The Grocer
Enjoy delectable drops delivered to your door from Magnum + Queens
Food & Drink

Enjoy delectable drops delivered to your door from Magnum + Queens

Subscription services are fast becoming one of the best ways to source, well, everything. From groceries to clothing to wine, convenience is key when it comes to sourcing some of the world’s best. Magnum + Queens is a fine-wine merchant that specialises in sommelier curated wines delivered Australia wide. Magnum + Queens is offering up a particularly bold selection of wines for its August deliveries, showcasing the best drops from Australia and abroad. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 134 August 8
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 134 August 8

From whispers of the inaugural Specialty Coffee Festival to chicken and waffles for breakfast, 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 Gresham unveils its new bar within a bar – The Drawing Room
Food & Drink

The Gresham unveils its new bar within a bar – The Drawing Room

Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to introduce you to the concept of barception … that is, a bar within a bar. As if The Gresham hasn’t already given our city enough joy, the multi-award-winning bar is about to reveal The Drawing Room – an intimate internal cocktail bar, only accessible through a button-tufted red leather door. more

Restaurants
James Street welcomes craft-beer haven Freddie's Taphouse & Kitchen
Food & Drink

James Street welcomes craft-beer haven Freddie’s Taphouse & Kitchen

The restaurant boom on James Street shows now sign of abating, with Freddie’s Taphouse & Kitchen adding a tasty new wrinkle to the popular promenade. Located underneath the Sage Hotel, Freddie’s looks to bring a craft beer focused element to James Street, with a huge range of drops on tap complemented with a punchy flavoursome menu that pairs with any choice brilliantly. more

Restaurants
Jo-Jo's is back – and yes, you can still get chips with mushroom sauce
Food & Drink

Jo-Jo’s is back – and yes, you can still get chips with mushroom sauce

In the weeks following the closure of Jo-Jo’s Restaurant, Queen Street Mall wanderers looked up at the empty corner location and lamented the departure of such an iconic staple. It seemed as if the salt and pepper calamari and grilled king prawns were gone forever, however it wasn’t long before despondence turned into joy as Jo-Jo’s announced it was merely moving to some more fashionable digs across the river. The moment fans of Jo-Jo's mushroom sauce have been waiting for has finally arrived ­– Jo-Jo’s is back with a new look and a new menu, but with plenty of its signature white marble-adorned charm. more

Restaurants
The round-up: eat your way through Brisbane's best steaks
Food & Drink

The round-up: eat your way through Brisbane’s best steaks

Apologies in advance to all of our vegan and vegetarian friends, but this one is for the carnivores. Steak. To most meat eaters, it doesn’t get much better than a juicy, succulent steak. Rare, medium rare, medium, well done – it doesn’t matter how you like it, steak is a staple for good reason. While we love an old-fashioned backyard barbecue, sometimes we like to let the professionals handle the cooking every once in a while. When it comes to steak, we are flush with stellar spots to get our incisors into some fantastic flame-grilled beef, so bring out your inner Ron Swanson and start ticking off this list. more

Bars
Coyotito
Food & Drink

The round-up: get social at Brisbane City’s best spots to eat, drink and party

We don’t need to remind you that the clock is counting down – we’re sure you are keenly aware that the week is nearly over. Since lunch e-mails have been flying back and forth planning after-work drinks, co-workers eagerly regale each other with their upcoming weekend plans, and lovers are firing off a text to their beau with details for tonight’s intimate dinner – the weekend is here and plans are being made. If you are looking to make the most of your weekend evenings as well, The City has got everything you need, from post-work rendezvous spots to sumptuous feasting opportunities and toe-tapping revelry. more

The Grocer
It’s tinnie time – Newstead Brewing Co. unveils its debut range of cans
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It’s tinnie time – Newstead Brewing Co. unveils its debut range of cans

Brisbane’s craft beer scene is thriving, but many forget that the scene was established and subsequently anchored by a few early adopters. Newstead Brewing Co. is one of the most loved brewers out of that formative bunch, winning over tastebuds with its core range of crafty delights. The brewery has announced the imminent arrival of its new canned range of beers, which will see bottles phased out in favour of aluminium vessels that will ensure greater quality of taste. Can we dig it? Yes, we can! more


The Grocer
Tōji Sake brings authentic Japanese tastes to Australia
Food & Drink

Tōji Sake brings authentic Japanese tastes to Australia

If you consider yourself a sake connoisseur or have keen interest to experience a new taste, you might as well start with the best. Tōji Sake is a premium drop made in Japan from the finest ingredients, handcrafted by one of the most skilled sake artisans in Japan. Geared towards the modern Australian palate, Tōji Sake is the perfect drink to include in your summer drink collection. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 133 August 1
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 133 August 1

From whispers of new food and entertainment precincts to neighbourhood bars, 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
Mr Chester Wine Bar brings a splash of New World finery to The Valley
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Mr Chester Wine Bar brings a splash of New World finery to The Valley

The times, they are a-changin’ and so are our tastes. The categorical boundaries that classify and sometimes limit venues are crumbling, leading to an incredible new wave of hospitality across Australia. Mr Chester Wine Bar is cresting that wave in Brisbane, bringing with it a New World approach to wine and atmosphere – removing the pretension and making education (as far as wine is concerned) fun again. Pairing undeniable taste with a great selection of wine and cheese, Mr Chester Wine Bar is breaking the mould in the Fortitude Valley bar scene. more

Restaurants
Fun lunch is sorted – Burger Face launches with $2 burgers
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Fun lunch is sorted – Burger Face launches with $2 burgers

Yep, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – $2 burgers are a reality. Burger Face is making a splash in the local scene, announcing its arrival with a promotion that will make your belly backflip in excitement. Today you can get your hands around burgers for less than what it costs for a serve of fries. If you are a user of UberEATS or Deliveroo, we suggest scrounging for some loose change between now and lunchtime. more

Bars
Winner Winner
Food & Drink

The round-up: get stuck in to Brisbane’s best chicken wings

What do you when you’ve got the hunger pangs and want to eat a dozen of something? The answer is simple – chicken wings! National Chicken Wing Day is coming up – on Saturday July 29 to be exact – so what better time to assemble a list of Brisbane’s best. If you fall head-over-heels in love at the sight of a basket of crispy golden wings, then maybe wear a helmet while reading this here round up. more

Providore
Sip and snack on the finer things at Portside's Sense of Taste
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Sip and snack on the finer things at Portside’s Sense of Taste

We’re calling it – the age of the humble local bottle shop is over. Well, not over completely – there will always be a place for a quick pre-game pit-stop. But after seeing what is on offer at Portside’s newest food and drink emporium Sense of Taste, it’s going to be hard to settle for anything else. Sense of Taste is a home for experiences, not only material goods – where customers get sample some premium tastes in addition to stocking up on cheese, smallgoods, craft beer, fine wine and top-shelf spirits more

Food News
Queensland's best and brightest celebrated at the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Awards
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Queensland’s best and brightest celebrated at the Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Awards

We could have already told you that Brisbane’s got one of the best and fastest growing hospitality scenes in Australia, but it’s nice to see others catching on as well. Australia’s best young culinary talent is being celebrated at the annual Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Awards, which is including a host of Brisbane all-stars. The judging panel has announced nominees for its 2017 ceremony, which is being held outside of Melbourne or Sydney for the very first time. more

The Grocer
MoCU brings boutique beer direct to your door
Food & Drink

MoCU brings boutique beer direct to your door

The worst thing about going to the bottle-shop is the process of deciding what you want when you get there. If you arrive without a dedicated plan of attack, you can find yourself wandering the shelves in search of the perfect drop. MoCU takes the hassle out of finding the right beer by sourcing the best boutique drops from around the world before sending them straight to you. more

Recipes
Start your morning right with an egg and bacon galette
Food & Drink

Start your morning right with an egg and bacon galette

They say getting out on the wrong side of the bed is a sure-fire way to start your day on the wrong foot. Well, for us our day starts off poorly if we haven’t had a decent breakfast. Sure, muesli and fruit is great, but in the colder months we find something warm to be preferable. Katrina Ryan from The Golden Pig Food & Wine School contributed to the gargantuan anthology The Great Australian Baking Book, which features great savoury day starters such as Katrina’s delicious recipe for egg and bacon galettes with caramelised onion. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 132 July 25
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 132 July 25

From whispers of a heritage bank bar to Wednesday night wine clubs, 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
Saddle up for some succulent smoked delights at Chermside's Bootlegger
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Saddle up for some succulent smoked delights at Chermside’s Bootlegger

Just when you though Westfield Chermside’s food offering couldn’t get any bigger, a new entrant takes things to a whole other level. Bootlegger is the newest venue from restaurateur Tom Chidiac (founder of Sir Chapel at the Tramsheds in Sydney), and is a passion project through and through. Any fans of genuine, bona fide, salivation provoking, melt-in-your-mouth, shallow-breathing inducing American barbecue need only follow their nose to sink their teeth in some of the best in town. Bootlegger is an American barbecue smokehouse done well, with all kinds of lovingly slow-cooked meat paired with craft beer, signature cocktails and a warm atmosphere. more