Bars
Perentie Brewing Co
Food & Drink

Brews and chews – Eagleby welcomes new $6-million brewery Perentie Brewing Co.

For a long time, the Eagleby stretch between Brisbane and the Gold Coast didn’t offer much that would inspire one to veer off the Pacific Motorway. That all changed in 2015 when Distillery Road Market arrived – heralding the beginning of a new food and entertainment precinct centred around community and connection. The most recent addition to the precinct has been unveiled and it’s no small feat – the $6-million, one-million-litre capacity lager brewery, Perentie Brewing Co. Lager lovers, this one's for you. more

Bars
Dapple + Waver
Food & Drink

Neighbourhood bar Dapple + Waver finds a new home in Yeerongpilly

The loss of the northside's beloved Toombul Shopping Centre in 2022 following devastating floods is one that still cuts deep for many of us. Not only did we lose a nostalgia-drenched icon, we also said goodbye to a number of local businesses we loved to frequent. One such business was neighbourhood watering hole Dapple + Waver, which upon closure received an overwhelming outpour of community support mourning its closure. We'll it's time to dry those tears suburban socialites – Dapple + Waver is back. more

Food News
Sip, snack and soak up serene surrounds on this Scenic Rim pub trail
Food & Drink

Sip, snack and soak up serene surrounds on this Scenic Rim pub trail

Just an hour's drive from Brisbane and one hour inland from the Gold Coast is where you'll find a picturesque paradise bursting with local flavours, friendly farms, wineries, breweries, pubs and more. Bordered by the Great Dividing Range and World Heritage-listed National Parks, the Scenic Rim – as its name suggests – is one of the most scenic places in Queensland (in our humble opinion), and there's no better way to soak up its serene surrounds then by sipping and snacking the day away at one of its top-notch taverns. If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle, give this Scenic Rim pub trail a go – trust us, it won't disappoint. more

Bars
The round-up: what's open on the January 26 public holiday
Food & Drink

The round-up: what’s open on the January 26 public holiday

This Friday January 26 is a public holiday, which means it’s a short week for many. As much as we love a day out of the office, The Weekend Edition team would like to acknowledge the significance of this date for First Nations people and believe it is not a date to celebrate. However you choose to observe this day, there are a bunch of cafes, restaurants and bars keeping their doors open on Friday January 26. If you're keen to get out and support your local, here's a list of what's open ... more

Pavement Whispers
JUK
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 440 January 9

From news of JUK's latest pop-up instalment to Queen Street Mall's new open-air dining experiences, 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
The year in review: Brisbane’s best bar openings of 2023
Food & Drink

The year in review: Brisbane’s best bar openings of 2023

From izakaya-style vinyl bars slinging sake negronis and back-alley boozers playing 80s rock 'n' roll until 3:00 am, to concealed laneway bars where martinis reign supreme, and neighbourhood pubs serving craft suds with a side of Australiana, Brisbane's bar scene welcomed a diverse crop of newcomers this year. We're raising a glass to the Class of 2023, offering up our picks for the year's best new wine bars, breweries and cocktail spots. more

Best of Brisbane
The year in review: Brisbane’s best cafe openings of 2023
Food & Drink

The year in review: Brisbane’s best cafe openings of 2023

As the final weeks of 2023 sees Brisbane shifting gears into holiday mode, we're getting ready to reflect on what the past 12 months have brought us. While this year wasn't a huge one for brand-new brunch slingers, it was big on sandwiches, bakeries and boutique coffee spots. We've collated a list of what we think are some of the year's best new cafe openings, from the viral sensations to the quiet achievers. In no particular order, here are our picks ... more

Best of Brisbane
The year in review: Brisbane’s best restaurant openings of 2023
Food & Drink

The year in review: Brisbane’s best restaurant openings of 2023

This year was one for the history books, as far as Brisbane's restaurant scene was concerned. Big-name players from interstate planted flags north of the border, while local icons continued to prove why Brisbane is now seen as a world-class food city by many. Italian cuisine was big (again), as was steak – but innovation and rule bending was also huge trend of Brisbane dining over the past 12 month. If this stacked list of our picks for Brisbane's best restaurant openings of 2023 is anything to go by, this year is going to be hard to top. Read on to see why ... more


Cafes
Superstar speciality coffee outfit ST ALi has opened a roastery in the back streets of Morningside
Food & Drink

Superstar speciality coffee outfit ST ALi has opened a roastery in the back streets of Morningside

It's been a big year for Brisbane's coffee scene, but as the year winds down one of Australia's most highly praised roasters is kicking things into high gear. ST ALi is officially celebrating the opening of its own Brisbane outpost in Morningside, which is now roasting single-origin brews and slinging freshly poured cups of the good stuff to those that successfully seek out its warehouse HQ. more

Bars
Meet your mates at Vlume, Racecourse Road's new home of Med-inspired tapas and wines
Food & Drink

Meet your mates at Vlume, Racecourse Road’s new home of Med-inspired tapas and wines

What makes a perfect neighbourhood watering hole? Great drinks and snacks are a good start. A comfortable setting helps, too, and friendly service is a must. Ticking all the boxes is Vlume, a fetching bar and nosh spot that's giving Ascot locals a place to meet over tipples and tapas. If tuna tacos with shoyu ponzo, Angus brisket burnt ends and ice-cold Aperol spritzes enjoyed on a shaded deck sound like your idea of a good time, this Racecourse Road local should be on your summer hit list. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 439 December 19
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 439 December 19

From news of Ramona Trattoria's lively osteria-style sibling to Byron Bay's new sashimi-slicing haven, 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
Get the first look inside Como – the Italian-inspired restaurant bringing the party to South Brisbane
Food & Drink

Get the first look inside Como – the Italian-inspired restaurant bringing the party to South Brisbane

Brisbane's dining scene refuses to slow down in the final sprint towards the holidays. One hospitality crew in particular is intent to see the year off in style, opening a swish new restaurant where a party-like atmosphere is part of the appeal. Como Restaurant officially opens in South Brisbane today, Wednesday December 13, showing off a menu of Italian-inspired fare. Come for the glam interiors and serves of wild boar ragu, stay for another round of negroni ice-cream floats. more

Restaurants
All-you-can-eat yum cha, Aussie craft beer and flying noodles – Goodtime at West Village lives up to its name
Food & Drink

All-you-can-eat yum cha, Aussie craft beer and flying noodles – Goodtime at West Village lives up to its name

Two of our favourite things – Queensland craft beer and Asian cuisine – will unite this Friday December 15 when Goodtime opens its doors at West Village. In addition to pouring frothy pints of beer from Slipstream, Goodtime will be slinging steamy baskets of yum cha, plate after plate of kitchen snacks and big serves of pan-Asian favourites. Here's what we know ... more

Bakeries
Attention carb lovers – The Twin is now serving breakfast and slabs of its famous focaccia
Food & Drink

Attention carb lovers – The Twin is now serving breakfast and slabs of its famous focaccia

It takes more than one ingredient to make a great sandwich. That said, there's something about The Twin's house-made focaccia that we just can't get enough of. If you, like us, froth The Twin's lightly crispy, wonderfully chewy and flavourful focaccia, then you'll be jazzed to hear that the West End cafe is now selling it (and gluten-free mountain bread) retail. The Twin's also putting its newfound abundance of fresh focaccia to great use, debuting a tight breakfast menu to go with its roster of sandwiches. more

Bars
Sing for salvation at Lost Souls, the hellishly fun new karaoke spot from the Netherworld team
Food & Drink

Sing for salvation at Lost Souls, the hellishly fun new karaoke spot from the Netherworld team

The Netherworld crew is opening a karaoke joint. That sentence, in and of itself, is likely enough to get a good percentage of Brisbane's bar hoppers hyped. But, like everything the team behind Brisbane's fiercely cherished arcade bar and diner does, the fun is all in the details. This weekend the team will pull back the curtain on Lost Souls, a purgatory-themed karaoke bar where guests will belt out an assortment of jams surrounded by monsters, demons and other wayward spirits. Here's what we know ... more

Beyond the Menu
Beyond the Menu: Louis Tikaram talks festive feasting at Stanley and his plans for Christmas Day
Food & Drink

Beyond the Menu: Louis Tikaram talks festive feasting at Stanley and his plans for Christmas Day

Ask Louis Tikaram about his ideal Christmas lunch spread would be and he'll say there's nothing better than a tray of fresh mangoes and a procession of killer waves to surf. At Stanley, however, it's different. In the lead-up to Christmas the talented chef is cooking up a cracker of a festive feast, with three kinds of banquets boasting loads of Cantonese delights to devour. As the year winds down, we caught up with Louis to talk about how 2023 has treated the Howard Smith Wharves stand-out, his favourite summer produce, highlights of his current menu, which restaurants he's loving right now and what he'll really be cooking on Christmas Day. more

Recipes
Gwinganna Lemon Slice
Food & Drink

Sort your summer snacking with Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat’s healthy lemon slice recipe

Considered one of Queensland’s leading wellness destinations, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is renowned for its pioneering approach to nutrition and holistic wellbeing. To help you embrace the art of mindful eating at home, Gwinganna has launched a new cookbook, Gwinganna Gourmet – a collection of more than 50 thoughtfully crafted recipes that combine wellness with the art of gastronomy. Inspired by the verdant 200-hectare property's bountiful organic gardens, co-head chefs Justin Addie and Steven Crawford have worked alongside consulting wellness chef and nutritionist Samantha Gowing to create a selection of tantalising recipes that will nourish the whole family. We're very lucky to get an exclusive sneak-peek recipe from the book – a reimagined lemon slice with whole-food ingredients and nutritional goodness. One bite of this nostalgic zesty treat and you’re transported back to… more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 438 December 12
Food & Drink

Pavement Whispers: Volume 438 December 12

From news of a new high-end Italian restaurant for South Brisbane to a bayside icon's multimillion-dollar facelift, 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