The Grocer
Push the button – Pod & Parcel delivers smart, delicious and eco-friendly coffee pods
Food & Drink

Push the button – Pod & Parcel delivers smart, delicious and eco-friendly coffee pods

If you’re a java junkie, you will no doubt be familiar with some of the struggles it entails. Having access to high-quality coffee is an expensive habit, not to mention the effort that it can sometimes take to track down a good brew. Like most coffee addicts you probably have access to a machine that takes pods, but we all know that even the better options o the market don’t really compare to a barista-made brew. Good news, folks – Pod & Parcel heard you and has come up with an incredible solution. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 186 August 21
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 186 August 21

From whispers of grown-up arcade games to Howard Smith Wharves news, 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
From Peruvian pop-ups to flavour pimps – Mongrel unveils its Milton digs
Food & Drink

From Peruvian pop-ups to flavour pimps – Mongrel unveils its Milton digs

After 13 months of well-received pop-up restaurant experiences, the Mongrel trio have made good on their promise of a bricks-and-mortar joint of their own. The self-proclaimed ‘flavour pimps’ have installed their brand-new bar and eatery on Park Road in Milton, promising out-of-the-box flavour pairings, a choice list of Australian-made beverages and a fresh take on casual hospitality. more

Restaurants
Bulimba's King Crab Co delivers its haul of cracking crustaceans to Oxford Street
Food & Drink

Bulimba’s King Crab Co delivers its haul of cracking crustaceans to Oxford Street

It might be the year of the dog according to the Chinese zodiac, but if you ask us, it’s more like the year of the crab. A new spot in Brisbane’s inner east is shelling out some mighty fine seafood, with a Cajun-meets-Japanese spin that’s sure to tingle your tastebuds. If you like the sound of snappy seafood, scuttle your butt down Oxford Street and don a bib at Bulimba’s freshest catch – King Crab Co. more

Bars
Coffee titan Campos opens its stunning new cafe Long Island in Newstead
Food & Drink

Coffee titan Campos opens its stunning new cafe Long Island in Newstead

Over a span of more than 10 years, Campos has grown from fledgling roaster to one of Australia's preeminent proponents of craft caffeine. The powers behind the hospitality group are making some changes in 2018, the largest being the relocation of its Brisbane flagship cafe from Wandoo Street to a stylish location in Newstead. The newly opened Campos Long Island is a stunning and modern hub, blending the brand’s renowned coffee service with new multi-faceted offerings that take diners from sunrise through to sunset. more

Restaurants
Black Hide by Gambaro at Treasury Brisbane
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

Casual Dining
Schoolyard treats make a comeback at Woolloongabba’s Tuckshop Time
Food & Drink

Schoolyard treats make a comeback at Woolloongabba’s Tuckshop Time

Remember the days of the old schoolyard? Pizza rounders, choccie milk, meat pies and Slush Puppies – these were some of the lunchtime staples that made our time at school so memorable. These days our homemade lunches just don’t seem to compare, and although burgers and sweets are easily within our reach, they’re lacking some of the magic of those old-school tuckshop lunches. Tuckshop Time is a new sunny eatery underneath Woolloongabba’s South City Square that is triggering our nostalgia centres with its modern interpretation of schoolyard morsels. more


Recipes
The Weekend Series: recreate your favourites with these DIY food projects
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: recreate your favourites with these DIY food projects

Sure, you can whip up a mean spaghetti bolognaise and don’t burn down the house when cooking Sunday roast. In the words of Her Royal Highness Shania Twain, ‘that don’t impress me much’. We love getting DIY in the kitchen, getting outside our comfort zone and making popular substances from scratch. Ever tried your hand at making jam? What about cheese? Don’t panic – making these items is not outside your skillset, all you need is a good recipe. We’ve found five that will give you enough guidance to take your cooking game up a notch. more

Food News
Chow down on chook and raise money for drought relief with Parma for a Farmer
Food & Drink

Chow down on chook and raise money for drought relief with Parma for a Farmer

If you’re anything like us at The Weekend Edition, you probably love to tuck in to a good old-fashioned parma – after all, what’s not to love about the classic combination of crispy crumbed chicken breast, rich Napoli sauce, tasty ham and delightfully stretchy cheese? Now that we have your attention, we would like to let you know of a little initiative that allows you to parma for a purpose – specifically to help out Australian farmers doing it tough at the moment. more

The Grocer
Colour pop – how blue nail polish is helping to combat a global epidemic
Food & Drink

Colour pop – how blue nail polish is helping to combat a global epidemic

Anyone who is fond of statement pieces or accessories knows that even the smallest details can start a conversation. Whether it’s a pair of earrings or some loud socks, sometimes the little things that make a look pop are the things that get people talking. The legends at the Polished Man movement have cottoned on to this notion and are harnessing the power of a point of difference to start a national conversation about violence against children – and the team at East 9th Brewing has jumped on board to spread the message. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 185 August 14
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 185 August 14

From whispers of Brisbane's new absolute-riverfront bar to a bayside food festival, 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 round-up: what's open this Ekka public holiday
Food & Drink

The round-up: what’s open this Ekka public holiday

In case you haven’t heard the sounds of fireworks over Bowen Hills or had your Instagram feed inundated with scenes of carnival fun, we’d like to let you know that the Ekka is in town. Aside from the show bags, games, animals and assorted attractions, the best thing about the Ekka is undoubtedly the annual public holiday that we all get to enjoy on Wednesday August 15. If you've been to the Ekka already, are saving your visit for another day or simply wish to avoid the holiday crowds (more show bags for us, really), there are plenty of spots around town open and ready for your custom. Here's a handy list of bars and eateries for you to enjoy this Ekka public holiday. more

Bars
Petrie Terrace's The Lord Alfred unites past and present for its substantial overhaul
Food & Drink

Petrie Terrace’s The Lord Alfred unites past and present for its substantial overhaul

Caxton Street fixture and heritage-listed watering hole The Lord Alfred has undergone a serious makeover. The longstanding corner pub has been undergoing refurbishments over recent months, and now the new-look establishment is officially relaunching this weekend. Think elevated cuisine, eight unique nooks to inhabit and a livelier atmosphere, and you’ve captured the essence of The Lord Alfred Hotel’s new persona. more

Bakeries
Hellcat Maggie
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best pies

Forget your run-of-the-mill lukewarm servo pie – a real pie is a thing of beauty. Comfort food doesn’t get much more comforting than a great pie. Here is our list for must-try pies – you’ll never look at a Four’N Twenty the same ever again. more

Casual Dining
Eats with attitude – DA’Burger opens its second joint at Ascot’s Racecourse Village
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Eats with attitude – DA’Burger opens its second joint at Ascot’s Racecourse Village

The Duke, Josephine, and Nelson Nasty – at first glance you might think these were the names of members of a new punk band. While they aren’t churning out raucous riffs, they still come with a heck of a lot of attitude. These names belong to the core members of DA’Burger’s roster of burgers – names that have become nearly iconic around New Farm since the diner emerged on the scene five years ago. In big news for burger fans, DA'Burger has expanded – opening a brand-new location in Ascot complete with it signature laid-back atmosphere and killer eats, not to mention a few tasty additions thrown in for good measure. more

Food News
The Weekend Series: feed your brain with these five must-listen food podcasts
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: feed your brain with these five must-listen food podcasts

No matter how niche your interest, there’s a big chance there’s a podcast dedicated to it. Now, the culinary arts are far from niche, but there’s still plenty of scope to delve deep into the nitty-gritty elements depending on where your passion lies. If you’re curious about the inner workings of a restaurant, or are simply a die-hard lover of tasty treats, someone is currently making a podcast that caters to your interests. If you’re looking to expand your podcast palate to include a foodie-centric offering, we’ve assembled a selection of five that are bound to tantalise your mental tastebuds (and maybe stir up your hunger). more

Food News
The Coop Bistro and i like ramen team up for a delicious vegan pop-up series
Food & Drink

The Coop Bistro and i like ramen team up for a delicious vegan pop-up series

What do a Brisbane chicken pub and a Gold Coast vegan ramen joint have in common? No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke – in fact, we’re here to bring news of a quite delicious (albeit unlikely) union. The cluckin’ legends at The Coop Bistro have teamed up with plant-based lords i like ramen to bring Brisbane locals a brothy taste of what’s been causing a stir down south. more