Food News
Oh boba – Gelatissimo is releasing a bubble-tea gelato
Food & Drink

Oh boba – Gelatissimo is releasing a bubble-tea gelato

We simply can't deny it – our love for the addictive Taiwanese beverage known as boba is unmatched. The creamy, chewy refreshment is our go-to sip for when we need something that is sure to hit the sweet spot – and boy, does it do just that. Inspired by the bubble-tea phenomenon that has taken over the world, the frozen dessert connoisseurs at Gelatissimo have whipped up yet another innovative gelato flavour – Brown Sugar Bubble Milk Tea. more

Coffee
Never run out of coffee again with a subscription from Barker St
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Never run out of coffee again with a subscription from Barker St

If you're a committed coffee consumer like us, it's highly likely that you too know the pain of firing up your coffee machine for that sweet, delicious energy hit you so desperately need only to discover you're fresh out of beans. It's enough to ruin your day, but the good news is, Barker St is here to save you from caffeine withdrawals with a dedicated online marketplace and subscription service. more

The Grocer
Get a spoonful of nostalgia with a side of health courtesy of crum.
Food & Drink

Get a spoonful of nostalgia with a side of health courtesy of crum.

Remember sneaking into the pantry as a kid with a tablespoon (because teaspoons were for suckers) and eating Milo straight out of the tin? Who knows if it was the fear of getting caught or the immediate sugar rush but either way, it tasted so damn good. Inspired by these universal childhood memories, Heidi Briggs set out to recreate the experience just sans the guilt. The result is crum. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 267 July 21
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 267 July 21

From news of riverside champagne chalets to late-night Roman eats, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Restaurants
Come and spaghett it – Pasta Club opens in West End
Food & Drink

Come and spaghett it – Pasta Club opens in West End

Freshly rolled pumpkin agnolotti, ribbons of silky spaghetti carbonara, fusilli with prawns coated in a rich salsa rossa – if the thought of twirling your fork through a plate of any of the aforementioned gets you hot under the collar, you might want to consider getting acquainted with Pasta Club. This new West End eatery isn't a club with strict joining criteria or limited membership numbers – all you need to enjoy the restaurant's hearty fare is a love of Italian cuisine and an appetite. Pasta Club officially opened last night, Wednesday July 15 – here’s what you can expect … more

Cafes
Savour ube waffles and breakfast bruschetta at Joedy's Cafe in New Farm
Food & Drink

Savour ube waffles and breakfast bruschetta at Joedy’s Cafe in New Farm

With its riverside location, proximity to dining hubs and boasting one of the best picnic spots in town, we've never really needed any excuses to spend time in New Farm. That being said, if it's been a minute since you've ventured to the leafy heart of Brisbane's inner-north, we've got the perfect reason to go. Joedy's Cafe is an exciting new entrant on the local cafe scene that is delivering the goods when it comes to food, coffee and service. The cafe has come out of the lockdown period firing on all cylinders and locals have been flocking in droves to get a taste of the fare. If you've been seeking a new brunch spot to add to your itinerary, we think this is one place worth checking out. more

Bars
City Winery arrives on Edward Street with a pop-up cellar door
Food & Drink

City Winery arrives on Edward Street with a pop-up cellar door

In great news for city-based oenophiles, the minds behind Gerler Wines' City Winery on Wandoo Street, Adam Penberthy and Dave Cush, are bringing the brand's much-sipped libations to Edward Street. The pop-up cellar door – which swings open its doors today, Wednesday July 15 – will offer wine tastings, food-and-wine pairing experiences, wine-blending workshops and much more. more

Cafes
Method to the Madness raises the curtain on its scrumptious new offering
Food & Drink

Method to the Madness raises the curtain on its scrumptious new offering

If you examine the works of William Shakespeare, you notice that many of his works are comprised of multiple distinct acts bridging beginning and end. Much like one of The Bard's iconic works, Kenmore's Shakespeare-inspired eatery Method to the Madness is penning a new act, having already set the stage with its well-received 2018 opening and first year of trade. The coming months will see the cafe transform its all-day offering and also bring back its beloved dinner service, adding a few tantalising twists that fans of enlivening culinary theatre will relish. more


Food News
Cheers to South Bank – eat, drink and picnic to your heart's content at the riverside precinct
Food & Drink

Cheers to South Bank – eat, drink and picnic to your heart’s content at the riverside precinct

Brisbane is back and thriving and so is our insatiable thirst for fun! Ready to welcome back visitors, Brisbane's dining and cultural hotspot South Bank is waiting for you with idyllic river views to bask in, world-class waterfront restaurants to dine in, bars to hop from and plenty of green space to play. To celebrate life starting to return to (new) normal, South Bank is welcoming us back with delicious dining offers, family-friendly fun and charming facilities. So pack a picnic basket, make a dinner reservation and raise a glass – it's time to get out and about and rediscover this vibrant riverside precinct. more

Best of Brisbane
Proof BBQ & Booze | Brisbane's best American barbecue
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best American barbecue restaurants

Apologies in advance to all plant-based eaters out there – this round-up is strictly for the carnivores. This time around, we’re checking out the finest hunks of meat available around town. No, we’re not talking about Aussie Thunder Male Revue. We’re talking about barbecue – American barbecue, to be precise. Brisket, pulled pork, ribs, sausages – if it’s smoky, saucy and meaty, it’s exactly what we’re after. We’ve assembled a list of some of the best bricks-and-mortar barbecue locations in Brisbane. Be wary of reading while hungry – this list will get the salivation glands working overtime. more

Food News
No more long lines – grab your favourite Ekka showbags from your local IGA
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No more long lines – grab your favourite Ekka showbags from your local IGA

Listen up, confectionary lovers! Despite the cancellation of the this year's Ekka, we have been blessed with some very sweet news that is sure to cheer up kids and kids-at-heart. Bringing the fun fair to you, Bensons Showbags has teamed up with IGA, so we can now get our hot little hands on a huge range of iconic confectionary and novelty showbags without a trip to the showgrounds. Curly Wurlys, here we come! more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 266 July 14
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 266 July 14

From news of a new inner-city specialty coffee hub to a suburban barbecue outpost, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know (while also supporting our local hospitality industry). When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Food News
Sunny sips – the Stone & Wood team is shaking things up with sparkling new creation Sunly Seltzer
Food & Drink

Sunny sips – the Stone & Wood team is shaking things up with sparkling new creation Sunly Seltzer

Although we are in the midst of winter's chilliest weeks, we can still daydream of summer days spent taking relaxing ocean dips, sun-baking on the sand and Sunday pub sessions. So we can start living our best summer lives right now, the beer-making brainiacs behind Stone & Wood have launched a refreshing sparkling sip that is sure to satisfy. The best part? This refreshing imbibe is gluten free, vegan and boasts less than three grams of sugar. Say hello to Sunly Seltzer – your new (and heathier) boozy buddy to take on all of your sun-filled adventures. more

Cafes
Brisbane's restaurants and cafes reopening for dine-in service
Food & Drink

Brisbane’s restaurants and cafes reopening for dine-in service

After months of lockdowns and takeaway-only feasts, it seems like going out for dinner is finally back on the menu. The first stage of easing the federal and state restrictions has commenced, meaning that restaurants and cafes can slowly start to welcome diners back in groups of ten from Saturday May 16. If you're not up to date on the government's three stage plan to reopen, you can catch up here, but essentially there will be a gradual removal of restrictions until venues are back to serving at full capacity. As great as this news is, it's important to remember that we're not out of the woods yet, so it's crucial that restaurants and diners adhere to safety measures otherwise we'll be back at square one in no time. If you're keen to dine out, make sure you book – nearly all restaurants and cafes will be implementing strict reservation-only policies, so be sure to check in with the… more

Food News
Bangin' news – Bunnings sausage sizzles will return later this month
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Bangin’ news – Bunnings sausage sizzles will return later this month

The enticing smell of caramelised onions, the difficult decision of what sauce will top off your sausage sandwich (always a tomato-mustard combo) and the feel-good factor that your gold coins are going towards charity – oh, how we have missed Bunnings sausage sizzles. A community staple for 26 years, Bunnings' banger-filled barbecues were forced to stop cooking in March due to COVID-19. Following too many months of sizzle withdrawals, the home-improvement heroes are firing up the barbecues again and the much-anticipated return of this charity cook-up will be here sooner than you think ... more

Bars
Eleven Rooftop Bar transforms into open-air Mexican restaurant MAYA
Food & Drink

Eleven Rooftop Bar transforms into open-air Mexican restaurant MAYA

The year so far has been unpredictable, to say the least. When it comes to weathering the storm from a hospitality standpoint, many operators believe the best response is to be unpredictable in turn. Local restaurateurs Jason and Katie Coates count themselves among this group. The duo has utilised the lockdown to initiate change on a significant scale, completely overhauling Eleven Rooftop Bar – one of The Valley's most beloved nightspots – and transforming it into MAYA Mexican. The venue will open officially on Saturday July 11, here's what you can expect ... more

Bars
Neighbourhood favourite Suburban Social expands with its brand-new Holland Park local
Food & Drink

Neighbourhood favourite Suburban Social expands with its brand-new Holland Park local

When it comes to nailing a neighbourhood pub in 2020, one must pay attention to all of the details. It's not enough to have a cracking beer selection – a good bar should also boast a warm atmosphere, outgoing and attentive staff, and a food selection that sits a few notches above what could be considered standard. The crew behind Chapel Hill haunt Suburban Social have been delivering on all counts since opening the bar in 2016, but now the team is looking to elevate their game considerably with their second venue, which opened over the weekend in Holland Park. more

Bars
The round-up: Brisbane's best new restaurant and cafe openings of the year (so far)
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best new restaurant and cafe openings of the year (so far)

Look, we get it. Since March there has been a lot happening at home and abroad that has understandably required our attention and shifted our priorities. It's been easy to miss things such as new foodie arrivals, especially when we've been forced to stay inside as much as possible. Seeing that restrictions have eased somewhat, now is a great time to acquaint yourself with these newcomers. We've compiled a handy list of some of the best new restaurant and cafe openings that have occurred over the past few months. more

Food News
Devour tantalising Thai, brunchtime bites and Asian-fusion delights courtesy of the Pawpaw crew
Food & Drink

Devour tantalising Thai, brunchtime bites and Asian-fusion delights courtesy of the Pawpaw crew

When food cravings take over, there's nothing else you can think about. Whether you're thirsting for a morning brew, have a hankering for some pad Thai or you're yearning for freshly made spring rolls – the saying is true that the heart wants what the heart wants, and the stomach deserves what the stomach craves. Thankfully for us, The Venzin Group – the hospitality collective behind Pawpaw, PawPaw Asian Kitchen, Mons Thai and Monocle Coffee – have sprinkled their culinary goodness across town, so no matter what suburb you call home, there's tasty tucker just waiting to be devoured right around the corner. more

Food News
Get a box of cheesy goodness delivered to your door thanks to Mould Cheese Collective
Food & Drink

Get a box of cheesy goodness delivered to your door thanks to Mould Cheese Collective

Okay, we'll come right out and say it – we love cheese. In fact, we spend a disproportionate amount of our days thinking about, talking about and eating cheese. Whether it's a bitey blue, a creamy camembert or a gooey goat's cheese – it's all gouda (sorry, couldn't resist). If you too possess a deep love for cheesy goodness, we're willing to go out on a limb and suggest you might also appreciate the Mould Cheese Collective – a monthly delivery of happiness to your door.  more