Food News
Design and devour – order Cannoleria's delicious DIY cannoli kits from Melbourne to your home
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Design and devour – order Cannoleria’s delicious DIY cannoli kits from Melbourne to your home

Famous for pumping out fresh hand-made cannolis at markets across Melbourne, Cannoleria has won over the hearts of many Victorians and visiting Queenslanders (you know, when we used to be able to travel interstate). Hold onto your hats, cannoli lovers – you can now experience Cannoleria’s famed crunchy golden cannoli shells and delicious sweet ricotta filling from the comforts of home. It's all possible thanks to a new partnership with digital grocer Co-Lab Pantry, where you can order DIY cannoli kits from Cannoleria straight to your door. Delizioso! more

Food News
Messina Gelato Bars have landed in your local grocery store
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Messina Gelato Bars have landed in your local grocery store

After partnering with Drumstick last year to bring Messina cones to supermarkets, the iced-goods crew at Gelato Messina have jumped back in the sack with Peters to conceive a new delectable dessert. The result is Messina Gelato Bars – three classic Messina flavour combos filled with melt-in-your-mouth hand-made sauces. We will risk brain freeze for this. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 279 October 13
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 279 October 13

From news of a two-level Tex-Mex mecca in South Bank and the opening of an Italian-inspired cafe on Creek Street, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Restaurants
Cheeky Poké Bar expands with an oasis-inspired location at Westfield Garden City
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Cheeky Poké Bar expands with an oasis-inspired location at Westfield Garden City

Ever since the poke craze touched down in Brisbane in 2017, Cheeky Poké Bar has there to ensure we can get our fix. Thanks to some savvy Japanese-inspired twits and plenty of culinary creativity, the burgeoning brand has kept tongues wagging and mouths drooling with its range of poke bowls, tacos and soups. If you've gotten tired of schlepping to the inner city to get a fix of Cheeky's live-giving menu, we've got good news for you. Cheeky Poké Bar opened a new tropical-inspired location at Westfield Garden City yesterday, Wednesday October 7. Here are the essential details you need to know before planning your next lunch date ... more

Treats
Get the scoop – Lick! Ice Cream expands to Paddington
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Get the scoop – Lick! Ice Cream expands to Paddington

If you've ever sampled one (or two, or – let's face facts – three) of the Ekka's famous strawberry sundaes in one sitting, then you've got Lick! Ice Cream to thank. The Brisbane-born ice-cream crew has been dishing out cones, cups, shakes and phenomenal desserts for years, and now locals of Brisbane's northwestern suburbs no longer need to travel as far to get a taste. Lick! Ice Cream has just opened a new scoop shop at Paddington Central – marking an exciting new phase for the dessert dispensary as it eyes further expansion. more

Casual Dining
Here's the tea – Woolloongabba welcomes boba and snack bar Sunnyboy Street Deli
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Here’s the tea – Woolloongabba welcomes boba and snack bar Sunnyboy Street Deli

Do you go bonkers for boba or harbour a passion for tapioca pearls? If you answered yes, then you're going to love Woolloongabba's new colour-soaked pit stop. South City Square newcomer Sunnyboy Street Deli is a love letter to bubble tea, a hole-in-the-wall dispensary slinging inventive sips designed to tempt newcomers and titillate long-term lovers of the drink. With a 20-strong list of fruity and milky concotions served alongside an extensive selection of salad bowls, sandwiches, wraps and taro soft-serve, Sunnyboy is a real 'pearl' of a spot. Pun absolutely intended. more

Restaurants
The round-up: saddle up for race-day fun at Brisbane's best Melbourne Cup soirees
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The round-up: saddle up for race-day fun at Brisbane’s best Melbourne Cup soirees

We’re fast approaching that time of year where office sweeps heat up and trifectas are being calculated ahead of the race that stops the nation. The Melbourne Cup is galloping towards us at a frightening pace, which means pretty soon you’ll need to decide where you’ll be when the starting gates open and the action begins. We’ve compiled a handy list of spots that will not only offer glimpses of the action, but also plenty of race-day treats to keep you entertained after the results come in. more

Cafes
New southern arrival Brewed on Cuthbert brings specialty coffee and all-day brunch bites to Yatala
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New southern arrival Brewed on Cuthbert brings specialty coffee and all-day brunch bites to Yatala

If you reside on the northern Gold Coast or Brisbane's far south, or you're a frequent traveller between the two cities, you'll be acutely aware that local spots where you can sit and enjoy specialty coffee and all-day brunch bites (you know, like sourdough crumpets with vanilla mascarpone and Kewpie-drizzled karaage-chicken burgers) are few and far between. Sure, there are a handful of places in that pocket, but let's be honest – much of the action gravitates towards the coastline or north to the big smoke. Yatala's Brewed on Cuthbert is a tasty new arrival here to fill the geographical gap, along with the gap in your stomach, satiating those early-morning coffee urges, eggs-Benny cravings and everything in between. more


The Grocer
Long live goon! Level up your cardbordeaux game with these boutique boxed wines
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Long live goon! Level up your cardbordeaux game with these boutique boxed wines

There’s no point dancing around the obvious – boxed wine has a bad rep. Even reading the words “boutique cask wine” probably seems at odds with everything your youth has taught you about the humble goon sack. We’re here to tell you that vino in a box is making a seriously snazzy comeback – you can leave Goon of Fortune, Fruity Lexia (makes you sexier) and preservative hangovers of doom in the past! Some clever companies have cottoned on to the benefits of this humble Australian classic, so we’re here to walk you through the brave new world of grown-up goon. more

Food News
Gelatissimo has concocted an American-inspired gelato range featuring Reese’s and Hershey’s Chocolate
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Gelatissimo has concocted an American-inspired gelato range featuring Reese’s and Hershey’s Chocolate

The weather is well and truly warming up, with the mercury set to rise to a sizzling 30 degrees on Friday. Thankfully for us sweaty folk, Gelatissimo has launched a new ice-cold gelato range, Flavours of the USA, a tantalising trio of tastes that feature iconic American treats like Hershey's and Reese’s, as well as the classic bourbon-caramel flavour. Hear that? It's the sound of lips being licked across the land. more

The Grocer
Become a gin-ius with Gin Loot's monthly subscription service
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Become a gin-ius with Gin Loot’s monthly subscription service

With the recent renaissance of gin, you may have sipped enough of the botanical stuff to consider yourself an expert in the field. If you want to truly grow your juniper spirit knowledge, we suggest you consult Gin Loot, a monthly box of boozy goodness. From the masterminds of whisky subscription service, Whisky Loot, Gin Loot is set to launch later this year with plans to bring gin-spertise straight to your door. more

Food News
Not a drill – The Mason Baker is installing Emergency Cake Boxes across the city
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Not a drill – The Mason Baker is installing Emergency Cake Boxes across the city

When you read the words "free cake", your adrenaline levels may start to spike. The same will most likely happen to your blood sugar levels when you get your hands on The Mason Baker's jarcakes, which are up for grabs – for free – in a Banksy-inspired edible art activation happening throughout October. From today, Tuesday October 6, The Mason Baker crew will be installing Emergency Cake Boxes across the city, resembling typical fire extinguishers but featuring a flavoursome prize behind the glass – mouth-watering jarcakes. Absolutely smashing. more

Casual Dining
KFC has launched a slab of Popcorn Chicken-filled dinner rolls
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KFC has launched a slab of Popcorn Chicken-filled dinner rolls

Whenever we drive by our local KFC, the enticing scent of fried chicken beckons to us like a siren call to lonesome sailors. We just simply can't resist it. Well, fellow fried-chicken lovers, we urge you to follow your nose (and your heart) to your local KFC, as the fast-food makers have created a mouth-watering new menu item – The Popcorn Chicken Slab. Made up of six fresh dinner rolls filled with an irresistible layer of Popcorn Chicken, this masterpiece must be seen – or rather, eaten – to be believed. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 278 October 6
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 278 October 6

From news of a Kill Bill-inspired bar to a mobile margarita van, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Food News
Taco Bell has flipped out and created fried chicken taco shells
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Taco Bell has flipped out and created fried chicken taco shells

Tacos – hand-held morsels of goodness that are, in our humble opinion, the perfect meal, really. We didn't think that these bad boys could get much better (or more inventive), but that's where we were wrong. To celebrate International Taco Day, this Sunday October 4, the famed Mexican fast food slingers at Taco Bell have spiced things up in the kitchen and flipped the script, so to say. The result? The Naked Chicken Taco – where the chicken has become the shell. more

Bars
Brisbane Distillery Company expands with a new-look gin school and cocktail bar
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Brisbane Distillery Company expands with a new-look gin school and cocktail bar

It's been less than a year since Brisbane Distillery officially opened the doors to its West End HQ, but already the business has flourished – helping spearhead the ongoing homegrown spirit revolution. Today, Thursday October 1, marks a big step in the distillery's evolution – the crew has expanded its premises to include a swish 23-metre-long cocktail bar and an enhanced gin school, where guests can whip up a bottle of their own devising. This place is a serious gin lover's paradise – take a look inside! more

Restaurants
The Libertine crew opens riverside Thai party palace Naga at Eagle Street Pier
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The Libertine crew opens riverside Thai party palace Naga at Eagle Street Pier

After the year we've had, we could use a bit of vibrant colour and some fun vibes to brighten our lives. Today, Wednesday September 30, marks the official opening of Eagle Street Pier newcomer Naga – an eye-catching Thai-inspired party palace from the Libertine crew that is heralding spring with a vivid 60s interior aesthetic, smashable (and Instagrammable) cocktails and a zesty medley of bright and fresh Thai eats. more

Food News
Border-bubble bites – eat your way through Byron Bay's best restaurants
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Border-bubble bites – eat your way through Byron Bay’s best restaurants

The border bubble has finally burst and the best of Byron Bay and its surrounds is yet again being presented to us on a platter. Whether you're in town for the day, plan to kick it beachside for a salty staycay or you're escaping the city for the rolling hills of the Byron Bay hinterland, it's always best to plan your visit around food. From the must-try long-standing institutions to tasty newcomers and lesser-known eating spots, here's a handy guide on where to eat in Byron Bay. more

Bars
Boutique wine bar Honour Ave Cellars opens in Graceville
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Boutique wine bar Honour Ave Cellars opens in Graceville

The verdant vineyards of France, Italy and Spain are heralded for good reason. We'll never be ones to knock a heady Bordeaux or a Tuscan chianti, but these titans of viticulture cast a long shadow, one that often masks the product emerging from some of the world's lesser-known wine regions. Graceville's newest boutique wine bar and wine shop Honour Ave Cellars is looking to change that. The intimate plonk parlour is going to bat for some of the world's best unheralded wine hot spots, serving hard-to-find labels from Hungary, Chile, South Africa and even drops from our own backyard. Pair that with some similarly obscure nibbles and you've got yourself one of Brisbane's most singular drinking destinations. It officially opens today – here's what you should know ... more