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The round-up: get fired up for Brisbane’s best Korean BBQ
Food & Drink

The round-up: get fired up for Brisbane’s best Korean BBQ

When it comes to pairing salivation-worthy deliciousness with hands-on interactivity, Korean BBQ is one cuisine that marries the two perfectly. Picture this – a plate piled high with choice cuts of meat waiting to be seared to perfection on the hot grill in front of you. Throw in a veritable buffet of sides and baby, you’ve got us hooked! To us, Korean BBQ is woefully under-appreciated, which is why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to spread the love and give you a rundown of the best joints to get your teeth into some Korean BBQ goodness. more

Events
Get a taste of the latest culinary trends at Aria’s Trial Fridays
Food & Drink

Get a taste of the latest culinary trends at Aria’s Trial Fridays

Although we might not see it, the fare we devour at our favourite restaurants is the end result of a process of creative experimentation and tinkering. Restaurants are constantly keeping an eye on what’s happening across Australia’s food scene, and the maestros at Eagle Street’s Aria are no exception. The acclaimed restaurant has announced the return of its Trial Fridays – a chance for diners to sample new food and wine trends before they infiltrate Aria's new seasonal menu. more

Events
Make new connections over dinner with help from SocialTable
Food & Drink

Make new connections over dinner with help from SocialTable

When you hit a certain age it becomes harder to make new friends. Of course, some of you social butterflies will never have any shortage of mates, but in our increasingly digitised society our interactions are becoming more and more superficial. SocialTable is a service that is helping folks disconnect from the apps and meet new people face-to-face over a top-notch dinner. SocialTable’s got two events on the horizon that could be the change you need if you’re on the hunt for pals. more

Food News
Ruby love – where to get the limited edition pink gelato raising money for breast cancer research
Food & Drink

Ruby love – where to get the limited edition pink gelato raising money for breast cancer research

Some things in life are just guaranteed to make you feel good – whether it’s the first lick of an icy treat on a hot summer’s day, trying a brand-new food phenomenon or helping out people in need, certain activities have a tendency to get the serotonin flowing. These three examples aren’t totally arbitrary (sorry to pull a sneaky on you) – what if we told you there was a way to tick all of these mood-boosters off your list at the same time? With Gelatissimo’s limited edition Ruby Love flavour, this is entirely possible. more

The Grocer
True blue – Australia finally has a beer brand called Tinnies
Food & Drink

True blue – Australia finally has a beer brand called Tinnies

The Australian vernacular is a vast and beautiful thing – through a collective love of nicknames and shortening every word possible, we’ve managed to create a lexicon that is entirely our own. One of the most beloved words in our language is ‘tinnie’ – as soon as someone says it you can practically hear the crack of the pull-tab, feel the ice-cold exterior and taste the crisp brew encased within. It’s only natural that someone would see the golden opportunity to name an actual beer brand after this beloved term, and it’s finally happened – make room in your esky for Tinnies. more

Bars
Hello Gorgeous – Newstead bar
Food & Drink

Warm greetings to Newstead’s pastel-hued cocktail palace Hello Gorgeous

When it comes to restoring a former hospitality hotspot to its former glory, one needs an enthusiastic operator, a daring concept and a food and drink offering to match. Newstead’s Hello Gorgeous is the combination of all three. Taking over the space previously occupied by Chester Street Bakery, Hello Gorgeous is a richly vivid venue that isn’t afraid to splash about colour and cocktails in equal amounts. more

Cafes
Goldfinch – Brisbane City restaurant
Food & Drink

Past meets present as Goldfinch takes flight at the Pullman Hotel

Although it has operated under various guises (Goldfish and Bistro Allure) in its decades of operation, the Pullman Hotel’s signature restaurant has always been a hotbed of activity. From the notorious days of the Fitzgerald Inquiry to now, the space has enjoyed a storied history – and more than its fare share of excitement. Seeking to bring the restaurant in line with Brisbane’s contemporary scene, the Pullman Hotel team has transformed the ground-floor tenancy into a multi-faceted airy oasis, with a stunning Hamptons-inspired fit-out that pays homage to the past while celebrating the future’s potential. more


Bars
You Came Again Vegan Tapas Bar – West End dining
Food & Drink

West End scores Brisbane’s first vegan tapas bar You Came Again

Brisbane’s plant-based dining scene is going from strength to strength – nourishing cafes are bountiful, and now Brisbane’s nightlife has scored a hip and welcoming vegan tapas bar. You Came Again on Boundary Street opened this week, and word is already spreading about its delicious plant-based bites and all-Australian drinks list. more

Restaurants
Valentine's Day in Brisbane - e'cco bistro
Food & Drink

The round-up: Valentine’s Day date spots in Brisbane that will make your lover swoon

In the words of Australian pop icon and wise sage John Paul Young, "love is in the air". We’re just over a week away from Valentine’s Day – the most romantic day of the year – and lovebirds all over town are searching for the perfect locale to nest and cuddle up. Us cupids here at The Weekend Edition like to think we’re pretty deft marksmen with our bow and arrow of romance, so we’ve targeted a few Valentine’s Day events for loved-up couples to enjoy, whether you’re only a few dates beyond a Bumble match or are decades into a beautiful union. more

Markets
Grab your green bags – Brisbane City Markets launches in Reddacliff Place
Food & Drink

Grab your green bags – Brisbane City Markets launches in Reddacliff Place

It’s been a little while since Reddacliff Place on George Street last hosted its bustling weekly farmer’s market, but city slickers will be able to once again get their mid-week produce shop done when Brisbane City Markets commences on this week. The new-look markets will offer the same fresh produce, artisan baked goods and gorgeous lifestyle vendors, reinvigorating enthusiasm for the hump day throughout the CBD. more

Bars
Fresh catch – Coorparoo's Perch'd takes fish and chips up a notch
Food & Drink

Fresh catch – Coorparoo’s Perch’d takes fish and chips up a notch

For the past two years, Jen Byrnes and Patrick Laws have been running one of Brisbane’s favourite suburban eateries in Martha Street Kitchen, so when we caught wind that the duo were on the cusp of opening up a new venture in the heart of Coorparoo, we set a course immediately. The talented tandem are mere hours away from opening Perch’d tomorrow, Saturday January 26 – a modern fish and chippery that is looking to deliver a considered take on the cuisine without reinventing the reel (pun intended), served with a side of casual-cool atmosphere. more

Cafes
Market Organics and Evolve Organic Cafe open a nutritional hub in Newmarket
Food & Drink

Market Organics and Evolve Organic Cafe open a nutritional hub in Newmarket

Sometimes it’s hard to rely on the giant grocery chains for ethical, nutritious and organic produce. Thankfully, smaller scale outlets are popping up around Brisbane to provide a curated collection of wholesome products. Family-owned and operated Market Organics is one such outfit that reliably stocks an ever-evolving selection of organic goods, and its brand-new Newmarket location is looking to give northside locals a taste. Market Organics and its neighbouring eatery Evolve Organic Cafe is putting these products to the test, not only stocking a wide array of certified-organic goods, but also incorporating them into a colourful intolerance-friendly cafe menu. more

Cafes
Brand-new day – Coffee Supreme gives its Gibbon Street spot a makeover
Food & Drink

Brand-new day – Coffee Supreme gives its Gibbon Street spot a makeover

October 2016 saw Wellington-born coffee outfit Coffee Supreme open a delightful bricks-and-mortar cafe in the heart of Woolloongabba – a sunny spot that looked to make your day with the very first sip. The cafe formerly known as Day Made has been drawing in crowds ever since, but the roaster has chosen to start the new year by giving its Gibbon Street nook an aesthetic overhaul, a new name and a scrumptious menu update without losing any of its inviting charm. more

Bars
Flora by Greenhouse Canteen
Food & Drink

The round-up: fill up on goodness at Brisbane’s best vegan spots

Put your presuppositions in the bin – plant-based food is not just salad and steamed vegetables. Vegan cuisine is becoming increasingly prominent due to the rise of dietary requirements and a conscientious focus of what we put in our bodies. For those of you who can’t stomach the thought of canning the cutlets and trashing the T-bones in favour of salad, please relax – we aren’t here to sway you to veganism. What we will say is that dining as a vegan can be hard in our predominantly meat-eating society, but also very rewarding – even if you love bacon and eggs. We’ve chosen to point out Brisbane’s best vegan spots well worth sampling. more

The Grocer
Jazz up your fridge with Condimental – a curated delivery service for pickles and preserves
Food & Drink

Jazz up your fridge with Condimental – a curated delivery service for pickles and preserves

Honestly, can you imagine a world without punchy relishes, zingy pickles or spicy salsa? Absolutely not. Condiments make everything taste better and deserve top priority in your fridge, right next to the cheese. It’s important to keep your line-up of accompaniments exciting and delicious, which is exactly what Condimental – a curated delivery service for pickles, preserves and ferments – is here to do. more

The Grocer
Return of the choc – iconic candy bar Polly Waffle to be resurrected
Food & Drink

Return of the choc – iconic candy bar Polly Waffle to be resurrected

With all of the ten-year photo challenges going around, it’s a perfect time to reflect on how much has changed over the past decade. If you were a chocolate fan in 2009, you were probably mourning the recent discontinuation of iconic chocolate bar Polly Waffle. We know, it’s been a hard ten years since that fateful day, but behold – the sun shines again! South Australian confectionery company Robern Menz has purchased the Polly Waffle brand from Nestlé, heralding a return of the candy in the foreseeable future. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 207 January 29
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 207 January 29

From whispers of new laneway precincts to sweet dreams, 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