Events
Celebrate life's finest things at Portside Wharf's Cheese and Champagne Pop-up
Food & Drink

Celebrate life’s finest things at Portside Wharf’s Cheese and Champagne Pop-up

By now, dear reader, we’ve hopefully established that you and I are united by our undying love of cheese. So I’d like for you to imagine this scenario. It’s a balmy autumn afternoon. The sun is greeting your cheeks with a soft kiss, a cool breeze is floating past you and the gentle ebb and flow of the Brisbane River is luring you into a state of pure bliss. This, however, isn’t a regular autumn afternoon – this is the kind that dreams are made of. Because in this scenario my friend, you are surrounded by French cheese and bottles of Pol Roger champagne. more

The Grocer
The Weekend Series: NSFW food-porn videos to get you hot under the collar
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: NSFW food-porn videos to get you hot under the collar

Your pits are sweaty, willpower weak, breathing is heavy, there's a rumble in your belly already, you’re craving spaghetti. You go home and find your laptop, open an incognito window and start cruising for some salivation-inducing videos in an attempt to sate your voracious appetite. Videos of melting cheese fill the screen, images of full doughnuts oozing gooey Nutella, pastries are pulled apart, burgers are piled high, ingredients are stuffed into other ingredients and the meat – oh, the meat! There’s nothing wrong with looking at a little bit of food porn – everyone does it. We’ve picked some particularly steamy food porn videos to ogle – just make sure no one else is around before you click play. more

Events
Stone & Wood is throwing one hell of a backyard bash for Brewsvegas
Food & Drink

Stone & Wood is throwing one hell of a backyard bash for Brewsvegas

When it comes to throwing a classic backyard party, us Aussies really know a thing or two about how to do it up right – what’s not to love about the classic combination of a good feed, some ice-cold brews, a killer soundtrack and gorgeous weather thrown in for good measure? Taking this concept to the next level is the dream team of Stone & Wood and Brewsvegas, who have teamed up to create the ultimate garden get-together for a great cause. You best make your way to the Old Museum on Saturday March 18 to see what’s going down, lest you risk a serious case of FOMO. more

Cafes
Bruno's BNE
Food & Drink

The round-up: all-day breakfast spots in Brisbane

The weekend is for taking it slow – we can’t be blamed if we want to sleep in. We shouldn’t be punished for enjoying our days off by missing the best meal of the day – breakfast! Thankfully, there are some cafes that are forgiving to us sleepyheads, offering all-day breakfast menus so bed heads can enjoy an eggs benny or for dusty revellers that are craving the restorative properties of bacon. more

Cafes
Taste some authentic Queensland flavour with Little Clive's new menu
Food & Drink

Taste some authentic Queensland flavour with Little Clive’s new menu

In our hurry to devour our eggs benedict or smashed avo, we often give little thought to where our local cafe’s produce is sourced. At Little Clive you never need to fret, with the popular cafe committing to showcasing some of the state’s freshest fare. In case you missed it, Little Clive nabbed the winning vote for best breakfast in 2016’s Taste of Queensland Awards. Now the cafe is unveiling its new seasonal menu, filled with tasty breakfast bites that maintain a strong representation of Queensland produce. We’re stoking the flames of your appetite with a look at Little Clive’s hot smoked trout omelette and dark chocolate chia pudding, which are available now. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 110 February 21
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 110 February 21

From whispers of gourmet providores to free vegan burgers, 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
Neil Perry's Burger Project brings fast food with slow-food values to South Bank
Food & Drink

Neil Perry’s Burger Project brings fast food with slow-food values to South Bank

The word ‘project’ can be pretty daunting. It conjures up memories of dreaded group assignments, or school homework on the riveting Australian wheat industry. But pop the word ‘burger’ in front of it and voila! You absolutely have our undivided attention. Aaannndd it helps if the words ‘Neil Perry’ are associated with it as well. In case you haven’t already figured it out, the renowned Australian chef is bringing his much-loved Burger Project to Brisbane for the first time and you can get a taste as of this Friday February 17. more

Restaurants
JFC Korean fried chicken wings with sweet and spicy sauce
Food & Drink

Go gaga over Gangnam fries and gunpowder chicken ribs at Junk

We’ve been waiting with bated breath for the arrival of one of Maroochydore’s most beloved eateries, and come Friday February 17 our patience will be rewarded. Junk is set to unveil its first Brisbane location this week, wowing tastebuds with its sumptuous selection of Pan-Asian cuisine. If you get steamy over the thought of steamed pork bao buns, go crazy over crispy pork belly or have a voracious appetite for Vietnamese noodle salads, you absolutely must see what Junk’s got in its trunk. more


Providore
Stock up on goodies at South Bank’s new grocer The Pantry on Grey
Food & Drink

Stock up on goodies at South Bank’s new grocer The Pantry on Grey

Like most visitors to South Bank we’ve been gradually craning our necks further skyward, watching as Southpoint nears closer and closer to completion. We can give our necks rest for the moment, as some of the development’s first retailers are on the cusp of opening their doors this Friday. The Pantry on Grey is an expansive and modern providore that is taking a multi-faceted approach to the grocery scene. From cold-pressed juice and cheese to bouquets of flowers and locally sourced meat – The Pantry on Grey has just about anything you could want on your trip to the shops, plus everything you didn’t know you needed until now. more

Cafes
Pablo's Pride with slow-cooked roast beef, pickled jalapenos and provolone
Food & Drink

From breakfast to beer o’clock – Fortitude brings all-day bites to the Valley

Have you heard the word? You know, the F word? No, not that word – we’re referring to Fortitude, the newest joint to open up off Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley. If you’ve yet to experience Fortitude for yourself, perhaps the following can entice you – poke bowls, BBQ pork tacos, three-cheese croque monsieurs, boozy brunch cocktails and a menu dedicated to G&Ts. With a bistro and bar menu unlike any we’ve seen to date, Fortitude has got the lot – and we haven’t even told you about half of it. more

The Grocer
The Weekend Series: five of the best food shows to kick-start your hunger
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: five of the best food shows to kick-start your hunger

Forget My Kitchen Rules, Huey’s Cooking Adventures and Ready Steady Cook – when we refer to food shows we’re talking about the cream of the crop. When we sit down to watch chefs at play, we not only want insights into the world of fine dining – we want food porn of epic proportions. We want to drool. Thankfully there are a bunch of shows out there that can cater to our insatiable food lust. Sit back, relax and take in the culinary beauty that these shows have to offer. more

Cafes
The Yiros Shop
Food & Drink

The round-up: ten cheap inner-city lunches for a tenner or less

Put your hands up if you’ve ever experienced this harsh reality bite – payday is still a few days away and you’ve been stung by a few unexpected costs (or maybe you indulged in a costly weekend on the town), reducing your bank balance to a shell of its former glory. We’ve all walked down Struggle Street before, but any thrifty eaters will tell you that it’s not the end of the world. If you can’t stomach another stretch of mi goreng for lunch, we’ve put together a nifty list of spots to grab a bite for ten Dollarydoos or less. Mark our words – the cheaper the grub doesn’t mean the lesser the quality. You can get a bomb feed in Brisbane’s inner city for just a tenner and here is the proof. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 109 February 14
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 109 February 14

From whispers of new foodie precincts to long-awaited dinners, 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
Let UberEATS be your wingman this Valentine’s Day
Food & Drink

Let UberEATS be your wingman this Valentine’s Day

Hey, you – you know that Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, right? Has it slipped your mind? Don’t worry – it happens, the most important thing is to not panic. If you haven’t made plans for V Day yet or you and your S.O. simply want to spend a casual night in, UberEATS is stepping up to help all of Brisbane's Casanovas. On Tuesday February 14 UberEATS will be delivering flowers, sweets and meals for two to lovebirds all around town, so all you have to do is buy a card. more

Cafes
Enjoy the best from our own backyard at Newstead's Pantry 360
Food & Drink

Enjoy the best from our own backyard at Newstead’s Pantry 360

We’ve said it once, we’ll say it a thousand times. Queensland has some of Australia’s best produce – hands down! We no longer have to point to individual producers as cases to prove it – Newstead's Pantry 360 has brought the best of them together to make it easier on us all. Some of the finest produce in the state can be found at the new cafe-meets-grocer, which is stocking choice morsels from within a 360-km radius of Brisbane, while also creating a menu of top tucker from its sizeable haul. more

Bars
Brats, brews and beer yoga on offer at Woolloongabba's The Brat Cave
Food & Drink

Brats, brews and beer yoga on offer at Woolloongabba’s The Brat Cave

If you – like us – have found yourself craving a snack in the Valley or on Caxton Street after a few libations, the Brat Haus is practically your second home. An emporium of delicious German bratwurst, knackwurst, kranskis, schnitzel and beer, Brat Haus has long been ensuring bellies are full and smiles are wide, and now the Germanic goodness is coming to Woolloongabba with a new (wunder)bar. The Brat Cave will be slinging fresh brats and cold beers from today – and yes, there will be yoga. more

Cafes
Newstead's Oliver James Coffee and Furniture pairs bespoke fixtures with specialty java
Food & Drink

Newstead’s Oliver James Coffee and Furniture pairs bespoke fixtures with specialty java

If you consider yourself well acquainted with Brisbane’s best cafes and bars, there’s a good chance you’ve parked your caboose on some furniture crafted by Woodsters. The skilled mind and hands behind the notable furniture and carpentry outfitter is now trying his hand at hospitality, pairing specialty coffee with his own custom furniture in what can best be described as a functional showroom. more

Restaurants
The round-up: steamy places to make a (food) baby this Valentine’s Day
Food & Drink

The round-up: steamy places to make a (food) baby this Valentine’s Day

After French, Italian, Portuguese and the other ‘romantic’ dialects, food is the preeminent language of love. As we all know the way to someone’s heart is through the stomach, so with that in mind why not consider spoiling your better half with a sumptuous feast this Valentine’s Day? Whether you feel like spilling your deepest desire over a succulent steak or are compelled to give your S.O. a 'pizza your heart', make the night extra special with a meal that neither of you is likely to forget. more

Recipes
The Weekend Series: desk lunches that don’t suck courtesy of Lettuce Lunch
Food & Drink

The Weekend Series: desk lunches that don’t suck courtesy of Lettuce Lunch

There’s nothing worse than being (figuratively) chained to your work desk all through lunch. Whether it be because of tight deadlines or simply a mountain of work that must get done, sometimes it’s not feasible to go out for lunch when you want. Desk lunches are an unfortunate necessity of office life, but it’s rarely a source of culinary inspiration. If your desk neighbour is giving you some fierce food envy with their freshly bought lunch or you are sick of your bland sandwiches and tinned tuna, we suggest improving your meal prep game. We recruited the services of Carlton Talbot of Lettuce Lunch to give us some killer recipes to try. Lettuce Lunch is a thriving recipe repository that educates thousands on nifty vegetarian meals that are perfect for work. Without further ado, here are five lunch boxes that’ll be the talk of the office – we guarantee it. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 108 February 7
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 108 February 7

From whispers of ice-cream festivals to New York eats, 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