Bars
Chow down then cut a rug at Fortitude Valley's neon-lit dining and dance club Kenjin
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Chow down then cut a rug at Fortitude Valley’s neon-lit dining and dance club Kenjin

A night out usually involves visiting several locations – there's the pre-dinner drink spot, the dining location, the club and the post-dance nightcap locale. If you plan correctly you can merge a few of those stops together. If you go to Fortitude Valley's new hybrid party hub Kenjin, you can do it all under one roof. This vibrant restaurant-meets-dance-club is plating up modern Japanese-inspired fare, colourful cocktails and a buzzing atmosphere into one package, which can help take a lot of the organisational stress out of your next night on the town. more

Bars
Take a trip to 1920s Shanghai at hidden speakeasy Cindy Chow's Theatre & Cocktail Bar
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Take a trip to 1920s Shanghai at hidden speakeasy Cindy Chow’s Theatre & Cocktail Bar

Before it flourished into one of the world's largest economic centres, Shanghai was often referred to as 'the Paris of the East, the New York of the West' and was a melting pot of cultures, languages and ideas. At the beginning of the 20th century, the centuries-old walled city's nightlife was flush with dizzying splendour and secretive speakeasies – an equal mix of glitz and danger that is a far cry from contemporary Shanghai's gleaming skyscrapers. Fortitude Valley hideaway Cindy Chow's Theatre & Cocktail Bar is throwing it back to Shanghai's Prohibition-era identity, a shadowy-yet-exciting parlour offering everything from absinthe towers and Asian-inspired snacks to burlesque performances and swing jazz ensembles. more

Food News
Seductive sips – savour the fruity flavours of Brookie’s Byron Slow Passion Gin
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Seductive sips – savour the fruity flavours of Brookie’s Byron Slow Passion Gin

Whenever we catch wind that the flavour experts at Cape Byron Distillery have whipped up a new product, our ears prick up with excitement. So you could say that we were pretty thrilled to learn that they have released a new fruity concoction, the Brookie’s Byron Slow Passion Gin. Pumped full of Davidson plums and locally sourced passionfruit, this is one divine drink worth sampling. more

Casual Dining
Join Pie Town's Pie of the Month Club to gobble up a piece of limited-edition perfection
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Join Pie Town’s Pie of the Month Club to gobble up a piece of limited-edition perfection

If you're a regular consumer of oven-baked delights from a certain Montague Road pie shop, then we can spare you the details on how deliciously decadent Pie Town's American-style sweet and savoury creations are. For the not-so-familiar, we suggest following your nose to West End's charming culinary gem to get acquainted – because once you do, you'll be back for more ... and more ... and more. So much so, that you might as well just get a monthly pie membership. Well it's funny we say that, because now you can. more

Food News
A batch made in heaven – Pepe Saya has teamed up with a beloved Canberra bakery to create butterscotch-rye cookie dough
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A batch made in heaven – Pepe Saya has teamed up with a beloved Canberra bakery to create butterscotch-rye cookie dough

When it comes to baked goods, there's not much that beats cookies fresh out of the oven. That's why our ears pricked up when we heard of Pepe Saya's new cookie-dough collaboration with famed Canberra-based bakehouse Three Mills Bakery. Combining the sweet flavours of butterscotch miso with rye, this scrumptious snack will warm your soul and sate your sweet tooth. more

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Alba Bar and Deli | Brisbane's best wine bars
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Fried-chicken dispensaries and Spanish-inspired laneway bars – The Weekend Edition team’s top Brisbane City picks

Brisbane City is jam-packed with delicious dining and drinking destinations – sometimes it seems so much so, that you don't even know where to begin! To help you make your choice on where to rock up for a long lunch, after-hours cocktail or evening feast, we at The Weekend Edition have put our noggins together to offer you some of our favourite Brisbane City spots on a platter. Here are our humble opinions ... more

Food News
Home Grown is bottling all-Australian ready-to-serve cocktails
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Home Grown is bottling all-Australian ready-to-serve cocktails

There's a real science behind ready-to-drink sips and the all-important element of flavour depends on the expert mixology going on behind the scenes. One such brand that has got the process down pat is Home Grown, which has collaborated with some top-notch Australian spirit brands and a bevy of brilliant bartenders to create a clutch of crackin' cocktails that are ready to serve straight out of the bottle. more

Bars
Friday night delights – the best bars for knock off drinks in The City
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Friday night delights – the best bars for knock off drinks in The City

We begin our work week dreaming of the sweet relief that 5:00 pm Friday brings and where we will spend our newfound freedom once we clock off. So you can max out those weekend vibes – whether it be with your best mates, favourite work friends or your darling dearest – we have rounded up some of our favourite Brisbane City bars to cheers to the freakin' weekend. Did someone say TGIF? more


Food News
What's your flavour? Messina is bringing back 40 of its most indulgent gelato hits for one weekend only
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What’s your flavour? Messina is bringing back 40 of its most indulgent gelato hits for one weekend only

In the 19 years that Gelato Messina has been slinging scoops, over 4000 decadent flavours have been licked by loyal customers. To celebrate this glorious achievement, the creative flavour-makers at Messina are letting us taste-test a truly mouth-watering back catalogue of its top 40 greatest hits. Best of all, you’ll be able to pre-order your favourite Messina specials from the comforts of home. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 317 July 20
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 317 July 20

From news of James Street Food & Wine Trail's delicious itinerary to the disco-inspired Italian trattoria opening at South City Square, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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
Teapot cocktails and marbled brownies – dip into fondue heaven at W Brisbane this winter
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Teapot cocktails and marbled brownies – dip into fondue heaven at W Brisbane this winter

One of the best parts about winter is the belly-warming food we get to devour – hearty roasts, hot chocolate and of course, our personal favourite, fondue. If you're keen to dip delicious delicacies into a pot of melted chocolate (who wouldn't be, really?), you'll be more than pleased to hear that W Brisbane is bringing back its beloved fondue with a luxe twist. From Thursday July 15 to Sunday August 29, W Brisbane is inviting guests to Dip It – Dip It Real Good at Living Room Bar with a new array of decadent bites, dips and cocktails dripping in gold. more

Bars
Get the first look inside Granddad Jack's brand-new craft distillery and tasting room in Albion
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Get the first look inside Granddad Jack’s brand-new craft distillery and tasting room in Albion

Few Southeast Queensland distilleries have earned as much acclaim in as short a timeframe as Granddad Jack's Craft Distillery. The Miami-born family-operated business concocts sentimental spirits imbued with history – gin, whisky and vodka boasting equal parts botanicals and nostalgia. Last Friday July 9, the crew officially opened a brand-new tasting room and distillery in the industrial heart of Albion, continuing the story of Granddad Jack, sharing his recipes and gifting Brisbane residents with some must-try exclusives. Take a look inside ... more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: start your day the right way at one of Brisbane’s best breakfast spots
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The round-up: start your day the right way at one of Brisbane’s best breakfast spots

Brisbane, it’s time to wake up and smell the bacon. Breakfast is one of, if not the most important, meals of the day, so it’s crucial that it’s enjoyed correctly. Whether you’re partial to pancakes or have a hankering for hash cakes, Brisbane’s breakfast scene has got something for you to devour. Although the title of best breakfast in Brisbane is one we don't have the authority to assign, we've got no qualms about sharing the love for some we believe to be among the city's frontrunners. If you’re looking to bolster your breakfast game this weekend, have a peep at this list of Brisbane’s best breakfast spots! more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: the best spots in Brisbane to get a slice of vegan pizza
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The round-up: the best spots in Brisbane to get a slice of vegan pizza

Plant-based dining isn't a foodie trend – it's a full-on movement that's here to stay. With many eaters switching to diets that eschew animal products entirely, vegan-friendly dining has become a big area of expansion. Naturally, one of the first dishes to get the plant-based treatment was pizza – even large-scale slice slingers like Domino's has jumped in on the action in recent years. Brisbane’s got a host of pizza joints that whip up covetable circles of heaven topped with all manner of vegan-friendly ingredients for dine-in and delivery. So, if you’re new to the vegan lifestyle, it might be handy to bookmark this list of Brisbane's best vegan pizzas next time you get a hankering for a slice. more

Food News
Party planning? Host a private soiree in one of these riverside function rooms
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Party planning? Host a private soiree in one of these riverside function rooms

Lockdown is O.V.E.R! As Brisbane slowly returns to normalcy after a snap lockdown and renewed restrictions, we think it's time to look to the future – and start party planning! Whether you have a birthday, anniversary, work do or you're just looking for a reason to celebrate with your mates, riverside precinct Eagle Street Pier offers plenty of delicious dining experiences for every group function. more

Food News
Celebrate Christmas in July with a rum-infused pudding from nodo
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Celebrate Christmas in July with a rum-infused pudding from nodo

It's the (second) most wonderful time of the year – Christmas in July! Whilst we may not see snow or Santa this winter, we can still pretend it's the merry season with mulled wine, hearty roast dinners and European-style markets. The baked-goods slingers at nodo are keen to join in on this festive action too and are gifting us its Christmas fruit puddings half a year early. more

The Grocer
Eden Health Retreat has launched its new Goodness Granola – and is celebrating by giving away a three-night stay for two
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Eden Health Retreat has launched its new Goodness Granola – and is celebrating by giving away a three-night stay for two

There’s a reason folks say breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it’s where you set the tone for the day to come, so it’s best to ensure you hit the ground running. Granola has become one of the most versatile and dependable day starters going, and Currumbin Valley relaxation destination Eden Health Retreat is entering the market with a nutrient-rich take that’ll have folks setting an early alarm to have breakfast sooner. Oh, and its also celebrating the launch with a special giveaway … more

Food News
Curatorial Chocolates is bringing together Australia's finest artisan chocolates in one place
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Curatorial Chocolates is bringing together Australia’s finest artisan chocolates in one place

Those with a penchant for the sweeter things in life know the cold, hard fact that not all chocolate is created equal. Sometimes we crave a special type of choccy, one we can't find in the confectionery aisle of our local grocery store. However, there's no need to search far and wide for the perfect cacao-infused delicacy as you can now pop online to Curatorial Chocolates, a new online boutique full to the brim with treats from some of the best chocolate makers Australia has to offer. more

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Coffee giant Allpress has released a capsule espresso
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Coffee giant Allpress has released a capsule espresso

Whilst we love a good coffee, most of the time our at-home creations just aren't on the same level as their cafe-made counterparts. To help you battle the urge to give up and spend your sweet savings on a barista-made brew, New Zealand-born coffee giant Allpress has created its first capsule espresso – promising coffee lovers a flavourful and premium brew in the comfort of their own home. more

Food News
Lap up Sheep Dog’s newly launched peanut-butter whiskey
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Lap up Sheep Dog’s newly launched peanut-butter whiskey

We may be in the midst of Dry July, but it can't hurt to do a mid-year bar-cart revamp. If you're a fan of whiskey and you also have a sweet tooth, we've just come across a tempting tipple that you can wet your whistle with – Sheep Dog's deliciously sweet-and-salty peanut-butter whiskey. This is one puppy you'll want to take home. more