Food News
Get thirsty Brisbane – Scottish craft-beer trailblazers BrewDog set to open taproom and brewery
Food & Drink

Get thirsty Brisbane – Scottish craft-beer trailblazers BrewDog set to open taproom and brewery

When whispers of BrewDog's first Australian brewery surfaced back in February 2018, beer lovers were chomping at the bit for more information. Well, frothy fiends, here it is. All of the delicious deets for BrewDog's brand-spanking-new taproom and state-of-the-art brewery, which is set to open its doors at Murarrie next month. The colossal venue will be the first on Australian soil for the Scottish craft-beer trailblazers and BrewDog's 94th bar globally so hold on to your hats folks, this is going to be big. more

Cafes
Florence | Brisbane's best new cafes
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best new cafes – as voted by you!

There's never been a better time to be a breakfast seeker or coffee connoisseur – the past year and a half has seen a huge influx of quality cafes staking out territory across Brisbane's brunch landscape. Each of these newcomers is adding greater depth to the scene, with culinary risk taking being a common thread amongst much of the new wave. During our most recent EAT/drink Awards sponsored by Newstead Brewing Co., we asked our readership (that's you!) to tell us which of these newcomers you considered to be the best of the bunch. We crunched the numbers, and can now reveal Brisbane's ten best new cafes, as decided by The Weekend Edition's discerning readers! more

Best of Brisbane
Donna Chang | Brisbane's best Chinese restaurants
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best Chinese restaurants

Forget about your quick and easy takeaway joint – authentic Chinese cuisine should be properly enjoyed in the right setting. There are several spots across Brisbane that serves delicious dishes of Chinese cuisine with great atmosphere and service. Do yourself a favour and enjoy the full spectrum of tastes that Chinese cuisine affords and you’ll find yourself never settling for bain marie sweet and sour pork. more

The Grocer
Spruce up your work lunch and life with a tiny jar of Meredith Dairy Goat Cheese
Food & Drink

Spruce up your work lunch and life with a tiny jar of Meredith Dairy Goat Cheese

Look, we'll admit it – the vast majority of us here at The Weekend Edition are total turophiles. There, we said it. We don't just like cheese, we love it! We obsess over it and spend more time than we'd like to admit talking about it and thinking about it, which is precisely why we're so excited that Meredith Dairy has released its delicious marinated goat cheese in super handy 100-gram jars. more

Food News
Bee the change at Brookie's Bees & Cheese Workshop
Food & Drink

Bee the change at Brookie’s Bees & Cheese Workshop

We don't mean to get all doom and gloom on you but in the last five years, the bee population has dropped by a third and, according to The Threads For Change, if bees were to cease to exist, humans would have four years left to live. So, while they may be small, bees are indeed mighty and imperative to our way of life. If you're keen to learn more about the bees and how you can help them not just survive but thrive, Brookie's Bees & Cheese Workshop is for you. more

Food News
Don't walk, run – McDonald's releases bottles of the real deal Big Mac Special Sauce
Food & Drink

Don’t walk, run – McDonald’s releases bottles of the real deal Big Mac Special Sauce

With two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun, the mighty Big Mac is a thing of beauty to be admired (before being promptly devoured, that is). Well now McDonald's is giving you even more reason to make haste to the golden arches because 144,000 bottles of the real-deal burger sauce will be sold in participating restaurants across the country as part of McHappy Day so strap on your McSkates, mates! more

Events
Gather your girls for gin tasting and pampering at Brooklyn Beauty Bar
Food & Drink

Gather your girls for gin tasting and pampering at Brooklyn Beauty Bar

If you've ever found the experience of getting the girls (and guys!) together for a little pre-party pamper is actually more fun than the festivities themselves, Brooklyn Beauty Bar's brand new party menu is right up your alley. It brings together all the best parts of getting ready, except with professional beauty treatments and gin – because everything is better with gin. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 246 October 29
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 246 October 29

From news of a new concept for one of Brisbane's best restaurateurs to the next wave of Brisbane cafes, 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
Now open – Beaux Rumble brings a touch of luxe to Ada Lane
Food & Drink

Now open – Beaux Rumble brings a touch of luxe to Ada Lane

New York City is flush with must-visit tourist destinations. Landmarks like Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, the Rockefeller Centre and the Statue of Liberty are justifiably impressive, but when it comes to sheer number of visitors, Grand Central Station takes the cake. From the main concourse to its myriad of hidden rooms, nooks and crannies, few major transit stations boast the same kind of stately majesty as Grand Central. This historic building (and its iconic Beaux-Arts architectural style) forms a core inspirational component of Beaux Rumble, Ada Lane's brand-new restaurant. The brainchild of a top-notch hospitality group, a Michelin-starred chef and an imaginative interior designer – Beaux Rumble boasts a classic approach, a dynamic offering and a soft-yet-refined aesthetic. more

Bars
Can you keep a secret? Luxe speakeasy Shhh! opens in Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

Can you keep a secret? Luxe speakeasy Shhh! opens in Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley's entertainment precinct has a new resident – a sophisticated watering hole inspired by the lush cocktail parlours of London's bar scene. Mood lighting, cushy booths, secluded nooks – this hotspot offers a brand of incognito hospitality perfect for an intimate rendezvous over a low-key libation. Shhh! (yes, that's the bar's name) offers secretive speakeasy vibes, an impressive array of cocktails and top-shelf spirits. Shhh! opens to the public on Friday October 25. Here's where to find it ... more

Bars
Frothin' the suburbs – Ballistic Beer Co. opens a new alehouse and brewery in Springfield Central
Food & Drink

Frothin’ the suburbs – Ballistic Beer Co. opens a new alehouse and brewery in Springfield Central

Of Brisbane's craft-beer boom, few upstart brewing operations have gained as loyal a following as Ballistic Beer Co. With its Salisbury brewery and bar and West End alehouse and kitchen in its portfolio, Ballistic has established itself as a local fave, but a third outpost is about to cement the brew crew as one of Brisbane's elite. Today, Wednesday October 23, marks the official opening of Ballistic Beer Co.'s new 350-seat eatery, bar and brewery in Springfield Central. Part haven for craft beer-starved drinkers, part welcoming community hub for all, Ballistic Beer Co. is shaping up to be the perfect addition to Brisbane's blossoming western corridor. more

Bakeries
King Street Bakery | Brisbane's best bakeries
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best bakeries

Let's be real for a spell – is there anything as pure and good as a freshly baked loaf of bread? We think not. If we are being completely honest with ourselves, a simple artisan-baked sourdough or baguette is enough to put a smile on our face, but place us in front of a cabinet filled with flaky croissants, picture-perfect pastries, tantalising tarts and dreamy doughnuts, and we're overcome with joy. Brisbane boasts a bevy of fantastic bakeries – each stocked with a salivation-worthy selection of goodies. Want to know who we consider to be some of the city's best? Read on ... more

Bars
Dessert depot Cowch unveils its brand-new Chermside digs
Food & Drink

Dessert depot Cowch unveils its brand-new Chermside digs

When we think of Cowch, our brains hum with salivation-inducing visuals of ice-cream sundaes, decadent super shakes and piles of pancakes soaked in maple syrup. Folks have been flocking from far and wide to the brand's South Bank flagship for their sweet-treat fix for years, but now those venturing from the northside can cut their Cowch commute drastically. Last week, Cowch opened its second Brisbane-based dessert bar at Westfield Chermside, unveiling a pastel-hued temple for crepe cravers, ice-cream addicts and fro-yo fanatics to worship all things sweet. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 245 October 22
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 245 October 22

From news of South City Square's new nighttime hang to details on Lord of the Fries' first Brisbane location, 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 Tinsel Bar brings Push Pops, party pies and pop rocks to South Brisbane
Food & Drink

The Tinsel Bar brings Push Pops, party pies and pop rocks to South Brisbane

It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment when we moved from childhood to adulthood, but for most of us, there came a time where we forwent fairy bread, pop rocks and party pies for more grown-up sustenance and never looked back. Sure, too much Wizz Fizz isn't exactly a healthy dietary choice, but who said we had to leave our childhood favourites in the past forever? Brisbane's queen of craft Rachel Burke is a big believer in staying young at heart, and is giving locals a space to do just that with The Tinsel Bar, which opens in South Brisbane this Friday October 18. more

Restaurants
Gnocch gnocch, who's there – Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers arrives in South Bank
Food & Drink

Gnocch gnocch, who’s there – Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers arrives in South Bank

When Ben Corradini and Theodor Roduner first opened the doors of their Paddington gnoccheria Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers, they couldn't have anticipated the frenzy that its arrival would cause. Since launching in 2016, there's been nary a moment of quiet – folks still can't get enough of these pillowy mounds of moulded potato. If you're one of many that has made the pilgrimage to Paddington to score a serve of lovingly cooked gnocchi (or have lamented living outside of its delivery radius), then here's some news that'll gnocch you over. Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers has opened a new location in South Bank! Expect a menu filled with the same mouth-watering gnocchi, as well as some new tasty eats and drinks, and – maybe most importantly – heaps of seating! more

Casual Dining
The boys are back – Charboys Burgers shows off its new Bulimba eatery
Food & Drink

The boys are back – Charboys Burgers shows off its new Bulimba eatery

One of Brisbane's most beloved boutique burger success stories has grown up. After closing up its bustling inner-city shipping container dispensary, Charboys Burgers has unveiled its new (and very first) bricks-and-mortar joint in the heart of Bulimba. If you've been missing the smell of sizzling beef patties and the taste of those same patties layered with cheese and smushed between a pair of buns, then gird your gullet – Charboys is back, and it's bigger than ever. more

Best of Brisbane
Little Valley | Brisbane's best new restaurants
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best new restaurants as voted by you

We’re the first to admit it – Brisbane is absolutely brimming with innovative minds that are willing to take a chance in the often-fickle world of hospitality. Our dining scene continues to go from strength to strength thanks to the creative culinary wizards choosing to put their passions on a plate – and as a result, we have a kick-ass roster of amazing restaurants that have opened in the past 12 months. Naming the best would be an impossible task – so that’s why we left it up to you, our trusted readers, during our most recent EAT/drink Awards . You all have great taste – here are the spots you chose as the ten best new restaurants in Brisbane. more

Bars
Don your sombrero – Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina opens in Chermside
Food & Drink

Don your sombrero – Tex-Mex eatery El Camino Cantina opens in Chermside

Less than a year on from the unveiling of El Camino Cantina's first vibrant location in Bowen Hills, Rockpool Dining Group is taking the concept north. Today – Friday October 11 – marks the official opening of El Camino Cantina at Westfield Chermside's outdoor dining hub. Boasting the brand's signature neon-lit ambience, rock'n'roll attitude and menu of Tex-Mex delights, El Camino Cantina Chermside will be the spot to go for those seeking a never-ending fiesta. more