

Teneriffe’s Mizu opens new restaurant in West End

Those partial to the exotic fusions of Teneriffe establishment Mizu Japanese Eats will happily bask in the knowledge that the locale has opened a second restaurant in West End. Replacing the bright rouge of The Red Hen on Vulture Street, Mizu West End is a minimalist black-and-white den, serving up the same foodstuffs as its northside counterpart. A liquor licence is still pending, so pop up to Chalk & Cheese prior to your dinner to grab a BYO bottle of wine. Mizu 63 Hardgrave Road Ph: 07 3844 9918 Open: Monday to Saturday 5:30–10:30 pm more

Cafes
Sassafras, Paddington
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Sassafras

An iconic red door and a menagerie of vintage furniture frame Sassafras – a cafe that has been drawing all-day breakfast crowds for the past 16 years. Shaking up its coffee offerings this week, Sassafras will now be serving a variety of blends from Sydney-based coffee roasters, Single Origin Roasters. With a focus on single-origin, fairtrade, organic and sustainable brews, Single Origin Roasters will supply the discerning Paddington palate with a constantly rotating selection of blends to accompany your favourite weekend eats. Check out Sassafras on The Street Photographer. more

Treats
tasting menu film trailer
Food & Drink

Preview foodie rom-com Tasting Menu

A new Spanish film is on its way to the cinema, tantalising both tastebuds and those with a penchant for rom-coms. The plot of Tasting Menu follows couple Marc and Rachel who, more than a year in advance, booked a table at ‘best restaurant in the world’, Chakula. But by the time the evening of their reservation arrives, the two have long separated, but come together for the restaurant’s final night before closing forever. Lush photographic shots of rich molecular meals and dolled up actors representing the elite beachside set surround this final meal – imagery bound to whet your appetite. more

Bars
Cobbler, West End
Food & Drink

Whisky bar Cobbler opens at West End

Enjoying a dapper dram of whisky is about to become the norm amongst the West End bar scene, as cocktail and whisky bar Cobbler joins the suburb. Ex-Sling Lounge owner Martin Lange has teamed up with Asa Boardman and Trent Goodwin of New Farm’s Ponycat and Paddington’s Kettle & Tin to create the new bar, which is tucked off the main drag in Browning Street. more

Restaurants
Yum Yum Gyoza, Bulimba
Food & Drink

Yum Yum Gyoza House opens at Bulimba

A new hole-in-the-wall gyoza bar has opened in Bulimba, fusing both Japanese and Chinese cuisines. Owned by the same folk as the ever-fresh Sushi Station near the cinema, Yum Yum Gyoza House is turning over a busy lunchtime trade, with its late-night opening hours (until 10:30 pm) sure to prove popular with cinema-goers and night owls. more

Treats
Daiso Brisbane
Food & Drink

Japanese emporium Daiso opens in Brisbane City

The foreign edible treats that exchange students used to gift us as children are no longer just a novelty picked up on few-and-far-between trips to Japan. The weird and wonderful goods of the cherry blossom land can now be acquired in Brisbane City, with the opening of Daiso in the The Myer Centre. A retail giant in its homeland, Daiso carries more than 70,000 products all for the small cost of $2.80. Along with snack options like sugar-coated rice crackers, chocolate cream sandwich cookies, fried giant corn and crispy coated peanuts with cuttlefish, Daiso stocks goods for the kitchen, home, office, wardrobe and toy box. Daiso Level 2, Myer Centre Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City more