The Grocer
The Weekend Series: five rosés under $25 (that are actually really good)
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: five rosés under $25 (that are actually really good)

Ahh, rosé – is there anything it can’t do? It’s safe to say our love affair with the pink-hued drop isn’t waning any time soon, and why would it? This summertime staple is a perfect drink for the warmer months. If you want to impress your pals at your next picnic or soiree, we’ve rounded up five killer bottles of rosé that taste bloody amazing and won’t cost an arm and a leg – because we love to help you look fancy without hurting your wallet. more

The Grocer
Nothing like Nescafé – a Brisbane brewing legend launches Instant Specialty coffee
Food & Drink

Nothing like Nescafé – a Brisbane brewing legend launches Instant Specialty coffee

For anyone with functioning tastebuds, instant coffee is generally only turned to as a last resort – after all, it’s actually charitable to call the tinned stuff you buy in bulk at the supermarket ‘coffee’. It sucks, because the theory of being able to whip up a delicious brew in two minutes is pretty darn appealing – but how do you actually marry quality with convenience in the process? We’re in luck, because local Brisbane brewing legend Marcus Allison has cracked the code with his Instant Speciality coffee. more

Bars
The Happy Boy team opens Snack Man in Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

The Happy Boy team opens Snack Man in Fortitude Valley

The Chinese fine diner has become a bit of a trend of late, moving away from sweet-and-sour pork to take the robust flavours of East Asia to new heights through intricate plating and techniques. Considering Happy Boy’s take on regional Chinese food, Greenglass' unique approach French cuisine and Australian wine, and Italian Food Restaurant's shift away from traditional pizza and pasta, it's safe to say owners Cameron and Jordan Votan aren't ones to follow trends. For their latest venture, the brothers will instead celebrate the ‘Chinese food of the people’, focusing on flavoursome on-the-go-style eats using simple fresh ingredients. more

Cafes
The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on Boxing Day
Food & Drink

The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on Boxing Day

Real talk – Boxing Day is totally underrated. Whether you’re a fiend for the sales, hanging to check out the latest blockbuster at the movies or simply just want to chill, this is the time to do it. If the stacks of leftover ham in your fridge are giving you Christmas food coma PTSD, we’ve tracked down the spots in Brisbane that are trading this Boxing Day. more

Coffee
Fonzie Abbott
Food & Drink

The round-up: where to get coffee on Christmas Day

Santa’s been and gone, fam – it’s Christmas Day! Being all jacked up on festive cheer doesn’t negate the fact that you will probably require a little help to get moving this morning. If you’re all outta beans and simply can’t fathom the idea of choking down a cup of Moccona, fear not – we’ve found a few gems that are open to caffeinate you on Christmas morning. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 203 December 18
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 203 December 18

From whispers of leafy new eateries to poolside breakfasts, 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
Howard Smith Wharves welcomes modern Greek taverna Greca
Food & Drink

Howard Smith Wharves welcomes modern Greek taverna Greca

The last two weeks of rapid-fire openings at Howard Smith Wharves have left us giddy with excitement and it's not stopping any time soon – this weekend will mark the arrival of Jonathan Barthelmess’ highly anticipated new restaurant, Greca. After conquering the tastebuds of Sydney and Tokyo, Jonathan has come to Brisbane, bringing with him tonnes of taramasalata, a surplus of saganaki and deluge of dolmades. Greca officially opens on Saturday December 8, but we couldn’t resist the chance to get in early to have a closer look. more

Providore
Pasta laboratory Ripiena officially opens in Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Pasta laboratory Ripiena officially opens in Fortitude Valley

Making pasta is easy to learn but hard to master, meaning that crafting the best pasta is a skill akin to high art. While too modest to claim a mastery of the pasta-making craft, Nicoló Campagnari is no doubt exceptionally skilled at making mouth-watering tortellini and agnolotti. Today, Monday December 10, Nicoló and Anita Campagnari are opening Ripiena in Fortitude Valley. Ripiena is a hole-in-the-wall pasta joint looking to prove that the perfect pasta is best made (and served) in an uncomplicated manner, letting exceptional ingredients speak for themselves. more


Food News
The round-up: Brisbane’s best boozy brunches
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best boozy brunches

When it comes to little indulgences, one of the greatest gifts in the world is a good brunch. You get the benefits of a sleep-in combined with the deliciousness that is breakfast food – what could possibly top that? Well friends, the answer is alcohol. Thanks to that glorious mid-morning grey area, treating yourself to a few delicious tipples in the a.m suddenly becomes socially acceptable. If this sounds like your scene, we’ve hunted down Brisbane’s best boozy brunches where the eats and drinks work together to make your day infinitely better – bottoms up! more

Bars
It's playtime – Welcome to Bowen Hills shows off its new arcade
Food & Drink

It’s playtime – Welcome to Bowen Hills shows off its new arcade

King Street’s food-truck hub is capping off the year with a new look and some engaging entertainment options. Welcome to Bowen Hills has undergone a sprucing, and with this new vibe comes a host of arcade machines. From Air hockey and pinball to giant chess and PacMan, Welcome to Bowen Hills now has everything to keep you occupied on a night out. more

The Grocer
Stock up on pepperberry goats cheese from Meredith Dairy
Food & Drink

Stock up on pepperberry goats cheese from Meredith Dairy

It’s unlikely us Queenslanders would encounter wild pepperberries, seeing as its native to Tasmania. That won’t stop it being the spice of the season, especially if Meredith Dairy has anything to do with it. The specialty cheese and yoghurt outfit is using the pepperberry to imbue its goats cheese with an addictive and quintessentially Australian flavour. If you’re in charge of putting on the snack spread this festive season, this one is sure to please. more

Bars
Soapbox Beer announces its arrival in the heart of Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Soapbox Beer announces its arrival in the heart of Fortitude Valley

Scott Robertson and Luke Nixon are two craft-beer enthusiasts with something to say. They reckon beer should be approachable and playful, eschewing the mainstream formula with some brewed-in quirkiness to keep tastebuds interested. Instead of standing on a street corner and vying for your attention like a town crier, the duo transformed their metaphorical soapbox into a brewery of their own on Fortitude Valley’s Gipps Street, where drinkable statements are being offered to the public from tomorrow, Thursday December 13. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 202 December 11
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 202 December 11

From whispers of riverside wine bars to Japanese pastry sensations, 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
Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina opens its colour-soaked digs on King Street
Food & Drink

Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina opens its colour-soaked digs on King Street

From giant glasses of frozen margarita and unlimited corn chips and salsa to gargantuan servings of nachos and fat burritos, anyone that has been to an El Camino Cantina knows it doesn’t do things by halves. Inspired by the neon-lit eateries of the Lone Star State, Rockpool Dining Group’s vibrant concept looks to offer an authentic Tex-Mex experience – plating up dishes synonymous with the popular border cuisine. El Camino Cantina kicks of its three-day opening fiesta this evening, showcasing its jam-packed menu to Brisbane eaters for the first time. more

Bars
Get a glimpse at Howard Smith Wharves' overwater bar Mr Percival's
Food & Drink

Get a glimpse at Howard Smith Wharves’ overwater bar Mr Percival’s

Following hot on the heels of the gangbuster opening weekend of Felons Brewing Co., the Howard Smith Wharves precinct is looking to go two-for-two with its brand-new bar Mr Percival’s. An adventurous architectural endeavour, this world-class octagonal bar and eatery sits above the lapping waters of the Brisbane River, uniting European flair with a resonant Brisbane-inspired familiarity. Mr Percival’s officially opens its doors at 8:00 pm tonight, Thursday November 29, but we’ve got a the sneak peek inside for you ahead of another record-setting weekend. more

Cafes
Enjoy brunch with The Bard at Kenmore's Method to the Madness
Food & Drink

Enjoy brunch with The Bard at Kenmore’s Method to the Madness

To brunch, or not to brunch, that is the question. Well, as far as deep philosophical questions go, it’s not much of a head scratcher – we’ll choose to brunch every time. The real question is where? Kenmore residents awoke on Monday with a new cafe its midst – one with a cheeky Shakespearean lean and a menu of honest and creative fare that’ll have you monologuing in delight. more

Cafes
The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you

Here at The Weekend Edition, we’re huge fans of the fun lunch. Sure, we have our fair share of desk-bound leftovers and toasted sandwiches, but we jump at the opportunity to explore our culinary horizons when the midday pangs hit. If your two-day-old salad is looking a little limp, we’ve got ten toothsome ideas to bring your lunchtime back to life. Presenting Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as voted by you, our readers, in The Weekend Edition’s 11th annual EAT/drink Awards in 2018. more

Food News
The round-up: 2018's must-try new openings on the Gold Coast
Food & Drink

The round-up: 2018’s must-try new openings on the Gold Coast

Heading to the Gold Coast during the festive season? Whether you're venturing down for a day trip, a cheeky overnighter or an extended vacay, you're going to want to eat and drink – and there are a bunch of new additions that we think you should know about. It's been a big year for the Gold Coast, with fine diners, southern bakehouses, rooftop bars and more arriving throughout the year. It can be hard to keep up, so we've put together a handy list of some of our favourite openings on the coast this year, all for your eating and drinking pleasure. more

Bars
The round-up: Brisbane's must-try openings of 2018
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s must-try openings of 2018

Phew, what a year it’s been! We’re only a few weeks away from the festive season and the New Year’s celebrations, but it seems like there’s still so much more to cram in before 2018 wraps up for good. Thankfully we’ve got some much-needed holiday time on the horizon, which should allow us to take a breath and look back at everything that’s happened this year. If you’ve been too busy to cast your eyes north, you might not have noticed Brisbane’s banner year in terms of new openings. Bars, cafes, hotels, restaurants – 2018 was a boom year for top-tier hospitality arrivals. If you’re planning a trip up the M1 over summer, pencil a stop or three at some of the best new openings in Brisbane over the past 12 months. more