Bars
Caneca Espresso & Bar heats up New Farm's all-day dining scene
Food & Drink

Caneca Espresso & Bar heats up New Farm’s all-day dining scene

The recent closure of sun-soaked cafe The Brunswick Project left New Farm's brunch scene reeling, but no sooner had the doors closed than hoarding appeared promising a brand-new concept to fill the coffee and poached egg-shaped void. Caneca Espresso & Bar is the name of this South American-inspired newcomer – a multi-faceted eatery that is delivering breakfast and lunch during the day, and tapas, wines and cocktails in the evening. more

Restaurants
The round-up: where to light up the night for Sunsuper Riverfire 2019
Food & Drink

The round-up: where to light up the night for Sunsuper Riverfire 2019

Let's set the scene – a cloudless night, a cool breeze, a glass of something sparkling in one hand and an entire skyline illuminated by the snap, pop and fizz of fireworks. If this mental image was enough to give you goosebumps, then we'd hazard a guess that Riverfire is one of your favourite nights of the year. If that's the case, then you'd probably know that Riverfire is back for 2019, ending September once more with an incredible display of city-spanning pyrotechnics. A plethora of Brisbane venues are hosting Riverfire parties all over town, so if you are keen to secure a spot ahead of time to catch the action, have a gander at this list and decide where you'll be on Saturday September 28. more

Events
Bring out the florals and polish the champagne flutes – a new pop-up arrives for spring
Food & Drink

Bring out the florals and polish the champagne flutes – a new pop-up arrives for spring

There are a few key fundaments to celebrating the end of winter and start of spring. Outdoor activities, getting back to the beach, afternoon picnics – we immediately conquer most of these essentials once the warmer-weathered months return to the city. We also tend to find ourselves a little more inclined to a couple of social drinks (can you blame us?). You probably already have a faithful list of outdoor bars ready to revisit this spring, but there should always be room to try something new, and we know just the thing! more

The Grocer
New food-delivery service Farm2Market brings produce from Australian farmers to your door
Food & Drink

New food-delivery service Farm2Market brings produce from Australian farmers to your door

With farmers across the country doing it bloody tough, the need for all of us to shop local and direct our pennies toward Australian-grown produce has never been more apparent. With the conveniences of major supermarkets, it can be hard to take the leap and only buy farm-fresh food. Though, the process has been made a little easier with the arrival of Farm2Market. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 238 September 3
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 238 September 3

From news of a Michelin-starred chef's James Street arrival to an iconic New Farm cafe's return, 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

Treats
Crepe expectations – Amai Kawaii delivers Japanese desserts to FudoDori
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Crepe expectations – Amai Kawaii delivers Japanese desserts to FudoDori

If you've made the pilgrimage to Tokyo's cutting-edge cultural hub of Harajuku, you already know that the area is the birthplace of many fashion-forward and food-based crazes. One in particular has endured for decades – the Japanese crepe. The dessert has since spread across far and wide with creperies popping up all over the country and abroad, yet Harajuku remains the epicentre of Japan's crepe obsession. Elizabeth Street's pan-Asian food hub FudoDori quietly welcomed a Harajuku-inspired crepe dispensary of its own last week, with Amai Kawaii satiating sweet and savoury cravings from the heart of this blossoming mini-precinct. more

Food News
Where to eat and drink during Brisbane Writers Festival
Food & Drink

Where to eat and drink during Brisbane Writers Festival

Ask any writer and they'll tell you that hunger is a term that can mean so much more than a simple desire for food. For example, folks can voraciously devour information, seek sustenance from books and wolf down wordplay like there's no tomorrow. But at the end of the day, all that mental mastication is going to require some genuine food, not just food for thought. The Brisbane Writers Festival is in town from September 5–8, taking over the State Library of Queensland and QAGOMA for three days of enlightening discussion. Between sessions of witty repartee and impassioned conversation, guests will need to top up their energy levels. We've assembled a hit-list of cafes, bars and restaurants perfect for refuelling and digesting the day's events. more


Food News
Don't just drink it, create it – Stone & Wood's new brewery experience lets you become a brewer for the day
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Don’t just drink it, create it – Stone & Wood’s new brewery experience lets you become a brewer for the day

Do you ever find yourself with a beer in hand, staring curiously at that light amber liquid, thinking what kind of process brought that beer to life? Somehow a pile of ingredients – waiting to be extracted, brewed and fermented – underwent a frothy transformation. Of course, we all know the brewers are the ones who really brought beer here, but if you've ever wondered about the how behind the process, Byron Bay's iconic Stone & Wood Brewery, is giving you the chance to be a part of that magical beer-creation process. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 237 August 27
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 237 August 27

From news of new ramen joints to escape-room-meets-cocktail-bar hybrids, 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
King of the Wings announces culinary collective StrEAT Easy Diner & Bar
Food & Drink

King of the Wings announces culinary collective StrEAT Easy Diner & Bar

Calling all food truck fanatics – we've got some news you'll want to sit down for. Brisbane's preeminent chicken-wing outfit King of the Wings has just announced it is spearheading a new bricks-and-mortar street-eat collective coming to Deception Bay in mid-to-late October. StrEAT Easy Diner & Bar is bringing together a bunch of the city's best under one roof, giving locals the chance to savour a variety of fare alongside a bar pouring gallons of craft beer. more

Best of Brisbane
Billykart Kitchen | Brisbane's best cafes | The Weekend Edition
Food & Drink

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

There's never been a better time to be a brunch lover or coffee craver in Brisbane. Our cafe scene is going from strength to strength, and now every suburb boasts a top-flight breakfast spot vying for the title of the city's best. It's a hard task definitively picking a top cafe, which is why we gave the task over to our readers! This year's EAT/drink Awards were some of the most hotly contested in recent memory, and the category of Brisbane's Best Cafe was naturally amongst the biggest vote getters. We've collated your votes and have assembled a list of Brisbane's ten best cafes, as decided by The Weekend Edition's readers! more

Bars
Palm Springs meets Acapulco at Fortitude Valley's Ivory Tusk
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Palm Springs meets Acapulco at Fortitude Valley’s Ivory Tusk

One of Fortitude Valley's popular mainstays is exchanging its rustic craft-beer bar aesthetic in favour of a colour-packed, Cali-Mex-inspired vibe. That's right – Woolly Mammoth Alehouse has undergone a shake-up, trimming away the shaggy fur and debuting with a fresh new cut as Ivory Tusk. The boozer is officially relaunching today, Thursday August 22, debuting its range of Mexican eats, a plethora of tap cocktails and lively atmosphere. more

Restaurants
An icon on the move – Mecca Bah opens at Gasworks Plaza
Food & Drink

An icon on the move – Mecca Bah opens at Gasworks Plaza

Since its inception, Mecca Bah has long been a go-to for those seeking a mix of North African and Middle Eastern cuisine. Its lengthy tenure at Fortitude Valley's Emporium precinct cemented it as a culinary institution, but even the most durable destinations are prone to a shake-up every once in a while. Earlier this year, Mecca Bah vacated its Fortitude Valley digs in favour of a fresh start as an anchor tenant of Gasworks Plaza's new dining extension. The new space quietly opened to the public last week, and already regulars are trekking to sample Mecca Bah 2.0's menu, which features all the popular favourites as well as a clutch of experimental newcomers. more

Restaurants
Rico Bar & Dining set to make its mark on Eagle Street Pier
Food & Drink

Rico Bar & Dining set to make its mark on Eagle Street Pier

Earlier this year, acclaimed fine-dining institution Aria officially shuttered after ten years of operation. After diners came to terms with the closure, much discussion has erupted over what will take over Aria's prime location at Eagle Street Pier. We can reveal that the space will soon be home to Rico Bar & Dining – a multi-faceted eatery from the crew behind George's Paragon Seafood Restaurant and Massimo Restaurant & Bar. Want to know more? Read on ... more

Casual Dining
Meat-free Mexican – El Planta takes tacos to new heights at Wandering Cooks
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Meat-free Mexican – El Planta takes tacos to new heights at Wandering Cooks

When it comes to culinary pop-ups, the humble taco stand is perhaps the most iconic. Street food doesn't get more beloved than this Mexican staple, so when we say one of Brisbane's best pop-up concepts hawks top-notch tacos, it's unlikely that you'll be surprised. However, there's much more to the story – El Planta at Wandering Cooks is Brisbane's first entirely plant-based Mexican concept, dishing out authentic (and addictive) flavours that are devoid of animal products. more