Food News
Warm your bones with these special winter dishes from some of your favourite Brisbane eateries
Food & Drink

Warm your bones with these special winter dishes from some of your favourite Brisbane eateries

The chilly season of winter has arrived and you're sure to find us snuggling up on the couch with a blanket, flicking the reverse cycle on to heater and digging our scarves out from the depths of our wardrobe. Another sure-fire way to warm up this winter is with a sizzling selection of flavoursome fare from Brisbane Quarter. From fragrant curries to braised beef gnocchi, these melt-in-your-mouth dishes are sure to keep you toasty as the mercury drops. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 360 May 31
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 360 May 31

From news of the Venzin Group's Mediterranean-inspired bayside eatery to a two-level cafe and cycling hub for Queen's Wharf, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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
A team of hospitality elite open striking Albion newcomer, Hervé’s Restaurant and Bar, at Craft'd Grounds
Food & Drink

A team of hospitality elite open striking Albion newcomer, Hervé’s Restaurant and Bar, at Craft’d Grounds

While head chefs usually create headlines and draw in the accolades, operational virtuoso’s like Hervé Dudognon are the straw that stirs the drink. After stints overseeing some of Australia's best restaurants, the front-of-house wizard is masterminding his own eatery, Hervé's Restaurant and Bar – a slick nosh spot perched on the upper level of Craft'd Grounds in Albion. With esteemed husband-and-wife chef duo Chris and Alex Norman in the kitchen executing a menu of French-inspired treasures, Hervé's has the blue-ribbon pedigree to rival even the most in-demand fine diners. It opens today – here's what you can expect ... more

Cafes
From sandwiches to stemware, Bakery Lane's NUG. General Store is a resource for elevated essentials
Food & Drink

From sandwiches to stemware, Bakery Lane’s NUG. General Store is a resource for elevated essentials

This weekend, one of Brisbane's best chefs and two of the city's savviest purveyors of interior style will open their all-in-one food, homewares and entertaining emporium, NUG. General Store. Tucked away at the back of Bakery Lane in Fortitude Valley, Sarah Baldwin from acclaimed Fortitude Valley restaurant Joy. and Jarrod Applebee and Shane Phillips of boutique homewares store Finnley Home will cut the ribbon on their multifaceted shopfront, which, in reality is more of a resource for elevated essentials to heighten any home-cooked recipe, beautify any living space and make a dinner party instantly memorable. We were lucky enough to be granted entry for a pre-opening sticky beak – here's what we saw ... more

Treats
Party like it's 1982 – Gelato Messina is re-releasing its Gaytime and Viennetta-inspired hybrid gelato tubs
Food & Drink

Party like it’s 1982 – Gelato Messina is re-releasing its Gaytime and Viennetta-inspired hybrid gelato tubs

For many Australians born in the 1980s or 90s (or maybe just this writer in particular), there is little that can beat the nostalgia-inducing flavour sensation that is the Golden Gaytime. Toffee and vanilla flavoured ice-cream, dipped in chocolate then covered in mouth-watering golden biscuit pieces – what more could you want? That is, unless, the Gaytime is faced with the ultimate contender – the equally (if not more) kitsch Viennetta ice-cream cake. How could one ever decide? Thanks to our friends at Gelato Messina, you don't have to. more

Best of Brisbane
Broken Hearts Burger Club | Brisbane's best burgers | The Weekend Edition
Food & Drink

The round-up: wrap your laughing gear around Brisbane’s best burgers

There are few meals more satisfying than a big ol’ juicy burger. Whether you like them stacked or simple, this famous two-handed food is universally adored for a reason – and through the countless variations we have encountered in our travels around Brisbane, we have adopted some clear favourites. From tried-and-true local stalwarts to the craziest creations, we’ve collated a list of what we think are the best burgers in Brisbane for you to wrap your laughing gear around – and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. more

Bars
The round-up: Brisbane's best cheap eats
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best cheap eats

Rent is due and you are still a few days away from getting your paycheque – but your stomach is growling and you need to feed as soon as possible for as cheap as possible. Instead of hitting the closest drive-thru and settling for fast food, there are plenty of places around town that offer cheap eats that are damn tasty. It’s time to get creative with how you spend your dollars – stretch your money by taking advantage of the following best value for money meals (and deals) in Brisbane. more


Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 359 May 24
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 359 May 24

From news of a new wine bar from the Julius Pizzeria team to an extension for a popular West End cocktail spot, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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
James Street welcomes The Lodge Bar & Dining – Rodd & Gunn's dapper restaurant and cocktail spot
Food & Drink

James Street welcomes The Lodge Bar & Dining – Rodd & Gunn’s dapper restaurant and cocktail spot

James Street is often the spot to spy snazzily attired shoppers and dressed-up diners, so it makes sense the high street would be the location for The Lodge Bar & Dining, Rodd & Gunn's multi-faceted noshery. Boasting distinct antipodean-inspired aesthetics, a menu conceived and executed by Michelin-starred talent and a drinks list sure to entice wine lovers and cocktail cravers alike, this eye-catching eatery and bar is sure to stand out, even amongst James Street's established cadre of acclaimed dining spots. The Lodge Bar & Dining officially opens today, Thursday May 19 – have a gander inside ... more

Treats
Pavement Whispers: Cowch to sweeten up South City Square with a new gelato bar concept
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Cowch to sweeten up South City Square with a new gelato bar concept

This year is going to be an exciting one for Woolloongabba residents. A procession of food-based concepts are set to make their debut at Pellicano's Logan Road precinct South City Square before 2022 is out, treating local foodies to a degustation of brand-new dining destinations. Like any good feast, expect a sweet finish – the brains behind dessert purveyor Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar have confirmed that the team will be opening its own gelato concept at the hub this September. Here's what we know ... more

Events
Voting this weekend? Here's a handy map showing where you can snag a post-ballot democracy sausage
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Voting this weekend? Here’s a handy map showing where you can snag a post-ballot democracy sausage

Election day is all about making big choices. Not just in regards to who you'd prefer to lead the country, but also what toppings you're going to get on your democracy sausage. Are you a staunch tomato sauce supporter, or are you swinging towards barbecue? Will there be mustard in the mix? How about onions? Do you put them above the sausage, or under? We know there's always a clash of ideology between those that like their snag to sit gently down the middle of their bread slice and those that prefer it to dissect diagonally. No matter what your preference, we can all agree that a sausage sizzle (and a cake stall) are essential components of the contemporary voting experience. Want to guarantee your polling place has the goods ahead of time? We've found a handy map you can refer to! more

Events
Help support Regional Flavours vendors with this handy online initiative
Food & Drink

Help support Regional Flavours vendors with this handy online initiative

It's raining, it's pouring, it's ruining all of our weekend plans! The recent wet weather has once again caused havoc on our social calendar, forcing a host of events to postpone or outright cancel – not only leaving us bereft of fun and frivolity, but a lot of vendors out of pocket. Regional Flavours was one such event forced to can its 2022 festival and now its bevy of stallholders have an excess of goodies that are at risk of spoiling. The Regional Flavours team has created a handy online portal for locals to show their support for the stallholders, restaurants and musicians affected by the cancellation. more

Events
Chill out at Veuve Clicquot In The Snow – the new winter pop-up at Customs House
Food & Drink

Chill out at Veuve Clicquot In The Snow – the new winter pop-up at Customs House

It's a bit grey and dreary outside, which is perfect weather for rugging up! If you're keen to brave the elements for a bit of glam winter-themed feasting, then you'll want to head to Customs House for the return of Veuve Clicquot In The Snow – a Euro chalet-inspired pop-up featuring cosy igloos, mouth-watering snacks and free-flowing champagne. The pop-up officially returns Friday May 13, so break out your warmer threads and see out the cooler months in style. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 358 May 17
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 358 May 17

From news of The Greek Club's Paniyiri postponement party to a bubble tea bar in Brisbane's northside, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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
Voila, vino! Paddington restaurant NOTA unveils its new wine-bar extension
Food & Drink

Voila, vino! Paddington restaurant NOTA unveils its new wine-bar extension

Flexibility is a big part of the hospitality game, especially after two years of spur-of-the-moment pirouettes and pivots. No crew knows this better than the brains over at NOTA – Paddington's beloved modern-European eatery. After two-ish years of breakfast sittings, take-home packs and artisanal sweet making, the venue has seized the opportunity to acquire its next-door space (previously a clothing store) and convert it to a swanky new wine bar and function area. Now reopened as NOTA Restaurant & Wine Bar, the team is forging forward with a new outlook and operational scheme. Folks are now free to pop in for impromptu pre-game snacks and a cheeky vino or settle into a leather booth for a lengthier, more leisurely experience. more

Restaurants
Old Monk Modern Indian bridges classic and contemporary at its newly open Paddington home
Food & Drink

Old Monk Modern Indian bridges classic and contemporary at its newly open Paddington home

The diversification of Brisbane's Indian food scene continues with the opening of Old Monk Modern Indian. Perched on the cusp of Paddington and Rosalie, Old Monk looks to redefine Indian cooking by amalgamating traditional tastes with inventive quirks. We're talking vegan butter chicken, gold-leaf-topped gulab jamun and traces of sizzling Indo-Chinese fusion. Give it a look ... more

Bars
Balter Brewing has reopened its Currumbin Waters taproom after an extensive renovation
Food & Drink

Balter Brewing has reopened its Currumbin Waters taproom after an extensive renovation

One of life's greatest pleasures is sinking a cold one amongst good company. That's why we're so excited about the reopening of one of our favourite places to practise this particular pleasure – Balter Brewing's taproom. After an extensive three-month renovation, the beloved brewery has once again opened its doors, revealing a bright and shiny bar space that’s a prime spot for knocking back a beautiful-tasting brew. more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: slurp up the best ramen in Brisbane
Food & Drink

The round-up: slurp up the best ramen in Brisbane

Once the mercury starts to drop (or the rain sets in), ramen season comes on in full force. Ramen is quickly catching on in popularity around town, with several noodle soup joints specialising in the hearty dish. Forget all about your five-pack of instant mie goreng ramen noodles – the real deal is so much better that it’s unfair to call them both ramen. We’ve compiled a list of the best spots to get your slurp on, which we reckon is worth a hearty (r)amen!   more